路上 / Rojō.
Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha (New World Literature), October 1959 [Charters D50]. First Japanese edition of On the Road, translated by Minoru Fukuda. First and only printing. Unknown number of copies issued in 1959. Publishing price was 340 Japanese Yen.
Considered a defining work of the postwar beat and counter culture generations, On the Road was originally published by Viking Press on 5th September, 1957. The novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005, and the Modern Library ranked the book 55th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
Duodecimo (12mo), 312 pp. Tan-colored textured paper covered boards printed in brown on spine. In glossy illustrated dust jacket. Fine in near fine jacket. Additional photos available on request.