San Francisco, CA: Canessa Gallery, 1975. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside (8&1/2"x22") with a prose essay-reminiscence about the North Beach area of San Francisco. Published anonymously & with no reference to place, publisher, date, etc. According to John Sherlock's Bibliography of Works By and About Gary Snyder (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, 2010), the author is Snyder, the great primary poet of the Beat Generation & beyond. It was issued in an edition of 1000 copies by the Canessa Gallery in 1975 (Sherlock, B70, pg. 31). "That close, loose, circle of comrades, lovers, freaks, and friends (how many we mourn already!) in the rolling terrain of North Beach..."(from last paragraph). A fascinating piece on the epicenter of the Beat Generation/San Francisco Renaissance by one of its key denizens, written not long after its heyday, already elegiac. An important Snyder rarity. In very fine condition, virtually mint except for very small crease-bumps at lower right corner.
Item is currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap, will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. Very Fine. [Item #2351]