I did that one first Ed, because in those days they made first timers do Durrance. They even made Robbins and Bridwell climb it their first time, I hear. I've soloed it since then, when I was alone and saw a chance. But I don't think I ever did it roped again. It's one of my least favorite. For a similar grade I'd reccomend Tad (Blitzo and I concurred on that one) or one of the Weissners.
McCarthy West might be my all time fave, though I think it pushes the 5.10- criteria. In the mid five ten to five eleven grades there is an amazing choice of classic routes to do!!
You'd probably do fine with MP, though they had the old "poor persons guide" by Dingus & Hollis for sale at the fort recently. Alternately for three times as much you could buy Frank/ Zack's book that has vintage photos of said pair in it!