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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1996)

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From: Handbook (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Item Description: City Lights, San Francisco, 1996. 12mo. Later printing. Signed and dated 1990. Later printing. Number thirty five. Bookseller Inventory # 140234

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Ginsberg,Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. (1980)

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Item Description: City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., 1980. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good -. No Jacket. 5th or later Edition. Very Good - copy. (see picture) 48 pages. Some mild wear on corners and some foxing on the cover as the picture shows.30th printing,1980.Signed and dated "Allen Ginsberg 1981" on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 012276

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HOWL AND OTHER POEMS: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books (1996)

ISBN 10: 0872863107 ISBN 13: 9780872863101

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Item Description: City Lights Books, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First printing of the 40th Anniversary edition. Glossy hardcovers. Issued without dustjacket. This copy signed by the publisher as "Ferlinghetti, editor" on the title page. This edition reproduces the format of the original City Lights edition with William Carlos Williams' Introduction. Fine condition. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Signed by Author(s). Anniversary Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 11111613

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1959)

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Item Description: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1959. softcover. Book Condition: Nearly fine copy. Later prt. edition. 8vo, 57 pp., Signed by the author on the title page (in 1990) with a drawing of a flower with "AH" at its center., Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Slight bump to fore-edge affecting the first few pages. No printing number stated but printed circa 1990. Bookseller Inventory # 059765

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books (October,1976), San Francisco (1976)

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Item Description: City Lights Books (October,1976), San Francisco, 1976. 28th Printing. Fine in stiff printed wrappers (slight darkening to spine edges but overall clean, bright and tight). This copy is nicely signed (just signed) by Ginsberg on the title page. An excellent copy of this landmark book in its original format. Whitman had Leaves of Grass and Ginsberg dragged him into Twentieth Century post-war America with Howl. It is hard to overestimate the importance of this book in the canon of American poetry. Bookseller Inventory # 1244

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HOWL AND OTHER POEMS: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books (1956)

ISBN 10: 0872860175 ISBN 13: 9780872860179

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Item Description: City Lights Books, 1956. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, ltr prnt (50th, printed July 1993). Signed and dated "1/28/94" by Ginsberg on the title page. Additionally, Ginsberg has written his "AH" and circled it as was his custom. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Perfect-bound glossy printed wraps. Some corners just touched. Near Fine condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 91323

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GINSBERG, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1980)

ISBN 10: 0872860175 ISBN 13: 9780872860179

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Item Description: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1980. Paperback. Later printing. Paperback. Later printing. A paperback original and originally published in 1956. A very good copy with some toning and soiling to the front and rear covers. Price of $2.00 on the rear cover. A 30th printing printed in 1980. This edition is signed on the title page by Ginsberg who has drawn a sunflower around the "o" in Howl and addde the initials "AH." Dated in 1993. Signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 27579

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Ginsberg, Allen.

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

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Item Description: City Lights Pocket Bookshop: San Francisco, 1956. 6 x 5, wraps (with paper inlay), 44 pp, covers rubbed and darkened, small dent at top of front cover. Second edition. SIGNED BY LOUIS GINSBERG, ALLEN'S FATHER. Nice association copy. This was the edition seized as it arrived in San Francisco by U.S. Collector of Customs. Bookseller Inventory # 98-9294

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HOWL AND OTHER POEMS: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1988)

ISBN 10: 0872860175 ISBN 13: 9780872860179

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Item Description: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1988. Original Wraps. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued. First Edition. First edition, ltr prnt (37th, printed in 1988). Signed and dated "3/8/91" by Ginsberg on the title page. Additionally, Ginsberg has written his initials "AH" on the page and circled them as was his custom. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Glossy perfect-bound printed wraps. Wraps with minimal edgewear and touched corners, shallow creases on the front and rear wraps, small chip on foreedge of front free endpage. Issued without dustjacket. A tight, read copy in Good condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Signed & Dated by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 11436

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1956)

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Item Description: City Lights, San Francisco, 1956. First edition, sixth printing of Howl, of this principal work of the Beat Generation. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition. Signed by Allen Ginsberg in a contemporary hand. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 52001

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Publishers (2001)

ISBN 10: 0872860175 ISBN 13: 9780872860179

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Item Description: City Lights Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Author signature under name on title page. Clean, crisp copy with very light shelfwear to covers. ; City Lights Pocket Poets, No. 4; 6.06 X 4.80 X 0.24 inches; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 43956

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GINSBERG, Allen

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1956)

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Item Description: City Lights, San Francisco, 1956. paperback. Book Condition: very good(-). First. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 18mo, black & white printed wrappers. San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition. Third printing. The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four. Priced 75 cents on back cover. The white portions of the covers are dust soiled & toned; Table of Contents leaf has a flattened fold. Signed in full by Ginsberg, Great Neck, 1978, and augmented by him with a sketch of a flower, using the O of "Howl" as a center filled with the initials AH. A good, early copy of this important book. Bookseller Inventory # 270332

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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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Item Description: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1956. Soft cover. Book 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). Bookseller Inventory # 000815

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Ginsberg, Allen; Williams, William Carlos (intro.)

