Nov 21, 2013 - Sale 2332

Sale 2332 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
INSCRIBED COPY BURROUGHS, WILLIAM. The Naked Lunch. 8vo, original green wrappers, trace of rubbing to spine foot; pictorial dust jacket after a design by Brion Gysin, small nicks or short splits to fold corners. Paris: The Olympia Press, (1959)

Additional Details

first edition, first issue, inscribed by burroughs on the title-page to fellow writer John Seelye. Originally priced wrappers and dust jacket, title-page with green typographic border. A very well preserved copy in jacket of Burroughs's enduring and provocative Beat anti-classic. True first editions of Naked Lunch infrequently found inscribed. One of 5000 copies. Maynard & Miles A2a.