“All that hitchhikin All that railroadin All that comin back to America”: FIRST EDITION OF JACK KEROUACS Lonesome Traveler; Signed by Him
KEROUAC, Jack; Drawings by Larry Rivers.
Item Number: 114572
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1960.
First edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth, drawings by Larry Rivers. Boldly signed by Jack Kerouac on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed, this is the first example we have seen.
In his first frankly autobiographical work, Lonesome Traveler, Kerouac tells the exhilarating story of the years when he was writing the books that captivated and infuriated the public, restless years of wandering during which he worked as a railway brakeman in California, a steward on a tramp steamer, and a fire lookout on the crest of Desolation Peak in the Cascade Mountains.