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Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Publishers (1994)

ISBN 10: 0872860175ISBN 13: 9780872860179

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About this Item: City Lights Publishers, 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First US paperback edition, 51st printing in Fine condition with no dust jacket as issued. (see photos). 57pp. Seller Inventory # 00193

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Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Publishers (2011)

ISBN 10: 0872860175ISBN 13: 9780872860179

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About this Item: City Lights Publishers, 2011. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First US paperback edition, 2011 printing in Fine condition with no dust jacket as issued. (see photos). 57pp. Seller Inventory # 00196

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Ginsberg, Allen, Introduction By William Carlos Williams

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1958)

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About this Item: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1958. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good +. 1st Edition. 44 Pp. Black And White Printed Wrappers. Slightly Used, Some Browning To Covers, A Few Short Pencil Underlinings. Seller Inventory # 045706

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Allen Ginsberg

Published by Penguin Classics (2009)

ISBN 10: 0141190167ISBN 13: 9780141190167

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About this Item: Penguin Classics, 2009. Condition: New. 2009. 01st Edition. Paperback. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, the author broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This book brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 128 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 125 x 9. Weight in Grams: 102. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780141190167

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by Penguin Books, London (2009)

ISBN 10: 0141190167ISBN 13: 9780141190167

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About this Item: Penguin Books, London, 2009. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. viii 117pp paperback, very good. Seller Inventory # 056022

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ALLEN GINSBERG Reads HOWL and Other Poems: GINSBERG, ALLEN (author)

GINSBERG, ALLEN (author) : CHARTERS, ANN (contributor)

Published by Craft Recordings, Beverly Hills, CA (2017)

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About this Item: Craft Recordings, Beverly Hills, CA, 2017. Audio Book (LP). Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. LP, Book and Ephemera Set - NEW in traycase (Sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap) - This incredible box includes the LP "Howl and Other Poems" on 180g. Red Translucent Vinyl, a 12" by 12" book with liner notes by Ann Charters, and 8x10" photo of Allen Ginsberg, a replica postcard of the original Howl reading invitation, and a copy of the book "Howl & Other Poems", published by City Lights Books. Seller Inventory # 006531

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Allen Ginsberg

Published by City Lights Publishers, San Francisco, California (1996)

ISBN 10: 0872863107ISBN 13: 9780872863101

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About this Item: City Lights Publishers, San Francisco, California, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: As New. No Jacket. First Thus. Like new hardcover 1996 reprint. Seller Inventory # 8904

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, [1956], San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights Books, [1956], San Francisco, 1956. No Binding. Condition: Clamshell As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case. San Francisco: City Lights Books, [1956], 1956. 1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case. No Binding. Custom Clamshell Case. Ginsberg, Allen. HOWL AND OTHER POEMS. Custom Clamshell Case [Not A Book] White. Seller Inventory # 31898

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Howl and Other Poems.: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights, San Francisco, 1956. Later printing of this principal work of the Beat Generation. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg 11/12/83 Reed." In near fine condition. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Howl and Other Poems is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published November 1, 1956. It contains Ginsberg's most famous poem, "Howl", which is considered to be one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as "A Supermarket in California", "Transcription of Organ Music", "Sunflower Sutra", "America", "In the Baggage Room at Greyhound", and some of his earlier works. For printing the collection, the publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, another well-known poet, was arrested and charged with obscenity. On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn found Ferlinghetti not guilty of the obscenity charge, and 5,000 more copies of the text were printed to meet the public demand, which had risen in response to the publicity surrounding the trial. "Howl and Other Poems" contains two of the most well-known poems from the Beat Generation, "Howl" and "A Supermarket in California", which have been reprinted in other collections, including the Norton Anthology of American Literature. Seller Inventory # 82984

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1959)

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About this Item: City Lights, San Francisco, 1959. Early printing of this principal work of the Beat Generation. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Ginsberg on the title page. In near fine condition. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Howl and Other Poems is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published November 1, 1956. It contains Ginsberg's most famous poem, "Howl", which is considered to be one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as "A Supermarket in California", "Transcription of Organ Music", "Sunflower Sutra", "America", "In the Baggage Room at Greyhound", and some of his earlier works. For printing the collection, the publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, another well-known poet, was arrested and charged with obscenity. On October 3, 1957, Judge Clayton W. Horn found Ferlinghetti not guilty of the obscenity charge, and 5,000 more copies of the text were printed to meet the public demand, which had risen in response to the publicity surrounding the trial. "Howl and Other Poems" contains two of the most well-known poems from the Beat Generation, "Howl" and "A Supermarket in California", which have been reprinted in other collections, including the Norton Anthology of American Literature. Seller Inventory # 101994

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Howl and other poems. Introduced by William: GINSBERG, Allen.

