The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Two Time Lover





Title: Two Time Lover (Century No. 115)
Author: William Arthur (Gordon Semple on title page)
Artist: Warren King
Year: 1949

"She lured men to disaster on the reefs of desire....A Stormy novel of shipwrecked love and squandered beauty."

Categories: 1940s Sleaze and GGA

Married Mistress





Title: Married Mistress (MIDWOOD No. 115.)
Author: Orrie Hitt
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1961

"She turned staid suburbia into a jungle of illicit passion."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Grounds for Divorce





Title: Grounds for Divorce (aka: Love at Last) (Novel NL 7)
Author: Jack Woodford
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1948

"He was weak and she was wanton."

Categories: 1940s Sleaze and GGA

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Young and Restless





Title: Young and Restless / Three Easy Lessons (Midwood 34-651)
Author: Terry Shaffer; Gus Stevens
Artist: Paul Rader
Year: 1966

"Forbidden Interlude: Darla awoke the morning after a wild party and found herself sharing a strange bed with a naked young blonde. As the fog evaporated and she remembered why she was there and what she had done, she realized that the party had not only signified the beginning of a new year but also, a new way of life! / Just You, Just Me: During office hours, Patricia played the part of the well-bred, attractive, efficient private secretary. But after hours, she rushed home to the Village apartment she shared with a young hellcat, eager and willing to assume her role of the helpless sex slave!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

The Blonde





Title: The Blonde (MIDWOOD 33-856)
Author: Peggy Swenson (pseudonym of: Richard E. Geis)
Artist: Paul Rader
Year: 1967

"Peggy wanted to marry and lead a normal life, but a voice that she heard since childhood kept saying, 'Never trust a man. Men will hurt you.'"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

One After Another





Title: One After Another (Midwood 32-415)
Author: Vin Fields
Artist: Paul Rader
Year: 1964

"Dance man earning a living by teaching female pupils the simple steps of sensual fulfillment."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cruising Horny Corners





Title: Cruising Horny Corners (Companion Book CB 546)
Author: Lance Lester
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1967

"Johnny had always been queer for peaches. Forgetting his nakedness, he climbed the wall of his host's back yard, reached into the neighbors tree, slipped and fell into a series of most embarrasing adventures..."

Categories: Gay Male

Captive in Lavender





Title: Captive in Lavender (Adult Book AB448)
Author: Marcus Miller
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1968

"Passion gave them the off-color blues!"

Categories: Gay Male

Thursday, April 9, 2015

V For Victoria





Title: V For Victoria (PEC Giant G-1153)
Author: Florin Du Shane
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1969

"Victoria may be too much, but that's not her problem. She's a turned-on woman who plays both ends against the middle...but it's a sweet middle."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Simone's Thing





Title: Simone's Thing (Greenleaf Classics GC380)
Author: Jay Trevor
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1969

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Diane and the Wonderful Box





Title: Diane and the Wonderful Box (Greenleaf Classic GC384)
Author: Jay R. Smithson
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1969

"A beautiful wayward nymphomaniacal girl who executes her compulsions with gusto!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Friday, April 3, 2015

Madison Avenue Nympho





Title: Madison Avenue Nympho (Intimate Edition No. 703)
Author: Irving George
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1962

"During business hours, she was Alicia Peters--shrewd, self-possessed, hard-driving woman ad agency executive. Weekends, she was a tortured, sex-hungry redhead."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Executive Bed





Title: Executive Bed (Vega V-6)
Author: Linda Harvey
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1960

"From the look on CJ's face, Laura knew that her scheme for revenge would now have to include the executive bed..."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Office Wife





Title: Office Wife (Beacon B335)
Author: Richard Grant
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1960

"A candid story of two-timing--and pleasure before business!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

I, Libertine





Title: I, Libertine (BALLANTINE 165)
Author: Frederick R. Ewing (pseudonym of Theodore Sturgeon and Jean Shepherd)
Artist: Kelly Freas
Year: 1956

Originally a joke title mentioned repeatedly on Jean Shepherd's radio show--listeners were told to request the non-existent I, Libertine at their local bookshop--Shep eventually teamed up with science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon to write this 18th century-set bawdy novel.

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Tramp Jokes





Title: Tramp Jokes: Monologues and Recitations, No. 1 (Wehman Bros. 126 Park Row, New York City)
Artist: "NCL"
Year: 1907

From my small collection of Hobo lit.

Some sample jokes:

Mrs. Hardcash--Why don't you work for a living?
Walker--I made a solemn vow, ma'am, fifteen long years ago, dat I never do anoder stroke'er work till women wuz paid de same wages as men."

A tramp asked "the lady of the house" for something to eat. She gave him a steak. After considerable effort to make a dent in it, he handed it back to her, saying, "Madam, I did not ask for work."