On the Road.New York: The Viking Press, 1957 Stock Code: 148988
A fresh copyFirst edition, first printing, rare in such nice condition. This classic text of Beat literature was Kerouac's second book, propelling him from an obscure author to "King of the Beats" overnight. On the Road was adapted to film by Francis Ford Coppola and Walter Salles in 2012.
Printed in black onto light paper stock, the jacket of this US edition is liable to unsightly creasing that shows the white background. This copy is unusual for the minor amount of such creasing that is present.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in white, top edge red. With dust jacket.
Small ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Scattered faint white spots, the binding otherwise sharp, internally fresh and clean. A near-fine copy in very good jacket, minimal rubbing and creasing to extremities, not price-clipped, unfaded.
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