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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

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William Burroughs

THE SOFT MACHINE (1961)

Published: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1961

Edition: First Edition

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Scarce first edition with jacket designed by Brion Gysin.

Publisher's green wraps with black printed titles. Contents clean and binding tight. Dust jacket has some minor abrasions along the spine but still in very good condition.

"New Francs: 15,00." on front flap of dust jacket. Code "1-88" at foot of front end-paper. There is no "New Price 18 Francs" overstamp on the rear panel, which is a distinguishing feature between the first and second states of the first edition, although there is a sticker over the original price with the number 18 (18 Francs) written on it.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Size: 17,5 x 11cm
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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  • Country: South Africa
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