For the 1st printing click here Naked Lunch, 1959 Olympia Press 1st Edition with all 1st points
This is the 1959 2nd printing book, in a first printing jacket. According to Eric Shoaf’s Collector’s Guide the 2nd printing lacked a dust jacket, however this copy came in a presumably left over original (1500 old francs priced) dust jacket.
Condition : Book : EX : When the change from old to new francs took place on 1st January 1960 unsold copies of the 1st printing were over stamped with the new 18 franc price, before this second printing with 18 francs printed on the back. This edition lack the decorative border on the title page. It also lacks the blank fly with #76. No previous owner’s markings.
Dust jacket : VG- as stated 1st jacket with 15oofrancs price. See photos for condition. Displays well from outside but some of the dark tape residue on the inside shows through.
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