NY: Gotham Book Mart, 1971. Hardbound in plain white dust jacket. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by the editors. A collection of essays from various writers about their early literary influences. Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Saroyan, Tennessee Willliams, Anais Nin, and Ralph Ellison are among the...
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Berkeley: Creative Arts, 1976. Softbound. First edition. The basis for the film Heart Beat starring Nick Nolte, and an excellent insider's account of life with Jack and Neal. Reading crease to front cover, else near fine.
n.p.:n.p., . Carolyn is sitting, shown from the waist up as she looks off to the side looking very beautiful. On the back is this notation in an unknown hand: "Taken by Biton photo student 1940." Carolyn is age 17 here, seven years before she met Neal, Jack, and Allen...
[Geneva]: Gris Banal Editeur, . Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. Introduction by William Burroughs. Outstanding collection of photos documenting the activities at the infamous "Beat Hotel" in Paris in the '50s, when Burroughs, Gysin, Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Harold Norse, Gregory Corso, and others were living at this bohemian mecca. Essential...
NY: Phoenix Bookshop, 1967. Softbound. Revised (preferred) edition. Includes commentary by Kerouac. Fine.
[NY]: Portents/Gotham Book Mart, . Softbound. First edition. Excellent collection of early photos of the Beats, including many snapshots from their personal collections. Prints three poems by Ginsberg. Small, light crease to corner of back cover and last few pages, else fine.
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Lively and well-researched overview of the Beat scene including much first-hand material from interviews with the Beats. An unusually fine, fresh copy.
n.p.: [Maya Quarto, 1970]. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 12 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Fine.
Kathmandu, Nepal: Bardo Matrix, 1974. 4to. Pamphlet, stitch bound. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies. Published as Strastreams Poetry Series No. 1. Slip laid-in listing the cast for the first, and only, performance of this poem/play in Kathmandu, Nepal. The cast members included Ira Cohen and Angus MacLise both...
[Woodstock, NY: Hanuman Books, n.d.]. Broadside poem. First edition. Illustrated with a drawing by Corso. Printed in black on green textured stock with the text reproducing the author's holograph. Fine.
Woodstock, NY: Hanuman Books, 1995. Broadside poem. First edition. Features a wonderful colorized photo by Allen Ginsberg of Corso in the Beat Hotel in 1960. Fine.
[NY: Thunder Mouth Press, 1989]. Hardbound, issued without dust jacket. First edition. Forewords by William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Corso. Housed in publisher's paper-covered slipcase. Minute bump to one corner of slipcase and book, else fine.
n.p.:n.p., . Corso is shown sitting with a bandana around his head talking to an unidentified man. Taken by Leonard Buschel with his sticker to verso. Very fine (8" x 10").
SF: City Lights, 1969. Softbound. First edition thus. A facsimile reprint of the author's first book. Signed by Corso. About fine.
SF: City Lights, 1969. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition thus. A facsimile reprint of the author's first book. Inscribed by the publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti on behalf of Corso: "To Ted / for Gregory / Lawrence Ferlinghetti / January 1969." Trivial sunning to spine, else fine.
Woodstock, NY: Raymond Foye, 2002. Broadside poem. First edition. One of 300 copies printed on the occasion of the John Wieners Memorial Reading at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery. Fine.
LA: Paper Boat Press, 1989. Pamphlet. First edition. Signed by Crimmins on the title page and beneath his signature Allen Ginsberg has inscribed it "Best Wishes / Allen Ginsberg / 2/25/89 / McCabe's" (though Ginsberg has no connection to this book he met Crimmins in LA and signed this book)...
[San Francisco: Privately published by the author, 1967]. Square 8vo. Pamphlet. First edition. Nice photo-documentary of the Haight-Ashbury hippie scene in its heyday and one of the scarcer books on the subject. Some light foxing to edge of front cover with a couple of spots on back, bright very good...
Buffalo: White Pine Press, 1984. Printed folded containg 12 postcards printing interesting and sometimes experimental photographic portraits of Burroughs, Creeley, di Prima, Duncan, Ferlinghetti, Snyder, Ginsberg and Orlovsky, McClure, and others. Fine.
n.p.: Romeo Records, 1957. 45rpm record in photo-illustrated sleeve showing Dean playing a conga drum. Home recording of James Dean in a late-night jam session with L.A. musician, Bob Romeo who plays flute. The actor can be heard talking and laughing with his friends in the background between songs. James.....
NY: Corinth Books, 1961. Softbound. First edition. Signed by the author in the year of publication. The author's first collection of stories. Couple of small soiled spots and some toning to front cover, else near fine. Scarce with a contemporary signature.
NY: Poet's Press, 1968. Pamphlet. First edition. Limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine.
NY: Phoenix Book Shop, 1973. Oblong 16mo. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 18 in the Phoenix Oblong Octavo series. Fine.
n.p.:n.p., . A slick-format counterculture magazine from London edited by Ian Duncan. Prints excerpts from the 1967 Dialectics Conference, "Fisheye Nudes" photographs, drawings, psychedelia, articles on exorcism, mandalas, and more. Couple of minuscule chips to fore-edge of cover and first couple of pages, else fine.
n.p.: Maya Quarto, . 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 8 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Touch of fading to spine, else fine.