“DON'T STOP TO THINK OF THE WORDS WHEN YOU DO STOP, JUST STOP TO THINK OF THE PICTURE BETTER-AND LET YOUR MIND OFF YOURSELF IN THIS WORK”: First Hardcover Edition of Jack Kerouac's Doctor Sax
Doctor Sax: Faust Part Three.
Item Number: 19069
New York : Grove Press, Inc, 1959.
First edition, hardcover issue. Octavo, original gray cloth. Light rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine.
"Spooky and tender with stretches of sheer phosphorescent fantasy, Doctor Sax has a vigour and thirst for life. A real prize, one of the lost gems of modern literature" (Rolling Stone).
Other Books by this Author
"I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart": First Edition of Jack Kerouac's Visions of Cody
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road": First Edition of Jack Kerouac's On The Road
New York: The Viking Press, 1957.
First edition of Kerouac’s classic novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Bill English. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Jack Kerouac’s candid handwritten reply to a young man’s questions about being a “Beatnik,” his life philosophy, his thoughts on Montana, and more. Students in Robert Dodd’s ninth-grade class were told to contact their favorite writer with their own unique series of questions relating specifically to that writer. The young Dodd chose Jack Kerouac, and the author replied at length to his questionnaire, which includes queries about his classification as a “Beatnik” (his answer: “I never was a Beatnik – it was the newspapers and critics who tagged that label on me….”), life philosophy (“My philosophy is ‘No Philosophy,’ just ‘Things-As-They-Are’”), career goals (“Be a great writer making everybody believe in Heaven”), the ideal way of life (“Hermit in the woods…”), his thoughts on fame (“My name is like Crackerjacks, famous, but very few people buy my books…”), and segregation (“[t]he Irish and Italians of Massachusetts never paraded in protest, just worked hard and made it”). Interestingly, Kerouac is most expansive in response to the final question: whether he has visited Montana. His answer fills three-quarters of the page, beginning: “Great day, my favorite state! – I wrote about Montana in ‘On the Road’ but the publishers took it out behind my back… I stayed one night, but up all night, in a saloon in Butte, to keep out of the 40-below February cold, among sheep ranchers playing poker.” Two pages. In near fine condition.
“Finding Nirvana is like locating silence”: FIRST EDITION OF THE HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL BEAT CLASSIC THE DHARMA BUMS
New York: Viking Press, 1958.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear. A very bright example.
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple": FIRST EDITION OF THE HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL BEAT CLASSIC THE DHARMA BUMS
New York: Viking Press, 1958.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear.
“ONE OF THE MAJOR SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY”: SECOND EDITION OF VON NEUMANN & MORGENSTERN'S THEORY OF GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1947.
Second edition of the author’s groundbreaking work on game theory. Octavo, original cloth. Light red pencil marginalia in the text, very good.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears. A very bright example.
Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has drawn a picture of an ant. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.
First edition of Orwell’s classic dystopian novel. Octavo, finely bound in full black morocco. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel. In fine condition.