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    George Baxt. "A Queer Kind of Death" [originally titled, Dead Cat]. [Boston: n.d., ca. 1966]. Author's working carbon copy, annotated by him. Inscribed by Baxt on the title-leaf. Inscribed by Baxt on the title-leaf to Otto Penzler: "Dear Otto!/the best + many/thanks to you and/Caroline-/George Baxt/This is my working/copy - top copy at/Boston University - /GB". Additionally, Baxt has crossed out the original title ( Dead Cat) and has hand-printed the final title, and has written "Final/title!!" beneath it. With the author's annotations throughout. On quarto-sized white typing paper (approximately 11 x 8.5 inches; 280 x 215 mm.) [i], [1]-179 leaves. Text on rectos only. Leaves toned. The first few and final few leaves have marginal chipping and short tears, paper-clip markings on the title-leaf. Some occasional creasing and thumbsoiling. Still, a near fine example of a working author's carbon copy. Chemised in slipcase.

    Baxt's first mystery novel, and the first novel featuring the detective, Pharoah Love (the first African-American gay detective). This novel was critically acclaimed at the time for its honest portrayal of LGBTQ characters and situations.

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