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MERRILL, James.

The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace and Other Poems.

Published: New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1959

Stock code: 51372

Price: £100

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First edition, first impression. With a leaf of handwritten notes by the poet Alan Ansen (1922-2006), a central figure in the loose collection of writers known as the Beats. He was close friends with Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac, and was the inspiration for several of Kerouac’s characters including “Rollo Greb” in On the Road, and for “A.J.” in Burroughs’s Naked Lunch.

Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards and contents a little toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked jacket with faded spine panel and a few marks to the lower panel.

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