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The Real Bohemia: A Sociological and Psychological Study of the "Beats" [Inscribed Presentation Copy to Contributor David Meltzer]
New York: Basic Books, 1961. First Edition. A thoroughgoing attempt, not entirely sympathetic, at a socio-psychological examination of the Beat lifestyle, by two Bay Area psychiatrists. Chapter 9 comprises a brief anthology of Beat literature, mostly poetry; this section includes 3 works ("23rd Raga / For Tina;" "14th Raga /...
[Item #16721]
Price: $300.00
 
The Real Bohemia: A Sociological and Psychological Study of the "Beats" [Inscribed Presentation Copy to Contributor David Meltzer]
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The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front panel; black topstain; dustjacket; 226pp. Remainder mark to lower edge of text, else Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket with sunning to spine.
[Item #18462]
Price: $150.00
 
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In Watermelon Sugar
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo; teal photo-illustrated boards; dustjacket; 138pp. Trivial rubbing to board edges, with faint foxing to upper edge of text and a small stain to right edge; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with light edgewear and several short tears; Very Good+. The...
[Item #18461]
Price: $125.00
 
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Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt
New York: Delacorte Press, 1970. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; red photo-illustrated boards; dustjacket; 85pp. Previous owners name scratched out in ink on front pastedown, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edge-rubbed, with a few short tears and faint mark on front panel; Very Good+. A bright, unfaded...
[Item #18463]
Price: $150.00
 
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Kerouac: A Biography
San Francisco: Straight Arrow Press, 1973. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; rough cream cloth, with titles stamped in light blue on spine; dustjacket; 419pp. Remainder mark to lower text edges, else Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket.
[Item #17833]
Price: $25.00
 
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Some Poems / Poets: Studies in American Underground Poetry Since 1945
Berkeley: Oyez, 1971. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original white photo-illustrated card wrappers; 118pp.; photographs. Minor edge wear, else Very Good. Includes essays on Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, and Brother Antoninus.
[Item #28752]
Price: $20.00
 
Some Poems / Poets: Studies in American Underground Poetry Since 1945
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Ferlinghetti: A Biography
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1979. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in white dust jacket printed in red and black; [10],254pp.; photographic plates. Very light foxing to top textblock edge, else Fine.
[Item #22651]
Price: $20.00
 
Ferlinghetti: A Biography
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The City Lights Pocket Poets Series: A Descriptive Bibliography [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
La Jolla: Laurence McGilvery/Atticus Books, 1982. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 101pp. Fine. Bookplate signed by Ferlinghetti laid in.
[Item #22675]
Price: $45.00
 
The City Lights Pocket Poets Series: A Descriptive Bibliography [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
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Livingdying: Poems [Limited Edition, Signed]
[New York]: New Directions Book, [1970]. First Edition. Limited to 150 copies of which this is no. 52. Octavo (23cm.); original red cloth in black paper-covered slipcase, printed paper label mounted to upper slipcase cover; unpaged; illus. title page. Minor insect damage to slipcase, else Fine. Signed by the author on colophon.
[Item #22395]
Price: $45.00
 
Livingdying: Poems [Limited Edition, Signed]
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RSVP [Limited Edition]
Knotting, Bedfordshire: Sceptre Press, [1974]. First Edition. Limited to 150 copies of which this is no. 99. Octavo (21cm.); original lavender printed staplebound wrappers, French flaps; unpaged. Light fading to spine edge, else Fine. Printed by Skelton's Press.
[Item #22396]
Price: $12.00
 
RSVP [Limited Edition]
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The Happy Birthday of Death
New York: New Directions, 1960. First Edition. The Beat author's third collection of poetry, written during a Paris soujourn in 1957. First Printing, a trade paperback original. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 91, [3]pp ads, plus a fold-out poem "Bomb" between pages 32-33. Vertical crease along front joint, with some pinpoint wear...
[Item #27631]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems [Inscribed]
San Francisco: City Lights, 1969. Facsimile Reprint. Facsimile reprint of the 1959 first edition. Octavo; printed card wrappers; 35pp. Inscribed by Corso inside the front wrapper: "My first work / O how I loved poetry - but yet I was weak here - / Gregory," undated and with no inscribee...
[Item #17867]
Price: $225.00
 
