“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there”: First Edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; Signed by Robert Pirsig
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.
Pirsig, Robert M.
Item Number: 56074
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974.
First edition of one of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Dear Mark Dillon Really happy to hear about your firm. I’m very strong on this region and will be thinking about your press. Robert M. Pirsig Apr 15, 1974.” Fine in a fine dust jacket .
"Enormously influential journey of self-discovery permeated by philosophical discussion, and startlingly original and disturbing imagery, based on an autobiographical account of a journey across the USA on a motorbike undertaken with his son in 1968; the shifts between narrative, analogy, and philosophical meditation have prompted several critics to see this work as a latter-day Moby-Dick" (Stringer, 532).