Place Published: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Date Published: 1952
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 1474
First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in blue on spine; 311pp. Touch of sunning just at the crown, with a faint, tiny stain to lower edge of textblock; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, sunned at spine, with light edgewear, a few tiny tears, and two longer ones (crown and front panel) which were mended by cello tape on verso (now removed); Very Good+. Holmes' semi-autobiographical first novel, published at age 26, and generally considered the first novel depicting the Beat Generation, preceding 'On The Road' by some 5 years.