New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1959. First Printing. Half black boards with half black cloth and spine with gold lettering. 16mo 5.25: x 8" pp. (i-iv) x-v (xvi) (1) 2-255 This is one of the foundational troika of Beat Literature along with "On The Road" and "Howl". The book survived a challenge to first amendment freedoms and won. Black top of pages with several fade spots. The still bright and distinctive DJ with only a slight chip on top right corner, barely visible spotting on free front end with fine condition pc jacket. Fine / fine. Item #95
"Look down at my filthy trousers, haven't been changed in months...The days glide by strung on a syringe with a long thread of blood..I am forgetting sex and all sharp pleasures of the body - a grey, junk-bound ghost. The Spanish boys call me E Hombre Invisible - The Invisible Man." (p 66).