BURROUGHS, William S. Cities of the Red Night. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1981.
8vo., as issued, in original and unopened shipping box; presumed mint.
First edition, copy G of 500 signed by Burroughs.
A drug-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of The Naked Lunch. Cities of the Red Night is the first work in Burrough's final trilogy of novels, known as The Red Night Trilogy. The later titles are The Place of Dead Roads (1983) and The Western Lands (1987). An opium addict is lost in the jungle, young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, and all the while the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus.
Presented here in its original sealed box, we will leave it to the buyer to be the first to open its pages.