Published by the Auerhahn Press San Francisco this book has the distinction of being Burrough first book published in the USA under his own name – preceded by Junkie in 1953 as William Lee in the US, Naked Lunch in 1959 and Minutes to Go in 1960- both in France. Estimated print run of 1000 copies, reprinted in 1967 with a different cover.
Burroughs first cut up work – inspired by his long term associate Brion Gysin, who also contributes with 4 calligraphy works.
Condition : comes with an original publisher’s card. VG++ Minor ageing on covers but no significant flaws or creases – see photos. Just could be a little brighter. two fly/ titles pages with a minor stain otherwise a well preserved example of a scarce early publication – no previous owner’s markings, no writing, no loose pages, no clippings, no tears, no torn pages.
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