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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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Without Stopping: An Autobiography
London: Peter Owen, 1972. First U.K. Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original simulated cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 379pp.; 4 leaves of plain photographic illustrations printed on rectos and versos. A few short closed tears along jacket edges, manuscript dollar price cancel to front jacket flap; Very Good and sound. Autobiography covering...
[Item #21175]
Price: $40.00
 
Without Stopping: An Autobiography. Paul BOWLES.
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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.
6.

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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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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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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Seminary Poems [Signed]
Point Reyes Station, CA: Floating Island Publications, 1991. First Edition. Collection of poems written by Di Prima during a three-month program of study and meditation at the Rocky Mountain Dharma Center in 1988. Octavo; sewn, illustrated wrappers; [48]pp. Signed by the author on the title page. A Fine copy.
[Item #33862]
Price: $30.00
 
Seminary Poems [Signed]. Diane DI PRIMA.
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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
 
Foot #2. Richard DUERDEN, William Brown.
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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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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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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]. Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.
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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]. Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.
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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]. Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.
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Mule Mountain Dreams [Inscribed & Signed]
[Bisbee, AZ]: Bisbee Press Collective and Cochise Fine Arts, [1980]. First Edition. First Printing. Limited to 1000 copies, this with the two-stanza colophon. 12mo (16.75cm.); original photo-illustrated staplebound card wrappers, tissue endpapers; [15]pp. Minor creasing to wrappers, else Near Fine. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "For Ruth - Lawrence Ferlinghetti."
[Item #22662]
Price: $150.00
 
Mule Mountain Dreams [Inscribed & Signed]. Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.
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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]. Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.


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