Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij (Literaire Pocketserie No. 32) November 1959 [Charters D7]. Dutch first edition of The Subterraneans, translated by John Vandenbergh. Front cover artwork by Karel Beunis. Originally published by Grove Press in 1958, The Subterraneans is a semi-fictional account of the author’s short romance with a black woman named Alene Lee (Mardou Fox) in San Francisco, 1953.
Sextodecimo (16mo), 144 pp. In original stiff pictorial laminated wrappers, perfect bound. Light wear to spine and extremities and previous owner’s name sticker to the top of the half title page. Additional photos available on request.