The Ticket That Exploded
Paris, Olympia Press, (1962). Signed by Burroughs, and also by Gregory Corso, who has drawn a full-page caricature of Burroughs on the front flyleaf. This is the correct first edition, published in paperback in Paris five years prior to the U.S. edition. Issued in Maurice Girodias' "Traveller's Companion" series -- a line of paperbacks that was largely dominated by softcore and hardcore pornography that could not be sold at all in the U.S. at that time -- few copies migrated to the U.S. until well after Burroughs' popularity here was established and the landmark censorship cases of the early 1960s (including that of Naked Lunch) had been settled in favor of increased permissiveness in printed matter. "Olympia Press 9 Francs" price label on rear cover. Trace edge foxing, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed snag on the rear panel. A unique copy, and an excellent association. [#035098] SOLD
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