London/New York: High Risk Books, 1995. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. First published in 1991 as a sumptuous limited edition by the Whitney Museum of American Art, this is the first trade edition of a late short novel that "tells an important story about environmental devastation in a way that only Burroughs can tell it" (back cover blurb). Issued without dust jacket, in glossy pictorial boards. A beautiful copy. As New.....[Item #1072]
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Miami, FL: Press of the Black Flag, 1970. First Printing. Single Sheet. Signed by Robert Creeley. A broadside (7"x11&1/2") with the short, fierce title poem by Robert Creeley (1926-2005), an affiliate of the Beats, Black Mountain College & in the pantheon of American poets. With his hand-signature above his printed name. No reference to publisher or limitation, but our research indicates this was printed by the Press of the Black.....[Item #2001]
New York, NY: Grove Press/Evergreen Books, 1958. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "In the fall of 1953, when the atmosphere of conformity seemed thickest in America, a group of writers began publishing DISSENT, a quarterly journal of democratic-socialist opinion. VOICES OF DISSENT contains some of the best and most provocative articles which appeared in the quarterly during its first five years."(from back cover) This is the first softcover edition, large format.....[Item #2381]
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, 1978. Stated Third Printing (Dated 1-1-79). Broadside. Broadside (8 & 1/2" x 11"). On Nov. 27th, 1978, City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in U.S. history and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, a former police officer who had clashed with Milk over gay rights issues. In true protest-poet, activist fashion, it was a mere two.....[Item #2547]
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]
n/p: The Lost Pleiade Press, 1974. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. A broadside (8"x11") with an untitled poem (first line: "Time of the people changed to prayer"/) by acclaimed poet, translator & activist Jack Hirschman, former Poet Laureate of San Francisco, where he founded the International Poetry Festival. One of 300 copies, not numbered, printed by Noel Young for The Lost Pleiade Press in August 1974. A handsome production with.....[Item #2178]
New York, NY: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1971. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "This hard-hitting collection of essays probes the relationship of the contemporary writer to his country's political and moral climate. Mr. Krim, who feels that fiction is no longer an adequate means of portraying what's going on in the new world around us, explores the theme of the artist in action and offers illuminating comments on the works of.....[Item #2618]
Milwaukee, WI: Carnaby Mfg. Co., 1970. First Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (18" x 28 &1/2") spoofing the U.S. Department of Defense Civil Defense system, in the form of a notice, flanked by official logos, with "Instruction to Patrons on Premises in Case of Nuclear Attack:" The last of seven instructions famously states: "Then kiss your ass goodbye." A classic relic of the idealism of the 1960s curdling into bitter.....[Item #2846]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1970. First Edition. Softcover. "This book comes from the conviction that so long as human beings go on building up levels of tolerance against the abominable, the abominations will grow." (from introduction, pg. 5) A fist-shaking Jeremiad against "Man's inhumanity to man; his unearthliness to earth" (pg. 5) by Thomas Parkinson (1920-1992), the Berkeley-based provocative professor, poet & writer. Much of this urgent manifesto.....[Item #3257]