The Place of Dead Roads

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New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston 1983, an edition of 300 copies signed by Burroughs, issued in slipcase without dust jacket. Burroughs enjoyed reading about the American West of frontier days, and he uses that setting as the basis and background, and in a sense the springboard, for this book.

_____ the trade edition, full brown cloth binding, spine lettering in bronze, hardbound in dust jacket featuring wrap-a-round cover art by Robert Reed.

_____ variant issue of first printing of the trade edition, quarter bound in an orange-brown cloth, spine titled in metallic silver, light brown textured paper-covered boards, hardbound in dust jacket. The text block and dust jacket are the same as above. Published priority is not known but paper covered boards are less commonly found.

_____ Uncorrected Galley Proof in tan wraps.

London: John Calder 1984, first British printing, hardbound in dust jacket.

_____ simultaneous British softcover edition in illustrated wraps.

New York: Owl Books 1985, softbound edition in illustrated wraps.

London: Paladin 1987, new British edition in wraps.

London: Flamingo 1994, new British edition in wraps.

New York: Owl Books 1995, new edition in wraps with a different cover design.

New York: Picador USA 2001, a new edition with a new cover design, bound in wraps.

London: Flamingo 2001, a new British edition, bound in wraps.

This bibliography of A-List publications by William S. Burroughs derives from Eric C. Shoaf’s Collecting William S. Burroughs in Print: A Checklist and is published online courtesy of the author, who retains all rights. Published by RealityStudio in April 2007.

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