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Luna

By: Meltzer, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow: 1970

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition, Limited; First Printing

Seller ID: 16151

Condition: Very Good


Black, pictorial wraps with somewhat surreal B&W images of the moon and blurred men. This copy has some edge and corner wear along with a small scrape upper left, perhaps from an old price sticker. This is the first paperback edition, limited to 1000 copie; there was a signed and limited hardcover edition, printed at the same time. Laid in is an odd, phallic bookmark and a flyer for the publication of this book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 76 pages View more info

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The Name: Selected Poetry 1973 1983

By: Meltzer, David

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow: 1984

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition, Limited; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16152

ISBN: 0876854919

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light shelf wear. This is the first softcover edition, though 200 of these were signed and numbered by Meltzer while 26 otheres were specially hardbound and included a drawing by the author. This copy is not one of the signed and numbered ones but it is signed on the ffep by Meltzer (David) and inscribed to Aya -- Aya Tarlow -- another Beat writer, artist and friend of Meltzer's. Nice association. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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No Eyes: Lester Young

By: Meltzer, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow: 2000

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16153

ISBN: 1574231294

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light shelf wear. This is the first softcover edition There was also a limited, signed hardcover editon. This copy feels unread. This book is in Meltzer's words "a meditation on the last year of Lester Young's life." ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 181 pages View more info

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Six (6)

By: Meltzer, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow: 1976

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16164

ISBN: 0876852703

Condition: Very Good-


Some light curling on bottom right corner along with bump to top right corner and an old, 3" flattened, diagonal crease in the top rightl area. Light aging. Still an attractive softcover copy of this volume by Beat poet David Meltzer. Meltzer has signed boldly on the ffep with an inscription to Aya [Tarlow], Beat Generation poet, artist and friend of Meltzer. Nice association. Laid in is a flyer for Meltzer's 1970 book of poems, Luna. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 139... View more info

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Insomnia or the Devil At Large

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday and Co.: 1974

Seller ID: 9039

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Black covers with gilt signature of Miller on front and gilt titles on spine. Book has only light wear and aging. Jacket has a good bit of edge and corner wear along with some small chips and minor loss at extremities. Odd and interesting book about Henry Miller's love for a Japanese singer when he was 75 and she was 25. Book is printed in Miller's script along with many color and b&w illustrations done by the author. ; B&W and Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13"... View more info

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Plexus The Rosy Crucifixion Book Two

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9067

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only very light, general wear and aging. Book is square and securely bound. Jacket has light wear, a small tear and some toning. See scan. This was the second novel in Miller's Rosy Crucifixion series. This copy is an early reprint published through an agreement with Grove Press. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 640 pages View more info

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Kerouac West Coast A Bohemian Pilot Detailed Navigational Instruction

By: Montgomery, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, Fels & Firn Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7698

Condition: Very Good


Booklet with light general wear and aging. The back of the title page has the address of the Publisher marked out and new address stamped to the side. I would imagine that this was done by the Publisher. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; John Montgomery appears as Henry Morley in The Dharma Bums and Alex Fairbrother in Desolation Angels. He was a California friend of Kerouacs and did a number of publications about the writer. Fels & Firn Press was Montgomer... View more info

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House of Incest

By: Nin, Anais

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Anais Nin Press: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16157


B&W pictorial wraps with white titles. Some edge and corner wear with rubbing along spine edges and some age-toning to edges. Small stain at top right corner that just affects corner of a few pages. Square and securely bound. VG to VG-. This copy is signed boldly by Nin on the ffep with an inscription to Janet Miller. This is the stated second printing and was published by the Anais Nin Press in New York. The press statement in the back has a blank paper label over it, w... View more info

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The Quitter

By: Pekar, Harvey

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York City, Vertigo (DC Comics): 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 7826

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Book and jacket are brand new, never read. ; Comic Book; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Great autobiographical graphic novel by Pekar, signed on half-title by Pekar and Haspiel, the illustrator. Pekar's confrontational style got him banned from David Letterman for a number of years. ; Signed by Author & Illustrator 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

Seller ID: 6264

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


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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The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens

By: Rechy, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Grove Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 7798

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 324 pages; Novel based loosely on Tom Jones -- the main character, Lyle Clemens, a modern young man has picaresque adventures. View more info

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Transit: A Little Magazine of the Beat Generation, Summer 2008

By: Ring, Kevin (ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Coventry, Albert & Charles Boni: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16154

ISBN: 1574231294

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, pictorial wraps with B&W portrait of David Meltzer. This copy has only very light general wear. This copy features a long poem by David Meltzer titles "A Slew of Blues." Meltzer has also signed this copy on the Titke/Contents page ("David") dated it, inscribed "To Aya" (Aya Tarlow), and drawn a facial profile with a small heart. Other work is by Dian di Prima, Barry Gifford and Jack Foley. Very nice Beat magazine and David Meltzer signature with association to T... View more info

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Evergreen Review, No. 30

By: Rosset, Barney (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Evergreen Review:

Seller ID: 10455

Condition: Very Good


Perfect bound. Light general wear. Small chip on spine edge. Spine has light crease but magazine appears unread. ; May-June, 1963; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Special book-length feature, The New Life by Fyodor Abramov, plus full contents of poetry, stories and essays. View more info

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Evergreen Review: September, 1969

By: Rosset, Barney (Ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Evergreen Review, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 10458

Condition: Very Good


Very light edge and corner wear. ; Vol. 70; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; September, 1970 issue of famed counter culture magazine of the 60's and 70's. This issue has articles by Julius Lester, Nat Hentoff, John Lahr, Charles Bukowski and others. The ads alone will take you to another time. View more info

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Evergreen Review: February, 1970

By: Rosset, Barney (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Evergreen Review, Inc.: 1970

Seller ID: 10459

Condition: Very Good


Very light edge and corner wear. A couple of pages in the back hace dogears. ; Vol. 75; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; September, 1970 issue of famed counter culture magazine of the 60's and 70's. This issue has articles by Seymour Krim, Dotson Rader, Nat Hentoff, John Lahr and others. The ads alone will take you to another time. View more info

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Evergreen Review: May, 1969

By: Rosset, Barney (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Evergreen Review, Inc.: 1970

Seller ID: 10460

Condition: Very Good


Some edge and corner wear. ; Vol. 66; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; May, 1969 issue of famed counter culture magazine of the 60's and 70's. This issue has articles by Jerry Rubin, Nat Hentoff, John Lahr, Brother Antoninus and others. The ads alone will take you to another time. View more info

Continuouse Flame:A Tribute to Philip Whalen

By: Rothenberg, Michael and Suzi Winston (eds.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Fish Drum: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16183

ISBN: 1929495072

Condition: Near Fine


Book is as new and unread with a hint of shelf wear. This is a collection of essays, poems, writing and photographs in tribute to Philip Whalen, Beat poet and Zen Buddhist. Lawrence Ferlinghetti has signed by his name in the Table of Contents. A card, annoucing a reading from Whalen's work is laid in. The unscanned side of the card is the same as the cover of the book. ; Fish Drum Vol. 18/19; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages; Signed by Associated View more info

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs

By: Sanders, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13270


Stapled beige wraps with black titles and decorations. Yapp edges with light wear and aging along with rust on staples. VG to VG+. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 17; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Edward Sanders was a founder of the Fugs and the author of The Family, a book on the Manson family murders. He is considered a link between the Beat Generation and the 1960's counterculture. He now lives near Woodstock, New York. View more info

Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch & the Beat Generation

By: Saroyan, Aram

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16178

ISBN: 0688034365

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book is as new and unread. Jacket is also as new. This is the story of Beat Generation poet, Lew Welch, who was a friend of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and many others. He left Gary Snyder's house one day with a pistol and headed into the mountains, never to be seen again. This book is his story as an artist and a mystery. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages View more info

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Etel Adnan / Lyn Hejinian / Jennifer Scappettone

By: Scappettone, Jennifer, et. al.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brooklym, Belladoona/ The Elder Series 5: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition, Limited; First Printing

Seller ID: 16165

ISBN: 0982338708

Condition: Fine


Book appears as new and unread. This is a collection of three poetic works by Adnan, Hejinian and Scappettone. The Introduction is by Scappettone. The colophon says that this is a Limited Edition but does not state the limitation. Belladoona is a press that specializes in female writers. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 74 pages View more info