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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1973)

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About this Item: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1973. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Number Four in the Pocket Poets Series. Solid 25th Printing, September, 1973. $1.00 cover price. Square, tight and clean throughout. Some rubbing to edges. A bright example with no creases, chipping or tears. A very nice collectable copy and at a great price. Seller Inventory # 004166

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1996)

ISBN 10: 0872863107 ISBN 13: 9780872863101

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About this Item: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1996. hardcover. 1st edition. 8vo, 57 pp., Introduction by William Carlos Williams. First printing of the 40th anniversary edition. Fine copy (issued without dust jacket). Seller Inventory # 080624

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GINSBERG, Allen

Published by City Lights Books],, San Francisco, California: (1968)

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About this Item: City Lights Books],, San Francisco, California:, 1968. First edition. promotional broadside. GINSBERG, Allen. OLD HOWL, KADDISH & REALITY SANDWICHES 3 BOOKS CITY LIGHTS COVERED POEMS WRIT 1954--1960. Now all New poems by Allen Ginsberg from the beginning of this decade sixties are ready, called PLANET NEWS. Single quarto sheet, mechanically reproduced (as issued), printed on recto only. Reproduces, in holograph and typed facsimile, Allen Ginsberg's commentary, written to promote the publication of his 'Planet News: Poems 1961-1967.' Reproduces, in holograph facsimile, his signature and drawing of three fish, in the margins of the text. OCLC lists two holdings [Yale and North Carolina (Chapel Hill)]. A near fine copy. Seller Inventory # 44293

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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Allen Ginsberg) City Lights

Published by CIty Lights, San Francisco (1995)

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About this Item: CIty Lights, San Francisco, 1995. Stapled. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine. Two sheets printed on rectos only and stapled in the left corner. Issued in Chicago at the American Booksellers Association. A promotional piece for the publication of "the commemorative facsimile of the original edition." Uncommon. Seller Inventory # b16443

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights Publishers (1996)

ISBN 10: 0872863107 ISBN 13: 9780872863101

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About this Item: City Lights Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # SKU1022945

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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 Books (1996)

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About this Item: City Lights Books, 1996. Hardcover. 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 5ĺ" - 6ĺ" tall. Signed by Author(s). Anniversary Edition. Seller Inventory # 11111613

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HOWL (signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti - editor): Ginsberg, Allen -

Ginsberg, Allen - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Published by City Lights Books, San Francisco (1962)

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About this Item: City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1962. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1962 44 pages. Wraps. From the collectible and pioneering chapbook publishing series: The Pocket Poets Series - Number 4. 1st edition, 11th printing. Only a total of 65,000 copies of this title were printed in-between the 1st printing and the 11th printing. Signed by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, owner of City Lights Books and editor of City Lights Books publications. Signed directly to the title page without inscription. Just below his name, Mr. Ferlinghetti wrote the word 'editor'. Book is clean and tight. Rubbing along edges. 75 cents price on rear cover. A nice, unique signed copy. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000866

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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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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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Ginsberg, Allen:

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

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From: Antiquariat Willi Braunert (MŁnchen, Germany)

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About this Item: San Francisco / The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. 8į, 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. Seller 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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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 141

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GINSBERG, Allen

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

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About this Item: City Lights Pocket Bookshop (1956), San Francisco, 1956. 12mo, original printed wrappers. Lightly soiled, but a very good copy. Lightly soiled, but a very good copy First edition. One of 1000 copies printed letterpress at Villiers Publications Ltd. in England. Cook 4. 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. Seller Inventory # 23306

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Howl: Ginsberg, Allen

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. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first issue with Lucien Carr listed on the dedication page and a period after Harlem on the rear cover. Publisher's black wraps printed in blue with white wraparound printed in black. Very Good. Foxing and toning to white portion of the wraps, vertical crease up the length of the rear cover. Pages lightly toned and lightly handled. An undisputed cornerstone of beat poetry, Ginsberg's initial inspiration came from a terrifying vision he had during a San Francisco peyote trip. The poem defined a generation. Seller Inventory # 180405006

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HOWL and Other Poems: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

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. First printing of this iconic work. Black printed wrappers overprinted in blue ink, which is visible only in the words: "75 cents" and other print in the black area. Main titles are printed in black on a white pasted-down wrap-around. Copyright page has only "1956," by way of date. The dedication to Lucian Carr (removed in later editions) is present and there is a period after the word Harlem on the rear cover. Could call this near fine or very good. It is fully intact and tight. The only flaws are a small owner's signature on the title page and some age darkening. There is a trace of this near the edges in the interior and the white portion of the wrappers show it more, particularly towards the spine. (See my photos.) Other than this, there are a few very small bumps, bends and such, as you would expect from normal use. My photos show a typical page spread of the poem Howl and the copyright and dedication page. Seller Inventory # 000201

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Ginsberg, Allen

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights, San Francisco, 1956. First edition of this principal work of the Beat Generation accompanied by an original poem in Ginberg's hand. Small octavo, original wrappers as issued. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. In very good condition with some minor browning to the extremities and a small chip to upper corner of rear panel. Laid in is an original poem on a small sheet of paper entirely in Ginsberg's hand, "June 27, 72 Bee stings on the farmer's brown breast in June - Allen Ginsburg." The poem measures 5.75 inches by 7.75 inches. A nice example. 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 # 78035

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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: GINSBERG, Allen

GINSBERG, Allen

Published by City Lights, San Francisco (1956)

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About this Item: City Lights, San Francisco, 1956. paperback. Condition: fine. First. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 18mo, printed black wrappers band adhered. San Francisco: City Lights, (1956). First Edition. The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four. Priced 75 cents on back cover. Lucien Carr is one of the dedicatees, later removed. A virtually new copy of this important book. Seller Inventory # 279973

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Howl and Other Poems: Ginsberg, Allen

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. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first issue with Lucien Carr listed on the dedication page and a period after Harlem on the rear cover. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Publisher's black wraps printed in blue with white wraparound printed in black. Very Good. Light toning and light marking to wraps. Pages lightly handled. A lovely copy of the poem that defined a generation, signed in the year of publication. An undisputed cornerstone of beat poetry. Seller Inventory # 140937304

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Howl and other poems: Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg, Allen

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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 (Introduction by William: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

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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 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. Seller Inventory # 13503

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