GINSBERG, Allen.

Published by San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1993 (1993)

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About this Item: San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1993, 1993. Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, perfect bound, red endpapers. Top edge lightly foxed; else a fine copy. First published edition, later printing, signed by the author on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg 10/13/94, AH". First published in 1956, this landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It was Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem and the obscure Siesta in Xbalba. By this, the fiftieth printing, 745,000 copies were in circulation. Seller Inventory # 129543

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GINSBERG, Allen.

Published by San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop [1956]. (1956)

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About this Item: San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop [1956]., 1956. Third printing. 44 pp. Tanning along spine, else near fine in printed wrappers. SIGNED by Ginsberg on the title page with his circled "AH." The first edition to be produced in the US to avoid trouble from the Customs Department. Pocket Poets #4. Seller Inventory # 70107

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Allen Ginsberg

Published by City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco, 1956. Paper Back. Condition: Fine. Second Edition. CLEAN fine 1956 second edition paperpack. Size: 16mo - over 5ĺ" - 6ĺ" tall. Seller Inventory # 042403

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Vinyl Record] [John Ciardi's Copy] Allen Ginsberg: GINSBERG, Allen (1926-1997)

GINSBERG, Allen (1926-1997)

Published by Fantasy / City Lights Bookshop, n.p. / San Francisco (1959)

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About this Item: Fantasy / City Lights Bookshop, n.p. / San Francisco, 1959. Condition: Fine- / Fine-. First Edition. First Pressing of this 33 1/3 rpm (12-inch) LP phonograph record (numbered 7006 on sleeve and vinyl), on which the poet recites (screams, begs, urges) "Howl" and other poems. Transparent red vinyl (not the later, more common black vinyl) with burgundy labels, plain paper slip, and original card sleeve printed in green, orange, andblack. Stamped in red: "Promotional Copy / Not for Sale" on rear of sleeve, with ownership of poet John Ciardi faintly stamped on upper right corner of front and neat blue ball-point notes to rear, probably in Ciardi's hand, commenting on the readings (Ginsberg recites "Howl," "The Sunflower Sutra," "Footnote to Howl," "A Supermarket in California," "Transcription of Organ Music," "America," "In the Back of the Real," "Strange New Cottage in Berkeley," "Europe! Europe!," and "Kaddish."). Long printed introduction by Ginsberg on rear sleeve. Offered with Third Printing (so stated on rear cover and priced 75 cents) of the First City Lights Edition of Howl and Other Poems, dedicated to Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Neal Cassady and introduced by William Carlos Williams. Foolscap 8vo (157 x 121mm): 44pp. Black and white stapled card covers, inside covers blank, without separate white paper wraparound label of first two printings (now incorporated into cover design). LP's paper slip wrinkled but intact without tears, card sleeve lightly toned else about Fine. Book about Fine, pages slightly toned but clean throughout. Cook 4. Morgan F2a and A3. In October, 1956, with publication of Howl and Other Poems in an edition of 1000 copies by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Bookshop, came fame and notoriety. Ferlinghetti was charged with disseminating obscene literature and arrested, but Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that "Howl" was not obscene, and the collection ultimately was translated into twenty-eight languages. "Howl" became as famous "as any American poem since Eliot's"The Waste Land"and is still an icon of the Beat generation as powerful as Kerouac'sOn The Road . . . It is meant to be recited, and in his recitations Ginsberg was filled with gusto; he gesticulated and screamed, begged, urged and took off his clothes. . . . He was a lyric genius who, along with William Carlos Williams, was one of the greatest influences on the American poetical voice since Walt Whitman." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Seller Inventory # BB2395

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HOWL and other poems (signed & doodled): Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1956. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Wraps. - SIGNED / INSCRIBED - City Lights Books, San Francisco (1956) 1969. 16mo 44 pp. Signed First Edition, 21st printing from 1969. 186,000 copies were printed in-between the 1st printing in October 1956 and this copy, the 21st printing in June 1969. This copy is signed and inscribed by Allen Ginsberg. This date coincides with Allen Ginsberg's book signing and reading at the Boulder Public Library. An original flyer of this event will be included in the sale. the flyer shows the same date/location as the date and location in the book. The original flyer will come folded. The book shows general handling and wear around the edges and lightest soiling. Allen Ginsberg has SIGNED and INSRIBED the title page: For __ __ , Allen Ginsberg. Allen Ginsberg also dated this and included the location, Boulder Colorado. In addition to this, Allen Ginsberg also drew a sketch turning the O in HOWL into a daisy or sunflower. Very faint small stain at top edge along multiple page tops. $1.00 price intact on back cover. A matching price is lightly written in pen on the upper right corner of the 1st page. As for the event, on Wednesday November 10, 1982 the Boulder Colorado Public Library hosted a lecture presented by the Naropa Institute. Naropa's Free Lecture Series: Hidden Knowledge/Public Insight featured Allen Ginsberg sharing a social literary history of 3 decades spanning the 1940s - 1960s. Some of the topics that were touched upon were Sex Liberation, Psychedelics, Cosa Nostra Porn, BeBop, Bohemian Grass, Meditative Practices, Beat - Hip-Me Generation etc. etc. A most special night rivaled by a most special tight copy of the 20th century's most famous poem, signed, inscribed and doodled by Allen Ginsberg that same evening. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000815

