Great Britain: Andre Deutsch, 1974. First Cloth. Pinkish red textured paper over boards with silver titles stamped on spine. 8vo. 5" x 7.75" pp.  5-155. Previous bookseller annotation in pencil on FFE. This is an unblemished copy of a Kerouac classic republished in its first hardback form. We never forget our first love, neither did Jack. This is his Taj Mahal dedication to his post-pubescent love, Mary Carney. As new / fine. Item #168
"I sneaked her down to a little bar downstairs, in the basement of the Hampshire House, Jonathan was with us, for a moment we were like gay people in an Irene Dunne comedy took over a lounge and no one's around and Jonathan officiated to make drinks and we giggle and talked and I thought we were in some wood panel New York of carpeted luxuries and Maggie felt better being alone and snuggled up to me." (p. 145).