The Benzedrine Highway Bundle. Charles Plymell.
The Benzedrine Highway Bundle
The Benzedrine Highway Bundle
The Benzedrine Highway Bundle
The Benzedrine Highway Bundle
The Benzedrine Highway Bundle
The Benzedrine Highway Bundle

The Benzedrine Highway Bundle

ISBN: 9781940157993
New York, NY; Salem, NY: Kicks Books Co.; Bottle of Smoke Press, 2013. Deluxe First Edition; First Edition, Ephemera. Softcovers; Postcards; Bottles; Boxes. Deluxe edition & two cards all signed by Charles Plymell. "Charles Plymell roared out of Kansas with tires blazing while the Beat scene was still in training wheels. Weaned on jump blues, true grit and Dr. Gimmy Gommy's Goodies, Plymell redefined the fast track with blunt force, mad zap and brute strength forged of desperation and attitude. BENZEDRINE HIGHWAY delivers his earliest collection of poetry, APOCALYPSE ROSE, and his legendary last-exit wrong-turn opus THE LAST OF THE MOCCASINS. Together with added poems and a new introduction from the author, this hip pocket Plymell will have your weary, wandering boot heels pushing the pedal to the metal." (back cover) Here is the ultimate package of Benzedrine Highway & associated swag by the notorious-legendary Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell: (1) Deluxe edition, housed in box with label of front cover affixed, wrapped in red gift paper, with dust jacket identical to & wrapped around covers & spine, loose black ribbon bookmark, postcard announcing a reading by Plymell along with Gerard Malanga bound in as front endpaper, signed by Plymell on title page, & with two other postcards: Letterpress quote signed by Plymell, printed on behalf of publisher Kicks Books by Bill Roberts' acclaimed Bottle of Smoke Press; & promotional postcard with front cover on verso, also signed by Plymell (former outside back of box, latter behind book inside box). (2) Regular first edition of BH, without dust jacket, attached card or author signature. (3) promotional package with: Small box with Plymell quote-label affixed, containing a bottle of perfume with same label (labeled "Apocalypse Rose" in another incarnation) with a red-&-white dice attached with key chain, all resting in red gift paper; front cover & BoSP cards described above, neither signed. As the great American poet-printer-publisher is quoted throughout ephemera: "Billy the Kid had nothing on me, Custer was a loser too." Everything regarding the revived compilation of Plymell's classics in one fabulous, tastefully garish, roaring & very collectible bundle! All items in very fine-to-as new condition: (2) with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; very slight wear & a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of same. (3) with tiniest bumps at corners of cards. (1) & (3) gathered in publisher's original clear cellophane bags, a bit crinkly, but retained as original. Very Fine. [Item #3359]

Price: $75.00