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Il dottor Sax.

Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Medusa 525), January 1968. Italian first edition of Doctor Sax translated by Magda de Cristofaro. Originally published by Grove Press in 1959, Doctor Sax tells the story of Jackie Duluoz, based on Kerouac himself, relating a dream in which he finds himself in Lowell, his childhood home town. Prompted by this dream, he recollects the story of his childhood along with his shrouded childhood fantasies [not in Charters].

Duodecimo (12mo), 286 pp. Green textured paper-covered boards that resembles BF type, unfilled cloth. The front cover and spine are stamped in gilt. The back cover has a Medusa head blindstamped. White gloss-coated dust jacket printed in green, gold and black inks. Light age tanning to inside pages, else near fine in near fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. Additional photos available on request.