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.”


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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