First edition of this sequel of sorts to DHARMA BUMS, in which Kerouac weaves Buddhist themes through memoir.
Very good plus in like jacket.
"Angels in Desolation–/ Visions of Angels–/ Visions of Desolation–/ D e s o l a t i o n A n g e l s."
Kerouac "wrote [DESOLATION ANGELS] by hand by candlelight" (Charters) after which the manuscript was "passed from hand to hand in the literary underground" (dust jacket) until it was finally published in 1965. In two sections, it chronicles his painfully lonely stint as a fire lookout as he tries to live a Zen life, his exploits in San Francisco, Mexico, and New York, and the time immediately after he found fame with ON THE ROAD. Another peek into the world of Beat greats.
Read more: Charters, "A Bibliography of Works by Jack Kerouac," A20a, pages 43-45.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1965). 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original orange publisher's cloth binding with gilt titles to front board and spine. Original pictorial price-clipped orange, yellow, and white dust jacket designed by Sam Salant. With yellow endpapers. xxviii, 366,  pages. Owner's name in ink to top corner of front flyleaf dated 1965. Some ink underlining to introduction, tapering off completely by page 12; note in ink to page 1: "I don't really know why I'm / going to bother starting this. I doubt / that I'll finish it." Some edgewear to jacket, with a couple tiny chips. Spine ends mildly bumped, with very light edgewear. Else sharp and bright.
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