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1.
Paul Bowles A Descriptive Bibliography

Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. First Edition. Hard Cover. Limited First Edition. Signed by Paul Bowles and bibliographer Jeffrey Miller, This copy is #186/200. This is a comprehensive compilation of the published writings & music of Paul Bowless (1910-1999) through 1986. A must for the serious Paul Bowles aficionado-collector, & a most rare, beautiful collectible item in itself. As New. Item #1021

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Price: $234.00
Paul Bowles A Descriptive Bibliography
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Journal for the Protection of All Beings No. 1

San Francisco, California: City Lights Books, 1961. First Edition. Softcover. Journal "We hope we have here an open place where normally apolitical men may speak uncensored upon any subject they feel most hotly & coolly about in a world which politics has made..." (Editors' Statement) This is a landmark production of City Lights Books, publisher of iconic Beat works, most famously Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "A Coney Island... Item #1645

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Journal for the Protection of All Beings No. 1
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Ghost of Chance

William S. Burroughs. London, England & New York, NY: Serpent's Tail, 1995. First Edition. This is one of only 125 copies of a limited special edition of William S. Burroughs' "Ghost of Chance" issued concurrently with the first trade edition and signed by William S. Burroughs on the title page. This is copy #103/125. Housed in a black slipcase with black ribbon marker. Featuring b&w reproductions of WSB artworks throughout... Item #1521

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Price: $800.00
Ghost of Chance
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Neal Cassady: Collected Letters, 1944-1967

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2004. Softcover. This is the "Advanced Uncorrected Proof", as stated on the front cover, preceding the first edition, of this collection of letters addressed to Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Carolyn Cassady, John Clellon Holmes & others by Neal Cassady (1926-1968), the legendary Beat writer/muse who was the basis for the character Dean Moriarty in Kerouac's "On the Road", & who bridged the Beat & Hippie... Item #1575

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Neal Cassady: Collected Letters, 1944-1967
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Smack

Los Angeles, California: Black Sparrow Press, 1972. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed & numbered by Tom Clark, with additional signature on loose prospectus card. This is copy #26/175. A beautiful early production from the acclaimed Black Sparrow Press, this is a collection of poems by Tom Clark, prolific poet, novelist, editor & biographer of Kerouac & others. One of 175 hardcover copies numbered & signed by Clark with introductory notes... Item #1646

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Price: $190.00
Smack
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Night Song

Illustrator Adrian Brooks. Kathmandu, Nepal: Starstream Editions, 1970s (1974-77). First Printing. 12" x 15 1/2" Broadside mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Signed by Ira Cohen. This is one of the Starstream Editions broadsides published by Ira Cohen (1935-2011) during his sojourn in Kathmandu during the 1970s. The legendary poet, publisher, photographer & filmmaker's career & travels spanned the Beat era & beyond. One of a series of broadsides... Item #1647

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Price: $300.00
Night Song
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The Beat Generation

New York City, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. With signature of Allen DeLoach, previous owner. This is one of the earliest comprehensive studies of the Beat phenomenon, & is still regarded as an important source of information on "The tumultous '50s movement and its impact on today" (subtitle on dust jacket). The author Bruce Cook (1932-2003) interviewed Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs & other... Item #1648

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The Beat Generation
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Alchemical Spring

California, PA: Arthur & Kit Knight, 1979. Limited Edition. 14 1/2" x 22 Broadside. This is copy #57/500. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. A bold broadside of an illustrated haiku-poem by Gregory Corso (1930-2001), among the first-tier poets of the Beat Generation. An enlarged reproduction of Corso's cursive hand-writing & hand-drawings, the poem in its entirety consists of the underlined title "Alchemical Poem" & "A bluebird alights/upon a.... Item #1685

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Alchemical Spring
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Characteristically

