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Terre de Diamant.

Seize lithographies de Marie Wilson.

Published: Privately printed, 1958

Stock code: 51488

Price: £120

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First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 600 copies. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper “To Alan, another French Wiysrd this book with is not beat not square, what is it? Marie”. Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was 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 white wrappers printed in black. 16 Lithographs by Marie Wilson. Wrappers partially tanned and a little rubbed and marked.

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