New Orleans: Self-published, 1970. First Edition. Square quarto. Incredible and lurid self-published street photography, documenting Mardi Gras, as celebrated in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In a brief introduction, David Myders Smith describes New Orleans as "the flamboyant and gay Babylon on the River", and the photobook does seem to particularly dwell on the implied and explicit homosexual freedoms enjoyed during the carnival, while also painting a more general portrait of the gritty and seedy celebrations. Photographer Mickey Demoruelle would again self-publish a second volume of entirely different Mardi Gras photographs under the same title in 1972. Ink-stamped "Copyright Mickey Demoruelle 1970" to front cover, as usual. Close to fine in photo-illustrated wrappers; as nice a copy of this rare cult-classic as I have seen.