The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems [Inscribed]
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Gasoline
San Francisco: City Lights Books, [1958]. Tenth printing. 12mo (16cm.); original off-white staplebound wrappers printed in red; 48pp. Wrappers a bit toned, scratches and pin-point abraisions to rear wrapper, else Very Good. Pocket Poet Series no. 8.
[Item #21556]
Price: $25.00
 
Gasoline
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Dinners & Nightmares
New York: Corinth Books, 1961. First Edition. The Beat author's first collection of stories, all of which first appeared in various little magazines between 1957-1960. First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); black and white photo-illustrated wraps; 94pp, [2]. Some trivial wear and light spotting to covers; Near Fine.
[Item #22721]
Price: $25.00
 
Dinners & Nightmares
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Birth Vision and Green Song
Brighton, Sussex: Five Poets Press, 1967. First Edition. Trade issue of 300 copies, issued simultaneously with a signed/numbered edition of 50. Slight external wear, else Near Fine. Dowden a lesser-known but seminal figure in the post-Beat milieu of the Sixties; best known as Allen Ginsberg's bibliographer.
[Item #26463]
Price: $25.00
 
Birth Vision and Green Song
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Foot #2
San Francisco: Foot Magazine, 1962. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 80pp. Slight external wear; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. Holograph correction to imprint on copyright page, presumably in an editor's hand. Somewhat uncommon San Francisco little mag; contributions by Philip Whalen (who also contributed a number of illustrations)...
[Item #26457]
Price: $60.00
 
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Medieval Scenes
San Francisco: Centaur Press, 1950. First Edition. A superb copy of this important early collection by Duncan who, along with his friends Kermit Sheets and James Broughton (proprietors of the Centaur Press) occupied a central place in the vibrant San Francisco literary scene of the 1950s. Limited to 250 copies...
[Item #7000]
Price: $300.00
 
Medieval Scenes
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Renegade Christmas [Limited Edition, Signed]
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1984. First, Limited Edition. One of 125 numbered copies, signed by William Everson. Quarto; 3/4 wood grain paper over boards, quarterbound in tan leather with titles stamped in gilt on spine; 22pp. Some trivial rubbing along lower board edges, else Fine.
[Item #17996]
Price: $125.00
 
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Back Roads to Far Places [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
[New York]: New Directions Book, [1971]. 16mo (15.75cm.); original black and white pictorial card wrappers; illustrated text from manuscript printed on rectos only. Rear wrapper a hint dust-soiled, else Near Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Original edition privately printed in 1970.
[Item #22664]
Price: $35.00
 
Back Roads to Far Places [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
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A Far Rockaway of the Heart [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
[New York]: New Directions Book, [1997]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket; [10],124pp. Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in.
[Item #22659]
Price: $35.00
 
A Far Rockaway of the Heart [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
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How to Paint Sunlight: Lyric Poems & Others (1997-2000)
[New York]: New Directions Book, [2001]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth-backed boards in blue pictorial dust jacket; [2],ix,[1],94pp. Near Fine.
[Item #22667]
Price: $20.00
 
How to Paint Sunlight: Lyric Poems & Others (1997-2000)
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Landscapes of Living & Dying [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
[New York]: New Directions Book, [1979]. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in white photo-illustrated dust jacket; [6],57pp. Minor dust-soiling, else Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in.
[Item #22656]
Price: $75.00
 
Landscapes of Living & Dying [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
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Love in the Days of Rage [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
New York: E.P. Dutton, [1988]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth-backed boards in pictorial dust jacket; [10],116pp. Minor foxing to textblock fore-edge, else About Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Novel set during the student riots in Paris, 1968.
[Item #22650]
Price: $30.00
 
Love in the Days of Rage [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
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Love in the Days of Rage [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
Woodstock: Overlook Press, [2001]. First Thus. Octavo (20.25cm.); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; [10],115pp. Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Novel first published in 1988 and set during the student protests in Paris, 1968.
[Item #22661]
Price: $25.00
 
Love in the Days of Rage [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
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Love in the Days of Rage [Signed Bookplate Laid in]
London: Bodley Head, [1988]. First U.K. Edition. Octavo (22.25cm.); original simulated cloth in dark blue pictorial dust jacket; [6],116pp. Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Novella set during the 1968 student protests in Paris.
[Item #22665]
Price: $40.00
 
Love in the Days of Rage [Signed Bookplate Laid in]


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