First American edition, first printing of Burroughs' masterpiece and a cornerstone of Beat literature. With the rare wrap-around band stating "Recommended for Sale to Adults Only / $6.00."
New York: Grove Press, 1959. A near fine or better copy in a near fine first state dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. A few very faint traces of discoloration to foredge, else fine. Jacket shows minimal wear with a tiny closed tear at spine crown, remaining bright and vivid. First state denoted by the lack of a zip code to Grove address on back panel. The wrap-around band shows some wear and creasing with a piece of tape (possibly original), previous owner has written details about apomorphine in pencil to the rear portion, now laid in. A very nice copy, protected in archival mylar.
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