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ON THE ROAD (1st printing) - Kerouac, Jack - 1957. 
Viking, New York 1957 - Viking. New York. 1957. 310 pages. First edition, first printing in original 1st issue DJ. Red topstain. "Published in 1957 by the Viking Press, Inc." No later printings noted on copyright page. "Printed in the USA by the Colonial Press Inc." also present on copyright page. Original 1st issue DJ with blue band across the rear at top and a red band across the base on rear. $3.95 price on corner flap was a casualty during tape removal but more importantly, signature points for 1st issue DJ are the red and blue bands on rear which are present. Book is tight. Binding and hinges are strong. Black cloth is clean and bright. White titles on backstrip and front panel are bright. Cloth has been professionally cleaned with light restorative touch-up. Faded red topstain. Book is square, corners are sharp. Tiny loss of cloth to panel edge. DJ still maintains bright red and blue hues. Minor rubbing and soiling to DJ. Some scuffs and old scotch tape are present on DJ and has been professionally touched-up so that it is less obnoxious. True 1st edition, 1st printing in 1st issue DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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