IIlustrator K. Klopp. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Pomegranate Press, 1972. Limited Edition. 7 1/2" x 20". Broadside.This is #147/500. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. An oblong broadside by the poet Robert Creeley (1926-2005), affiliated with the Beats, Black Mountain College & now a sui generis legend in the pantheon of American poetry. Issued in September 1972, signed by the poet & beautifully illlustrated. In fine condition, with only a.... Item #1649

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Characteristically
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Wishes

Tiburon-Belvedere, California: Cadmus Editions, 1982. Limited Edition. 22" x 17 1/2". Broadside. Signed by Robert Creeley. A large broadside by Robert Creeley (1926-2005), in the canon of great American poets. This is No. 74/100 of a limited edition issued in 1982, & is signed by the poet. Beautifully illustrated with a block print by Sally McQuillan that takes up most of the broadside, designed & printed by Graham Mackintosh. In... Item #1650

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Wishes
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Comics

Crumb, Robert. Hamburg, Germany: Ginkgo Press, 1992. Book Folio with slipcase. Cloth. This collection, originally published by Black Sparrow Press as a limited edition in 1990, consists of three classic R. Crumb stories: "The Story O' My Life," "People..Ya Gotta Love 'Em," and "I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!" This is the Gingko Press limited signed edition. In gray cloth and publisher's slipcase. One of 500 numbered copies signed by R. Crumb... Item #1102

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Comics
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The Bell Tower

Illustrated by Darcie Sanders. Chicago, Illinois: The Ravine Press, 1976. Limited Edition. 13" x 20" Broadside. This is #52/150. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap. Signed by Diane Di Prima. Featuring an elegaic, haunting poem by Diane di Prima, among the few female members of the original Beat Generation. An important poet, publisher & memoirist for well over a half century, she is still active. The text is... Item #1651

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Price: $125.00
The Bell Tower
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Gunslinger

Berkeley, California: Wingbow Press, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. This is Edward Dorn's most famous work, his magnum opus, published here in complete form for the first time in a first hardcover trade edition of only 450 copies. Along with his contemporaries Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan & Charles Olson, Edward Dorn (1929-1999) is associated with Black Mountain College as one of the key "Black Mountain Poets." The poem, first published in... Item #1652

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Gunslinger
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The Opening of the Field

New York City, New York: Grove Press, 1960. First Printing. Softcover. Previously owned & signed by Tom Clark. This is the first major collection of poems by Robert Duncan (1919-1988), a major figure in 20th century American letters, associated with the Beats, the San Francisco Renaissance, and the Black Mountain School. The first poem, "Often I Am Permitted To Return To A Meadow," is one of his most famous &... Item #1653

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The Opening of the Field
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My Mother Would Be A Falconress

Berkeley, California: Oyez, 1968. Limited Edition. 20" x 28" Broadside. Signed with citation by Robert Duncan. A large broadside by Robert Duncan, issued in 1968 in a limited edition we believe consisted of under 200 copies. Duncan is a major figure in 20th century American poetry, associated with the Beats, the San Francisco Renaissance & the Black Mountain Poets. The text of the poem, My Mother Would Be A Falconress... Item #1654

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My Mother Would Be A Falconress
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Repeat After Me

1960s. Limited Edition. 27 1/2" x 20 1/2" Broadside. This is #29/200. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti; signed & numbered by illustrator. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. This large beautiful broadside, one of a limited edition of 200, features a short poem by legendary Beat poet & publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a quintessentially hip, humorous & irreverent parody of a traditional prayer. Boldly signed by the poet (just his last... Item #1655

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Price: $350.00
Repeat After Me
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Thoughts to a Concerto of Telemann

Eleanor Dickinson. San Francisco, California: East Wind Printers, 1963. Limited Edition. 13"x 20" Broadside. Limited Edition. One of 300 copies (no numbering).Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. An exquisite broadside issued in an edition of 300 copies in October, 1963 for the 17th annual San Francisco Arts Festival. Featuring an evocative, emotional poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the venerable Beat poet & publisher, composed in London... Item #1658

