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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 388

    BURROUGHS, William S. (1914-1997). The Naked Lunch. Paris: Olympia Press, 1959.

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    BURROUGHS, William S. (1914-1997). The Naked Lunch. Paris: Olympia Press, 1959.

    8o. Original green printed wrappers; pictorial dust jacket after a design by Brion Gysin (light chipping to ends of spine panel).

    FIRST EDITION, "Francs: 1500" on lower wrapper and title with green typographic border. Maynard & Miles A2a.

    [With:]

    BURROUGHS, William S. (1914-1997). Naked Lunch. New York: Grove Press, [1962].

    8o. Original half cloth; pictorial dust jacket (a few creases to ends of spine panel). Provenance: Jane Barrett (owners presentation inscription on front free endpaper).

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, based on a 1958 manuscript version that was in the possession of Allan Ginsberg, and differing from the first edition. (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

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