Very scarce inscribed first edition in book form of Preston's gay S&M erotic cult classic.
Very good plus.
"I may not have been Mr. Benson, but I knew where he hung out." (Preston)
First published in serial installments in DRUMMER magazine, "a first draft of leather history" and "a people's magazine that helped invent modern gay publishing as we know it" (Fritscher), MR. BENSON immediately acquired a legion of devoted fans. After a three-year struggle to find a cooperative printer, Preston's groundbreaking novel finally appeared in its entirety, re-edited and with an added epilogue. It is introduced by DRUMMER editor Robert Payne (John Embry), who wrote: "John Preston has created a masterpiece not only in the leather and SM world, but in gay publishing."
Read more: Preston, My Life as a Pornographer & Other Indecent Acts; Jack Fritcher, Gay Pioneers: How Drummer Magazine Shaped Gay Popular Culture 1965-1999.
First edition (stated). (San Francisco): (Alternate Publishing), (1983). 8.25'' x 5''. Original wrappers. 131,  pages. Inscribed by Preston on title page, with two stray pen strokes to facing page. Light edgewear, minor scuffing to spine.
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