The Wild Boys
London, Calder and Boyars, (1972). An advance copy of the British edition, in the form of folded and gathered sheets, laid into a dust jacket. Inscribed by the author "For Bill Butler/ un vieux combattant/ William S. Burroughs." Butler was, among other things, the founder of Unicorn Books, which in 1968 had been the focus of an obscenity trial in the U.K. for publishing J.G. Ballard's Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan. This battle is doubtless one of the ones Burroughs alludes to in the inscription, calling Butler "an old fighter." Fine, in a dust jacket with just a bit of wear to the crown and fading to the spine title, otherwise near fine. A nice association copy. [#033127] SOLD

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