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Naked Lunch, Burroughs, William S.
1 Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch
New York City Grove Press 1959 First American Edition; 1st Printing stated Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book is close to NF with some light soiling. Jacket has some chipping at top and bottom of spine and other light wear, including a light dampstain on the inside which does not show through to the outside. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages; Stated first printing of Burroughs surreal masterwork. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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Memoirs of a Beatnik, Di Prima, Diane
2 Di Prima, Diane Memoirs of a Beatnik
New York Traveller's Companion / Olympia Press 1969 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Green wraps with balck titles and oval of woman in body paint. Very light wear. Square and securely bound with an uncreased and uncracked spine. Book is unread; close to new. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 174 pp. + ads pages; Di Prima's erotically charged memoir of her association with the beat movement in New York. Published as part of the Olympia Press Traveller's Companion series after Girodias' move to New York. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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How to Paint Sunlight : Lyric Poems and Others (1997-2000), Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
3 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence How to Paint Sunlight : Lyric Poems and Others (1997-2000)
New York New Directions 2001 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book is new and unread. Jacket is new. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages; Whne I was in high school in the early 1960's, a friend and I read several poems from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind at our Methodist Youth fellowship gathering one Sunday evening. We were greeted with a kind of embarrassed silence from everyone. I say this only because Ferlinghetti is over 90 and still going. This is his collection from the turn of the century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Pic, Kerouac, Jack
4 Kerouac, Jack Pic
New York Grove Press 1971 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pictorial wraps with some light edge and corner wear. Some soiling on foredges along with light soiling on wraps. Light horizontal line acros top, though title, which looks to be a printing flaw. It is almost not notiLceable -- see scan. Ight toning on interior edges. Spine is neither creased norr cracked. Book is square and securely bound. Solid copy. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 120 pages; Kerouac's last novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Incarnations, Malanga, Gerard
5 Malanga, Gerard Incarnations
Los Angeles Black Sparrow Press 1974 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Pictorial blue and greenish wraps with image of girl. Ervy light edge, corner and surface wear. Spine is neither creased nor cracked and book seems unread. Personal library embossure of Harry Surrus on second free endpaper. Book is square and binding is secure. Solid and attractive copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 143 pages; Poetry by Malanga. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Della, Mechem, James
6 Mechem, James Della
Fremont The Fault Press 1976 1st Edition, Limited; First Printing Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Ian Teuty 
Cream wraps with blue titles. Main problem is toning on edges that extends over much of wraps. Interior looks like a typescript. Black marker corrections on interior seem to have been made by author and are in all publications. Spine is square and binding is secure. Nice, solid copy. ; B&W Collages; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; This book was limited to s 300 copies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Between : Poems 1960 - 1963, Rothenberg, Jerome
7 Rothenberg, Jerome Between : Poems 1960 - 1963
London Fulcrum Press 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover 
Book is NF except for some light toning, mainly along top edge. Square and securely bound. Jacket has some edge and corner wear along with some soiling on back. VG-. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 64 pages; Beat poetry. Jacket in mylar. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Turtle Island, Snyder, Gary
8 Snyder, Gary Turtle Island
New York New Directions 1974 Twenty-Third Printing Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Michael Carr 
Pictorial wraps with stylized images of animals. Book is as new and unread with an uncreased and uncracked spine. One tiny ding on top left corner is only shelf wear that I see. ; B&W Decorations; Thick Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 114 +ads pages; Almost pristine copy of Snyder's poems about America, including "Four Changes," his manifesto on environmentalism. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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My Landlord Must be Really Upset, Wagner, D. R. (ed.)
9 Wagner, D. R. (ed.) My Landlord Must be Really Upset
Sacremento Open Skull Press 1970 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Good+ Illustrated by T. L. Kryss 
Side-stapled, mimeographed wraps with light general wear and aging. Some toning on some edges. I have an extra page with mainly advertising for other publications. I think it is the back wrap for this issue, so it gets included. These hand-made magazines were often a bit to large for the staples and a back page might work free. This issue is still square and, except for that page, secure. A careful person could reattach the page. ; Cover art plus other B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Writing by Blazek, Nichol, Finch, Kryss, Spicer, and others. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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