On the Road.
KEROUAC Jack (1957.)
£5000.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
FIRST EDITION OF A TRUE CLASSIC OF BEAT LITERATURE.
First edition. 8vo., original black cloth, spine and front board lettered in white, top edge in red, dust jacket. New York, Viking.
In the spirit of spontaneous art forms, Kerouac infamously typed the manuscript of the book in 1951, being his second draft overall, onto one long ream of paper that he cut to size and taped together himself. The manuscript is without paragraph breaks or marginal spacing of any kind and amounts to a staggering total length of 120 feet. The novel was finally published in 1957 after several more conventional drafts.
A near fine copy, with some rubbing to head and tail of dust jacket spine, some repairs only visible on the back of the dust jacket upper spine. A really bright, clean copy.
Stock Code: 229437