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Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals, 1960-2010

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson, eds.)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15074

ISBN: 163149001X

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Except for a remainder dot on bottom edge, book is pristine in a similar jacket. Large selection of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's travel journals dating back to 1960, when the Beats were in their prime. The book is a chance to listen in on an earlier time fro one who was there. Signed "Ferlinghetti" on the title page. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 464 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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um parque de diversoes de cabeca (A Coney Island of the Mind)

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (trans. Eduardo Bueno and Leonardo Froes)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brazil, L&PM Pocket: 2007

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 16174

ISBN: 8525417157

Condition: Fine


Book is as new and unread. This is the Brazilian edition of Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind, translated into Portuguese. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 191 pages View more info

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Phil Frank's Henry Miller Set of Note Cards

By: Frank, Phil

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Robert Jackson: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 15298

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Very minor wear to the edges of the textured paper covering the box the note cards are stored in. There are 26 5 1/2 by 4 1/2" foled note cards, each with a B&W drawing of Henry Miller by Phil Frank. 20 are printed on 20 different specialty papers, there are 5 duplicates, plus one signed in pencil by Frank and lettered "Q". Each has a plain white envelope. Each also has a different quote from Miller on the inside. The set was described in the Ohio State Library Henry M... View more info

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The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats: The Beat Generation and American Culture

By: George-Warren, Holly

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16186

ISBN: 0786864265

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book is as new and unread. Jacket has some very light shelf wear. This is a fully illustrated history of the Beat Movement. ; B&W Illustrations; Thick Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 452 pages View more info

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Signed Poster for Poetry Reading, April 28, 1995, NYU

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Program Board: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15334

Condition: Near Fine


14 1/2 X 11 Poster announcing a poetry reading at NYU's Eisner and Lubin Auditorium at Loeb Student Center with black type on white paper with B&W photograph of Ginsberg. Poster has very lightcorner wear, about fine. Signed by Ginsberg under his photo with the date and his typical circled AH. Very attractive poster and autograph of this icon of the Beat Generation and of American literature. ; B&W Photograph; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Visiting Father & Friends - Broadside

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Louisville, White Fields Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15517

Condition: Near Fine


Almost no wear, one almost unnoticeable crease on left edge. Close to fine. This was is #28 in a Series of Broadsides by the White Fields Press. The Series was entitles Heaven's Poster Series. There were 25 hand-lettered and signed copies by Ginsberg, 100 signed copies and an unspecified number of unsigned copies. This is is one of the unsigned copies. WorldCat locates 11 copies in libraries. ; Heaven's Poster Series #28; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages View more info

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The House of Breath

By: Goyen, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York & Berkeley, Random House / Bookworks: 1975

Edition: 1st Printing thus

Seller ID: 10763

Condition: Very Good+


Pale blue wraps with darker blue titles and illustration. Book I square and binding is secure. Age toning on edges and spine. Light superficial crease on spine but book appears to be unread. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 194 pages; This edition was published jointly by Random House and Bookworks with 1500 hardcover and 7500 softcover. View more info

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Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader

By: Grauerholz, James and Ira Silverberg

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16182

ISBN: 0802116299

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket both have only very minor shelf wear. The CD holder in the rear has been opened but the CD is present. There are a couple of very small scuffs on the front pastedown where something, probably a bookplate, has been removed. This volume of selections from the works of William S. Burroughs has an Introduction by Ann Douglas and further introductory essays by the editors to each Burroughs' selection. The spoken word CD is of special interest. ; Large 8vo 9"... View more info

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To Master, a Long Goodnight The Story of Uncle Tom, a Historical Narrative

By: Gysin, Brion

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York City, Creative Age Press, Inc.: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6835

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Pages somewhat yellowed, light crease acoss top right corner of first few pages, small blue stain at top of Contents page, otherwise VG+. Gilt titles bright. DJ has about 1/2" loss at head of spine, general wear with some small tears along top edges, some yellowing. Harriett Beecher Stowe based the character of Uncle Tom on a real slave, Josiah Henson, who suffered as the fictional man did, escaped to Canada and had a career that included preaching, teaching, lecturi... View more info

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Legendes de Brion Gysin

By: Gysin, Brion (trans. Brice Matthieussent)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: France, Gris Banal: 1983

Edition: 1st Frencg Edition

Seller ID: 16184

Condition: Very Good


Gray wraps with B&W photograph of Gysin as a small child and black titles. This copy has light edge and corner wear but with some age-toning on edges, particularly on rear wrap. Rear wrap also has a couple of small stains. Book is still square and secuely bound. My French is pretty bad so I'm not sure of exactly what this is -- whether it is about Brion Gysin or by him. It is signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the ffep; I'm not sure why. Many photographs of Gysin from ch... View more info

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Vision

By: Hadley, Drummond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13271

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled tan wraps with black titles.. Yapp edges with very light wear. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 21; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Drummond Hadley was a Beat Generation poet who left the world of Ginsburg and Ferlinghetti to establish a ranch in the Southwest near the Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico borders. He still lives there today. View more info

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Visions of Poesy: An Anthology of 20th Century Anarchit Verse

By: Harper, Clifford, Dennis Gould and Jeff Cloves

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Freedom Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16160

ISBN: 0900384751

Condition: Near Fine


Very light, general shelf wear. Square and securely bound. Comes with an annoucement of Publication flyer for the book laid in. Signed by contributor Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the half-title. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 301 pages; Signed by Associated View more info

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Steam Punk Magazine #5

By: Hawksmoor, C. Allegra (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness: 2008

Seller ID: 10594

Condition: Near Fine


Beige and green toned wraps with very light wear and aging. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pages; E-Magazine with print issues as well. This issue came out in 2008, I think. SteamPunk is a kind o miniculture. It can be looked up on Wikipedia. View more info

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Sensation

By: Hollo, Anselm

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13272

Condition: Very Good


Stapled yellow wraps with black titles and illustrations. Yapp edges some light wear and indentations. Thee are also three pinpoint black spatters or stains. See scan. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 27; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Anselm Hollo was a Finnish poet who moved to the US in 1967 and lived here until his death in 2013. He was associated with the Beat Generation. View more info

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The Condor and the Cows

By: Isherwood, Christopher

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7867

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Book has general wear with light bumping on corners. Dustjacket has edge and corner wear with some chipping. Book is square and securely bound. There is a very light, very small stain from a price sticker on the ffep. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 217 pages; Isherwood book about travel in South America. Stated first printing. Gore Vidal called Isherwood one of America's greatest stylists. His m emoirs were the souce for Cabaret. View more info

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The Outlaw Bible of American Essays

By: Kaufman, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mountain Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10560

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Book has some shelf wear and minor blemishes. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 343 pages; Collection of out-of-the-mainstream American writing. View more info

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The Outlaw Bible of American Literature

By: Kaufman, Alan, Neil Ortenberg and Barney Russet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mountain Press: 2004

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 10559

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Book has only light shelf wear. Spine has no cracks or creases. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 662 pages; Collection of out-of-the-mainstream American writing. 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

Seller ID: 7740

Condition: Near Fine


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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Big Sur

By: Kerouac, Jack

Price: $300.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15322

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


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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Train Song

By: Kerouac, Jan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16161

ISBN: 0805005900

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book appears to be about pristine; jacket shows very minor shelf wear. Very attractive copy. This copy came from the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. It has the library bookplate on the front pastedown but no other library indicators. Jan Kerouac is the daughter of Jack Kerouac. Train Song was her second novel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages View more info