An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977. Allen Ginsberg.
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977

An Allen Ginsberg Bundle: Howl and Other Poems, with: Kaddish and Other Poems, with: Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977

ISBN: 0872860175;0872860
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1977; 1986; 1989. 37th Printing; 19th Printing; First Printing. Softcovers. Howl & Kaddish signed & dated by Allen Ginsberg. A gathering of three iconic numbers in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series by Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beat Generation: (1) Howl and Other Poems, first published in 1956 as Number Four in the Pocket Poets Series- along with Jack Kerouac's On the Road & William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, this little volume with its deep, incendiary title poem launched the Beat Generation as a popular phenomenon which in turn paved the way for the countercultural societal sea change that culminated a decade later. This copy is from the 37th printing (as stated on copyright page which also notes "695,000 in print") of 10,000 copies published during February 1989 (Cook, No. 4, pgs. 5-6; Morgan, A3, a1.37, pg. 7). On the title page, Ginsberg has hand-written his signature below his printed name, & further below next to the City Lights logo the date "3/19/90" & just below that his characteristic "AH" within a circle. (2) Kaddish and Other Poems, first published in 1961 as the fourteenth number in the PPS, the follow-up to Howl. Another literary Blinding Flash that still resonates- the title poem about Ginsberg's relationship with his mentally ill mother is almost unbearably poignant. This copy is from the 19th printing (of 3,000 copies) published during January 1986 (Cook, No. 30, pgs. 32-33; Morgan, A4, a1.19, pg. 9). On the title page, Ginsberg has hand-written his signature below his printed name, & further below just above & flanking either side of the City Lights logo his characteristic "AH" within a circle & the date "12/3/92." (3) Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977, a mid-period Ginsberg classic with the title poem & many others. The 35th number in the PPS, this copy is from the first trade softcover printing of 10,000 copies published during October 1977 per Cook or on January 1, 1978 per Morgan & copyrighted 1977 (Cook, No. 123, pgs. 129-131; Morgan, A37, a2.1, pg. 51). Three all-important Ginsberg volumes, two of them signed & dated by the poet. We offer this collectible bundle at a relatively bargain price due to the conditions as follows: (1) in fair-to-good condition with very light rubbing & scratching to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; rubbing & discoloration to lower edge of text block. Interior has undergone moderate water-related damage with waving, light staining & bleeding at mostly blank lower margins & edges of all page leaves, not effecting Ginsberg's writing on title page or legibility of any text; very small creases at upper corners of same. (2) fair-good with mild rubbing, creasing, browning & slight bleeding to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; discoloration & waving to side & lower edges of text block. Interior has water-related damage similar to (1) also extending to blank side margins of some page leaves & with Ginsberg's encircled "AH" on title page moderately blurred (signature & date not effected); tiny bumps at lower corners of a few page leaves. (3) fair-to-good with moderate rubbing, browning & staining to front, back covers & spine; mild-to-moderate wear & some creases, tiny bumps at/ near thin edges & corners of same; mild rubbing & spotting to edges of text block; slight waving to lower edge of same. Interior with altogether lesser water-related waving, light staining etc. as with (1) & (2), not effecting legibility of any text. Fair-Good. [Item #4044]

Price: $150.00

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