William Burroughs - The Soft Machine

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William Burroughs - The Soft Machine - Paris - The Olympia Press - 1961 - 1st edition - [184]pp - Softcover with dust jacket - 11 x 18 cm. - Jacket design: Brion Gysin.

Condition: Good - the rare dustjacket has some wear and a vague stain on the back.

First edition of this experimental novel; the first part of The Nova Trilogy by Beat Generation cult writer / junkie William Seward Burroughs II (1914-1997), as published in The Traveller's Companion Series No. 88. Cf. Kearney 163; Printed in France by Impremerie S.I.P. Montreuil (Seine), June 1961 '.

¶ This copy comes from the library of writer Simon Vinkenoog who placed his SIGNATURE on the half-title page and left his markings throughout the text with blue ballpoint. Vinkenoog (1928-2009) is considered as 'the only Dutch Beatnik'.

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