THE PROFIT by
Joel Beck ---Alternate "First Edition" variant
not described in Jay Kennedy's Underground Comix Guide.
The generally recognized "First Edition"
has a heavy orange cover printed with red & black ink,, There
are three distinct differences, even though both say "First
Edition" on the indicia page:
cover of the variant is black and white; 2.) The cover
paper stock is thin; and 3.) The variant is larger, measuring
6.25" wide x 9 3/16" high, whereas the recognized edition
is 6" wide x 8 7/8" high.
Fair/Good. The owner neatly punched two one-eighth inch holes
in the spine, between the staples, and inserted a quarter-inch
wide thin cloth strap. The strap was first tied at the spine
and then tied into a knot again, seven-and-a-half inches further
away, creating a "carrying strap." The owner used this
device to literally carry the book around, an indication of just
how popular the book was, at least to the owner, in 1966. While
this would ordinarily be a serious defect, it is mitigated by
the fact that this is an extraordinarily rare edition.
to be from the collection of a childhood friend of Joel
One copy in stock.