The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.Farrar Strauss and Giroux, New York , 1968 Stock Code: 138847
NotesFirst edition, first printing, inscribed, of the author's most enduring and influential work, recording the LSD-fuelled adventures of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, aboard the colourfully painted bus named "Further", driven by Neal Cassady. This copy is inscribed by Wolfe on the front free endpaper, "For Kup! The fastest mind in the West and now points east, north and south Best wishes Tom Wolfe". The recipient was the Chicago columnist Irving Kupcinet (1912-2003), popularly known by the nickname Kup. His "Kup's Column" was a fixture in the Chicago Sun-Times for six decades.
Octavo. Original white cloth, spine lettered in orange, pink and blue, orange endpapers, top edge blue. With the dust jacket.
Very light sunning at extremities, else a near-fine, square copy, in very good jacket, a little toned, very light stain at foot of spine panel, minor nicking and creasing around extremities.
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