COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL. Charles Willeford.
COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL

COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL

Santa Barbara, California: Neville, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 26 lettered copies signed by James Lee Burke, who wrote the foreword, and bound in full leather. This copy is unlettered and labeled "Nick Beck's copy" on the colophon. A journalism professor, Beck was a noted book collector and a friend of publisher Maurice Neville. Journal of Willeford's experiences on the set of the 1974 Monte Hellman film Cockfighter, which was based on Willeford's novel, and for which the author wrote the screenplay. Willeford played a cockfighting referee in the film, and chronicles the highs and lows of the experience. Octavo. Original black leather binding, with elaborate gilt stamping. Issued without a dust jacket. A fine copy. Fine. Item #65991

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