Description[William S. Burroughs]. Junkie. New York: . First edition, inscribed.
[William S. Burroughs]. William Lee (pseudonym). Junkie. New York: Ace Books, . First edition of Burroughs' first book, inscribed by the author on the title page. Paperback original, bound tête-bêche with a reprint Maurice Helbrant's Narcotics Agent. Small octavo. 149, [2, advertisements], 169 pages. Publisher's perfect binding in pictorial wrappers. Some rubbing to binding, printed prices erased on covers, Publisher's Note and title-page leaves on Junkie are partially disbound. Front hinge of Junkie starting. Text toned and somewhat worn. Still, a very good copy of this notoriously fragile book. From the collection of Donald Kaufmann.
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