San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1976. First Printing. Softcover. A compendium of excerpts from speeches, press conferences, etc. by California Governor Edmond G. (Jerry) Brown, Jr. from early in his first term. Published by City Lights Books, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's iconic imprint which produced Allen Ginsberg's Howl & so many other Beat Generation classics. Now serving again, Brown was a most iconoclastic political & cultural figure during his first tenure.....[Item #2077]
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New York, NY: Criterion Books, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Jean Cocteau was the celebrated poet, playwright, and filmmaker who, among myriad other accomplishments, succeeded in achieving something that no establishment-challenging poet before him ever had: he was (in his lifetime) accepted into the French Academy. Poet Allen Ginsberg consistently recommended "Orpheus" and "Blood of the Poet" to his classes while teaching at Naropa. An absolutely integral figure in French literature.....[Item #2662]
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]
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]
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]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2008. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Jim Burns. Lettered Limited Edition ("F" of 6 copies/100 unlettered copies). In "Cool Kerouac," poet, critic, & essayist Jim Burns delivers a unique article evaluating just what type of Jazz Kerouac distilled his "spontaneous bop prosody" from--and contends that there is evidence of his drawing from the well of Lester Young and his "white disciples" rather than.....[Item #2658]