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    Jack Kerouac. On the Road. New York: The Viking Press, 1957. Second printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mimi / from / Jack Kerouac." Octavo (8 x 5.25 inches; 203 x 133 mm.). Publisher's black cloth, front board and spine lettered in white; top edge stained red; in original dust jacket. Cloth spine with mild wear and soiling; boards with some rubbing and light soiling; mild offsetting to endleaves. Binding slightly skewed. Top edge of text block somewhat dampstained. Jacket spine crown with a tape repair to verso and some color correction; jacket spine a bit sunned; some light rubbing and edgewear to jacket; rear jacket panel a bit wrinkled and thumbsoiled; price-clipped. Very good. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

    According to provenance articulated in a bookseller's catalog description, this copy came from the family of Lucien Carr, specifically from the library of Francesca Carr, the wife of Lucien Carr; Mimi was apparently Francesca's mother. Carr was a central figure in the birth of the Beat Movement and, along with Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, instrumental in establishing the genre.


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