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Naked Lunch

Burroughs, William

Published by Grove Press, New York, 1959
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A nice copy of the first edition, first printing of this classic beat generation novel which, along with Kerouac's "On the Road" and Ginsberg's "Howl", forms the Triumvirate of beat generation publications. First published in 1959 by Olympia Press in Paris, France as "The" Naked Lunch, the Grove Press publishing date is actually 1962, although the copyright date states "1959" to correspond to the original publishing date. Text is tight and clean. Lettering bright and unflaked (dull gold on all copies). Appears unread or barely so. Top stain with no spotting. In a Fine - bright and glossy first issue dust jacket (no tiny Roman numeral to rear panel near spine and no zip code)(in mylar) w/some minor wear and tiny fringe tears to spine crown o/w Fine. No fading to the red lettering on spine which frequently occurs. No previous owners' names. No remainder mark or spray. Not Price Clipped ($6.00). Not ex-lib. Not a Book Club Edition. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 5183-TS

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Title: Naked Lunch

Publisher: Grove Press, New York

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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