8vo. Smooth, full black cloth, silver reflective lettering to spine, in original unclipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Andy Brown, / Your friend, / Danny Casolaro / October, 1982." With a full page ad, folded into quarters, torn from a June 7, 1982 copy of Daily Variety laid-in. Jacket with two, approximately one-inch closed tears, near top of spine. Cloth bumped at upper spine, else clean, sound, bright. The first and only novel by Casolaro, a Northern, VA publishing entrepreneur and freelance writer whose mysterious death has been attributed by many to his research on a vast Government conspiracy his notes revealed as "the Octopus." A scarce title made more so by the inscription. 164pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE ICE KING
Publisher: Whitmore Publishing Co. (1981)
Publication Date: 1981
Book Condition: Near fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Whitmore Publishing (1981)., Ardmore:, 1981. Condition: Fine. First edition of his only book, a novel about mountain climbing. Full-page, intimate INSCRIPTION: "To a beautiful girl - - -." The author was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead, his wrists slashed 10-12 times, in a bathtub in a room in the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. However, his death became controversial because his working notes suggested he had traveled to Martinsburg to meet a source in connection with a story he had dubbed "the Octopus," which centered around a sprawling conspiracy theory involving an international cabal. Fine in dust jacket with few small chips on corners. Unaccountably scarce--and we would guess rare signed. Seller Inventory # 47198