HOLMES, John Clellon
Nothing More to Declare
London, Deutsch, 1968. An advance copy of the British edition of his fourth book, a reflection on the forces that shaped the writers of the Beat Generation. This advance format seems to have been created from a disbound American first edition [NY: Dutton, 1967]; it is stamped "Advance American Copy/ Probable Publication Date June 1968 (entered by hand)/ Approx. Price (not filled in)/ Andre Deutsch/ 105 Great Russell St/ London W.C. I." Beneath the stamp, there are what appear to be initials, and we'd like to say they are those of renowned editor Diana Athill (based on her "D" often being made like a vertical ichthys), but we're uncertain. Holmes's first novel, Go, has been called the seminal novel of the Beat Generation, predating Kerouac's On the Road by five years. Holmes is also credited with inventing the phrase "beat generation." Modest foxing to edges and covers; very good in wrappers. [#035581] $200
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