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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

London, Jonathan Cape, (1966). The first British edition. Inscribed by the author, again for Richard Aaron. Slight softening to the spine ends; faint foxing to the edge of the text block; very near fine in a fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed, and a good association. [#033100] $500
NY, Holt, Rinehart, Winston, (1983). The second volume of the trilogy that includes Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands. This copy is inscribed by Burroughs to Peter Whitmer, "wishing every success on his Leary biography." Dated May 22, 1984, in Lawrence, Kansas. Whitmer is the author of Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America; Burroughs and Leary were two of the seven. In his book, Whitmer recounts Burroughs grabbing this copy of The Place of Dead Roads from him during the interview and reading from page 128. Whitmer's notes on the rear pastedown and perhaps a dozen pages. Spine slanted and slight foxing to pages edges; near fine, lacking the dust jacket. [#032858] $500
NY, Viking, (1978). A collaborative effort by these longtime associates and an important documentation of their technique of assembling collages of images, both visual and literary. This copy is inscribed by Burroughs in 1984: "For Bob Jackson/ all the best/ William Burroughs/ for Brion Gysin." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#033113] $450
(Cambridge), (Blackmoor Head Press), (1971). A bilingual edition, French and English, of a selection of pieces first published in IT and the Los Angeles Free Press in 1970 and 71. Of a total edition of 500 copies, this is Copy No. 298 of 450 numbered copies in wrappers. Covers by Brion Gysin; layout by Henri Chopin; French version by Jean Chopin. Seminal writings on using disruptive media in the service of revolutionary activism for social justice. Minor sunning to covers; near fine. [#033073] $400
Santa Barbara, Morrow, 1979. The first publication of this variant passage from Naked Lunch, here printed as a limited edition with a new introduction by Burroughs. Of a total edition of 500, this is Copy No. 33 of 150 numbered copies in boards, signed by Burroughs. Fine in a near fine, spine- and edge-sunned dust jacket. [#033070] $375
San Francisco, Dave Haselwood Books, 1967. Second edition, a reissue by Dave Haselwood, who designed and printed the first, Auerhahn Press, issue, in 1960. Covers and four illustrations by Gysin, and signed by Gysin, who has added a continuation of his cover design motif below his signature on the title page. Very good in wrappers. [#033075] $375
(Paris), (Agentzia), (1972). "Tickertape" by Burroughs appears as the preface to this publication; M&M B63. Signed by Burroughs and inscribed by Herman and Weissner, "To Anthony/ Hello from the/ Kraut outpost/ of the Conspiracy." Very near fine in self-wrappers. [#033136] $300
c. 1973. Color snapshot, 7" x 5", of Burroughs, Brion Gysin [?], and an unidentified boy, sitting outdoors on a stone wall. Photographer unknown. Printing date on verso is 1973. Near fine. [#033149] $250
Northridge, Lord John Press, 1978. A broadside excerpt from the then-forthcoming Cities of the Red Night, with an illustration by James R. Silke. Of a total edition of 126 copies, this is Copy No. 49 of 100 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist. 14" x 20". Minor surface foxing and edge wear; still about near fine. [#033122] $250
London, Aloes, [1973]. One of 1000 copies. Only issued in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to Richard Aaron. Previously published Burroughs pieces, along with "Burroughs in Tangier" by Paul Bowles. Fine. [#033123] $250
(NY), Penguin Books, (1977). First thus -- "the first complete and unexpurgated edition," according to the publisher -- and with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. This is a complimentary copy, with the publishers "compliments of the author" card laid in. Offsetting to the inside cover from the card; mild age toning to pages; near fine in wrappers. [#033086] $200
(n.p.), Beach Books, 1967. Three pieces: one by Burroughs; one by Claude Pelieu; one by Carl Weissner. This is the issue in white wrappers, one of 3000 copies printed; this copy is signed by Weissner. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033108] $150
(NY), Viking, (1993). Edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris. Laid in is a June 29, 1993 letter from the publisher, transmitting "one of the first copies." Also laid in is a July 16, 1993 typed letter signed by Oliver Harris to the recipient, who is listed in the Acknowledgements as having provided copies of letters for this collection; the letter attempts to encourage action on a follow-up volume. (In 2012, Rub Out the Words: The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1959-1974 was published by Ecco Press, edited by Bill Morgan.) Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033089] $125
London, Aloes, (n.d.). Second printing. One of 500 copies. This copy is inscribed by Burroughs to Bob Jackson in 1984. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033124] $125
NY, Grove Press, (2000). Edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz. Inscribed by Grauerholz in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with one corner crease at the lower front flap. [#033087] $100
(Santa Barbara), Cadmus Editions, 1981. Copy No. 95 of 349 numbered copies in wrappers, of 500 total. Mild sunning and a bit of wear on the front cover; very good. [#033072] $75
(NY), Viking, (1993). Both the uncorrected proof copy and an advance excerpt of this collection edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris. The proof is spine-faded and near fine in wrappers; the excerpt is near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033090] $75
(Bonn), Expanded Media Editions, (1978). A bilingual (German/English) edition, comprising the two title essays and four other pieces pertaining to Burroughs' controversial attack-essay on Scientology, a group which he had at one time belonged to and was later excommunicated from. This is the second edition of the English language text, which was originally published in 1973. Outer corner bumped, mild rubbing; near fine in wrappers. [#033055] $50
Los Angeles, William Burroughs Communications, 1995. First thus, a CD reissue of his 1965 record album. Sticker removal residue and piece of tape on the shrinkwrap; still unopened and sealed. Fine. [#033060] $50
London, Aloes Books, (1975). A bootleg publication. Prints the transcripts of two tapes: Eric Mottram's radio broadcast on Burroughs and the tape of a meeting between Burroughs and Mottram. 34 pages; near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033107] $45
(n.p.), Viking, (1992). The advance reading copy, marked "advance uncorrected proofs," of Burroughs' essay about and tribute to cats, and an account of his bond with an orphaned cat. Mild splaying to cover, else fine in wrappers. [#033061] $45
Boston, Little Brown, (1998). A biography, heavily illustrated and printed on multi-colored paper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An attractive and visually engaging publication. [#033138] $35
(Hadley), Ken Lopez Bookseller, (2005). A catalog/brochure describing the Burroughs archive previously known as the "Vaduz archive" and printing in facsimile a number of items from the archive, including Brion Gysin calligraphy, photographs of Burroughs and others, visual poetry by Burroughs, and other items. An overview of the archive, with description of its contents and essays on its history and importance in the context of 20th century literature. The archive was purchased by the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Fine in wrappers. [#024827] $20
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