San Diego, CA: Corinth Publications, 1967. Paperback Original (1st). Original wraps. 4 1/4 X 7 Inches. 159 PP. Very Good. Item #641
Original LGBT pulp novel from the late 60's. Victor J. Banis has been identified as the writer, although the 'Don Holliday' moniker was used by other authors including John Jakes and Lawrence Block. This particular copy from the famous "Mattachine Society" of New York. "Mattachine Society, Inc. / New York" stamp on inside of front and back cover. The "Mattachine Society", originally formed in Los Angeles (1950) is one of the nation's oldest gay rights organizations. Chief among the goals of the Society was to simply unify homosexuals who felt lost and alone in a world of hatred and persecution. There is little doubt that the "Mattachine Society" aided in large part to the modern understanding of homosexuality in the United States.
A bit worn around the edges and one vertical crease to front and back cover. Hints of wear to spine. Overall, an attractive copy of a rare book with an important provenance.