Seattle, WA: Double Elephant Folio & Quarto Co., Inc., 1969. First Edition Thus. Softcover. A very large (appx. 11&1/3" x 13&2/3") folio with very high-quality facsimile reproductions of engraved illustrations by the iconic British artist, poet & printer William Blake. As explained in colophon, "This book has been printed by photo-offset lithography from the original edition of 1804. It is number three in the Double Elephant- San Vito Press series.....[Item #3601]
AUGUST FEATURE: SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY...
The family of Beat-&-Beyond “brothersisterhood,” to quote Second San Francisco Renaissance poet Neeli Cherkovski, that is. As we commemorate the birth of our namesake-inspiration—the great William S. Burroughs—every February, so too we must honor Uncle Bill in death—and just yesterday marked the 23rd anniversary of WSB’s passing. As such, we’ve included some marvelous WSB items in this month’s special, but not only WSB. For the Black Mountain-curious or Devoted Olsonian, we’ve got a plump plate of “Charles-cuterie;” representing the Beat sensibility is TMB’s groundbreaking 2018 literary history of the Second San Francisco Renaissance, along with items featuring Ed Sanders (including the sought-after “Café Le Metro” issue of the Wormwood Review), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, & Jack Micheline; for a distinctly West Coast sensibility, we’ve got the lauded-by-all-poets, must-read classic “Archetype West” by the great William Everson.
This & more awaits you in the August Special...ENJOY!
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Berkeley, CA: e Typographeo Poltroniano (Poltroon), 1978. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Signed by Tom Clark & with an original drawing. "It is as if, as toward the silent tomb we go,/ We feel that we are greater than we know we know" ("Thoughts in Repression," William Wordsworth) A chapbook of poem-lyrics by canonical British poets from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, arranged & selected by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the prolific.....[Item #3690]
Cambridge, MA; New York, NY: Harvard University Press; Random House, Inc., 1953; circa 1970. First Edition; Later Modern Library Edition. Hardcovers. "This book is the text of six Charles Eliot Norton "nonlectures" which the American poet and painter e.e. cummings gave at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, during the autumn of 1952 and the following spring. Asserting that he himself- and everybody else; whether everybody else admits or denies it- is.....[Item #3384]
San Francisco, CA: New College, Circa 1970s. First Printing. Single Sheet. A large broadside-poster (17&1/2"x23") announcing a poetry reading by two legendary poets- Ed Dorn & Ed Sanders. Dorn (1929-1999) is among the most important poets of the Black Mountain School, most famous for his magnum opus, Gunslinger, first published in its entirety in 1975. Sanders is among the key figures in the literary, publishing & musical counterculture of the.....[Item #2324]
Los Angeles, CA: Panjandrum Press, Inc., 1983. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. A book of two longer poems (the title poem & "the Staked Woman") by Clayton Eshleman, the acclaimed poet, translator & educator who has long resided in Michigan. As the poet explains in a foreword & endnotes, these poems were inspired by the ancient cave paintings in south-central France. Although this copy is.....[Item #2588]
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1961. First Edition. 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]
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1969. First Edition. Softcover. Published in 1969, Ferlinghetti's politically-charged populist hymn was yet another audacious stab into the heart of military-industrial complex America and its corrupt and powerful perpetrators. With the text set in Ferlinghetti's own hand, "Tyrannus Nix" provides a poignant, era-specific glance at the backstage debauchery that has poisoned the American political process in a way that curiously echoes our current era.....[Item #2531]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1970. First Edition, First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "Back Roads to Far Towns After Basho" is an exceedingly rare run of 500 copies pressed on September 1, 1970 "for friends of the author." As the title implies, Ferlinghetti took cues from his study of Haiku masters Basho and others and combined it with his then fully-flowered creative force for this memorable collection of verses. Lawrence.....[Item #2532]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 1978. First Printing. Single Folded Sheet. "Sons of Whitman sons of Poe/ sons of Lorca & Rimbaud/ or their dark daughters/ poets of another breath/ poets of another vision/ Who among you still speaks of revolution/ the locks from the doors/ in this revisionist decade?" (first lines) A rare broadside with the title poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, among the foremost living original.....[Item #3677]
