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  • Book condition: Near Fine
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San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. Original wraps. Near Fine. A remarkable Association copy of the 1956 1st City Lights edition (preceded only by an impossibly scarce {purportedly 25 copies} 1955 mimeographed edition of only the poem "Howl"). This copy not only conforms to all the original issue points required of the inaugural Pocket Poet edition but is in beautiful, near-pristine condition. Furthermore, THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY 5 OF THE KEY FIGURES IN THE BOOK'S GENESIS: 1) ALLEN GINSBERG (on the title page); 2) LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI (on the copyright page); 3) LUCIEN CARR (on the dedication page); 4) WILLIAM BURROUGHS (also on the dedication page); and 5) CARL SOLOMON (on the first blank endpaper). In other words, this copy is signed by the book's author, its publisher and by 3 of its 5 dedicatees (only Jack Kerouac's and Neal Cassady's signatures are missing from this copy). Notably, of the 5 signatures, Lucien Carr's appears to be the most elusive of all on co ... Read more

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Howl, and Other Poems

Ginsberg, Allen; Williams, William Carlos (intro.)

  • Edition: First Edition. The Pocket Poet Series, Number 4
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First Edition. The Pocket Poet Series, Number 4. Paperback. Near Fine. Staple-bound wraps; small 8vo; pp. 44. Spine and cover lightly toned; else fine. The scarce first edition of Ginsberg's first book; subsequent printings remove Ginsberg's dedication to Lucien Carr -- "Lucien Carr, recently promoted to Night Bureau Manager of New York United Press" -- as Carr wanted to more publicity following his charge of second-degree murder for the killing of David Kammerer. A presentation copy, inscribed on the title-p., "For Helen in memory of the mad female neighbor over Minettas. Allen." Ginsberg's Howl was one of the key works of the Beat Generation and its debut at the famed Six Gallery in 1955 marked the coming out of a new dissent in American poetry and culture. The Beats' critique and departure from the stufling conformity of the 1950s represented the start of the cultural revolution of the 1960s and provided the initial glimpses of the rad ... Read more

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  • Book condition: An important association copy. Printed cover label lightly soiled, otherwise a fine copy
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First edition. One of 1000 copies printed letterpress at Villiers Publications Ltd. in England. Cook 4. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page by Ginsberg to the poet Jack Gilbert: "For Jack Gilbert, In Memory of your - my BEARD, Allen Ginsberg, Sept 1956." Gilbert has handwritten missing words in the ellipses, and made a few additional revisions, throughout the book. "Jack Gilbert didn't praise other contemporary poets often. But Jack always had good words for Ginsberg's early books, Howl and Kaddish. More than once, I recall Jack telling the story of his hearing Allen read from an early typescript of "Howl." From crossing paths in the poetry scene in San Francisco, Jack hadn't been very impressed by the poems of Allen's he'd heard. Then one day Allen called him and arranged to meet Jack in Sausalito where Jack was living at the time. Allen brought over his draft of "Howl" and read it to Jack in the apartment. Jack said he was stunned by the poem ... Read more

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Howl and Other Poems

Ginsberg, Allen (Allen Young)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good/very Good
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City Lights Books, The Pocket Poets Series, 1956. This is the true first printing of the classic book of poetry signed by Mr. Ginsberg (with the wrap around label attached to the cover) and with the dedication to Lucian Carr. Inscribed to a relative, the book comes with its own clamshell case. Under the title he has written: "For Naomi Ginsberg Secretly" and it is inscribed as follows: "From her cousin Allen...For beautiful Irene, who got more beautiful decade after decade till August 22, 1965 Sunday. Portland, Oregon." This copy is a little beat (pardon the pun) with some staining and foxing on the cover. Still, a very desirable item. Scan available upon request.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good/very Good.

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Howl and other poems.

GINSBERG, Allen.

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San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop,, 1956. The Pocket Poets Series: Number Four. Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, stapled as issued. Wrappers toned to edges with some light marks, small strip torn from head of rear cover, occasional spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing, one of about 1,500 copies printed. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem and the obscure Siesta in Xbalba.

