Place Published: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: Straight Arrow Books
Date Published: 1973
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 37464
419pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Pale yellow cloth spine and boards with the title stamped in pale blue ink on the spine. Very good. The top edge of the text block is just a little soiled. The front endsheet is barely perceptibly darkened, and there is a large browned patch on the half title page. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with mild edge wear.
"Ann Charters loved Kerouac's art, did his first Bibliography with/for him while alive, cherished his scripture and literary soul-might, researched with dignity the interior of his novels and family, spoke many years with his friends, and applied her vast tactful scholarship as a master musician-archivist of jazz to the understanding of his musical sound as American lonely Prose Trumpeter of drunken Buddha Sacred Heart." - Allen Ginsberg