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Naked Lunch, The

Burroughs, William

Published by Grove Press, New York, 1959
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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This is a near fine, unmarked, first American Edition, binding clean and tight, text block straight, first issue dust jacket. First published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1959, the American edition was printed in a run of only 3500 copies. Maynard & Miles A2b. Yellow & black dust jacket. 255 pp. Half black cloth and half black paper over boards. One corner lightly bumped, others nudged. Black topstain. First printing of the first U.S. edition, first issue, with no roman numeral on lower spine near back panel; in first state dustjacket, with the $6.00 original price atop the front flap, and no zip code on the back panel ("64 University Place, New York 3, N. Y. ") DJ is slightly wrinkled near front spine and a piece of the top of the DJ is missing on the spine, but lettering unaffected. A small piece is missing from the lower spine, lettering unaffected. A few letters are blurred on the text on the rear cover, but photo of Burroughs is clear. Small chip missing at the bottom. Orange hue on spine bright & unfade. Altogether an attractive copy of a rare classic. A similar copy was recently auctioned on Swann with an estimate of $500-700. Bookseller Inventory # 130821A

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Title: Naked Lunch, The

Publisher: Grove Press, New York

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: VG

Edition: First Printing (stated)

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