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BURROUGHS, William S.

BURROUGHS, William S.

Rare books by William S. Burroughs, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Naked Lunch, and Junkie.

William Seward Burroughs II also known by his pen name William Lee; (1914 –1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A key figure of the Beat Generation and a leading postmodernist author, he wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays.

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  1. The Naked Lunch.
    First edition, first impression, second issue with the new Franc price stamped over the original price on the rear wrapper. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 99784

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  2. Naked Lunch.
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in France in the same year. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 76311

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  3. The Naked Lunch.
    First Edition, First Printing. Second Issue with New Franc price stamped over the original. Learn More
    £775

    Stock Code: 38812

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  4. The Last Words of Dutch Schultz.
    Signed limited edition. One of 100 copies numbered and signed by Burroughs. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 41389

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  5. Junkie.
    Reprint. It was first published pseudonymously in the US in 1953, under the name William Lee and entitled Junky, and first appeared in the UK in 1957. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 100262

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  6. The Last Words of Dutch Schultz. A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script.
    First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Allen Ginsberg, all the best, from the Dutchman, William S. Burroughs." The front free endpaper has an inscription, partly erased, in Ginsberg's hand, ending "bought 2'nd Hand 1982 sometime". Two scenarios suggest themselves: either Ginsberg... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 107276

    signed

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  7. Ali's Smile. Naked Scientology.
    First collected edition, presentation copy to Allen Ginsberg, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Allen, love William S. Burroughs", and with Ginsberg's ownership inscription to the first blank, "Allen Ginsberg Aug 30 1979, City Lights" and his additional note on the first blank, "June 12, 1980. Signed." Burroughs... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 93744

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