London: Heinemann 1961. FIRST UK EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's deep red hardback cloth binding in striking pictorial dustjacket by August von Briesen. With non-personal presentation inscription to flyleaf 'Best wishes / Edinburgh 1964 /Alexander Trocchi. Top edge a little dusty, rear panel likewise. A near fine copy of an exceptionally rare signed book. A beat novel from the avant garde, heroin-fuelled underground Scottish novelist, whose challenging work was subject to censorship and obsenity trials, and who once claimed claimed "sodomy" as a basis for his writing. Item #48852
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