New York: Ace, (1953). First Edition. Wraps. 12mo. Mass market paperback. Very good in original pictorial wraps. Some creasing, rubbing to wraps. Pages mildly toned. Else clean and sound. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Burroughs: "For Allen De Loach / With friendship / and all best / wishes / William Lee Burroughs / April 27, 1974." Printed dos-a-dos with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Ace D-15. Very Good. Item #12650
Burroughs' first book, inscribed to a close friend and important supporter. Allen De Loach edited the mimeo journal INTREPID out of Buffalo, NY. Like FLOATING BEAR, INTREPID was a mailing-list-distributed mimeo. Its issue 14/15 was dedicated entirely to the work of Burroughs and was the first serious and comprehensive examination of Burroughs' post-Naked Lunch work. De Loach often hosted Burroughs both at his home and for readings and events at SUNY Buffalo, where he also taught. Their friendship continued until Burroughs' death. De Loach also published most of the Beats, including -- under his Intrepid Press imprint -- books from Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Ray Bremser, and Burroughs himself. Buffalo Cold Spring Precinct 23 Bulletin (Buffalo NY: Intrepid Press 1971) lists the "editor" as "William Lee." A warm and significant association. [Maynard and Miles A1].