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Truth in advertising: this cigar box-style raw wood case, 12 x 19 inches, is stamped Beat Bible / 2 Books in 1 / Beat & Pieces / + Beat Books. And that's what it is. The first of its two titles, Beat & Pieces, is a previously released but little-known generational history in Allen Ginsberg's enlightening Beat-era photographs and handwritten notes alongside Fernanda Pivano's contextual essay. The second title, Beat Books, which appears in its first edition here, catalogues the covers of the most seminal Beat publications--from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind to Ginsberg's Howl to Jack Kerouac's On the Road, alongside lesser-known books and a wide variety of anthologies and journals featuring such key voices as Gregory Corso, William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, among others. It lovingly collects Evergreen paperbacks, Two Cities editions, the bright red Pocket Poets volumes, and even a mass-market Signet paperback entitled Beat Beat Beat: A Hip Collection of Cool Cartoons About Life and Love Among the Beatniks.
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Book Description Photology/Fondazione Giov-Anna Piras. Condition: New. Box Pck Lt. 2007. Hardcover. Two volumes inside plywood box. Limited edition. Beat Books: Oblong quarto, profusely illustrated in full color; Beats & Pieces: Oblong quarto, profusely illustrated wit black & white photographs by Ginsberg. Books are pictorial boards. New. Seller Inventory # Sdap00130