The Naked Lunch. William S. Burroughs.
The Naked Lunch
The Naked Lunch
The Naked Lunch
The Naked Lunch

The Naked Lunch

Paris, France: Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. "Naked Lunch is a blueprint, a How-to Book...Black insect lusts open into vast, other planet landscapes...Abstract concepts, bare as algebra, narrow down to a black turd or a pair of aging cajones..." (pg. 215) Among the essential primary works associated with the Beat Generation along with Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the significance & far-reaching influence of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch goes far deeper than our brief description can begin to touch on. Offered here is the very first edition, first printing, published in France under title The Naked Lunch by Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press during July 1959, with all points in Maynard & Miles, A2a, pgs. 8-10. Without original dust jacket, a fairly high-quality facsimile of same is included. An essential canonical collectible, the very first incarnation of the now-classic breakthrough work that detonated the fame & still-strong influence of its author, among the very greatest, most innovative literary & cultural figures of all time: William S. Burroughs. Book in relatively fine condition with mild rubbing, sunning, creasing & scratching to front, back covers & esp. spine; moderate-to-mild wear & some tiny bumps, short creases to edges & corners of same; very light rubbing, browning & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; very small spots in blank areas of a few of same. Facsimile dust jacket in very fine condition on glossy paper stock with only tiny amount of wear & few miniscule bumps at edges & corners. Fine / (Facsimile) Very Fine. [Item #3487]

Price: $750.00