NAKED ON ROLLER SKATES. Maxwell Bodenheim, Marshall Lee, novel, cover art.


New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., 1949. First Edition Thus. A novel about a love affair between a young lady and an unscrupulous rake. Bodenheim's novel is most famous, perhaps, for Peter Driben's racy cover on the 1950 paperback published by Diversy, featuring (you guessed it) a naked young lady riding roller skates down a hill; laid into this copy is a mid-1990's postcard reproducing Driben's artwork. A scarce edition of this novel, and one that is seldom-seen in a dustjacket. Item #1699

Preceded by the 1930 edition published by Frederick Stokes. Octavo; navy blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in pink on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 280pp. Light rubbing to base of spine and lower board edges, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $1.98), with a few closed tears and a barely-perceptible degree of sunning to spine; Near Fine.

Price: $350.00

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