London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1962. First Edition. Sharp copy of Kesey's first published novel, one of the defining works of the 1960's, set in an Oregon psychiatric ward. Basis for Miloš Forman's Oscar-winning 1975 film, starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher. Item #5030
First Impression, without Kesey's name blacked-out on copyright page. Octavo (20.5cm); maroon paper-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in silver and light blue on spine; dustjacket; [viii],311,pp. Subtle dust-soil to upper edge of textblock, two tiny spots to front pastedown, with a faint London bookseller's rubber-stamp to lower rear endpaper; contents clean; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 18s. net), faint suggestion of foxing to flap edges, with light wear and dustiness to spine ends, and some mild (and inevitable) bubbling to the laminate along front joint; Very Good+, still quite white.