Collected Poems 1947-1980. Allen Ginsberg.
Collected Poems 1947-1980
Collected Poems 1947-1980
Collected Poems 1947-1980
Collected Poems 1947-1980
Collected Poems 1947-1980

Collected Poems 1947-1980

ISBN: 0060153415
New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed & dated by Allen Ginsberg. "Gathered here for the first time is the verse of three decades of one of America's great poets. Collected Poems 1947-1980 includes all writings in the groundbreaking paperback volumes published by City Lights Books, the contents of many rare pamphlets issued by small presses, and, finally, some notable texts hitherto unpublished...The uninterrupted energy of Ginsberg's remarkable career- embodying political activism as well as Buddhist spiritual practice- is clearly revealed in this volume. Seen in the order of composition, the poems reflect on one another; they are not only works but also a work." (from front & back flaps) The first & greatest "door stopper" anthology of poetry published during the lifetime of Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beat Generation. With an "Author's Preface, Reader's Manual," notes, appendices & indexes. Back dust jacket cover photograph of Ginsberg by Robert Frank (that's Peter Orlovsky behind him with hand on his shoulder). A beautiful production, hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon (Morgan, A48 (a)1.1, pgs. 59-61). On the title page, Ginsberg has hand-written his signature below his printed name, below that the date "11/5/91," & further below his characteristic "AH" within a circle. A now-classic Allen Ginsberg collectible compilation, exceedingly rare with this handsome signature. Book in very fine condition with only slight wear & fading to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; light rubbing to edges of text block esp. lower edge. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at upper corners of a few page leaves (specifically pgs. 263-268). Dust jacket very fine with only slight wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps; one tiny closed tear at middle of upper spine-edge; one short crease at upper right corner of front flap. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4101]

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