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Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (First Edition, inscribed to Allen De Loach) by William S. Burroughs writing as William Lee - Signed First Edition - 1953 - from Royal Books, Inc. (SKU: 126517)

Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (First Edition, inscribed to Allen De Loach)

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Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (First Edition, inscribed to Allen De Loach)

by William S. Burroughs writing as William Lee

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New York: Ace Books, 1953. First Edition. No. D-15. First Edition, a paperback original. INSCRIBED by Burroughs, once on the title page of "Junkie": "For Allen De Loach / With friendship and all best wishes / William Lee Burroughs / April 27, 1974"; and once on the title page of Maurice Helbrant's "Narcotic Agent," printed dos-a-dos with "Junkie": "For Allen De Loach / William S. Burroughs."

Burroughs' first book, inscribed to a close friend and important supporter. Allen De Loach edited the mimeo journal "Intrepid" out of Buffalo, New York. Like "Floating Bear," "Intrepid" was a mailing-list-distributed mimeo. Its issue 14/15 was dedicated entirely to the work of Burroughs and was the first serious and comprehensive examination of Burroughs' post-"Naked Lunch" work.

De Loach often hosted Burroughs both at his home and for readings and events at SUNY Buffalo, where he also taught. Their friendship continued until Burroughs' death. De Loach also published most of the Beats under his Intrepid Press imprint, including books from Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Ray Bremser, and Burroughs himself. Burroughs, under his William Lee pseudonym, also edited **Buffalo Cold Spring Precinct 23 Bulletin** (Buffalo NY: Intrepid Press 1971). A warm and significant association.

Very good in original pictorial wrappers. Some mild, inoffensive creasing and rubbing to the wrapper. Pages mildly toned. Else clean and sound.

[Maynard and Miles A1].

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Bookseller
Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
126517
Title
Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (First Edition, inscribed to Allen De Loach)
Author
William S. Burroughs writing as William Lee
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Ace Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1953
Keywords
Literature | Beat Literature and Interest | Counterculture | Drugs and Alcohol | Association Copy
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Association Copy; Beat Literature and Interest; Drugs and Alcohol;

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