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Thoughts to a Concerto of Telemann
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The Love Nut

Illustrated by McCurdy, Michael. Lincoln, Massachusetts: Penmaen Press, 1979. Limited Edition. 9" x 25" Broadside. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A lovely oblong broadside issued in a limited edition of 300, illustrated by Michael McCurdy from Penmaen Press, his imprint. Featuring a poem by Beat icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti (still going strong at the age of 93 as of this writing!), & boldly signed... Item #1657

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The Love Nut
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The Second Coming Magazine, Vol 1, No. 2

New York, NY: Samuel Pitts Edwards & Jack Rennert, July 1961. First Printing. Staplebound Wraps. The second issue of this important literary magazine, featuring "when the mode of the music changes the walls of the city shake," the first appearance of a prose work by Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), described by the great Beat poet in his contributor's blurb as "...not an essay--they're irritable notes written in 1959 at the height... Item #1676

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The Second Coming Magazine, Vol 1, No. 2
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Consulting I Ching Smoking Pot Listening to the Fugs Sing Blake

Pleasant Valley, New York: Kriya Press, 1967. Limited Edition. 14" x 19" including frame. Broadside This is lettered copy "J," either out of 100 copies total or 26 lettered copies in addition to 100 numbered copies. An illustrated broadside featuring a short poem by Allen Ginsberg, composed under the influences as indicated in the title, in June 1966. Ginsberg was in full hippie bloom a decade after his groundbreaking arrival... Item #1659

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Consulting I Ching Smoking Pot Listening to the Fugs Sing Blake
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Iron Horse

San Francisco, California: City Lights Books, 1974. First American Edition. Softcover. Signed by Allen Ginsberg with hand corrections of text. This is the first U.S. edition of Iron Horse by Allen Ginsberg, preceded by Canadian & German editions. Originally composed in July of 1966, the title poem is a tour-de-force that takes up the entire slim, oblong book. This stated "First City Lights Edition" is boldly signed & dated by... Item #1660

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Iron Horse
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Old Pond Song

Cambridge, MA: Firefly Press, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. A slender volume of poetry in the form of earthy, uninhibited song lyrics by Allen Ginsberg, among the great original members of the Beat Generation. This is one of the scarcest rarities in all of the vast small-press Ginsberg oeuvre. One of only 50 numbered copies signed by the poet, this is copy #16/50. With photographs by Rosalie Post, including a tipped-in... Item #1600

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Old Pond Song
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Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958

New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1995. Limited First Edition. Hardcover in slipcase. Signed & numbered by Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg's journals from the crucial years of 1954-1958, during which Howl was composed & published among other Beat milestones. This is a specially bound & slipcased edition limited to 176 copies, only 150 of which were for sale. This is copy #15/150, signed & numbered by the poet. Marbled endpapers, gilt... Item #1461

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Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958
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Brion Gysin Let The Mice In

West Glover, VT: Something Else Press, 1973. First Edition. Soft Cover. Signed by co-author William S. Burroughs A classic work that explains & applies the cut-up writing technique by its co-inventor, Brion Gysin. Also includes texts by William S. Burroughs and Ian Sommerville. Edited by Jan Herman. Advance Review Copy of the first softcover edition, limited to 1000 copies, with publisher's review card laid in. Signed by William S. Burroughs... Item #1175

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Price: $474.00
Brion Gysin Let The Mice In
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Huncke's Journal

Matson, Erin. New York, NY: The Poets Press, 1965. First edition. Stapled Wrappers. The first edition of the first published work of Herbert Huncke (1915-1996), who introduced William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac to the NYC underworld & helped launch the Beat Generation. Published by Beat poet Diane Di Prima's press, this is among the very rarest Huncke collectibles. This is a particularly beautiful copy, in very fine... Item #1531

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Huncke's Journal


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