“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.
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.

Item Number: 45633

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. Signed by Robert M. Pirsig on the title page in Berwick, Maine in his later years. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.

"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).