[Item #1810] T.V. Baby Poem. Allen Ginsberg.

T.V. Baby Poem

n/p (distributed by City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA: Beach Books, Texts & Documents, 1968. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Published the year after T.V. Baby Poems (item #1809), this is a facsimile of Allen Ginsberg's original 1961 hand-typed manuscript, with subsequent hand-written corrections & notations, of the first & longest poem in that previous volume, where it is titled "Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Death Chamber." It is Number Two in a series of large-format stapled chapbooks in the Beach Books Texts & Documents series, published by Mary Beach & Claude Pelieu; & printed by Charles Plymell & Pamela Beach Plymell, Beach & Pelieu's son-in-law & daughter/stepdaughter, respectively. All four of these well-known writers, artists & publishers were close friends & associates of Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs & many other luminaries. Preceding the manuscript is a nice full-page photograph in margins of the poet in full bushy beard taken in 1966. Following the manuscript is a facsimile of a hand-written letter from Ginsberg to Beach & Pelieu, explaining the history of the manuscript, its editing, publication in T.V. Baby Poems, etc. A scarce item, offering insight into the creation of an important Ginsberg poem. In fine condition considering the fragility of this series of publications, with only moderate creasing to edges of wrappers that goes through interior, especially at top edge; browning at edges of wrappers & interior pages, altogether intact & crisp. Fine. [Item #1810]

Price: $65.00

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