Paris: Printed for Contact Editions at The Three Mountains Press, 1925. 16mo. Quarter roan and marbled boards. Edges rubbed, some occasionally pronounced spotting to several leaves, but otherwise a good copy. Item #WRCLIT58850
First edition. In addition to one hundred numbered copies on Arches (and fifteen deluxe copies), this is one of more than a small handful of copies denoted an "Author's Proof" in type on the colophon. This copy bears early ink manuscript corrections on fifteen pages, often single words or minor deletions of such a nature as to defy meaningful confirmation as in McAlmon's readily identifiable hand. Wanting the errata slip. "Most notably, in Distinguished Air: Grim Fairy Tales (1925) McAlmon recorded life in the gay subculture of Berlin with a frankness that was unequaled in the era. Compared to his stories, Christopher Isherwood's later and more famous tales of the city seem almost tame" - Richard G. Mann, GLBTQ (online). YOUNG 1755.