The Love Book. Lenore KANDEL.

The Love Book.

[SF: Stolen Paper Editions, 1966].

Item #SKB-16721

Pamphlet. The correct first edition (with the text printed sideways, only one page of "God/Love" poem, partial Stolen Paper insignia to back cover). Variant issue with brown and white rather than black and white covers, no priority known. Kandel was active as a poet in the Beat and '60s counterculture and appeared as the character "Romana Swartz" in Kerouac's Big Sur. She was the only woman to speak at the Human Be-In. This book of explicitly erotic poems was busted at City Lights Books, and The Psychedelic Shop, as part of the police crackdown on the counterculture. The arrests instigated one of the most celebrated censorship trials of the '60s (at which the book was declared obscene, a ruling later over turned). A counterculture high spot scarce in the true first edition. Fine.

Price: $250.00

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