Very Good / Fair. Item #5796
[New York]: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, 1974. Stated First Printing. Octavo; 296pp. Printed photographic dust jacket with original $7.95 price intact; book in black cloth-covered boards with silver and fuchsia lettering.
Jacket split in two parts with much of the spine section missing, large tears and chips to front, and some general toning and spotting. Very light curve to front board near fore-edge, else boards are clean and sturdy. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Author's first book, both a confessional memoir and love story to bohemian Los Angeles by the "It Girl" of the 60s and 70s. Babitz first received wider attention when she was photographed nude playing chess against Marcel Duchamp, and her views and openness about sexuality -- along with a number of high profile romantic partners -- made her a favorite of the tabloids and entertainment press. As an artist she designed album covers for a number of prominent artists of the late 60s, and her writing appeared in numerous major publications and in a handful of her own books.