Junkie. William BURROUGHS, as 'William Lee'.
Junkie.
Junkie.

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Junkie.

London: Digit Books, nd. (1957). First UK edition, and the first edition of "Junkie" as a separate item. Wrps. Front cover art by Al Rossi, based on his earlier artwork for Ace Books. His sensational back cover art depicts blonde with hypo and rolled-down stocking, and it was probably this, at least in part, that provoked the British censors to suppress the book after publication and order all the remaining copies to be pulped.

Surviving copies of this legendary rarity seldom appear on the market, and those that do are usually found in less than collectable condition. This copy's only flaws are a tiny blemish to the upper wrapper, and a faint, single crease to the spine, with minor rubbing to spine and edges.

An excellent copy of one of the most desirable and sought-after drug paperbacks, and the rarest edition of Burroughs' first book.

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