The Yage Letters. William BURROUGHS, Allen GINSBERG.
The Yage Letters.
The Yage Letters.


The Yage Letters.

SF: City Lights Books, 1963. First edition. 12mo. Wrps., 68pp.

SIGNED by William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg on the title page (both signatures are relatively early, with the former not including the author's middle initial).

An "early epistolary novel" by Burroughs, "detailing picaresque incidents of search for telepathic-hallucinogenic-mind-expanding drug Yage" (back cover blurb). The letters date from 1953 and record Burroughs' journeys through the Amazon jungle. Includes two drawings by Allen Ginsberg and his letters to Burroughs from 1960.

Wrappers slightly rubbed, o/w a tight, Very Good plus copy.