The Place of Dead Roads. William S. Burroughs.
The Place of Dead Roads
The Place of Dead Roads
The Place of Dead Roads

The Place of Dead Roads

ISBN: 0030704162
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. Limited First Edition. Hardcover in Slipcase, Shipping Carton. One of 300 copies numbered & signed by William S. Burroughs. The second work in the great later trilogy of novels by William S. Burroughs, a founding father of the Beat Generation; a literary-cultural figure of gigantic influence & inspiration. Preceded by Cities of the Red Night (1981) & followed by The Western Lands (1987), The Place of Dead roads chronicles the story of William Seward Hall (a/k/a Kim Carsons), beginning with his death in "What appeared to be an Old-Western shoot-out..." (pg. 3) on September 17, 1899- always an important date in the WSB mythology-universe- & incorporates contrasting themes with time-travel episodes. Offered here is one of a limited first edition of 300 hardcover copies in slipcase, specially bound, numbered & signed by WSB. This is copy No. 85/300. Also present is the original shipping carton, on which the limitation is hand-numbered. From the library of Donald L. Kaufman, the late acclaimed English professor at the University of Southern Florida & noted book collector; the author of several important studies of Norman Mailer's works. A beautiful production, & a most desirable WSB collectible with significant association & provenance. Book in very fine condition, without dust jacket as issued, & with only a series of tiny accretions at upper edge of text block near spine; one tiny spot near front of lower text block edge; same at lower edge of front cover pastedown/front endpaper (all of the above likely as issued); otherwise virtually mint inside & out. Slipcase in very fine condition with a few tiny areas of fading at spine & right corners of rear panel, likely as issued; otherwise also mint. Shipping carton complete & in very fine condition with only broken seal; mild creasing at edges & corners of utilitarian cardboard material. Very Fine. [Item #2905]

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