Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by  William [pseudonym William S. Burroughs] LEE - Paperback - First Edition - 1953 - from Brian Cassidy Bookseller at Type Punch Matrix (SKU: 41220)

JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

Click for full-size.

JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

by LEE, William [pseudonym William S. Burroughs]

  • Used
  • paperback
  • First
Very Good.
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Item Price
Or just $4,475.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
FREE Shipping to USA Standard delivery: 5 to 14 days
More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: Ace, 1953. First Edition. Very Good.. Burroughs' first book, inscribed to a close friend and important supporter. Allen De Loach edited the mimeo journal INTREPID out of Buffalo, NY. 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, including -- under his Intrepid Press imprint -- books from Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Ray Bremser, and Burroughs himself. Buffalo Cold Spring Precinct 23 Bulletin (Buffalo NY: Intrepid Press 1971) lists the "editor" as "William Lee." A warm and significant association. [Maynard and Miles A1]. Wraps. 12mo. Mass market paperback. Very good in original pictorial wraps. Some creasing, rubbing to wraps. Pages mildly toned. Else clean and sound. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Burroughs: "For Allen De Loach / With friendship / and all best / wishes / William Lee Burroughs / April 27, 1974." Printed dos-a-dos with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Ace D-15.


Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


Brian Cassidy Bookseller at Type Punch Matrix US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict
LEE, William [pseudonym William S. Burroughs]
Book condition
Used - Very Good.
First Edition
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published

Terms of Sale

Brian Cassidy Bookseller at Type Punch Matrix

Payment by check or money order (made out to "Type Punch Matrix"), VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Paypal. All books subject to prior sale. New customers are asked to prepay. Libraries, institutions, and established customers and dealers may be invoiced. Reciprocal trade courtesies.

About the Seller

Brian Cassidy Bookseller at Type Punch Matrix

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since 2004
Silver Spring, Maryland
Ask Seller a Question

About Brian Cassidy Bookseller at Type Punch Matrix

Brian Cassidy Bookseller is the counterculture department of Type Punch Matrix, a rare book firm founded in 2019 by Rebecca Romney and Brian Cassidy. BCB @ TPM specializes in the avant garde in all its various guises, including: The Beats; artists' books; poetry; small journals and magazines (especially those associated with the Mimeo Revolution); modern and contemprary art; photography; music; archives and appraisals; as well as vernacular, folk, and outsider books of all kinds. We are always looking to purchase books within my areas of interest, from single titles to collections. Please inquire. We are open by appointment and are easily accessible by public transit.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
pictorial wraps
Pictorial wraps are color illustrated covers for paperback books. Preceding mass-market paperbacks, this format brought popular... [More]
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [More]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Mass Market
Mass market paperback books, or MMPBs, are printed for large audiences cheaply. This means that they are smaller, usually 4... [More]
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [More]

Frequently asked questions