BURROUGHS, William S.
NY, Viking, (1973). A presentation copy -- three quarter bound in leather with gilt stamping and inscribed by Burroughs to Bob Jackson, and with a printed "Greetings of the Season" slip laid in from the publisher. Fine. The Maynard and Miles bibliography indicates that Burroughs himself had such a copy in his own collection, and that the number of such copies was unknown. We can find no evidence of any other copies of this edition turning up for sale, and it is not impossible that this is the copy M&M noted: Burroughs gifted a number of books to Jackson, whom he viewed as having saved his papers from falling into obscurity when Roberto Altmann's plans for an arts center in Liechtenstein fell through. Burroughs' papers were to have been a centerpiece of the research collection of the institute and instead were left in their boxes, untouched and unseen by anyone for over a decade, until Jackson's purchase. [#033077] $3,500
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