[Item #3225] Tovuti: Happy Birthday Henry (The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, Vol. 2, No. 3). Arthur Knight, Glee Knight, Publishers, Henry Miller, Douglas Blazek, Seymour Krim, Tuli Kupferberg, Charles Plymell.

Tovuti: Happy Birthday Henry (The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, Vol. 2, No. 3)

California, PA: Arthur & Glee Knight, 1972. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "This issue is dedicated to Henry Miller, a great artist, on his 81st birthday." (from contents-copyright page) Thus do the late Arthur (1937-2012) & Glee (a/k/a Kit?) Knight state the main theme of this vintage issue of their acclaimed, pioneering series of Beat-related publications under the umbrella title of "The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual." Henry Miller, the great author who inspired the Beat Generation, is honored here on the occasion of his 81st birthday (1972) with bold contemporary photographs that take up front & back covers in their entirety; along with three letters by Miller reproduced in holograph & three more photos, two of which are shown with postcard overlays. All of these photo images of Miller are credited to Arthur Knight (although one is of he & Miller together in 1959). Also contributions by poet Douglas Blazek; the great Beat journalist-critic Seymour Krim (a series of letters between Krim & Sidney Bernard called "A Literary Shootout"); lyrics by Fugs co-founder Tuli Kupferberg; a piece of short fiction entitled "The Tornado Horsemen" by the legendary poet-printer-publisher & all-around top-tier Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell; & more. With short reviews of then-current literary journal issues, austere ads for books & even a NYC bookstore, etc. A very important & desirable number in the Knights' collectible series, in exceptionally very fine condition: Very light rubbing, browning & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & stapled spine esp. at & near edges; very minor wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; two small groups of tiny dimples that do not penetrate paper in blank area near upper edge of front cover just above Henry Miller's bald head; staples in process of rusting with a bit of bleeding at spine & interior. Interior very fine with only minor staple bleeding noted above; slightest browning to blank side edges of some page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of a few of same. Very Fine. [Item #3225]

Price: $25.00