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Pleased to Meet You, Number 1, June 2016

Paris, France: Semiose Editions, 2016. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A brand-new, large magazine-format book from France devoted to William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), a founding father of the Beat Generation; among the most significant literary & cultural figures of all time. Featuring an interview of WSB conducted by Simone Lazzeri Ellis in Lawrence, Kansas during 1990; an essay, "Painting and Guns by El Hombre Invisible" by Jean-Jaques Lebel & a magnificent... Item #2506

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Pleased to Meet You, Number 1, June 2016. William S. Burroughs.
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Broadside-Poster announcing City Lights in North Dakota Events

Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota, 1974. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (17&1/2"x22&1/2") announcing a major poetry reading event that took place at the University of North Dakota over five days, March 18-22, 1974. Titled "City Lights in North Dakota," this event featured some of the primary figures of the Beat Generation & the San Francisco Renaissance who were associated with the iconic City Lights Bookstore & imprint... Item #2503

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Broadside-Poster announcing City Lights in North Dakota Events. Various, Allen Ginsberg.
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Conjunctions: 21

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Bard College, 1993. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. This number of the prestigious literary journal features the lengthy poem "And the Stars Were Shining" by the canonical American poet John Ashbery, the title poem of a collection first published the next year (1994). Also in this issue, subtitled "the credos issue," is a special section entitled "Credos" with short essays on beliefs & methods by noted authors including Kathy... Item #2505

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Conjunctions: 21. Various, Kathy Acker, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Robert Kelly, Roger Manley, Guy Mendes, Walter Mosley, Kevin Noble, Anne Waldman, Robin Winters.
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Reproduction of FBI Wanted Poster

n/p: Unknown, Circa 1970. First Printing(?). Single Sheet. A poster (11"x17") reproducing the notice distributed by the FBI dated August 18, 1970 that activist Angela Davis was wanted by the FBI for "Interstate flight-murder, kidnapping" in connection with an infamous incident in Marin County, California on August 7, 1970 in which four were killed, including a judge, & two were injured. The notice bears the facsimile signature of FBI Director... Item #2509

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Reproduction of FBI Wanted Poster. Angela Davis.
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Yellow River Record

London, England: Big Venus, 1969. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. "It is the record of the first two-thirds of an LSD experience with (the poet's wife) Caryl. More narrative than I usually write, but that was my concern in this piece; to get the experience on record."(excerpt from quoted portion of a letter dated July 26, 1969) Thus does Clayton Eshleman, the acclaimed & prolific poet, describe... Item #2501

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Yellow River Record. Clayton Eshleman.
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Bearings

Santa Barbara, CA: Capricorn Press, 1971. Limited First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. A prose-poem by Clayton Eshleman, the esteemed & prolific poet, educator & translator who has long resided in Michigan. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies printed by Noel Young, as noted in colophon. Although this is not among the 100 hand-bound & numbered copies also noted, it is boldly hand-signed by Eshleman below the... Item #2502

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Bearings. Clayton Eshleman.
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Human Wedding

Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. Limited First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. Hand-signed & designated as author's copy by Clayton Eshleman. A chapbook with the title poem by Clayton Eshleman, the acclaimed poet, translator & educator who has long resided in Michigan. As noted in the colophon, this poem was "Published to celebrate the marriage of Diane Wakoski & Michael Watterlond." Wakoski is an esteemed poet & contemporary of Eshleman... Item #2507

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Human Wedding. Clayton Eshleman.
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Realignment

Providence, RI: Treacle Press, 1974. Limited First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. A volume of poems & an essay ("Adhesive Love") by Clayton Eshleman, the esteemed & prolific poet, translator & educator who has long resided in Michigan; with reproductions of drawings by the noted artist Nora Jaffe (1928-1994), one of several collaborations between them. One of a trade paperbound edition of 430 copies, this is copy No. 279/430... Item #2508

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Realignment. Clayton Eshleman, Nora Jaffe.
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Pictures of the Gone World

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1955. Stated Sixteenth Printing of May, 1971. Softcover. The debut book of poems from City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Pictures of the Gone World" marked the appearance of a bold new voice in American literature whose creative contributions and unifying spirit would permanently alter literary history. Drawing from his student days in France and his experience exploring Surrealist, Symbolist, Romanticist and Modernist bodies of... Item #2521

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Pictures of the Gone World. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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A Coney Island of the Mind

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1958. First Edition. Softcover. "A Coney Island of the Mind" is the signature magnum opus from a titan of American Letters and leader of the literary avant-garde, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Softcover in sewn binding. An essential Ferlinghetti collectible. In good condition, with moderate rubbing and soiling to front, back covers and spine; horizontal creasing along length of front cover spine-edge; small bump and creasing at... Item #2518

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A Coney Island of the Mind. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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A Coney Island of the Mind

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1968. Third Printing. Hardcover. This is yet another collectible edition of this magnum opus from a titan of American Letters and leader of the literary avant-garde, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. One of only 1070 copies issued in publisher's glassine dust wrapper. Incorrectly identified as a "SECOND PRINTING" by the publisher, third printings are distinguished by their binding in red cloth and issuance in glassine covers. This... Item #2519

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A Coney Island of the Mind. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower

San Francisco, CA: Golden Mountain Press, 1958. Second Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "Tentative Description..." is an arresting, poignant political poem that takes bold stabs at the sublime mediocrity of Eisenhower America. On verso is the title and author's name with Ferlinghetti's bold, flamboyant signature (last name only, as customary) in the space between them. The use of black ink throughout (including the Publisher's Device) and the absence... Item #2514

