San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1964. First Printing. Softcover. The second number of the landmark first series of the literary journal published by iconic Beat poet & publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights imprint. Featuring a critical essay on William S. Burroughs' three works following the first publication of Naked Lunch by Alan Ansen, WSB's good friend & collaborator; English translations of works by Dada-Surrealist French writers Guillaume Apollinaire &.....[Item #2108]
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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: Privately Printed by the Author, 1979. First Printing. Broadside. A broadside (8" & 1/2" x 11") reprinting a poem-editorial originally published in the New York Times on May 12, 1979. "A Nation of Sheep" is a litany on the molding of the continent resultant from the atomic burst of money-grabbing entrepreneurial activity that gave birth to super industry America. Yet another of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's time-tested classics, the.....[Item #2549]
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "Lawrence Ferlinghetti is surely (as a reviewer in Booklist phrased it) "one of our ageless radicals and true bards. He has consistently spoken in poetic terms accessible to every type of reader about our life and time and its issues, not only the political ones but those of the interior life. Behind the immediacy of what.....[Item #2633]
San Francisco, CA: Peter Lembecke Gallery, 1991. First Edition. Single Sheet. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. From September 3-September 30th, 1991, immortal poet-publisher & lifelong painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti provided selections from 50 years of painting at the Peter Lembecke Gallery on the famed Grant Ave. in San Francisco. Ever since his student days at the Sorbonne in France, Ferlinghetti has been ardently consumed by not only his commitment to language &.....[Item #2628]
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]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2016. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. (#22/125) "Lawrence Ferlinghetti In London - 1965" is an interview Ferlinghetti was scheduled to give for Penthouse Magazine after the Royal Albert Hall Reading in 1965, which featured Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, & Allen Ginsberg, among others. Typical of the majority of press the Beats received in the 50's & 60's, the interviewer's comically ludicrous approach and at-times evidently.....[Item #2689]