Unfair Arguments with Existence. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Unfair Arguments with Existence

Unfair Arguments with Existence

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1963. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "Unfair Arguments with Existence" marked Ferlinghetti's first published foray into the world of theatre, and featured seven plays reflective of his vision for "A New Theatre." Acknowledging some debt to Surrealist martyr Antonin Artaud among others, Ferlinghetti composed these seven pieces for the stage. This particular copy can be easily identified as the first edition by the publisher's omission of a photograph of Tom Rosque acting as the character of "Blind Indian" in the San Francisco production of "The Alligation," the only one of these plays to have taken the stage at the time of publication. (Morgan A9, pg. 31) This copy is signed by Ferlinghetti, uncommonly with his first and last names, and is inscribed "To Tony." Softcover original in sewn binding. An exceedingly rare and significant Ferlinghetti collectible. In fine condition with only moderate rubbing and faint creasing to front, back covers and spine; tiny bumps and small, faint creases at all corners; light wear to all edges; moderate browning and rubbing to all edges of text block. Interior very fine except for very light browning to thin edges of page leaves; tiny bumps and creases at upper and lower corners of same. Fine. [Item #2523]

Price: $100.00