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    The Olympia Press First Edition, First Issue

    William S. Burroughs. The Naked Lunch. Paris: Olympia Press, [1959].

    First edition, first issue, with "Francs: 1,500" on rear cover and on dust jacket. Mass market-sized paperback with wraparound dust jacket. 225 pages.

    Crisp, sharp book with just the lightest edge wear. One light spot on the fore-edge. Dust jacket has some mild toning to edges and a small fold at the top corner of the rear flap. Housed in a custom box. A near fine copy.

    A landmark publication in American literature, this controversial book broke every convention of narrative storytelling. Burroughs, a charter member of the Beats, has had a profound effect on modern writing and culture. A beautiful copy of one of the most startling and iconoclastic books of our time.


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