The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Other Glass Teat

Title: The Other Glass Teat (Pyramid Ellison #5)
Author: Harlan Ellison
Artist: Leo and Diane Dillon
Year: 1975

"Apocalyptic teevee criticism mean as Drano martinis; packed with nutritious honesty and tough as hell!"

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Friday, June 19, 2015

Slum Sinners

Title: Slum Sinners (Midnight Reader MR 409)
Author: Andrew Shaw (pseudonym of Donald Westlake]
Artist: Unknown (likely Robert Bonfils or Harold McCauley)
Year: 1962

"They found gutter love with gutter tramps!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Seamy Town

Title: Seamy Town (NIGHTSTAND NB1799)
Author: J.X. Williams
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1966

"They broke laws written and unwritten in their mad scramble for ever new sensations."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Title: Shameless (Pillar Book PB 824)
Author: Don Elliott (aka Robert Silverberg)
Artist: Unknown (likely Robert Bonfils)
Year: 1964

"No passion too wild--No sin too great."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Pound of Flesh

Title: Pound of Flesh (Beacon B 287)
Author: Simms Albert
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1960

"A novel which at last tells the truth about those office girls whose chief business assets are their bodies."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

$20 Lust

Title: $20 Lust (Nightstand Book NB 1546)
Author: Andrew Shaw (pseudonym of: Lawrence Block)
Artist: Harold McCauley
Year: 1961

"The girl of his dreams was a gold plated nightmare"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Friday, June 12, 2015

Part-Time Husband

Title: Part-Time Husband (BEDSIDE BOOK BB 1219)
Author: Louis Lorraine
Artist: Unknown (likely Bonfils or McCauley)
Year: 1961

"Which one was he married to...The virginal new wife or the wanton old one?"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lovely Fraud

Title: Lovely Fraud (Beacon B 148)
Author: Joe Weiss
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1957

"V...stands for Vanessa: Vanessa stands for...Vice"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Weekend Stoop Sale Haul

Haven't done one of these in a while but here was my haul from this past weekend's neighborhood wide stoop sale (click on the image for a larger version). I landed:
  • A dozen or so Graphis magazines from the Madmen era
  • An irresistible folk art, bent wood cat/rabbit/plantholder thing
  • 4 vintage Nancy Drews in Jacket (including one Rudy Nappi rarity--not pictured--that goes for $100+)
  • 3 boxes of antique/ collectible bottles (including three yellow star Tab Cola bottles which are gorgeous)
  • A dozen or so high-grade John-Byrne Fantasic Four comics (RIP)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation Boardgame (plays like a stripped down, high stakes Stratego)
  • A few signed modern dance autobiographies
  • A quality stack of $1 Cds (including Patsy Cline set, most of Roseanne Cash's discography, Marvin Gaye's last concert, Toots & the Maytals, more)
  • A nice stack of quick selling recent books.
Total outlay: ~$65

Cockpit Caper

Title: Cockpit Caper (Publisher's Export Company PEC G-1160)
Author: Stan Mitchell
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1969

"You've got sex as your copilot, and you're piping away in your Piper Cub, banking and sticking it all the way; you turn it on automatic pilot to go through the Cumulus Nympho clouds..."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Kink and Fetish

Commie Sex Trap

Title: Commie Sex Trap (Boudoir Original No. 1040)
Author: Roger Blake
Artist: Photo
Year: 1963

"Could the Communists force a healthy man to surrender to their army of sex sirens--trained rousers schooled in every area of erotic abandon"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Suburban Wife

(front and back covers)

Title: Suburban Wife (Beacon B164)
Author: Orrie Hitt
Artist: Photo
Year: 1958

"She had time on her hands and men on her mind!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA


Title: Honey (Beacon B 371)
Author: Jack Woodford; John B. Thompson
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1961

"Tawny Flesh--Reckless Lust--And Lips That Were Sweeter Than HONEY"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Episode in a Town

Title: Episode in a Town (Beacon B 515 F)
Author: Jay Carr
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1965

"A Novel that makes all Peyton Places look lily-white!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA