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Northwest Extra! : "A Little Elvis in Every Issue"

By: (Allen Ginsberg)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Seattle, Northwest Extra!: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15514

Condition: Near Fine


Tabloid-type periodical on newsprint with cover art of Allen Ginsberg by R. Crumb. This copy is about NF with light, general wear and aging. This mgazine seems to have been dedicated to satiric cartooning. This issue feature work by Mary Fleener, Denios Eichhorn, Ivan Brunetti, R. Crumb, Pat Moriarty and others, including a reprinting of Ginzberg's "Howl" with an illustration by Eichhorn. Eichhorn is listed as Editor. Great Ginsberg collectible and a throwback to the Beats and Underground Comix. A copy of the September, 2005 issue of CommonGround, a rather New Agey magazine published in San An... View more info

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Euro-San Francisco Poetry Festival Program and Poems

By: (City Lights Foundation)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, City Lights Foundation: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16190

ISBN: 0872863662

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light shelf wear. Seems unused. This book was published as a program to the 1999 Euro-San Francisco Poetry Festival and is made up primarily of poems by the participants. The poems by European writers are in the original language with a facing page translation in English. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 62 pages View more info

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The Man with the Golden Arm

By: Algren, Nelson

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York City, Doubleday and Co.: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7469

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The book has some edge and corner wear. Some soiling and aging . The difference in color between the spine and the front is due to the scan. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 343 pages; Famous novel of drug addiction that pre-figures the Beats. Algren led an edgy life. Flatsigned on theffep . ; Signed by Author View more info

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aurelia occultica lamantia -- AOL

By: Andrick, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sacramento, Rattlesnake Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16221

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, pale blue wraps with black titles. This tall, thin (4 1/2 X11) booklet has a slight bit of damage to the top left corner and is about near fine. Andrick is a contemporary poet and musician in Sacramento. This booklet is unpaginated but is 8 pp. plus covers. It is scarce; WorldCat locates only 2 copies in libraries. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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The Autobiography of a Bellboy

By: Anonymous

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 8541

Condition: Very Good+


Book has only very light, overall wear and aging. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; This is a totally anonymous -- no author, no date, no publisher, no price, no nothing except the novel -- book of semi-erotica about the adventures of a bellboy in New York. It was probably written in the 1920's or 1930's -- there are references to Clara Bow -- but no clue as to when this volume was actually published. You can feel very "edgy" just holding this book. View more info

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Midnight Mass

By: Bowles, Paul

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow Press: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition, Limited; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7882

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and protective acetate jacket both show minimal wear, if any. Former owner's small blind stamp on ffep. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 162 pages; This is a signed and limited edition. It is signed by Bowles on a blank page after the title page and numbered, 329, in the back on a limitation page. Beautiful copy . ; Signed by Author View more info

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Unwelcome Words: Seven New Stories

By: Bowles, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bolinas, Tombouctou Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15064

ISBN: 0939180448

Condition: Fine


Book is about new and unread. The book is square and straight. No cracks or creases on spine. Lovely copy. This is a nice collection of Bowles' late short stories. There was also a hardcover edition and a limited edition of this work. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 86 pages 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

Seller ID: 15097

Condition: Very Good


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

Seller ID: 15094

Condition: Very Good


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; 159 pages 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

Seller ID: 15095

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 1960's. I have two other issues of this novel including the 1st edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pages View more info

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Pulp

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Santa Rosa, CA, Black Sparrow Press: 1997

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 7960

ISBN: 0-87685-926-0

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Very minor rubbing to edges and spine, 1" pale tan stain on fore edge, does not look like foxing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 202 pages View more info

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The Roominghouse Madrigals

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 7963

ISBN: 0-87685-732-5

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Corners slightly rolled, small bend at lower right corner of wrap and first 115 pages, interior clean and VG+. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages View more info

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Shakespeare Never Did This

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Santa Rosa, CA, Black Sparrow Press: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 7946

Condition: Very Good+


The book is square and securely bound; it appears unread. There is some curl on the corners and some other minor evidence of wear, but overall VG+. ; B&W Photographs; Oblong Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; Collection of random writing by Bukowski with many photographs of him by Michael Montfort. 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

Seller ID: 12971

Condition: Fine


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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Reach for the Sun, Selected Letters 1978-1994, Volume 3

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15496

ISBN: 1574230891

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book and clear acetat jacket are as new and unread. This is one of 376 numbered hardcover volumes that contain an original seriagraph by Bukowski. This is #108. This volume was published posthumoudly bt Bukowski's wife. ; Color Serigraph (#108 of 376); tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 309 pages View more info

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Naked Lunch

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York City, Grove Press: 1959

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 10351

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Book has light, general wear and aging. Jacket has some edge , corner and surface wear vertical lines of light brownish staining on the back. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages; Ninth printing of Burroughs' surreal masterwork. View more info

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The Norse

By: Butterick, George F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13276

Condition: Very Good


Stapled blue wraps with black titles and illustration. Yapp edges have some age-toning and light wear, including a small closed tear on right, front edge. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 12; Cover, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; George F. Butterick was a writer and professor who was a student of Charles Olson, who initiated the idea and plan for A Curriculum of the Soul. Butterick, who died in 1988, edited award-winning editions of Olson's poetry. View more info

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Ismaeli Muslimism

By: Bylebyl, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13279

Condition: Very Good+


Side-stapledyellow-orange wraps with black titles. Yapp edges with some light wear. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 18; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 28 pages; Michael Bylebyl is a writer. View more info

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This Is the Beat Generation: New York -- San Francisco -- Paris

By: Campbell, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16191

ISBN: 0520230337

Condition: Very Good+


This copy has light shelf wear along with a small, curved, 1 1/2" crease downward from the middle of the top front edge. Otherwise, the book is about fine. This seems to havebeen a copy that was owned by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. His signature is on the top right corner of the title page. More interestingly, there is a Post-It Note on page 185 in the chapter on City Lights that reads, "Wrong on facts" in Ferlinghetti's hand and a blank Post-It on pages 240 and 241 where Ferlinghetti has marked a passage and underlined some information on Gregory Corso. There is a note in the margin that reads, "N... View more info

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Gentleman Junkie : The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12812

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Pictorial covers with very light exterior wear and light toning on foredges. Square and securely bound. Jacket has some edge and corner wear. Overall a solid copy. ; B&W and Tinted Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Interesting and entertaining biography of Burroughs. View more info

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Screaming with Joy: the Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16185

ISBN: 0747539782

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book is as new and unread. Jacket would be Fine except for a small ding on rear corner at spine. This is a biography of Allen Ginsberg with many, many photographs. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages 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

Seller ID: 15084

ISBN: 0375413324

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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

Seller ID: 15085

ISBN: 0375413324

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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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Blake

By: Clarke, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13265

Condition: Near Fine


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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Letter to David Meltzer of City Lights Books, Typed on Kenneth Patchen Card with Poem and Drawing by Patchen

By: Climenhaga, Zoe

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, Patchen Cards: 1962

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8853

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light wear from handling. Periods typed on the folded card have left small indented dots on both front and back of the card. Joel and Zoe Climenhaga, according to Miriam Patchen "Knew Kenneth Patchen's work better than anyone". In 1961 they originated TRANSIENT PRESS, when they published the first issue of Seed, a poetry magazine, under its imprint. Zoe Clinenhaga was its Co-Editor. During the greater part of the 1960's, other magazines (Jacaranda, Ferment, Rananim and Open Letter) were published through Transient Press. Later, during the 1970's and 1980's, other ephemeral poetry magaz... View more info