Item #1115 Asylum. William Seabrook.
Memoir of Being Treated for Alcoholism in a 1930s Insane Asylum


New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1935). Early printing. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xiv, 263 pages. Very good in a good dust jacket. Bound in red cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, yellow topstain. Prior owner name and address on front pastedown dated 1939. Jacket has some shallow chips at corner tips and along spine ends, a 2" taped tear at head of spine, and some mild wrinkles. Attractive and uncommon edition.

An account the author's 7 month stay in a major New York mental hospital undergoing treatment for acute alcoholism. Seabrook was an adventure writer and writes about his own experience as a strange adventure in a strange place.

William Seabrook was from Maryland, was an ambulance driver in World War I, and was an ex-pat writer whose friends included Aleister Crowley, Ernest Hemingway, and e.e. cummings, among others.

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