Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2008. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Number 16 in the Beat Scene Press Pocket Book Series published by Kevin Ring in the UK, this is a transcription of two lengthy letters written by author John Clellon Holmes, reminiscing in detail on his long friendship with Jack Kerouac. The letters were written in response to inquiries by Joy Walsh, the publisher of the Kerouac newsletter.....[Item #2135]
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New York, NY: The New American Library/ Signet Books, 1958. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Wild drives across America...buying cars, wrecking cars, stealing cars, dumping cars, picking up girls, making love, all-night drinking bouts, jazz joints, wild parties, hot spots...This is the odyssey of the Beat Generation, the frenetic young men and their women restlessly racing from New York to San Francisco, from Mexico to New Orleans in a frantic search-.....[Item #3352]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1961. First Edition. Softcover. "The reader should know that this is just a collection of dreams that I scribbled after I woke up from my sleep- They were all written spontaneously, nonstop, just like dreams happen, sometimes written before I was even wide awake- The characters that I've written about in my novels reappear in these dreams in weird new dream situations...and they continue.....[Item #3385]
London, England: Andre Deutsch, 1960. First British Edition, First Printing in Second Issue Dust Jacket. Hardcover. "The author of On the Road and The Dharma Bums usually chooses to cover a large canvas, to give a great panorama of the Subterranean (or Beatnik) way of life. In this novel he does something different. He focuses sharply on one incident: the love of Leo and Mardou. It is a fierce, sweet.....[Item #3365]
New York, NY: The Hearst Corporation, Avon Book Division; Penguin Books USA Inc., 1960; 1992. First Edition; Later Printing. Softcovers. "Jack Kerouac has done it again- here is a new novel, once more unlike any you have ever read before. He is an author of astonishing virtuosity. In spinning out this, his wildest tale of love, he says completely new and important things about the real tragedy of narcotics and.....[Item #3381]
New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. "No American writer in the last decade has aroused so much excitement and controversy as Jack Kerouac. Big Sur is his newest and most powerful novel. In it the hero Jack Duluoz experiences a crisis of mind and spirit; it is the crackup of the "bloody King of the Beatniks." Pursued by reporters, visitors, and hangers-on attracted by his.....[Item #3388]
New York, NY: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. "Desolation Angels is Jack Kerouac's strongest novel since On the Road- and his most eagerly awaited. Begun in the mid-1950's, completed in 1961, and thereafter passed from hand to hand in the literary underground until the tattered manuscript reached the publisher in 1964, DESOLATION ANGELS already has a reputation as the candid in-group account of the key figures of the Beat.....[Item #3400]
Clements, Marshall. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1973. Signed Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author A very special look at Jack Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts on the second anniversary of his death - With photographs by Kerouac scholar and collector, Marshall Clements. One of 125 numbered copies signed by Barry Gifford and handbound in boards. This is copy# 124/125. Near mint condition with only very slight wear to.....[Item #1190]
Bernhardt Fudyma Design Group. New York City, New York: Penguin Books, 1979. First Printing. 16 1/2" x 22" Poster. Mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. A large promotional poster announcing the publication of the first paperback edition of the acclaimed Jack's Book: "An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac", by Barry Gifford & Lawrence Lee. With a bold, colorful illustration based on a much-reproduced photograph of Kerouac by Allen Ginsberg.....[Item #1662]
Boston, MA: The Atlantic Monthly, November 1998. First Edition. Stapled Covers. This issue features the cover story, "The Kerouac Papers", a sampling of Jack Kerouac's vast unpublished output. With an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley. Front cover photo of Kerouac by Elliott Erwitt. In very fine condition with only the slightest wear & minor creases to covers, mostly at staples. Very Fine.[Item #1475]
Crumb, R. New York, NY: ibooks, Inc., 2005. First Softcover Edition thus. Softcover. First published in 2000, this is a very early, heretofore unpublished work, along with journal excerpts & miscellany by Jack Kerouac. This edition was removed from the market because the front cover artwork, a portrait of Kerouac by R. Crumb, was reproduced without permission. An unusual collector's item in as new condition, somehow appropriately subversive. As New.....[Item #1219]