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A Coney Island of the Mind

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A New Directions Book, 1970

Edition: Thirty-Second Printing


Pictorial wraps with very light wear except for small diagonal crease on upper right corner. Spine is neither creased nor cracked. Binding is square and secure. Very attractive later printing -- I'm guessing at the date. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 93 pages; Ferlighetti's most famous volume of poetry. View more info

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A Confederate General from Big Sur

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ballentine Books, 1973

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing


Book has a light, general wear and a slight cant to spine. Spine has a reading crease, but binding is still solid. This is the first Ballentine softcover edition of one of Brautigan's trippy, funny novels from the 1960's. I have two other issues of this novel including the 1st edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages View more info

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A Confederate General from Big Sur

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press/Evergreen, 1968


Book has a light, general wear but is still square and securely bound. Spine is neith cracked nor creased. Publication information is not clear. Spine and title page say Grove Press. Front cover and verso of title page say Evergreen. The book number appears to be Evergreen's -- E-478. At any rate this is a 1968, third printing of one of Brautigan's trippy, funny novels from the 1960's. I have two other issues of this novel including the 1st edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; ... View more info

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A Confederate General from Big Sur

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press, 1964

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book has only very minor wear and light aging with one small light stain on foredge. Book is square and securely bound. The jacket has some light edge, corner and surface wear with minor loss at top of spine. It is quite presentable in Mylar. This is Grove Press #GP-327, no usual Grove statement of First Printing which is, according to McBride a point of the First Printing. This is a very attractive copy of one of Brautigan's most famous trippy, funny novels from the 19... View more info

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A Play and Two Poems

By: Kelly, Robert, Ron Loewinsohn and Diane Wakoskl

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Black Sparrow Press, 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book has only light shelf wear. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; The Well Wherein A Deer's Head Bleeds. A Play for Winter Solstice by Robert Kelly. "These Worlds Have Always Moved in Harmony" by Ron Loewinsohn. Talking From Christmas Country by Diane Wakoski. [issued as "A Christmas Greeting from the Black Sparrow Press"; total edition was 400 copies]. Unpaginated View more info

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Alchemy

By: Tirrell, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies, 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Stapled yellow wraps with black titles. Yapp edges with some light wear and aging. Frontispiece by Tirrell. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 19; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Autographed Photo Signed by Diane di Prima, Poet

By: Di Prima, Diane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Diane di Prima, c. 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


This signed publicity photo, signed by poet Diane di Prima appears to be pristine. Diane di Prima's career extends back to the Beat era and she continues to be a respected and important voice today, ; B&W Photograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Beat Poets

By: Ciuraru, Carmela (ed.)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf/Everyman, 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book and jacket are both about pristine. This fine collection of Beat Generation poetry is signed on the ffep by Harold Norse, Gary Snyder, David Meltzer, Joanna McClure, and, by his listing in the Table of Contents, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Autographs of some of the most important Beat Poets. We also have an Uncorrected Proof of this volume. (Please see our #15085.) ; Everyman's Library Pocket Poets; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 250 pages; Signed by Collection of Signatures View more info

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Beat Poets (Uncorrected Proof)

By: Ciuraru, Carmela (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf/Everyman, 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


This is an Uncorrected Proof of the Everyman Press book, Beat Poets. Each page is printed only on the recto, with usually two pages of text sheet. This proof is bound in clear acetate wrappers with a black cloth spine. The book itself was published in 2002. We have a copy of the first edition of the book signed by five of the poest. (See our #15084) ; Everyman's Library Pocket Poets; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 235 pages; Signed by Collection of Signatures View more info

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Betting on the Muse : Poems and Stories

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Santa Rosa, CA, Black Sparrow Press, 1998

Edition: Review Copy


Near pristine copy in comb-bound plastic wraps. Stamped PROOF in red with publisher John Martin's initials and 1/13 in upper left corner. Review Copy slip laid in. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 405 pages; This seems to be a limited (to 13) Proof Copy of Bukowski's Betting on the Muse. View more info

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Big Sur

By: Kerouac, Jack

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1962

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Book has light bumping at corners and expected mild aging. Jacket has some light soiling along with an old, pink dampstain on the back -- see scan. Overall, a solid copy of this novel with a presentable dustjacket, with a problem. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages; This is the first paperback edition of Big Sur. The hardcover edition was published in 1962. Sold website 7.23.11 View more info

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Blake

By: Clarke, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies, 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Stapled black wraps with white titles and design. Yapp edges with some, typical wear including a small impression tear on bottom edge; otherwise, near fine. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 7; Cover Art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; John Clarke was an avant garde poet and editor of this series, A Curriculum of the Soul. He was also a noted scholar on William Blake andwrote this poetic drama about Blake. View more info

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City of Night

By: Rechy, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York City, Grove Press, 1963

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Light age-toning to endpapers from DJ, a little general shelf wear. D J has some light wear to edges and folds. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 410 pages View more info

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Dance

By: MacAdams, Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies, 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Stapled pink wraps with black titles and illustration. Yapp edges have some age-toning on spine and very light wear. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 16; Cover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 28 pages; Lewis Macadams is a poet and writer, probably best-known for his book, Birth of the Cool. View more info

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Death Rattle

By: Kitchen Sink Enterprises

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton, Kitchen Sink Press, 1985


Book has only a hint of wear. Appears unread. ; Cartoon; Vol. 2; Color Cartoons; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Three graphic/cartoon stories accentuating violence. "God's Bosom" by Jack Jaxon, "Here He Is the Artist Himself" by Rand Holmes, and "Quagmire of Occult Stories" by Will Eisner. This is second issue of the restart of this comic. View more info