n.p.:n.p., . Contributors include Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Robert Kelly, Joanne Kyger, Tuli Kupferberg, Diane Wakoski, et al. Fine.
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NY: William Morrow, 1970. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg (Louis' son). Inscribed by Louis Ginsberg. Fine in very slightly spine-sunned dust jacket.
[SF: X-Ray Book & Novelty Co., 2010]. Oblong 32mo. Pamphlet. First edition. Designed and printed by Johnny Brewton under the pseudonym "Skillet Marimba." Prints Gonzales' Christmas story originally recorded in 1954, along with a glossary of slang terms from Bab's be-bop dictionary. Limited to 100 copies. This out of series...
Amsterdam: Joy Publications, 1969-1974. Tabloid format, early issues on newsprint, later issues on coated stock. Suck was founded in Amsterdam in 1969 by Bill Levy, Germaine Greer, Heathcote Williams and others. It was among the most important underground newspapers of the period, not only because of its enlightened stance on...
SF: Intersection, 1968. Oblong 16mo. Pamphlet. First edition. Catalog of events for this festival of underground art which took place at various venues in San Francisco, 1968. Essays by Ralph Gleason, James Broughton, David Meltzer, Robert Duncan, and others, trace the development of the poetry, jazz, and painting of the...
[NY: Something Else Press, 1969]. 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Profusely illustrated with photographs and graphics. Gutman was a stock analyst, an artist, and a friend of Kerouac and the Beats. He produced the film, Pull My Daisy. "Compliments of the editors" card laid in. Fine.
NY: Museum of Modern Art, . Small 4to. Hardbound, lacking the dust jacket. First edition of the first comprehensive survey of Picasso's work in English. This is artist Brion Gysin's personal copy with his ownership signature. Gysin was a Surrealist in the '30s and he later collaborated with William Burroughs...
NY: Guillaume Gallozzi, 1994. Pamphlet. First edition. Exhibition catalog from Gysin's 1994 show at the Guillaume Gallozzi in New York City. Prints previously unpublished texts by Gysin as well as color illustrations of his work. Includes photographs of him and a chronology of his career. Nicely printed. Fine.
NY: Gallery Gertrude Stein, . Softbound. First edition of the author's scarce second book. In 1957 Hart, Lamantia, and Kerouac gave the first jazz poetry reading in N.Y.C. White covers very slightly sunned around the edges, else fine.
NY: Random House, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition of the author's second book. A landmark jazz novel that elevated the genre to a new level of achievement. Fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to extremities.
Boise, ID: Boise State University, . Pamphlet. First edition. Boise State University Western Writers Series No. 39. Biographical and critical essay about Kerouac and his influence on American culture. Fine.
[NY: Fuck You Press,1964]. 4to. "Attention poets, historians, flame brains, spaceouts, & madmen Herbert Huncke Reads! from his absolute work." This was a very early reading for Huncke preceding publication of his first book. Le Metro was an important, though short-lived, mid-sixties showcase for the N.Y.C. avant-garde. A 1964 reading.....
Lowell, MA: Ithaca Press, . Softbound. First edition. A biography of Kerouac by a childhood friend. Fine (touch of rubbing to back cover).
NY: Hill and Wang, 1969. Softbound. First edition. Inscribed by Joans: "This is of the uncorrected first batch, Ted Joans." Joans was one of the early Beats and a good friend of Kerouac. Fine.
NY: Grove, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Signed "Amiri Baraka" in 1996. Near fine in like dust jacket with some foxing to verso.
NY: Marsilio, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition of this collection of poems and essays discussing Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Bob Marley, and others. Signed by Baraka. Fine in about fine dust jacket with a dime-size chip to back corner.
NY: Bobbs-Merrill, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author. Owner's name, edges of boards just perceptibly toned, else near fine in slightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket.
NY: Random House, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Review copy with slip. Signed by Baraka. Small sticker shadow to front board, else near fine in dust jacket with some foxing and light staining to verso and a darkish stain to corner of back flap.
London: MacGibbon & Kee, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First British edition. Signed "Amiri Baraka" in 1998. Fine. Scarcer than the American edition and a more interesting jacket design.