The Evening Sun Turned Crimson. Herbert Huncke.

The Evening Sun Turned Crimson

ISBN: 0916156435
Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. The first edition of Herbert Huncke's major autobiographical work, published by Charles & Pamela Beach Plymell's Cherry Valley Editions. Huncke (1915-1996) was a key figure in the earliest nucleus of what became known as the Beat Generation, & famously introduced William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac to the NYC criminal & drug underworld during the mid-1940s. He was also a gifted & compelling writer himself, if not as prolific as his legendary friends. With a startlingly bold front cover illustration-collage designed by Walter Hartmann; introduction by Ginsberg & a portfolio of photographs of Huncke & co. by his associate Louis Cartwright. An essential Beat classic & desirable Huncke rarity. In very fine condition with only a few faint creases & mildest rubbing of front, back covers & spine esp. at & near spine edges with very slight loss of crimson color; very light, thin wear to edges & corners of same; some light crimson ink staining to side edge of text block almost certainly a flaw as issued. Interior very fine, virtually mint. Very Fine. [Item #2464]

Price: $80.00