Paris: Olympia Press, (1959). First Edition. Wraps. 12mo. Original green printed wraps in dust-jacket. Second state with price cancellation to rear wrapper. Very good in like jacket. DJ lightly edgeworn with some faint toning. Book has small tear to front cover at fold. Mild production creasing at spine. Else clean and sharp. A handsome example. Very good / very good. Item #24076
First edition of Burroughs' Beat masterpiece, a landmark novel that led to several important court decisions on indecency and censorship. Certainly Burroughs' best-known work (it was successfully adapted by David Cronenberg into a fine film of the same name), it is also arguably Burroughs' best and most enduring as well. The Traveler's Companion Series No. 76, featuring an iconic jacket design by Burroughs. One of 5000 copies. A highspot of 20th century American literature. [Kearney 5.76.1]. [Maynard & Miles A2.a].