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The Town and the City.

Kerouac, Jack [but writing as "John"].

Published by Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1950), New York, 1950
Soft cover
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First edition of Kerouac's first book. An advance review copy, this distinction being printed on its wrapper; there apparently was no distributed "proof copy" for it. A fictionalized account of the author's life and family and friends, the novel is somewhat conventional but contains the seeds and hints of things that will mature, expand, and dominate in his later writings. 8vo (20.5 cm; 8"). [3] ff., 499, [1] pp. Charters A1a for the first edition, first issue; Charters notes the existence of advance reading copies, but does not give them a separate entry, nor speculate about the number bound as here. Publisher's printed salmon paper wrappers, rear cover with a slim crease to paper (in production?); a fresh, unworn copy. Cryptic pencilled characters (totalling 13) on endpapers and rear endpaper with one very short tear. Housed in a quarter green morocco clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 34815

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Title: The Town and the City.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1950), New York

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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