Beside Myself. Allan BLOCK.

Beside Myself

New York: Flatiron Press, 1962. First Edition. A significant association, joining two of the great figures of the 1960s folk revival. Allan Block (1923-2013) was the long-time proprietor of the Allan Block Sandal Shop, on West 4th Street, which would become one of the twin hubs of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the Sixties. The other hub was Izzy Young's Folklore Center, located a few blocks away on MacDougal Street, and performances from either venue were known to disperse from one locality only two coalesce at the other; Bob Dylan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Geoff and Maria Muldaur, Dave Van Ronk, and a host of others were frequent visitors to both venues. This book scarce, as are all of Block's early collections published under the "Flatiron Press" imprint. Octavo. Printed wrappers; [iv, 16pp]. Inscribed inside front wrapper to the Greenwich-village folk-music impresario Izzy Young, dated 1962. Mild discoloration to front wrapper, else Fine.

Price: $200.00

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