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*scarce *junkie* 1953 True 1st Ed. William S. Burroughs + Rare Proof Copy* For Sale

*scarce *junkie* 1953 True 1st Ed. William S. Burroughs + Rare Proof Copy*

Up for sale is a True First Edition of William S. Burroughs’s First Book, Junkie, plus a Scarce Pre-Publication Advance Uncorrected Proof for the 50th Anniversary Edition.

First, is a First Edition of, Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by William S. Burroughs [written under the pseudonym William Lee]. NY: Ace Books [D-15] 1953. Bound back-to-back with Narcotic Agent by Maurice Helbrant. A straightforward narrative of Burroughs' experiences with drugs, the publisher chose to release it couched in an anti-drug context, as a first person example of the horrors of drug use, and bound with a narcotic agent's memoir. Initially Burroughs’s manuscript was rejected – the publisher was found by Allen Ginsberg, who met the owner of Ace Books, A. A. Wyn after Ginsberg had admitted himself to a Hoboken hospital; Wyn was pressured to consider publishing the work upon the insistence of his nephew, Carl Solomon. Bound in stiff, color illustrated wrappers illustrated by Al Rossi. Very good condition with minor wear to the wrappers and slight wave to the outer page edges; tanning to pages due to age; fragile pulp paperback.

Second, is an Advance Uncorrected Proof copy of Junkie by William Burroughs. NY: Penguin Books, 2003. 166 pages. Fiftieth Anniversary Definitive Edition; Edited with an Introduction by Oliver Harris. In addition to the original text of the novel, this also includes a Prologue; text of a 1959 letter to A. A. Wyn from Burroughs pertaining to the publication of the book; 1964 Foreword to Junkie by Carl Solomon and his 1953 Publisher’s note in the book; Allen Ginsberg’s essay “Junkie: An Appreciation” and his 1977 Introduction to the book, plus more. Bound in glossy illustrated wrappers with publisher’s information on the rear wrapper. Near fine condition.

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I have been in the business of selling rare antiquarian signed and unsigned non-fiction and fiction books and other items for over thirty years. Each item I sell is guaranteed to be authentic. A Letter of Authenticity is available upon request for the high buyer. Each item is wrapped safely and securely for shipment. A confirmation e-mail will be sent as soon as the sale item(s) are mailed. **I will gladly combine shipping costs for more than one sale.** *Will Gladly Ship World-Wide!!* Thank you again for viewing this sale and good luck!! –John


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