The Books


click on titles for notes, tables of contents, introductions,

excerpts and, beginning with the first three volumes,

contemporary reviews*


“Dear Starrett--”/“Dear Briggs--”  (1989)


Irregular Memories of the ’Thirties  (1990)


Irregular Records of the Early ’Forties  (1991)


Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ’Forties  (1995)


Irregular Crises of the Late ’Forties  (1999)

    with a link to Philip Shreffler’s chapter “The Original Series BSJ: Quintessence of Irregular,” and the 1951 BSI dinner photograph at the Racquet Club with notes about it as the new venue as of 1948.


Disjecta Membra: Stray Scraps of Irregular History  (2001)


“Certain Rites, and Also Certain Duties”  (2009)

    Including the complete text of ch. 3, “The Second Most Dangerous Toast in New York.”


Sources and Methods: A companion volume to the novel Baker Street Irregular (2015)




TO COME:


Edgar W. Smith: Prolegomena to Any Future Biography


The 1950s Volumes




* The first three volumes’ reviews, by Irregulars Albert & Julia Rosenblatt, W. T. Rabe, and Donald A. Yates, are taken from contemporary issues of Baker Street Miscellanea, whose entire nineteen-year, 76-issue run is now available on CD-ROM. For information and to order, contact co-founder and final editor Donald Pollock at donaldkpollock@gmail.com.




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