The Machine in Ward Eleven
NY, Belmont, (1963). Paperback original: "The weirdest tale that has been published in America since Edgar Allan Poe." Willeford's only short story collection. All of his books were paperback originals until the 1970s; eventually he came to be respected as one of the leading hard-boiled mystery novelists of his time, and an influence on Elmore Leonard and Daniel Woodrell, among others. Stamp of another author inside the front cover; age-toned pages; corner crease front cover. Unread; very good in wrappers. [#033499] SOLD
All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.