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Howl and Other Poems: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by The City Lights Bookshop, San Francisco, CA (1956)

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About this Item: The City Lights Bookshop, San Francisco, CA, 1956. Paperback. Condition: Very good. First edition, first printing. 44pp. Sextodecimo [15.5 cm] in black wraps with affixed white printed panels. Some foxing to cover. Postcard from Ginsberg with manuscript note and signature laid in, dated 1989. One of the principle works of the Beat Generation. Originally performed at the legendary Gallery Six reading. The Pocket Poets Series Number Four. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Dowden pgs. 4-7. Cook pgs. 21-21. Seller Inventory # 56635

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Ginsberg, Allen.

Published by City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco, 1956. Stapled wrappers. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Second Printing with "Second Edition" printed on rear cover. This is the issue seized by U.S. Customs at San Francisco on its way from the Printer in London; hence, due to the destruction of many of the copies, decidedly scarcer even than the first printing. A beautiful, unequivocally Fine copy in black stapled wrappers with white printed wraparound pastedown (which conceals the staples). No wear. No soil. No tears or creases or dog-ears. No toning. 44pp., without Lucien Carr's name on the dedication. Laid in is a photocopy of the Poetry (Chicago) Magazine open letter from Henry Rago (Editor) to Lawrence Ferlinghetti informing him that the book has been approved for review in a subsequent issue. Cook Number Four ff. Scarce condition copy. Q13282. Seller Inventory # Q13282

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GINSBERG, Allen.

Published by San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956, 1956. Duodecimo. Original printed wrappers, stapled as issued. White portion of wrappers somewhat tanned and marked, crease to upper fore-corner gently affecting pages as well as wrappers, a small few minor marks within but generally clean, entirely sound and overall a very good copy. First published edition, first printing, a San Francisco poetic association copy with the ownership inscription of Donald Schenker (1930-1993) dated 1957, and three lines of Ginsbergesque poetry added by him at the end of the poem "Song" (p.39-41): "I go about my business with my palms sweating murder, / that I am always screaming hateful poems inside my head / this convinces me of just what is holy." Born in Coney Island, Schenker arrived in San Francisco in the late 50s: "I came because of Howl and A Coney Island of the Mind." (Foley) He went straight to City Lights to meet Ferlinghetti, and was introduced in turn to Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Duncan, and Robert Stock. His first book, Poems, a collaboration with David Meltzer, was published in 1957. Schenker knew Kerouac, who told him: "You're such a nice guy, Schenker. That's your problem" (Foley), and a photograph dated 3 December 1965 in The San Francisco Chronicle shows him outside City Lights Bookstore in the company of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Michael McClure, Richard Brautigan, Lew Welch, and others. He later founded The Print Mint in 1965, and continued publishing poetry, though according to friend and poet John Oliver Simon he improved too late to secure his place in poetic posterity: "If Donald Schenker had had the sense to write his best poems before he was thirty, like his contemporaries Robert Creeley and Allen Ginsberg, he would have died famous." (Foley) Howl and other poems, a landmark collection considered one of the principle works of literature that launched the Beat Generation, was Ginsberg's first regularly published book, published by City Lights on 1 November 1956 in an edition of 1,500 copies. It was preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem (1955) and the similarly mimeographed Siesta in Xbalba (July 1956). The first printing is distinguished by the misspelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". Cook, pp. 21-22; Morgan A3.a1.1.; "Donald Schenker: A California Story", by Jack Foley (from Berkeley Daze). Seller Inventory # 144659

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GINSBERG, ALLEN.

Published by San Francisco: City Lights, 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: San Francisco: City Lights, 1956, 1956. First edition; first state. Publisher's wrappers; some soiling and spotting; pencil owner's inscription on the title page; a very good copy. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 24978

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Howl and other poems. The Pocket Poets: GINSBERG, Allen.

