NY: Folklore Center, 1962.
Single sheet folded to make four pages. Charming cover illustration of a young, corduroy-capped Dylan playing harmonica. First separate printing of a song by Bob Dylan. Depending on exactly when in 1962 this was published, it may also be his first appearance in print. (The only thing that could have preceded it was the appearance of "Talking John Birch" in the February 1962 issue of Broadside.) "Talking Folklore Center, written as an homage to the Folklore Center's proprietor, Izzy Young, is a humorous talking blues about Dylan's arrival in NYC, and how he stumbled onto the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village: "on MacDougal Street I saw a cubby hole / I went in to get out of the cold / Found out after I entered / The place was called the Folklore Center / ---Owned by Izzy Young---he's always in back---of the center." A terrific, very early Dylan item---a song written for one of his earliest champions, never recorded or published elsewhere, written and published right around the time that his first LP was released, and the item received no distribution of any kind, other than being available at the Folklore Center for .25 cents. We've specialized in early Dylan paper for 32 years and this is the second copy of this little-known gem that we've encountered. Slightly toned, a couple of small, clear droplet stains to front cover, else very good.