Allen Ginsberg in America, First Softcover Edition; with: Promotional Board for New Edition. Jane Kramer, Allen Ginsberg.
Allen Ginsberg in America, First Softcover Edition; with: Promotional Board for New Edition

Allen Ginsberg in America, First Softcover Edition; with: Promotional Board for New Edition

New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1970; circa 1997. First Softcover Edition; original ephemera. Softcover. "...the image of the man is so delightfully clear and impressive....That Ginsberg takes the book away from itself is proof of Kramer's skill and Ginsberg's magnificent personality..."(from back cover blurb by John Greenya) Two rarities relating to the early, acclaimed biography of Allen Ginsberg by Jane Kramer: (1) First softcover edition of February 1970 as stated on copyright page (originally published in hardcover the previous year). (2) A promotional board (8"x10") for the new edition published in 1997 with a new introduction by the author, on 1/8" thick layered cardboard & complete with unopened cut-out stand on verso. Two wonderful, related Ginsberg collectibles. (1) in fine condition with only moderate rubbing, creasing & light browning to edges of front, back covers & spine; very light wear, bumping & chipping to all edges & corners of same; light scratching & browning of all edges of text block. Interior very fine except for moderate browning of mass-market paperback quality pages esp. margins & edges, but pages not brittle & with hardly any acidic scent. (2) in very fine condition with a few faint, thin scratches on front surface; tiny bumps at corners. Fine; Very Fine. [Item #2244]

Price: $40.00