1st Printing. 300 pages. Published in 2009. The 50th Anniversary Edition And Restored Text of the author's novel. The first appearance of the title in this edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent printings. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The Slipcased First Edition Thus/First Printing is now scarce. A brilliant production by Grove Press: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the spine, as issued. The design reproduces the novel's 1959 Olympia Press cover. Text by William S. Burroughs, restored by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles. Afterword by David Ulin. Black page edges. Green hardboard slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents, in a dazzling, collectible-edition format, William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch". His seminal masterpiece. "A cry from hell" (Newsweek). "Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius" (Norman Mailer, in the 1959 review of the book's publication). "Burroughs' voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American" (Joan Didion). An absolute "must-have" title for William S. Burroughs and "Naked Lunch" collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of very few copies of the Slipcased First Edition.
Title: Naked Lunch, 50th Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition:Very Good
Edition: First Edition.