“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
“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.
"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.
“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.
“All the time you're saying to yourself, 'I could do that, but I won't,' — which is just another way of saying that you can't"; Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman; Inscribed by Richard Feynman
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.
First edition, later printing of this collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Camille Durand, Richard Feynman.” An excellent near fine example in a near fine dust jacket. Rare signed and inscribed.
First Edition of Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace; Inscribed by W.E.B. DuBois to His Wife Shirley
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1945.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his wife Shirley Graham Du Bois, “For Shirley WEBD.”From the library of Shirley Graham DuBois. Ms. DuBois was an American award-winning author, playwright, composer, and activist, and wife of W.E.B. Du Bois, whom she married in 1951. W.E.B. DuBois is the author of The Souls of Black Folk, a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. An outstanding association, linking these two great writers and activists of the twentieth century . Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some toning the spine and a few small chips.
"Thank God for books and music and things I can think about": First edition of the Daniel Keyes' Flowers For Algernon; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page, who has transcribed the opening paragraph as follows, “I hope they use me becaus Miss Kinnian says mabye My name is Charlie Gordon I werk in Donner bakery gives me 11 dollers a week and bred or cake if I want. Daniel Keyes.” Additionally signed again by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. An exceptional inscription.
“In the University library he wandered through the stacks, among the thousands of books, inhaling the musty odor of leather, cloth, and drying page as if it were an exotic incense": First Edition of Stoner; Inscribed by John Williams
New York: The Viking Press, 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Happy Birthday to Jason from Sheila and the author- John Williams.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some toning to the spine and a few small closed tears. Dust jacket design by Ellen Raskin. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Examples of Stoner are uncommon signed and inscribed.