ALLMAN, Rick & PHILLIPS, Stevenson.
Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness: Beat Generation Poetry Beat Erotica by the Beat & the UnBeat.
n.p.: Musitron, 1959. LP record. Poetry, bongo playing, folk singing, and Beat sermonizing by "Rafio the Mad Monk," "Ringo Angel," "Seven Beat Sulks," "Ellie Girl," and others, recorded live at the Cafe Bizzare. The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the most conspicuous and sensational clubs to capitalize... Item #SKB-12915
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. The card prints (in white against a black background) the word "Bizarre" in the same spooky stylized lettering used on all their promotional material. Also prints the phone numbers and name of Rick Allmen who started the club in 1957. The Cafe Bizarre was one... Item #SKB-15652
n.p.:n.p., . The photo shows the outside of the Cafe Bizarre at night with its "spooky" decorations around the door and the huge "Rick Allmen's Cafe Bizzare" banner hanging out front as people walk by on an evening in the Village. The Cafe Bizarre was one of the most conspicuous... Item #SKB-16302
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. The cigarette holder prints the word "Bizarre" in the same spooky stylized lettering used on the cover of the LP that was recorded there, along with their catch phrase "Where the Beat Meet the Elite." The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the... Item #SKB-15650
AMRAM, David & KEROUAC, Jack.
NY: Macmillan, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Includes reminiscences about Kerouac (with whom he worked on Pull My Daisy) and many others. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Item #SKB-14278
ANDERSON, Chester & KAMSTRA, Jerry.
n.p.: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1960]. Pamphlet. First edition. Introduction by Anderson on "pornography, humor, and the nature of censorship." Limericks by Anderson illustrated with drawing by Jerry Kamstra here appearing under the pseudonyms "Pablo Kamstra," and "Shem the Penman." Anderson went on to head the Communication Company in the Haight-Ashbury... Item #SKB-14660
NY: Phoenix Bookshop, 1979. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author (of a total edition of 126). Published as No. 20 in the Phoenix Bookshop Oblong Octavo Series. Fine. Item #SKB-2926
New Brunswick, NJ: Unity & Struggle Productions, 2001. Pamphlet. First edition. Signed by the author. Fine. Item #SKB-8686
Candia, NH: John LeBow, 2003. Pamphlet. First edition. Cover illustration of John Coltrane by the author. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Baraka. Published as No. 1 in the Razor Series. Very fine. Item #SKB-10715
England: Columbia Graphophone, 1960. LP record. The soundtrack for this exploitation film about the British youth rebellion of the '50s starring pop idol Adam Faith and Gillian Hills. The film was later released in America as "Wild for Kicks." This was John Barry's first soundtrack, and it was the first... Item #SKB-16441
n.p.: Maya Quarto, 1970. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. Title page illustration by Michael Myers. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 11 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Fine. Item #SKB-15903
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, . 4to. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Beiles, a heroin addict, was a key figure of the European Beat scene who along with Burroughs and Gysin is credited for developing the cut-up technique of composition. Features poems and plays in... Item #SKB-15984
n.p.: Maya Quarto, 1969. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 2 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Touch of fading to spine, else fine. Item #SKB-15910
[NY: Fuck You Press, 1964]. 4to. Mimeographed sheets, stapled at the edge. First edition. The author's first book, a report from the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Seminar at the University of British Columbia where Ginsberg, Olson, Whalen, Duncan, and others were participants. Fine. Item #SKB-3641
BERMAN, Wallace & DYLAN, Bob.
n.p.: Privately published, 1965. One of the images is of Bob Dylan. Nonsense text printed at the bottom. Printed in black on yellow stock. Support the Revolution, p. 172. Fine (21" x 17"). Item #SKB-12529
BERMAN, Wallace & LAMANTIA, Philip.
[SF]: Auerhahn Press, 1959. Pamphlet. First edition. Texts advocating the legalization of drugs by Lamantia and Artaud. Cover photographs by Wallace Berman of Lamantia injecting a syringe into his arm. One of Berman's earliest book covers (if not the first). Barely perceptible yellowing to edges of covers, few faint specks... Item #SKB-16160
n.p.: Privately published, 1965. Nonsense text printed at the bottom. Printed in black on yellow stock. Not in Support the Revolution. Fine (21" x 17"). Item #SKB-10767
n.p.: Maya Quarto, 1970. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 7 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Very near fine (hint of fading to edges). Item #SKB-15906
n.p.: Maya Quarto, . 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. One of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Published as No. 6 in the Maya Quartos series. Designed and printed by Clifford Burke at the Cranium Press. Fine. Item #SKB-15905
BRAUTIGAN, Richard, SNYDER, Gary; & ALLEN, Don.
n.p.: Don Allen for the S. F. Arts Festival, 1964. Folio-sized folder containing 10 illustrated poetry broadsides created for the San Francisco Arts Festival. Limited to 300 copies signed by both poet and illustrator (except for David Meltzer who refused to sign his, and artist Phyllis Bailey). Includes the broadside... Item #SKB-16173
BRAUTIGAN, Richard, WELCH, Lew; & SNYDER, Gary.
[SF]: Privately published, 1967. Richard Brautigan, Gary Snyder, Lenore Kandel, and Lew Welch are among those scheduled to read in San Francisco during the "Summer of Love" in support of the Diggers who were instrumental in feeding and informing the influx of hippies to the Haight-Ashbury. Text and design printed... Item #SKB-389
Berkeley: Book People, 1969. The Book People Game is actually a schedule of readings and events that will be taking place at Book People---done in the style of a board game "to be played at your leisure." Among the listings is an October 19th event featuring Richard Brautigan. Partially addressed... Item #SKB-16406
n.p.: Privately published, 1969. Lists the events and participants at this 4-day event. Lew Welch, Gary Snyder, Brother Antoninus, and others, are also scheduled to appear. Printed in black on purple stock. Two neat oblong patches of fading to the verso slightly visible from the front, near fine. Scarce ephemera. Item #SKB-7925
NY: Tompkins Square Press, . Hardbound in glassine dust jacket. First edition. Introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. One of 974 copies (of a total edition of 1000). A long, Beat jazz poem written during the course of one night in jail. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Item #SKB-5077
[n.p.: Paperbook Gallery, 1965]. Pamphlet. First edition of the author's first book. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Bremser was one of the original Beats, and one of the best of the jazz poets. Fine. Item #SKB-1459