New York: Viking Press, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Original black cloth. Very good plus to near fine in like jacket. DJ mildly rubbed, as usual. Unclipped ($3.95). Touches of edgewear. Rear flap has small crease. Faint scratch to author photo on rear panel, unobtrusive. Else a sharp and clean example of a jacket typically seen in much worse shape. Book has mild offsetting to endpapers. Tiny white spot to edge or rear board. Topstain faded. Sound overall. Together, handsome and well above-average. Very Good + / very good. Item #21371
Kerouac's seminal Beat novel. Written over ten marathon sessions in 1957 (also in scroll format, like ON THE ROAD), it follows Kerouac's and Gary Snyder's literary stand-ins, as they sample the Beat scene and ponder Buddhism. With classic Bill English jacket design that clearly echoes his iconic ON THE ROAD cover work, it remains a much-loved work, arguably the sequel to OTR. [Charters A4a].