[Item #2272] Plutonische Ode/Plutonian Ode. Allen Ginsberg.
Plutonische Ode/Plutonian Ode

Plutonische Ode/Plutonian Ode

ISBN: 9065210815
Heerlen, Holland: Uitgeverij 261, 1980. First English/Dutch Limited Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Signed & dated by Allen Ginsberg. This is the first English/Dutch bilingual edition of Allen Ginsberg's important later poem, Plutonian Ode. This edition of one thousand copies predates the City Lights Books Pocket Poets Series edition (a compilation with other works) by two years. The English text is followed by the Dutch translation, with extensive parallel footnotes in both languages. On the colophon page, there is a reference to 100 copies as numbered & signed by Ginsberg & the English-to-Dutch translator, Simon Vinkenoog. There is no hand-written number after "This is number," & the 100 special copies were issued in boards, not wraps as here. Therefore this is among the 900 copies not called for numbering & signing by poet & translator- but nevertheless, Ginsberg has hand-written his signature & the date "11/17/89" on the title page, boldly in black ink. A very important & unusual Ginsberg rarity. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing, creasing & scratching to black front & back covers; very light wear & bumps to edges & corners of same. Interior very fine except for very minor bump-creases across upper & lower corners of page leaves; staples just beginning to rust & bleed at interior division. Very Fine. [Item #2272]

Price: $150.00

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