First edition of the second gay novel written by Clarence Lewis Miller (1911-2001) under his Jay Little pseudonym, about the world of American drag performers ("female impersonators," in the book's somewhat dated parlance). Miller himself toured the South as part of a group of drag performers, also using Jay Little as his stage name.
NY: Pageant Press, 1956. First edition (stated). Octavo, 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 in. Gray cloth; gilt spine titles; dust jacket. 255pp. Faint foxing to endpapers. Ownership label mounted at base of front pastedown. Toning and some light soiling to textblock edges. Very good in a good (+) jacket, unclipped ("$4.50"), with two 1/2-in. chips at head of spine, splitting to top of panel hinges, scattered smaller chips. Young 2361. Gunn, Gay American Novels, 1870-1970.