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Kerouac Jack

Jack Kerouac's Personal 1st Ed. Copy of "On The Road", Estate Certified!

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!'”

On The Road, Jack Kerouac's Personal Copy. Viking Press, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine book with a lightly nicked and chipped original first printing jacket. Internally clean and bright, with flat unmarked pages. Stamped on the front fly leaf with the Jack Kerouac Estate stamp, in addition to the raised blind seal from Executor of the Estate, John Sampas.

Provenance: This piece comes directly from the Estate of Jack Kerouac, via John Shen-Sampas, executor of the Kerouac Estate. John Shen-Sampas is the son of John Sampas, friend and brother-in-law of Jack Kerouac, and the brother of Stella Kerouac, Jack’s wife.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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Jack Kerouac

Estimate $5,000 - $6,000Mar 25, 2020
Starting Price $1,600
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Westport , CT, USA