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Howl and Other Poems

GINSBERG, ALLEN

  • Book condition: First edition; first state. Publisher’s wrappers; some soiling and spotting; pencil owner’s inscription on the title page; a
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San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First edition; first state. Publisher’s wrappers; some soiling and spotting; pencil owner’s inscription on the title page; a very good copy.

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Howl

Allen Ginsberg

  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. One of 275 copies printed in Goudy modern on handmade paper, signed by Ginsberg. Completely fine in a custom black moire silk chemise and slipcase, title in leather on the spine. Gorgeous book and slipcase.

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Howl for Carl Solomon.

GINSBERG, Allen.

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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem,, 1971. Quarto. Original beige cloth, colour and gilt illustrated covers after drawing by Robert La Vigne. Fine. First deluxe edition, one of 275 copies signed by Ginsberg, printed by Robert & Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem on handmade paper from Goudy Modern type, with illustrated cloth binding after a drawing by Robert La Vigne. Ginsberg's masterpiece was first published by City Lights in 1956, in a much-reproduced wrappers format, but this is the first fine press edition. It includes a new note by Ginsberg about the presentation here of Howl for the first time in tandem with the poetic continuation The Names (written 1957, published in the Paris Review 1966), his "autobiographical chronicle of Howl's same radiant persons living & dead adored to specify Names & deeds in extended eulogy - an embodyment of Howl's abstractions". The publisher's advertisement is laid in. This copy has the ownership inscription of Winston Leyland (b.1940), a lead ... Read more

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Howl, for Carl Solomon

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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(San Francisco): (Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971), 1971. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. La Vigne, Robert. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 49 p. Signed by Author(s). Limited edition of 275 copies, unnumbered, SIGNED by Ginsberg on the title page. The poem, "Howl", needs no introduction; this version, published by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem in 1971, "comprises the text of 'Howl' as it was published in 1956 with recent minute revisions by the author and the addition of a related poetic fragment 'The Names', written in 1957, published in the 'Paris Review' for Spring 1966 and here first collected with the poem" (from colophon page). The cover presents a drawing by Robert La Vigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley (from NY Times obit). ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in linen cloth with a full-colour drawing by Robert La Vigne ... Read more

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Howl for Carl Solomon

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: Limited edition
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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. Limited edition. LaVigne, Robert. Printed cloth, fine, as issued. The then-definitive edition, with Ginsberg's revisions, and the addition of "The Names", a related poetic fragment. One of 275 copies printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem, on handmade paper, signed by Ginsberg. The cover design is by Robert LaVigne.

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[Czechoslovakia]: self-published, 1980. Original gray cloth with red stamped title to spine, top edge yellow; [3], 121 leaves of carbon copy typescript to rectos, on thin onion paper measuring 29.2 x 20.3 cm. Wrappers soiled; boards lightly distended; internally fine. Czech samizdat edition of three American poets of the Beat Generation: Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Gregory Corso, published during the height of Czechoslovak "normalization" period, when the production and circulation of such texts was illegal. Jan Zábrana (1934-1984), the translator, was close to Ginsberg; he translated and published his poetry and other Beat writers already in the early 1960s. Interest in the Beat Generation preceded Ginsberg's first trip to Prague in February of 1965 (a second trip followed in late April of 1965). A 1959 essay ("Americká bohéma") by Igor Hájek in the journal Svetová literatura introduced Beat writers to the broader Czech public and inc ... Read more

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Howl.

