Brass Checks and Red Lights: Being a Pictorial Pot Pourri of (Historical) Prostitutes, Parlor Houses, Professors, Procuresses and Pimps.

(Denver: Fred and Jo Mazzulla, 1966). Hardcover. 8vo. Full red leather, gilt, brass coin inlaid. 56pp. Numerous illustrations, 4 full-page color illustrations. Near fine. A tight and superb first edition -- the deluxe "Open Hearted Edition / Limited To Twelve Copies" (so giltstamped on front board) and boldly signed by both authors on the front flyleaf in (what else?) bright red ballpoint. The four color plates of Charles M. Russell watercolors are titled "Just a Little Sunshine," "Just a Little Rain," "Just a Little Pleasure" and "Just a Little Pain." Inlaid into the front board is a 1 3/4" diameter "brass check," an actual parlor house token whose text reads "Silver Dollar Hotel / Denver, Colo." around the rim and in the center "Good / for One / Screw / Madame / Ruth Campbell / Prop." Another limited edition of this title numbers 30 copies. Item #32052

Price: $275.00

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