Garden City: Doubleday / Paris Review, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. 382 pp.
Minor shelf wear to jacket. Doubleday stamp inside front cover.
This is an uncommon first edition collection of letters from prison by Blake. The letters, first published in the Paris Review throughout the 1950s, made Blake a literary sensation. Also known as a jazz pianist and queer activist, Blake most often styled himself as the "world's most inept burglar," who spent 13 years in prison for petty larceny. Very good / very good. Item #2772