First edition of Kerouac's classic Beat novel, with iconic Bill English jacket design echoing his work for ON THE ROAD.
Near fine in like jacket.
THE DHARMA BUMS
"The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is."
Written over ten marathon sessions in 1957 (also in scroll format, like ON THE ROAD), DHARMA BUMS follows Kerouac's and Gary Snyder's literary stand-ins, as they sample the Beat scene and ponder Buddhism. It remains a much-loved work.
New York: Viking Press, 1958. 8'' x 5.25''. Original black cloth, original unclipped ($3.95) dust jacket designed by Bill English. 244 pages. Topstain faded, jacket mildly rubbed (as usual), touches of edgewear: else a bright and clean example of a jacket typically seen in much worse shape. Altogether handsome and well above-average.
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