First printing of this wildly successful and enduring philosophical novel.
Near fine in near-fine jacket.
ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
"To arrive in the Rocky Mountains by plane would be to see them in one kind of context,as pretty scenery. But to arrive after days of hard travel across the prairies would be to see them in another way, as a goal, a promised land."
A surprise bestseller at the time of its publication, it quickly went through multiple (multiple) printings and has never been out-of-print since. A classic cult novel mixing Eastern ideas with the Western ideal of a man and his motorcycle. An attractive copy of a book typically found rather worn and thumbed.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974. Full title: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original quarter black cloth over boards. In original unclipped ($7.95) dust jacket. 412 pages. Jacket has touches of rubbing to rear panel, bit of wear at top of spine. Book has trace shelf-soil. Else sound and clean.
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