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1956)

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Item Description: City Lights, San Francisco, 1956. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Staple-bound wraps; small 8vo; pp. 44. Spine and cover lightly toned; else fine. The scarce first edition of Ginsberg's first book; subsequent printings remove Ginsberg's dedication to Lucien Carr -- "Lucien Carr, recently promoted to Night Bureau Manager of New York United Press" -- as Carr wanted to more publicity following his charge of second-degree murder for the killing of David Kammerer. A presentation copy, inscribed on the title-p., "For Helen in memory of the mad female neighbor over Minettas. Allen." Ginsberg's Howl was one of the key works of the Beat Generation and its debut at the famed Six Gallery in 1955 marked the coming out of a new dissent in American poetry and culture. The Beats' critique and departure from the stufling conformity of the 1950s represented the start of the cultural revolution of the 1960s and provided the initial glimpses of the radicalism that would become prominent during the decade of the sixties. The Beats were profoundly influenced by the realities of the 1950s -- they lived in the shadow of the nuclear bomb and were haunted by the possibility of death at the hands of nuclear machinery and by the state of the world. The major themes identified in "Howl" -- madness, nakedness, and secrecy -- were omnipresent features of the United States in the 1950s and the Beats took it upon themselves to recognize and challenge these themes through art. The Beats hoped that they could foster a generalized awakening of the populace and ginsberg specifically sough to "jolt America awake" with the content and form of "Howl," and in many ways, "Howl" would both echo cultural changes already under way and usher in new ones as the 1950s moved into the 1960s. Helen Elliott met Allen Ginsberg while they were undergraduates at Columbia University in the late 1940s, and remained friends during the decades that followed, with Elliott introducing Ginsberg to her literary circles in New York, providing him with a place to stay, and occasionally writing him checks. While Elliott was friends with other Beat writers, such as Jack Kerouac, she and Ginsberg were closest. "Minettas" in his inscription refers, of course, to the Minetta Tavern, the great Beat haunt located at 113 MacDougal Street, where Ginsberg reportedly sipped alcohol for the first time in the 1940s. First Edition. The Pocket Poet Series, Number 4. Bookseller Inventory # D14114

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GINSBERG, ALLEN

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

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Item Description: San Francisco, CA City Lights 1956, 1956. First Edition. Signed by the author Allen Ginsberg and dated by him in the year of publication: ÒAllen Ginsberg Sept. 8, 1956.Ó With an inscription just below from Ginsberg to Beat collector and photographer Marshall Clements: ÒFor Marshall Clements much thanks for the relief. A.G. New Years Month, Jan. 7, 1964.Ó Also signed by Marshall Clements at the top of the same page, the bookÕs 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 ÒHowl. Allen GinsbergÓ 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 ÔKerouac's TownÕ by Barry Gifford (1977) - a special look at Jack KerouacÕs hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, published on the second anniversary of his death. Bookseller Inventory # 20396E

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Howl and Other Poems (Introduction by William: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

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

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Item Description: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, San Francisco, 1956. Original wraps. Book Condition: Near Fine. A remarkable Association copy of the 1956 1st City Lights edition (preceded only by an impossibly scarce {purportedly 25 copies} 1955 mimeographed edition of only the poem "Howl"). This copy not only conforms to all the original issue points required of the inaugural Pocket Poet edition 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, Lucien Carr's appears to be the most elusive of all on copies of "Howl". We know that his 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 not only as an important muse to this budding literary scene but also, incredibly, as someone convicted of homicide and sent to prison (in spite of Kerouac's best efforts to help him cover up the crime). A fresh, tight copy, immaculate internally and easily Near Fine overall, while legitimately approaching Fine (even down to its unrusted staple). Also includes a former owner's hand-made chemise, a handsome, folded cardboard reproduction of the book's front cover. (Somewhere along the line, the former owner of this copy EVEN HAD GINSBERG SIGN THE CHEMISE "Allen Ginsberg for P.O." {Peter Orlovsky?}). Of the 1,000 copies initially published, this must certainly rank as among the most historic --and significant. Bookseller Inventory # 13503

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