DescriptionJack Kerouac. On the Road. New York: The Viking Press, 1957.
First edition, first printing. Octavo. 310 pages.
Publisher's black cloth with white titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase with a leather spine title plate lettered in gilt. Moderate edge wear to the boards. Light thumb-soiling to the fore-edge and a handful of pages. Dust jacket worn at the edges, spine ends, and corners, with mild paper loss at the spine head and bottom edge of the front panel. Light rubbing to the panels, and some toning to the rear panel and flap. A 1.5 inch closed tear along the rear spine fold and a small stain at the spine head, the latter only noticeable on the verso. A beautiful, unrestored copy of Kerouac's legendary work in very good condition.
On the Road was the call-to-arms of the Beat Generation and still stands as the movement's masterwork.
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