[Item #1600] Old Pond Song. Allen Ginsberg.

Old Pond Song

Cambridge, MA: Firefly Press, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. A slender volume of poetry in the form of earthy, uninhibited song lyrics by Allen Ginsberg, among the great original members of the Beat Generation. This is one of the scarcest rarities in all of the vast small-press Ginsberg oeuvre. One of only 50 numbered copies signed by the poet. This is copy #16/50. With photographs by Rosalie Post, including a tipped-in portrait of Ginsberg opposite the limitation page, & including a reproduction of a page of musical score with lyrics handwritten by Ginsberg. With a brief, informative introduction by Elsa Dorfman. We are not aware of any other privately obtainable copy of this item. With the stamp of "Public Library Agawam, Mass." & its number, 61050, on front & rear pastedowns, title page & second from last page; library pocket pasted to rear pastedown. In near-fine condition with small water stain near lower right edge of front cover, residue of sticker removal to lower cloth portions of spine & covers, evidence of sticker removal to small upper middle portion of page opposite rear pastedown; Very slight wear & sunning to exterior covers & edges. Interior pages very fine. A most unique & important opportunity for the serious collector. Near Fine. [Item #1600]

Price: $600.00