GINSBERG, Allen.

Published by San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956, 1956. Duodecimo. Original stiff black wrappers, stapled as issued, with a white hand-pasted wraparound paper label printed in black. Very minor rubbing to extremities, light browning to wraparound label, edges faintly toned as often; nevertheless a very good copy indeed. First published edition, first printing, with the spelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". This copy is from the library of contemporary San Francisco poet Jean McLean, and has a calligraphic ownership inscription reading "Jean and Jo Mclean" to p. [4]. Jean McLean's work was published in the poetry collection Seven Stray Cats in Sausalito in 1957, alongside poets such as Gerald Stern, Laura Uronovitz, and Ginsberg's close friend Jack Gilbert, with whom McLean collaborated on two erotic novels under the joint pseudonym Tor Kung. Howl and other poems was a landmark collection considered one of the principle works of literature that launched the Beat Generation. It was Ginsberg's first regularly published book, and was printed in a run of an estimated 1,500 copies. It was preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printings of the title poem (1955) and Siesta in Xbalba (July 1956). As is often found in the first edition of this work each of the elided swear words have been carefully supplied in manuscript (pp. 12, 15, 17, and 29). Cook, pp. 21-22; Morgan A3.a1.1. Seller Inventory # 133699

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Howl and other poems: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Pocket Bookshop (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Moderate staining to edges of pasted wraps (some from paste), and mild sunning to spine. 1/2" tear at tail. Else fine. Signed by Ginsberg on the title-page and by the dedicatee of Howl, Carl Solomon, at the beginning of Howl (p. 9). We know of only one copy with Solomon s signature at auction since 1975 (1992 reappearing in 2005) on ABPC. Presented in custom clam-shell box. First edition, first printing (with pasted card wrap). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 42935

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GINSBERG, ALLEN

Published by San Francisco, CA City Lights 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: San Francisco, CA City Lights 1956, 1956. First Edition. Signed by the author Allen Ginsberg and dated by him in the year of publication: “Allen Ginsberg Sept. 8, 1956.” With an inscription just below from Ginsberg to Beat collector and photographer Marshall Clements: “For Marshall Clements much thanks for the relief. A.G. New Years Month, Jan. 7, 1964.” Also signed by Marshall Clements at the top of the same page, the book’s dedication page. City Lights Pocket Poets Series: Number Four. With the two page introduction by William Carlos Williams. Paperbound, stapled black and white wrappers. With a faint hint of dust soiling to the covers, else a fine copy. Price 75 cents on rear cover. Printed at the Press of Villiers Publications, Holloway, London, England. Enclosed in a custom slipcase with “Howl. Allen Ginsberg” on a paper label affixed to the front and with the same at the spine. Marshall Clements was a noted collector and scholar of Beat Generation works and was the photographer for ‘Kerouac's Town’ by Barry Gifford (1977) - a special look at Jack Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, published on the second anniversary of his death. Seller Inventory # 20396E

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Howl and Other Poems (SIGNED BY 5: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

Published by City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco, 1956. Original wraps. Condition: Near Fine. A remarkable Association copy of the 1956 correct 1st edition. This copy not only conforms to all the original issue points but is in beautiful, near-pristine condition. Furthermore, THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY 5 OF THE KEY FIGURES IN THE BOOK'S GENESIS: 1) ALLEN GINSBERG (on the title page); 2) LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI (on the copyright page); 3) LUCIEN CARR (on the dedication page); 4) WILLIAM BURROUGHS (also on the dedication page); and 5) CARL SOLOMON (on the first blank endpaper). In other words, this copy is signed by the book's author, its publisher and by 3 of its 5 dedicatees (only Jack Kerouac's and Neal Cassady's signatures are missing from this copy). Notably, of the 5 signatures, all critically important to the birth and evolution of "Howl", Lucien Carr's appears to be the most elusive. We know that Carr's relationship with the Beats grew tense early on and that he insisted his name be removed from all subsequent printings of "Howl". We also know that Carr himself introduced William Burroughs (an old friend from their St. Louis upbringing) to Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg --and that Carr's infamous career at Columbia (as documented in the 2013 film "Kill Your Darlings") saw him as a very important muse to this budding literary scene. A fresh, tight copy, immaculate internally and easily Near Fine overall, while legitimately approaching Fine (even down to its unrusted staple). Also includes a hand-made chemise (signed by Ginsberg at a later date), a folded cardboard reproduction of the book's front cover which, among other things, capably protects the fragile 1st edition and no doubt helps to explain its remarkable condition. Of the 1,000 copies of "Howl" initially published, this must certainly rank as among the very most historic and significant. Seller Inventory # 13503

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