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    John [Jack] Kerouac. The Town and the City. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1950]. First edition, association copy, inscribed by the author to Josephine Gordon, the sister of Al Hinkle: "To 'Jo' / from Albert's good / friend -- & yours. / Jack Kerouac." Octavo (8.0625 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). [2, blank], [vi], 499, [5, blank] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front board lettered and ruled in gilt. Page edges rough-trimmed. Covers with some mild edge wear, small areas of mild dark soiling to front board; surface scuff to bottom half of rear board. Page edges and margins faintly yellowed with age; staining and toning on recto of the preliminary blank from material once taped there, with offsetting onto neighboring leaves; toning to pages 422 and 423 from item previously laid in. Very good. Bookplate of "Jo" Gordon on the front pastedown. Gordon's brother, Al Hinkle, was the model for Jack Kerouac's Ed Dunkel character in On the Road (see previous lot). Includes a letter of provenance ("I am a ninety year old woman, who still has a vivid memory of the day in 1950 when I met Jack Kerouac.") and a copy of Last Man Standing... Al Hinkle. An interview [with Stephen D. Edington]. Big Ed Dunkel Press, 2011. First edition, limited to 200 copies.

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    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
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