Kissa Sisallani (First Finnish Edition of The Cat Inside). William S. Burroughs.
Kissa Sisallani (First Finnish Edition of The Cat Inside)

Kissa Sisallani (First Finnish Edition of The Cat Inside)

ISBN: 9525194930
Turku, Finland: Sammakko, 2005. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The first Finnish-language edition of William S. Burroughs' enchanting late work, published thirteen years after the first American trade edition. WSB had a life-long fondness for & deep interest in felines. This writer recalls his furry friends joining me on the couch as I sat opposite the foremost Beat-&-Beyond figure at his home; & we stood at the grave of Ruski, his late favorite, in the backyard. Translated from English into Finnish by Elina Koskelin. Small-format hardcover in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued; delightful front cover caricature-illustration of WSB cradling a cat, credited to "Juba" on copyright page; several illustrations of cat paw prints interspersed with text- all unique to this edition, a charming production. From the collection of Jim McCrary, a poet & educator who has long resided in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a friend & associate of WSB during his later years there. A very rare WSB collectible, not referred to in the bibliographies, with significant association & provenance. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing & wear at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; mild-to-moderate spotting at edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior very fine. Very Fine. [Item #3019]

Price: $60.00