GINSBERG, Allen

  • Edition: First edition, first printing in this format.
  • Book condition: Not Set
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Harper & Row, New York, 1986 First edition, first printing in this format.Quarto. Original brown cloth, device to upper board in blind and titles to spine gilt, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket.An excellent copy in the dust jacket. Signed on the title page by the author and with his presentation inscription to the leaf opposite the title page, "for Ken Mikolowski - 11/17/89 - Jewel Heart Night". Above the inscription Ginsberg has added a drawing - flower, serpent, star. The recipient was the poet and editor, who together with his wife (the artist Ann) founded the influential private publishing house the Alternative Press. They printed and disseminated earl;y work by members of the Black Mountain group, as well as many of the Beat poets including numerous works by Ginsberg himself. The references to Jewel Heart is in regard to the Buddhist collective founded in Mikolowski's home town of Ann Arbor by Gelek Rinpoche. Ginsberg met Gelek in 1989 and was admitted into the group at that time. One presumes this i ... Read more

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Howl and other Poems

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: Eighteenth Printing. Number Four in The Pocket Poets Series
  • Book condition: Wrappers
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San Francisco: City Lights, 1967. Eighteenth Printing. Number Four in The Pocket Poets Series. 44pp. 12mo. Wrappers. Eighteenth Printing. Number Four in The Pocket Poets Series. 44pp. 12mo. Inscribed on title-page :"Hugo/Allen Ginsberg/near Primrose Hill." With drawing of a flower by Ginsberg.

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Howl

GINSBERG, ALLEN

  • Edition: First Thus
  • Book condition: Lovely fine copy in original pictorial cloth, cover illustration by Robert LaVigne.
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(San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. First Thus. Lovely fine copy in original pictorial cloth, cover illustration by Robert LaVigne.. Quarto. 24 x 30 cm. 43 pp. One of 275 copies, signed by Ginsberg on the title page. Prospectus laid in. "This book comprises the text of Howl as it was published in 1956 with recent minute revisions by the author and the addition of a related poetic fragment The Names..." thus a definitive edition. Dedicated "for Carl Solomon" on the title page.

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New York: Harper & Row,, 1986. Fully Annotated by the Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography. Edited by Barry Miles. Quarto. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, fish design to front board in blind, light brown endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations from photographs throughout. An excellent copy. First edition thus, first printing, inscribed by the author with an original drawing of his signature Blakean "Ah Sunflower" and a snake. The title page is inscribed "For Clarus Backes, March 5 1987, near Naropa Institute, Allen Ginsberg, AH Boulder Colorado", and the half-title has the drawing incorporating stars, moon, "Ah" sun, "Ah" sunflower and snake, and the inscription "Best wishes in the new age". Clarus J. Backes (1935–1988) was an award-winning journalist and book editor of the Colorado Tribune and Denver Post.

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HOWL and Other Poems

GINSBERG, Allen

  • Edition: First
  • Book condition: very good(-)
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San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First. paperback. very good(-). Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 18mo, black & white printed wrappers.. San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition. Third printing. The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four. Priced 75 cents on back cover. The white portions of the covers are dust soiled & toned; Table of Contents leaf has a flattened fold. Signed in full by Ginsberg, Great Neck, 1978, and augmented by him with a sketch of a flower, using the O of "Howl" as a center filled with the initials AH. A good, early copy of this important book.

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New York: Harper & Row,, 1986. Fully Annotated by the Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography. Edited by Barry Miles. Quarto. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, design to upper board in blind, beige endpapers. With the slipcase. Illustrations from photographs throughout. Some very faint marks to cloth, spine titles a little rubbed, excellent condition. First edition thus, signed limited issue, number 165 of 250 copies signed by Ginsberg, specially bound and slipcased. This is the first critical edition, and includes a facsimile of the hand-corrected original typescript. This copy has the ownership inscription of Winston Leyland (b.1940), a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall Book Award in 1980. He established the Gay Sunshine Press in 1975, and his Gay Sunshine Journal (1970-82) was particularly influential for its interviews with prominent gay writers of the era, including Gin ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Book condition: Fine with no dust jacket
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New York: Harper & Row.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED LImited Edition. One of 250 signed and numbered copies. Fine 'as issued' in publisher's clear plastic protective shrink wrap. (B) ; 9 1/2" x 11 1/2"; Signed by Author .

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Harpercollins. Collectible - Very Good. Condition: Very Good +; Limited edition in slipcase, #87 of 250. Slipcase moderately sunned/age-toned. Hardcover

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Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg

2008-10-15. Reprint. Library Binding. Good.

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