NAKED LUNCH (INSCRIBED). William S. Burroughs.


New York: Grove Press, Inc. 1962. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Fourth (U.S.) printing of Burroughs's once-banned, shocking, and disjointed series of vignettes, letters, drug-induced literary meanderings, an anti-statement, fully contrapuntal to the swelling consumerist culture swelling and rising in the post-World War II decade. Inscribed/SIGNED and dated by Burroughs on half-title page.

8vo. Dark black over lighter-black boards. Two, thin, horizontal, slightly raised wavy ridges - probably original binding defect - to front board - very faint. Very small lighter spots to front and rear boards, and two very small shelf-nudges along bottom edge, near foot of spine at front, and at rear, about 1.5" from spine. Previous owner's initials "NM" to dj. Just a bit of edgewear to very good, early-state dustjacket (no zipcode, but small roman numeral "iv" near bottom of rear panel). $6.00 price intact. Sharp corners. Tight binding. Very nice copy of later state. Very Good Plus in Very Good Dustjacket. Item #72406

Price: $800.00

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