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Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Paroles

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1958. Third Printing. Softcover. Among the many influences on the founder of City Lights Books, the populist champion of proletarian life Jacques Prevert proved to be both affirmative and persuasive to the young, bilingual Lawrence Ferlinghetti. As he states in the introductory Translator's Note, he first came upon the work of French poet Jacques Prevert written upon a paper tablecloth in St. Brieuc in... Item #2517

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Paroles. Jacques Prevert, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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HER

New York, NY: New Directions Publishers, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. The first formally published novel from immortal poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti. While most commonly known as a poet, "HER" offers us a different side of Ferlinghetti, albeit decorous with the surrealist, stream-of-consciousness techniques and characteristics that are synonymous with his output. An important collectible in the Ferlinghetti canon. Book in very fine condition with only very light rubbing to... Item #2515

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HER. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Berlin

San Francisco, CA: Golden Mountain Press, 1961. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. A short booklet containing a little-circulated long poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti; poet, publisher, and central organizing figure of the Beat movement. Originally published in October of 1961 in an impression of 1000 copies, this reflective, autobiographical work echoes much of the subject matter familiarly found in the poet's oeuvre: an acute sociopolitical consciousness and a focus on the poet's... Item #2516

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Berlin. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Starting from San Francisco

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1961. First Editions. Hardcover. Two Copies. The third release from one of the formative fathers of the San Francisco Renaissance, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "These poems of voyage are autobiographical in that they grew out of Ferlinghetti's visits to Chile and Peru in 1960." (back flap) Offered here are two copies of paramount poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "Starting from San Francisco." Included with all First Editions of... Item #2520

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Starting from San Francisco. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Unfair Arguments with Existence

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1963. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "Unfair Arguments with Existence" marked Ferlinghetti's first published foray into the world of theatre, and featured seven plays reflective of his vision for "A New Theatre." Acknowledging some debt to Surrealist martyr Antonin Artaud among others, Ferlinghetti composed these seven pieces for the stage. This particular copy can be easily identified as the first edition by... Item #2523

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Unfair Arguments with Existence. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Unfair Arguments with Existence

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1963. Advance Review Copy. Softcover. "Unfair Arguments with Existence" marked Ferlinghetti's first published foray into the world of theatre, and featured seven plays reflective of his vision for "A New Theatre." Acknowledging some debt to Surrealist martyr Antonin Artaud among others, Ferlinghetti composed these seven pieces for the stage. This particular copy can be easily identified as the first edition by the publisher's omission... Item #2524

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Unfair Arguments with Existence. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Unfair Arguments with Existence

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1963. First Edition. Softcover. "Unfair Arguments with Existence" marked Ferlinghetti's first published foray into the world of theatre, and featured seven plays reflective of his vision for "A New Theatre." Acknowledging some debt to Surrealist martyr Antonin Artaud among others, Ferlinghetti composed these seven pieces for the stage. This particular copy can be easily identified as the first edition by the publisher's omission of... Item #2525

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Unfair Arguments with Existence. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Penguin Modern Poets 5

Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1963. First Edition. Softcover. In 1962, Penguin Books launched its "Modern Poets" series featuring selections from three contemporary poets. In 1963, they chose to draw from the already notorious and burgeoning burst of creative activity that was already known as the Beat movement. In 1963 that meant Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso would be chosen to represent these subversive voices challenging the literary establishment... Item #2522

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Penguin Modern Poets 5. Lawrence. Ginsberg Ferlinghetti, Gregory, Allen. Corso.
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Routines

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1964. First Edition. Softcover. In the second installation in Ferlinghetti's series of experimental stage plays, he expanded the territory he began to explore in "Unfair Arguments with Existence" and augmented it with a more solidified philosophical core and an enhanced eccentricity. In the introductory note Ferlinghetti expounds upon the theories that gave birth to the work and its aims. With front cover and interior... Item #2526

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Routines. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Where Is Vietnam?

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. Broadside. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Broadside (8 & 1/2" x 14"). Published in 1965--a decisive and important year in the development of the Vietnam War--Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "Where is Vietnam?" provided another arrow-pointed, pacifist political commentary from a distinguished voice in American letters. This edition is the true first edition, first printing, verified by the misspelling of "gentlemen" as "gentelmen"... Item #2550

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Where Is Vietnam? Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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After the Cries of Birds

San Francisco, CA: Dave Haselwood Books, 1967. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This scarce and underappreciated gem contains two cuts from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's prolific output; the title poem and the sleeper prose piece "Genesis Of." An underground classic crucial to the Ferlinghetti canon, and a most desirable rarity. In nearly fine condition with slight foxing to top of back cover and edges of the middle of the... Item #2527

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After the Cries of Birds. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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An Eye on the World

London, England: MacGibbon & Kee Ltd. 1967. First Edition. Softcover. Published by English publisher MacGibbon & Kee in 1967, this volume is a selection of poems comprised of contents from "Pictures of the Gone World," "A Coney Island of the Mind," and "Starting from San Francisco"; along with "The Situation in the West," "After the Cries of Birds," and "Moscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow," --all billed under... Item #2529

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An Eye on the World. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Starting from San Francisco

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1967 (1961). Enlarged Edition, First Edition Thus. Softcover. "Starting from San Francisco" is the third release from one of the formative fathers of the San Francisco Renaissance, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This particular edition is the first enlarged paperback edition, adding the poem "Berlin" among others to the collection. "These poems of voyage are autobiographical in that they grew out of Ferlinghetti's travels in South America... Item #2528

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Starting from San Francisco. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.


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