Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition. Octavo. One of the high spots of Beat literature; "a revolting miasma of unrelieved perversion and disease," as per one of the dissenting justices in the Massachusetts Supreme Court obscenity ruling. This copy with the first state jacket, designed by Burroughs, with the input of Brion Gysin, with original price to rear flap (1500 Francs). The book itself with the green decorative border to title page, and "Francs 1,500" to rear cover. Bright green Traveller's Companion wrappers (no. 76), with minor rubbing and slight bump to head of spine, thus close to near fine. Mild toning to illustrated jacket, with bump to head of spine and faint stain; thus close to near fine. Overall, a pleasing copy of this landmark work.