London: Andre Deutsch, 1961. First Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo (7 1/2" x 4 7/8"), black cloth, red lettering over purple & black striated jacket designed by William Belcher, 157 pages. Near Fine / Fine. Item #1949
A remarkable and rather explicit novel about the gay (then coming out as a "homosexual") life.
After a fatherless boy returns home from boarding school and is 'adopted" by a middle-aged couple, he soon begins a sexual affair with the sickly husband.
Internally clean, bright, tight, with a Fine price-clipped dj (stamped $2.50 on front flap); the original cloth has a largely indetectable bruise-and-nick (~ 1/2") along its lower edge.