Ghost of Chance

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New York: Whitney Museum of Art 1991, first issue of this work in conjunction with the Whitney museum, illustrated with three black and white etchings, one black and white drawing and 10 colored lithographs by George Condo tipped in. An edition of 160 copies signed by Burroughs and Condo. An adventure story set in the jungle of Madagascar and filled with Burroughs’ usual concerns: drugs, paranoia, and lemurs; this short novel tells an important story about environmental devastation in a way that only Burroughs could tell it. Hand bound by Claudia Cohen in a full silk-surfaced black cloth with golden tan fibers interwoven. Full color pictorial end papers, in a matching cloth covered slipcase, one of the most elaborate Burroughs publications ever.

New York: High Risk Books 1995, an edition of 125 copies signed by Burroughs in slipcase without a dust jacket as issued. Includes seventeen illustrations by Burroughs which accompany the text.

_____ Uncorrected Galley Proof in glossy pictorial wraps.

_____ the trade edition, bound in pictorial boards without dust jacket as issued.

London: Serpent’s Tail 2002, first British edition 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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