THE TOWN AND THE CITY
Price: 1,750.00 CAD
New York: Harcourt Brace And Company, 1950. New York: Harcourt Brace And Company, 1950. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition of the author's first book published under the name John Kerouac. 8vo., 499pp. Cranberry red cloth, gilt-stamped upper cover & spine lettering, medium grey topstain. A near fine or better copy in a very bright correctly priced dust jacket with a bit of expert conservation at the spine crown. A conventional essentially autobiographical novel, influenced much by his admiration of the work of Thomas Wolfe, it would be seven years before Kerouac would publish in his own unique "spontaneous prose", his second novel, the ground-breaking "On The Road". An exceptional copy of this increasingly uncommon title. 1st Edition.