Very Good. Item #001264
New York: Grove Press, 1959. Evergreen Original E-160. First Paperback Edition. Octavo; [vi], 245pp. Printed paper wraps with original $1.75 price to front. Variant paperback binding with "Doctor Sax by Jack Kerouac" measuring 5 1/16" on spine. [Charters A5b]. Covers lightly rubbed along edges, with a bump to back cover at top corner near spine, a few light creases, and some scattered fingerprinting. Spine straight and unbroken. Crease at top corner of pages 147 from improper closure, else pages crisp and unmarked. Binding is sound.
Kerouac's riff on Faustus, set in a dream version of Lowell, Massachusetts with a gray castle under which a pantheon of monsters and magicians try to awaken the Great World Snake.