n.p.: Maya Quarto, 1969. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 1 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Very near fine.
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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.
n.p.:n.p., . Old Saybrook, Connecticut. April 10, 1959. 1 page. 4to. Holmes writes to apologize for not coming up with the material he promised to send for the play that he and Garen were writing together, an adaptation of Holmes' jazz novel The Horn for the stage (in part): "I've...
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.
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: William Morrow, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition of this collection of poems and essays. Signed by both Baraka and his wife, Amina. Fine in dust jacket with some sepia toning to the edges of the flaps.
NY: Marsilio, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Edited by Paul Vangelisti. Inscribed by Baraka to fellow poet Doug Blazek. Promotional material laid in. 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.
NY: Corinth, 1963. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Important anthology with contributions by Burroughs, Kerouac, Creeley, Jones, Eastlake, Selby, et al. Fine in dust jacket with a small tear to back panel.
[SF: Stolen Paper Editions, 1966]. Square 12mo. Pamphlet. Second edition, first issue (brown and blue covers, publisher's address in SF, prints the second page of "God/Love" poem that was left out of the first edition). Busted as part of the police crackdown on the Haight-Ashbury, this book of erotic poems...
[SF: Stolen Paper Editions, 1966]. 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...
NY: Grove, . Softbound (no hardbound issued). First edition. An important copy signed on the half-title by the following people who appeared in or were involved with the production: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, David Amram, Larry Rivers, John Cohen (the still photographer for the film), and...
New York: n.p., 1960. Important early Beat anthology including contributions by Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, Frank O'Hara, Ashbery, Orlovsky, photographs by Robert Frank, and more. Includes the complete text of Fitz Hugh Ludlow's The Hashish Eater, the first full-length work of American drug literature. Some toning (less than usual), paper still...
NY: Columbia University, 1977. Pamphlet. First edition. Catalog for a 1977 exhibition at Columbia University of art by Beat writers. Prints essays, that were the result of a seminar on Beat art at Barnard College, about each of the works. Descriptions and discussions of works by Kerouac, Ginsberg, McClure, Robert...
n.p.:n.p., . Features a shot of George Peppard and Leslie Caron (still #1). About fine (a couple of light scratches that don't break the surface).
NY: Grove Press, [ca. 1970]. Hardbound in dust jacket. Third edition (with a different dust jacket design than the first edition). Fine in price-clipped dust jacket.
NY: Village Vanguard, 1957. The card, mimeographed from typescript, reads (in part): "The voice of the 'Beat Generation' ---Jack Kerouac---will step off the road momentarily for a stop at the Village Vanguard beginning Thurs. Dec. 19th for his first nightclub appearance ever. Author of 'On the Road' which has been...
NY: Viking, 1957. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. REVIEW COPY with publisher's slip laid in. Very near fine with bright top stain, in like dust jacket with judicious, minor restoration by Pofelski.
NY: Grove, . First edition of this Paperback Original. Very near fine, unread.