[Item #5209] Yugen 4. LeRoi Jones, Ray Bremser, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Fielding Dawson, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Frank O'Hara, Charles Olson, Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, John Wieners.
Yugen 4
Yugen 4

Yugen 4

New York, NY: LeRoi Jones & Hettie Cohen-Jones, 1959. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "The landscape (the landscape!) again: Gloucester,/ the shore one of me is (duplicates), and from which/ (from offshore, I, Maximus) am removed, observe." (Charles Olson, "The Librarian," first stanza, pg. 2) The fourth number of the seminal Beat Generation poetry journal, edited, published & with contribution by LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka), assisted by his then-wife Hettie Cohen-Jones. The roster of Most-Primary Beat, Black Mountain School, New York School, San Francisco Renaissance & altogether Sui Generis contributors to this issue includes Ray Bremser ("Penal Madness (Part 1)"); Gregory Corso ("Away One Year" & "For Black Mountain," presented as a "Paid Advertisement" on Contributors page); Robert Creeley ("New Year's," "Saturday Afternoon"); Fielding Dawson ("My Old Buddy" & covers art); Allen Ginsberg ("A Crazy Spiritual"); Jones ("Parthenos"); Jack Kerouac ("2 Blues and 4 Haikus"); Michael McClure ("The Chamber"); Frank O'Hara ("To Hell With It," "Music"); Charles Olson ("The Librarian," quoted above); Peter Orlovsky ("Second Poem"); Gary Snyder (from "Myths & Texts"); John Wieners ("Spring 1956") & more. Chapbook-format journal in stapled wrappers, first printing with no reference to further printings on copyright page. Novik, Section III, No.s 538, 541, pg. 90 (Creeley); Morgan, C72, pg. 231 (Ginsberg); McNeil, C57, pg. 123 (Snyder). An essential, classic component in this utmostly-collectible series, with distinguished provenance: From the collection of Kevin Ring, editor & publisher of the indispensable Beat Scene magazine & other productions (many available here) & our good friend across the pond in the UK. In relatively near-fine condition with mild rubbing, browning, scratching, faint creasing & occasional spot-staining to front, back covers & stapled spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; one slightly pronounced medium-size angled crease across front cover at lower right side area & edges; moderate rubbing, browning to edges of text block; staples in process of rusting with minimal, mostly interior bleeding. Interior near-fine with mild browning to inner covers & all page leaves; occasional spotting, spot-staining to same; tiny bumps at corners of same; marginalia in light pencil at blank areas next to "Music" title on pg. 6 ("OK"), below "Gregory Corso" following "For Black Mountain on pg. 28 ("interesting(?)"). We retained these latter points as contemporary commentary, they can easily be removed by purchaser if desired. Near Fine. [Item #5209]

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