Lonesome Traveler. Jack Kerouac.
Lonesome Traveler
Lonesome Traveler
Lonesome Traveler

Lonesome Traveler

New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. "All that hitchhikin/ All that railroadin/ All that comin back/ to America/ Via Mexican & Canadian borders... The author is Jack Kerouac, whose On the Road, Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans and Dr. Sax made him one of the most widely praised and widely criticized writers of our times. His books have been immediate bestsellers in every country where they have been published, and with Lonesome Traveler he tells the whole exhilarating story of the years when he was writing the hits that have captivated and infuriated the reading public...in Lonesome Traveler Kerouac describes the days when he was a laborer on the railroads in California, and of a long voyage working in the galley of a tramp steamer that sailed around the coasts of America. From the lonely peaks of the Cascade Mountains, where he had a job as a fire lookout, to the art galleries of Paris, he tells of his experiences, and with this newest book he is certain to find an even more enthusiastic audience for his emphatic and no longer disputable talents." (from front & back flaps) Jack Kerouac's now-classic accounts of his early travels across the American continent & the world, recounted in his inimitably excited yet ultimately melancholy manner, a milestone work by the Founding Father of the Beat Generation. With reproductions of six drawings by Kerouac's contemporary, the great American Pop artist Larry Rivers, interspersed throughout the chapters. Offered here is the first edition as stated on copyright page, presumed first printing, hardcover in original dust jacket with Rivers' drawing of Kerouac on front cover. See Charters, A13(a), pgs. 36-37. A prime collectible in the Kerouac canon, in relatively superb condition: Book very fine with only very slight wear & rubbing to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; very light browning & a few small-to-tiny spots, stains at edges of text block. Interior very fine with small (& very charming) sticker of an Edmonton, Alberta, Canada bookseller at lower right corner of inside front cover; tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; slight stain leakage at thin side edges of a few of same. Dust jacket clipped at upper front flap with light rubbing, browning & a few very small spots, stains & creases to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear, creasing & a few tiny, mostly closed tears at edges & corners of same esp. upper & lower spine. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #3376]

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