New York, NY: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1980. First Printing. Hardcover. Signed with citation by Richard Brautigan. This is the first trade edition, first printing, of the later work by the noted post-Beat author Richard Brautigan, published shorty after & greatly expanded from the limited Targ edition (item #1806). Many short diaristic-impressionistic dispatches between the two disparate locations. A unique work from a unique writer, passed into cult legend & recently.....[Item #1807]
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San Francisco, CA: Angel Island Publications, 1958. First Edition. Periodical. This is the very scarce first issue of Contact, published in 1958. Contributors to this premiere issue include Ray Bradbury, Evan S. Connell, S.I. Hayakawa, William Saroyan, Alan Watts, William Carlos Williams and others. Front & back covers are worn & spine creased, but the inside pages are in very good condition, slightly yellowed with edgewear. Signature-bound softcover. An important.....[Item #1088]
Ann Arbor, MI: Third Mind Books, 20185. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed, Lettered, Limited (1/26) "The seismic cultural impact of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs was followed by a series of aftershocks. 'Starting from San Francisco' measures a vital instance of this natural process, the circle of aspiring poets around poet and publisher Thomas Rain Crowe and the resurrected Beatitude magazine in the 1970s who used a small-press explosion to sustain and.....[Item #3075]
Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2019. Limited First Edition Thus. Stapled Wrappers. "This essay first appeared in Rolling Stone magazine back in 1974. Michael McClure had earlier connections with Bob Dylan, meeting him in San Francisco in 1965 when he was present at a photo shoot around Dylan at the City Lights bookstore owned by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. That day young photographer Larry Keenan captured McClure, Dylan, Robbie Robertson and Allen.....[Item #3298]
San Diego, CA: Atticus Press, 1983. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "It is with pangs of nostalgia that I read these on-the-spot notes from 1960 to 1963, composed by Harold Norse in the now-famous Beat Hotel at 9, Rue Git-le-coeur in Paris. The hotel had no name, just the number. Brion Gysin called it the No Name Hotel."(From foreword by William S. Burroughs) The classic work by Harold Norse (1916-2009) that.....[Item #2855]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2007. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Ben Pleasants. Signed, numbered, Limited Edition (#76/125). In this undiscovered gem from Kevin Ring's Beat Scene Press, Los Angeles Poet, playwright, & journalist Ben Pleasants delivers an article on the hilarious-yet-inconceivable infighting that ran rampant in the private lives of myriad influential American authors in and around San Francisco in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Rexroth.....[Item #2652]
San Francisco, CA: Canessa Gallery, 1975. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside (8&1/2"x22") with a prose essay-reminiscence about the North Beach area of San Francisco. Published anonymously & with no reference to place, publisher, date, etc. According to John Sherlock's Bibliography of Works By and About Gary Snyder (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, 2010), the author is Snyder, the great primary poet of the Beat Generation & beyond. It was.....[Item #2351]
Tampa, FL: University of Tampa, 1964. First Printing. Stapled Sheets in Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This early, very rare number in the series of exemplary 1960s-era "Mimeo Revolution" literary journals published at the University of Tampa features a poem by Diane Wakoski, the now-Elder Statesperson of Poetry who has long resided in Michigan, "Belly Dancer." Just to the right of the last stanza, Wakoski has.....[Item #3275]
San Francisco, CA: Glide Memorial Church, Circa 1967. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (14"x20") announcing a "Poetry Fiesta" with "music and Dancers," featuring readings by poets Lenore Kandel, Margaret Randall, Marcus Ulewicz & Lew Welch, held at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco on December 16, (circa) 1967. Welch (1926-1971?), among the primary poets of the Beat Generation & the San Francisco Renaissance, famously disappeared in 1971, a......[Item #2497]