KEROUAC, Jack: On The Road. London, Andre Deutsch, June 1960 (fourth impression)/ May 1958 (first UK edition). Octavo; maroon papered boards lettered in gilt on the spine; covers a little rubbed and bumped; edges lightly tanned, with the leading edge slightly foxed and scuffed; small stain to the bottom left-hand corner of the front pastedown, with tiny associated stains to the bottom corner tip of the front flyleaf, initial blank and half-title; contemporary ownership signature (see below); a very good copy with the very good unclipped dustwrapper rubbed and a little chipped and stained on the rear panel, with the spine sunned and lightly stained, with a little surface loss to silverfish (affecting slightly a few letters of the title and the author’s name).
The dustwrapper artwork is by Len Deighton. Signed in ink on the front flyleaf ‘J.S. Ostoja 1960’; from the collection of the artist Joseph Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, known internationally for his pioneering work in chromasonics and kinetic art.