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DOCTOR SAX. Faust Part Three
New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition, First Printing, the preferred cloth bound hardcover issue. 8vo, publisher’s original blue-gray cloth lettered on the spine in gilt, in the original dustjacket. 245 pp. A near fine copy of a book rarely found so, the cloth fresh and all very solid and proper, minor offsetting on the endpapers from the jacket flaps. The jacket in excellent state of preservation with only very minor edge rubbing, there is no fading to the red lettering on the cover at all, and only very minor mellowing at the spine panel, uncommon such. THE SCARCE AND PREFERRED HARDCOVER ISSUE, IT IS BELIEVED ONLY AROUND 1000 COPIES, OR FEWER, WERE PRINTED. Though begun four years earlier, the greater part of this novel was written when Kerouac was living with William Burroughs in Mexico City in 1952, contemporaneously with ON THE ROAD. It is largely autobiographical in setting and character, based on his childhood in Lowell. Names of real-life persons were all changed due to objections from his publishers. Kerouac has blended dreams and childhood fantasies inextricably into the memories of his youth, producing a book that is a unique blend of fantasy, mysticism and memoir.
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