New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1958. 2nd Printing. Octavo, publisher's black, blue and green illustrated stiff paper wraps, spine and upper wrap lettered in white and blue.
First edition, second printing of Kerouac's follow-up to On the Road, a semi-autobiographical novel of interracial romance set in the bars and jazz clubs of San Francisco's Beat heyday. Published simultaneously in trade and limited hardcover editions, and as an "Evergreen Original" paperback, as here (E-99). List of Evergreen titles printed to verso of wraps. Cover designed by regular Grove Press deisgner Roy Kuhlman. Early owner inscription to front free endpaper. Some rubbing to joints and edgewear and creasing to wraps. Very good. Item #190