New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 499 pages; VG/G+; spine illustrated with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50', mild chipping and wear to all extremities, some tape reinforcement along interior of jacket rear hinge and lower edge; small price-stamp to rear endpaper; Signed flat by Kerouac as 'John Kerouac', unusually signed as such.; CX consignment; shelved case 3.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
The first major work published by Kerouac, 'The Town and the City' was originally published under the name of ‘John Kerouac’, but for the remainder of his writing career he went by the name of ‘Jack Kerouac’.