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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]. BEATS, Francis J. RIGNEY, L. Douglas SMITH.
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Two Years Beside the Strait: Tangier Journal, 1987-1989 [LIMITED SIGNED EDITION]
London: Peter Owen, [1990]. First U.K. Edition. Limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 30 of 75 signed copies. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); original simulated cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; 80pp.; illus. Very light rubbing to jacket extremities, else Fine.
[Item #21190]
Price: $200.00
 
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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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Exterminator!
New York: Viking Press, 1973. A collection of loosely autobiographical stories, the title story based on a job Burroughs once held himself. Maynard & Miles A23.a. First Printing, one of 7,500 copies. Octavo; brown cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in white and black on spine and front cover; brown...
[Item #21216]
Price: $50.00
 
Exterminator! William S. BURROUGHS.
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Nova Express
New York: Grove Press, 1964. First American Edition. Third volume in Burroughs's Nova Trilogy. Maynard & Miles A10.a. First Printing, one of 10,000 copies. Octavo; red-orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 187pp. Some pinpoint rubbing to spine lettering, with small, faint blue penciled notation to front...
[Item #21198]
Price: $45.00
 
Nova Express. William S. BURROUGHS.
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Painting
[Amsterdam: Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, 1988]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original grey stiff card wrappers printed in dark grey; unpaged; color plates, text in double column. Fine.
[Item #21212]
Price: $25.00
 
Painting. William S. BURROUGHS.
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The Soft Machine
New York: Grove Press, 1966. First American Edition. First volume in Burroughs's Nova Trilogy, first published in 1961 by Olympia Press. Maynard & Miles A5.b. First Printing, one of 18,000 copies. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; light brown topstain; dustjacket; 182pp. Fine in a Fine...
[Item #21196]
Price: $125.00
 
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The Ticket That Exploded
New York: Grove Press, 1967. First American Edition. The second volume in Burroughs's Nova Trilogy, first published in 1962 by Olympia Press. Maynard & Miles A6.b. First Printing, one of 10,000 copies. Octavo; orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 217pp. Crown gently nudged, with a touch...
[Item #21197]
Price: $40.00
 
The Ticket That Exploded. William S. BURROUGHS.
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Tornado Alley
[Cherry Valley, NY]: Cherry Valley Editions, 1989. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original black pictorial wrappers by Robert Brannaman; 53pp.; illus. About Fine.
[Item #21211]
Price: $30.00
 
Tornado Alley. William S. BURROUGHS, illus S. Clay Wilson.
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A Life Full of Holes. A Novel Tape-Recorded in Moghrebi and Translated into English by Paul Bowles
New York: Grove Press, [1964]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket by Roy Kuhlman; 310pp. Textblock fore-edge very slightly foxed, else Fine. Oral narrative by Moroccan storyteller Charhadi, pseudonym of Larbi Layachi.
[Item #21191]
Price: $30.00
 
A Life Full of Holes. A Novel Tape-Recorded in Moghrebi and Translated into English by Paul Bowles. Driss ben Hamed CHARHADI, trans Paul Bowles.
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A Life Full of Holes. A Novel Tape-Recorded in Moghrebi and Translated into English by Paul Bowles
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, [1964]. First U.K. Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original simulated cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; 310pp. Imprint on title page verso redacted, else Fine. Oral narrative by Moroccan storyteller Charhadi, pseudonym of Larbi Layachi.
[Item #21192]
Price: $65.00
 
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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. Samuel CHARTERS, photographs Ann Charters.
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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. Neeli CHERKOVSKI.
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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]. Cid CORMAN.
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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: $15.00
 
RSVP [Limited Edition]. Cid CORMAN.
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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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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. Gregory CORSO, poems, Allen GINSBERG, introduction.
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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. George DOWDEN.
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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. Robert DUNCAN.
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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]. Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.
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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). Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.


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