A Last Haiku. Jack Kerouac.

A Last Haiku

1969? (nd). First Edition. Single Sheet. A poetry broadside (12" x 14") featuring a haiku by Jack Kerouac (which later appeared in the posthumous Scattered Poems) and a 1956 line drawing of Kerouac by Robert LaVigne. Published "As a memorium _J.K., March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969" by Ann and Sam Charters. At the bottom is printed "This was to have been published as Portents 12, but it was sadly delayed, and these copies have been printed as an expression of our love, for his friends." Among the earliest tributes , issued in November 1969, in the immediate wake of the death of Kerouac the previous month, in an unknown limitation but exceedingly rare. See Ann Charters' definitive Kerouac bibliography, A26, pg. 48. Printed on patterned white cardstock. One of the rarest & most poignant Kerouac collectibles; a touching tribute to the Father of the Beat Generation. In very fine condition with only slight rubbing & spotting at/near right esp. lower edge & corner (much, possible more of which is actually on surface of shrinkwrap); otherwise substantially mint. This item cannot be safely rolled in a tube, & therefore will be shipped as currently mounted on still board, in protective shrinkwrap. Additional postage is required. Very Fine. [Item #1188]

Price: $700.00