3 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 750
Estimate USD 400 - USD 600
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.
BURROUGHS, William S. (1914-1997). Naked Lunch. New York: Grove Press, .
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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