Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition. A superior copy of this Beat Generation cornerstone, a series of interconnected vignettes centered around full-time drug addict William Lee and his travels from the United States, to Mexico, to Tangier and the dreamlike Interzone. Basis for David Cronenberg's bizarre 1991 film adaptation starring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, and Ian Holm. Maynard & Miles A2a; Criterion #220. Item #5063
First Impression, one of 5,000 copies. Octavo (17.5cm); publisher's original printed card wrappers, priced 1,500 Francs on lower rear wrapper; dustjacket; ,7-225,pp. Pinpoint wear to lower left corner at base of spine, hint of offsetting from the jacket's front panel onto front wrapper, else a fresh, Fine copy, without the New Price stamp at lower rear wrapper. The illustrated dustjacket is unclipped, with some trivial wear to crown, else a bright, Fine example.