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A CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND by  Lawrence (SIGNED) FERLINGHETTI - Paperback - Signed - 1958 - from Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. and Biblio.com

A CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND

by FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence (SIGNED)

Condition: Very Good


New York: New Directions, 1958. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo. Fourth Printing. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI "go on/with your/good work/(Frank) Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with another inscription to same recipient by an unknown scribe "Frank/Don't let that/ horse eat the violin/Mary Cefaln. 93(1)pp., bound in black and white pictorial wraps with photo of the author on the rear cover; leaves toned a bit, minor wear to spine and edges; a very good copy.


A Coney Island of the Mind is a collection of poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti originally published in 1958. It contains some of Ferlinghetti's most famous poems, such as I am Waiting, and Junkman's Obbligato, which were created for jazz accompaniment. There are approximately a million copies in print of A Coney Island, and the book has been translated into over a dozen languages. It remains one of the best-selling and most popular books of poetry ever published.




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