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The Soft Machine by  William S BURROUGHS - Signed First Edition - (1961) - from Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (SKU: 033109)

The Soft Machine

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The Soft Machine

by BURROUGHS, William S

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine /Near Fine
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About This Item

Paris: Olympia. (1961). The true first edition, published in Paris by Maurice Girodias' press five years before it came out in the U.S. This copy is inscribed by Burroughs: "For Bob Jackson/ all the best/ William Burroughs/ for Brion Gysin." Gysin designed the dust jacket. Modest foxing to pages edges and endpages; near fine in a near fine, mildly tanned dust jacket with rubbing to the folds. The first issue, with the 15 New Franc price on both the rear cover of the book and the front flap of the dust jacket. An influential book, part of the sequence that includes The Naked Lunch and The Ticket That Exploded. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Bookseller
Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
033109
Title
The Soft Machine
Author
BURROUGHS, William S
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Olympia
Place of Publication
Paris
Date Published
(1961)

Terms of Sale

Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

All books are First Editions or First American Editions in dust jackets unless otherwise noted and are returnable within 30 days.

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Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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About Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

We deal in rare books, specializing in modern literary first editions. We regularly issue catalogs of Modern Literature and less regularly issue catalogs of Native American Literature, the Literature of the Vietnam War and the 1960s, and Nature Writing. Ken is a former President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. We maintain an office in Hadley, Massachusetts and welcome visitors by appointment. We are always interested in buying rare books, manuscripts, or related material in any of our areas of specialty and are happy to hear from anyone offering such items to us.

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jacket
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First Edition
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inscribed
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fine
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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