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Wren, Lowe W.

Published by Exposition Press (1953)

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Item Description: Exposition Press, 1953. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. Tightly bound copy, clean interior, tips bruised but unbroken paste-downs neat and tidy. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. Bookseller Inventory # 304426

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Ambler, Sam

Published by Wingfinger Press, Berkeley (1989)

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Item Description: Wingfinger Press, Berkeley, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Slight scuffing to spine edge. ; First Edition of 500 copies. Paperback bound with red ribbon. ; A Poe; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 71 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 41038

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Wren, Lowe W.

Published by EXPOSITION PRESS, NEW YORK (1953)

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Item Description: EXPOSITION PRESS, NEW YORK, 1953. HARD BACK BLUE. Book Condition: FAIR. JACKET: WORN DJ. FIRST ED. pages clean, dj scuffed and worn, princeton antiques book plate on inside of front cover, $3.00 dj price DATE PUBLISHED: 1953 EDITION: FIRST ED 96. Bookseller Inventory # 096718

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Ambler, Sam

Published by Wingfinger Press, Berkeley, California (1989)

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Item Description: Wingfinger Press, Berkeley, California, 1989. Pictorial Wraps w/red Ribbon. Book Condition: Fine. Kris Ingle (illustrator). First Edition. Limited Edition, 1 of 100 signed copies. Signed by Sam Ambler. In fine condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 004165

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HOWL, and Other Poems: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1956)

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Item Description: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1956. Stapled Wrappers. First Edition, Fourth Printing. A lovely, clean and tightly bound near fine copy in black and white stapled wrappers. 44pp. With the Introduction by William Carlos Williams. The covers are very lightly soiled, and a little tanned along spine, but internally very clean and bright. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004518

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Allen Ginsberg

Published by City Lights Publishers (2000)

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Item Description: City Lights Publishers, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # XH0HTJWAGC

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Ginsberg, Allen.

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

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Item Description: City Lights Books [1956], San Francisco, 1956. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Actually the Second Edition, following a limited mimeo issue. This is the Fourth Printing of the City Lights Edition of 1956, which occurred in 1957 or later (Cook doesn't stipulate the printing date for the 4th impression). A lovely Fine copy in black and white stapled wrappers. 44pp. With the Introduction by William Carlos Williams. A superior copy. Q10860. Bookseller Inventory # Q10860

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Publishers (1996)

ISBN 10: 0872863107 ISBN 13: 9780872863101

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Item Description: City Lights Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 0872863107 Publisher: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1996. First Edition Thus. First Printing of the 40th Anniversary Edition. FINE in glossy boards, as issued. Not remainder marked. Not book club edition. Not ex-library. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1022945

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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. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. SF: City Lights (The Pocket Poets Series: Number Four), 1956. 1st edition (stapled wraps), 3rd printing (1st printing in USA), VG. Book has some light wear to corners & spine ends, discoloration to both covers and smudges on front cover, upper corners to pages are folded (a few) and lightly bumped, a small burn (?) mark on rear panel, p. 12 has some light edge soiling, 75 cents and Third Printing printed on rear panel. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Nice early copy of this seminal poem. Bookseller Inventory # 002583

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Ginsberg, Allen

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

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From: TBCL The Book Collector's Library (Montreal, QC, Canada)

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Item Description: City Lights Books, [1956], San Francisco, 1956. No Binding. Book Condition: Clamshell As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case. Ginsberg, Allen. HOWL AND OTHER POEMS. Custom Clamshell Case [Not A Book] White title & rules stamped on a black cloth spine over black custom handmade black marbled paper sides, black velour interior. A superb case for the Modern Masterpiece in very fine condition. Custom Clamshell Case. Bookseller Inventory # 31898

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

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1956)

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From: Medium Rare Books (Mountainside, NJ, U.S.A.)

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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:

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

Used 8į, 13 x 15,5 cm, paperback. First Edition

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From: Antiquariat Willi Braunert (München, Germany)

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Item Description: San Francisco / The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. 8°, 13 x 15,5 cm, paperback. Second edition. 44 pp Second edition of the book, also in 1956, the first year of publication. Identical to first edition despite "second edition" printed in blue on the back of the book and the missign mention of Lucien Carr in the dedication. Printed in England at the Press of Villiers Publications, Holloway, London. Very fine copy with only slight yellowed back due to age. Someone presented the book to the pre-owner and wrote a dedication on page three (title page). Please ask for photos if you wish. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Bookseller Inventory # 11860

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Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1956)

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Item Description: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1956. Second Edition. 5" x 6.13" pp. 44, One of the foundational troika of Beat Literature along with "On The Road" and "Naked Lunch". This Poem has survived a First Amendment challenge in court paving the way for a new generation of artists. This Second Edition is even more rare than the First as more than two-thirds of the original printing was confiscated and destroyed by the customs agency. As with first edition printing, Dedication to Lucian Carr is missing and book printing is in grey-blue. A light water spot along the half inch closest to the spine on this original printed white band pasted to black cover, which is all that keeps this from being a very fine copy. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," (p. 9). Bookseller Inventory # 141

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GINSBERG, ALLEN.

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

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 24978

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GINSBERG, Allen.

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

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From: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956, 1956. Duodecimo. Original black and white wrappers, stapled as issued. Wrappers toned to edges with some light marks, small strip torn from head of rear cover, occasional spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First published edition, first printing, one of about 1,500 copies printed. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem and the obscure Siesta in Xbalba. Bookseller Inventory # 107223

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GINSBERG, Allen

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

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Item Description: City Lights Pocket Bookshop (1956), San Francisco, 1956. 12mo, original printed wrappers. An important association copy. Printed cover label lightly soiled, otherwise a fine copy. An important association copy. Printed cover label lightly soiled, otherwise a fine copy First edition. One of 1000 copies printed letterpress at Villiers Publications Ltd. in England. Cook 4. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page by Ginsberg to the poet Jack Gilbert: "For Jack Gilbert, In Memory of your - my BEARD, Allen Ginsberg, Sept 1956." Gilbert has handwritten missing words in the ellipses, and made a few additional revisions, throughout the book. "Jack Gilbert didn't praise other contemporary poets often. But Jack always had good words for Ginsberg's early books, Howl and Kaddish. More than once, I recall Jack telling the story of his hearing Allen read from an early typescript of "Howl." From crossing paths in the poetry scene in San Francisco, Jack hadn't been very impressed by the poems of Allen's he'd heard. Then one day Allen called him and arranged to meet Jack in Sausalito where Jack was living at the time. Allen brought over his draft of "Howl" and read it to Jack in the apartment. Jack said he was stunned by the poem. It was nothing like he'd expected. Jack praised Allen for his breakthrough, and the poem as we all know made Allen's reputation, becoming a watershed of late twentieth-century poetry." - Jim Finnegan. Shortly after publication, the book was seized by U.S. Customs and the San Francisco police on the grounds that it was obscene; a long court trial ensued in which the literary community finally persuaded the court that the book was not. Dowden pp. 4-7. Bookseller Inventory # 22810

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Howl and other poems: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Pocket Bookshop (1956)

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From: Pryor-Johnson Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. Soft cover. Book 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 Solomonís signature at auction since 1975 (1992 reappearing in 2005) on ABPC. Presented in custom clam-shell box. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 42935

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

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1956)

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From: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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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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