New York: Pagan Publishing Co, 1918.
First edition, second issue. 91pp. 1 vols. 8vo. FIRST BOOK OF BODENHEIM AND BEN HECHT. Original red cloth, a trifle rubbed, as seems to be the case with all copies we've seen of this book, otherwise Very good Item #54545
The first edition of Bodenheim's first book and of author Ben Hecht's as well, having collaborated on the second half of this little volume, entitled "The Master Poisoner" [the point determining the first issue of this book being 'Posner' instead of 'Poisoner' on page 67]. The book is inscribed, "A signature that won't rub out, Maxwell Bodenheim." Bodenheim was one of Greenwich Village's early characters, eking out a living reading his poetry and always at the edge of poverty. In l954, having lost his apartment and reduced to begging for hand-outs, Bodenheim was found murdered along with his third wife in an apartment they were staying in in the Bowery.
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