Castrated: My Eight Months in Prison
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Avant Garde Books
Date Published: 1973
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 27127
35pp. Thin octavo [23.5 cm] Black cloth covered boards with a white ink stamped title on the spine and a decorative blind stamped title on the covers. Near fine. The edges of the covers are very slightly faded. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing. The edges are mildly creased and chipped. There is a small chip that turns into a one inch closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel. The rear panel is gently soiled, and the inside flaps are subtly yellowed.
Designed by Herb Lubalin. From the jacket- "[Ralph Ginzburg's] first imbroglio stemmed from the publication of Eros, a quarterly on the joys of love and sex that featured erotic works by such masters as Rembrandt, D. H. Lawrence, Picasso, Mark Twain, Michelangelo, Norman Mailer, Ovid, Ray Bradbury, Shakespeare and Robert Burns. Its suppression by the United States Supreme Court led to the imprisonment described in this volume."