SF: Auerhahn, 1959. Softbound. First edition. Cover illustration by McClure. Covers slightly toned, else fine.
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SF: Spatsa Gallery, . In 1958 Dimitri Grachis opened the Spatsa Gallery in a converted two-car garage in the Marina district. The artists, Beats, and bohemians who had been part of the scene at the recently defunct 6 Gallery soon shifted their attention to the Spatsa making it the new...
LA: Black Sparrow, 1974. Softbound. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed to John and Johanna Lion. A nice association since John Lion directed many of McClure's plays. Fine (trivial sunning to back cover).
SF: North Point, 1982. Softbound. Uncorrected proof. Minor sunning to spine, else fine.
[NY]: New Directions, . Softbound. First edition. Inscribed by McClure: "For Frank Beacham. Michael." Touch of toning to white covers, else fine.
n.p.:n.p., . A seminal collection edited by Don Allen and published by Grove Press in 1960 that was responsible for introducing Beat, New York School, and Black Mountain poets to a wider audience. 2 quarto pages stapled at the corner. Signed by McClure and Don Allen and dated 1958. Near fine.
NY: Pocket Books, 1963. Narrow 32mo. Pamphlet. First edition. A charming, unusual format guide to Greenwich Village in the early '60s with emphasis on the literary and bohemian aspects. Includes a "Beat lingo" glossary of hip terms, photos and quotes from various Village writers, and photos of the area by...
NY: Brunswick, . 45rpm record in picture sleeve with a photo of a mummy (a still from the film of the same name that inspired this record). In 1959 McKuen (who wrote the words and music) and McFadden had a novelty hit with the song The Mummy that includes some...
n.p.: Imperial, . LP record. Imperial 9092. Beat poetry by McKuen, folk songs by Julie Meredith, and exotica by Tak Shindo. Features one of the most desirable Beat LP cover illustrations showing a pensive beatnik sitting at a coffee-house table in a dark room illuminated only by a candle in...
NY: Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 2002. Spiral-bound. First edition. Exhibtion catalog with essays by McWhinnie and Anderson illustrated with original drawings by Burroughs and Gysin, cut-up typescripts, etc. As new.
n.p.: Maya Quarto, 1971. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. Limited to 50 copies. This copy signed by Jack Shoemaker though not called for. Published on the occasion of the completion of the Maya Quarto series. Features poems and drawings by David Meltzer, Chuck Miller, Jack Shoemaker, Michael Myers, and Clifford Burke---a...
n.p.: Maya Quarto, . 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 4 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Fine.
Palo Alto: Fels & Firn Press, 1976. Pamphlet. First edition. Montgomery, a character in The Dharma Bums, reflects on time spent with Kerouac. Minuscule corner crease to back cover, else fine.
NY: Lospecchio Press, 1986. Hardbound, issued without a dust jacket. First edition. One of 150 numbered copies signed by Bill Morgan. Contributions by Ram Dass, Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, Thon Gunn, Paul Bowles, and many, many others. Fine.
NY: Lospecchio Press, 1986. Hardbound, issued without dust jacket. First edition. One of 26 lettered copies signed by Allen Ginsberg and Bill Morgan. A 60th birthday tribute to Ginsberg with contributions by Ram Dass, Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, Thon Gunn, Paul Bowles, and many, many others. Fine.
Brighton: Unicorn Bookshop, 1972. Softbound. First edition. Fine.
n.p.: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1959]. Pamphlet. First edition. Preface by Thomas Albright. Padriec's "answer to the 'Beat Generation'... a voice from the 'Beat Generation' telling the image makers that the 'Beat Generation' does not exist." Inscribed by the author on the inside of the front cover. Interesting Beat-era zeitgeist momento.....
Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1997. Small 4to. Softbound. First edition. Contributions by Hoyem, Micheline, Kyger, McClure, Brautigan, et al. Issued as number 43 in a series of keepsakes for friends of the Bancroft Library. Illustrated with photographs. Fine.
n.p.:n.p., . Supplement to The Detroit News printing a photo-illustrated cover story about Kerouac's first wife. About fine.
Venice: Privately published, 1973. Perkoff was the preeminent poet and an influential presence during the Venice Beat scene from the '50s through 1974 when died at age 44. In Lawrence Lipton's 1959 book, The Holy Barbarians, a fictional depiction of the Venice Beat scene, Perkoff appears under his own name...
[Denver]: Black Ace, . Softbound. First edition. Illustrations by Perkoff, one of the original Beat poets in Venice during the fifties. Limited to 500 copies. Published as Bowery 21. Few tiny spots to cover, top edge foxed, else fine.
[Denver]: Black Ace, . Softbound. First edition. Perkoff was one of the original Beat poets in Venice during the fifties. Limited to 350 copies. Published as Bowery 25. Foxing to top edge, else near fine.
[SF]: Fantasy, . LP record. First printing, second issue (on lighter vs. dark red vinyl). Classic early Beat poetry readings accompanied by jazz. Fantasy promo sheet laid in. Very good plus.
[Golden, CO]: Croupier Press, 1974. Large poetry postcard. First edition. Photograph of Rios by Michael Klein. Rios was one of the prominent poets of the Venice, California Beat scene. Fine.
Detroit: Artists' Workshop Press, 1966. 4to. Mimeographed sheets, stapled. Fourth printing (of five) from this press. (Originally published by Sanders' Fuck You Press). Prints the lyrics to 26 Fugs' songs along with "Notes on The Fugs" by Ed Sanders. 1.5" corner chip to front cover, small chip to back cover, solid very good.