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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
 
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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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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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Poem for the Olympic Runners [Limited Edition, Inscribed & Signed]
New York: Waterways Project of Ten Penny Players, 1980. First Edition. Limited to 200 copies of which this is no. 136. Octavo (21cm.) bifolium printed on cream card stock, poem printed on leaf mounted to blue stock and stitched to p. [3]. Light wear, else Near Fine. Inscribed and signed...
[Item #22642]
Price: $95.00
 
Poem for the Olympic Runners [Limited Edition, Inscribed & Signed]


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