Ghost Tantras. Michael McClure.

Ghost Tantras

London, England: City Lights Books/Villiers Publications Ltd., 1964. First Edition. Softcover. "These are spontaneous stanzas published in the order and with the natural sounds in which they were first written. If there is an "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH" simply say a long loud "oooh". If there is a "gahr" simply say gar and put an h in."(from author's notes on back cover) The first edition, a softcover original in sewn binding, of an early work by Michael McClure, a major figure in the Beat Generation, San Francisco Renaissance, 1960s counterculture & beyond. Published & distributed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's iconic City Lights Books, printed in England by Villiers Publications Ltd. With cover photographic image of the poet as a wolf-man by Wallace Berman. An essential McClure collectible, in relatively good condition: Rubbing, browning, scratching & soiling of front, back covers & spine; very minor wear & chipping at all edges of same; creasing & bumps at upper & esp. lower right corners of front cover; moderate browning, scratching, spotting & soiling to all edges of text block, esp. upper edge. Interior fine except for mild wave-creases at upper & lower corners of first few page leaves. Good. [Item #2197]

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