The Naked Lunch.
First edition, second printing with 18 francs printed to back panel, and with an original painting in black ink by Gysin to the front endpapers. Gysin (1916-1986) was Burroughs’s lifelong friend and collaborator. A pioneer of the cut-up technique which was utilized by Burroughs, he greatly influenced some of the twentieth century’s most important artists, from the Beat Generation to Bowie.
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Octavo. Original wrappers printed in green and black. Spine rolled, wrappers a little faded, spine ends slightly worn. An excellent copy.