San Francisco, CA: Don't Call it Frisco Press, 1988. First Edition. Softcover. In 1988, Don't Call it Frisco Press released "Inside the Trojan Horse," a slim softcover pocket poets-style volume compiling a total of 4 of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's most lauded pieces from his "All Over the Obscene Boundaries" and "Endless Life" collections. What marks this as an essential tome in the Ferlinghetti oeuvre is the inclusion of a lecture he.....[Item #2625]
Milan, Italy: Il Ragazzo Innocuo, 2008. Limited First Edition. Bound in Wrappers. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A chapbook of two poems, "Desire" & "At the Cafe des Poetes" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. At fully a century old as of this writing, Ferlinghetti is truly a living icon of the Beat Generation & (way) beyond. An exquisite, hand-crafted Italian production, with text of both poems in English & Italian translation by Enzo.....[Item #3221]
South San Francisco, CA: ManRoot, 1976. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Jack Micheline. "There is within poetry a distinct tradition that is becoming obsolete. The tradition is the poet or the troubadour who goes about or wanders, roams over the country trading his songs and poems for bread and butter...There is only one poet who comes close to chronicling a similar lifestyle, trading his poems, songs and drawings for.....[Item #2810]
Micheline, Jack. San Francisco, CA: Synaesthesia Press, 1997. First Edition. Stapled wrappers. Three Fictions from Alan Catlin, Errol Miller and Jack Micheline. An early publication by this press, which has gone on to produce beautiful letterpress volumes. Includes Jack Micheline's work of prose-poetry, "Gus The Blindman." One of 150 numbered copies, this is copy #54. Front cover illustration & inside reproduction of a drawing & description of a horserace by.....[Item #1481]
Washington DC: The Black Sun Press / Caresse Crosby, 1950 (1948). Second Edition (In This Case Also Referred to as the "Trade" Edition"). Stapled Wrappers. When Charles Olson arrived at an already historic Black Mountain College, he had only this book of poems and his study of Melville, "Call Me Ishmael" (1947) published under his name. To think of all that Olson published post-Black Mountain, and his rising fame in.....[Item #3094]
New York, NY: New Directions, 1966. First Printing. Softcover. Complete with one-of-a-kind "Olsonite" sticker, this copy of Charles Olson's "Selected Writings" with introduction by Robert Creeley is from the collection of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, co-founders of Detroit's visionary Alternative Press, publishers of many "Beat'/ New York/"Black Mountain School"-affiliated authors. We don't know how the "Olsonite" sticker got there--whether it was an Alternative Press production or a gift from Creeley.....[Item #3099]
Buffalo, NY: Charles Olson/ The Institute of Further Studies, 1968. First Editions. Single Sheets Folded in Envelopes. "Wholly absorbed/ into my own conduits to/ an inner nature or subterranean lake/ the depths or bounds of which I more and more/ explore and know more/ of, in the sense that other than that all else/ closes out and I tend further to fall into/ the Beloved Lake and I am blinder.....[Item #3696]
London, England: Cape Goliard Press, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. A primary source book for innumerable mid-century masters & beyond, Charles Olson's monumental "Archaeologist of Morning" can be seen as Olson's 'Collected Poems' outside of his famed "Maximus" series, as it contains all the poems Olson himself actually approved for publication in his lifetime not intended for the Maximus series. As such, it contains "Y & X," "In Cold Hell, In.....[Item #3095]
New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1963. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The fifth volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's Well Press. This issue features poems by Beat Generation & other important figures including Robert Duncan ("Four Songs the Night-Nurse Sang"); Harry Fainlight ("Sussicran"); David Ignatow ("At Home"); Robert Kelly ("The Road at the.....[Item #2128]
Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1983. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "We are calling our book Symposium of the Whole after Robert Duncan's phrase...to this we have added the subtitle, A Range of Discourse Toward an Ethnopoetics. That means, quite literally, that we are, in spite of the privileges of editorship, trying to remain open to the variety of voices and stances around this subject and, above.....[Item #3112]