First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with white titles to the upper board and spine, in the Bill English designed dustwrapper. Top edge red. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping to the spine tips and bottom corner of the upper board. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which has minor rubbing at the fold corners and a faint vertical crease to the spine. Not price-clipped ($3.95 to the upper front flap). A very attractive example, without repair or restoration, of Kerouac's masterpiece. Scarce in this condition.
A defining work of the Beat and Counterculture generations.
Stock code: 19026