New York: Ace Books, 1953. The Ace Double First Edition (D-15). First edition of Burroughs' first novel. Trade paperback, 16.3 x 10.6cm, pp.149 (Junkie) 4 (Ads) 169 Narcotic Agent. A clean, bright copy. Item #844
Now considered a classic of the Beat generation, Junkie was first published as a trade paperback intended for subway reading and initially earned Burroughs less than a cent per copy sold in royalties. Ace Books only published paperbacks so copies of this title, especially in near fine condition, are scarce.