Kerouac, Jack. Big Sur
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1963. Hardback 8vo; first edition. 241 pp. Blue and black mottled boards; black cloth spine; gilt titles; blue top stain. Condition: Very Good; minor bottom edge shelf-wear; tiny damp-stain to bottom edge of text block; small bump to bottom front corner and to head and tail of spine. Dust jacket condition: Very Good; unclipped; very light damp-stain to lower edge of front panel, tail, and back panel; 1/2" closed tear to upper rear panel; head and tail lightly chipped. $400
Ten years on from On the Road, the end of the road is the northern California surf pounding the shore. Big Sur is Kerouac’s heroic follow-up to his most famous work.