Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snagged on eBay: 1957 edition of On The Road

I just found out I was high bidder on a 1957 (the original publication year) paperback edition of On The Road. Here's a picture:



Pretty cool. I know - it's just a "thing." Nevertheless, it's pretty damn cool.

4 comments:

Jonny Darko said...

Very cool. There's a great picture of Jack on the back of the 40th anniversary hardcover of him opening up a box of the first copy of On the Road and holding the book in his hand for the first time. Must have been a moment of sweet vindication after all those years of struggling to get it out there. Even with all the edits.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Thanks. I'm gonna check out that pic. I can (sort of) relate to the feeling he was experiencing.

jessmoleman said...

Congratulations!:) I'm curious what you will find in the book (notes of a previous owner, maybe a lost theatre ticket...). With a book like "On the road" I always love the hidden treasures it gathers from being on the road and having changed hands countless times before ending up in mine. Enjoy it!

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Jess, we agree. I will report what I find here at The Daily Beat!