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William Burroughs
The Naked Lunch Rare 1st Edition of Beat Generation Classic by William Burroughs
Paris: The Olympia {Press, 1959. The Naked Lunch Rare 1st Edition of Beat Generation Classic by William Burroughs First edition paperback with wrapper of this famous beat generation classic. It is dated 1959. This copy, purchased in 1960, has been in my library ever since. It has all the first issue points including the green border on the title page and the price of 1,500 francs on back cover of paperback. It also has the notice that the book was not to be sold in the U.S.A. or U.K. It was banned from entry in the United States and Customs would confiscate it it they found it in your possession. They did not find this copy. It is in very good condition with light foxing and soil on the edges. There are creases on both flaps of the wrapper and a small triangular piece missing at the top of the spine of the wrapper which measures 3/16 of an inch deep a the apex. There is a defect in the margins of pages 171-172 and 173-174 which I believe was in the making (shown in photograph -- both pages are similar), There is also a slight mark from this on the next page. It was folded over itself but I have unfolded the defect and the page is now whole, though with the small torn area. The book has 226 pages. We have shown scans of the front and back of both the wrapper and cover. We have also scanned the entire wrapper to show the end flaps (this took two scans). There also is a photograph of the price marked as 9.90 on the front free end paper (ffep). This would have been 9 new French francs and 90 centimes. The price indicated on the wrapper and back cover was 1,500 old French francs … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: damariscottabooksellers [Damariscotta, Maine, United States]
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