The Last Words of Dutch Schultz. William S. BURROUGHS.
The Last Words of Dutch Schultz.
The Last Words of Dutch Schultz.


The Last Words of Dutch Schultz.

London: Cape Goliard, 1970. First edition, softcover issue.

SIGNED and inscribed by William Burroughs on the title page in four different colour felt-tip pens to Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach: "For Claude and Mary a thousand kim from the Dutchman William Burroughs."

Pélieu and Beach published and translated several of Burroughs' books, and his inscription refers to an extract from the dying words of Dutch Schultz ("A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kim"), included by Burroughs in "Notes on Last Scene" towards the end of the book.

One or two minor pencil annotations by Mary Beach (probably in preparation for her translation); faint reading creases to spine; small bump to head of spine; o/w a Very Good plus copy with a terrific association and an attractive, multi-coloured inscription given unusual attention by Burroughs.