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  • Book condition: Near Fine
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San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. Original wraps. Near Fine. A remarkable Association copy of the 1956 correct 1st edition. This copy not only conforms to all the original issue points but is in beautiful, near-pristine condition. Furthermore, THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY 5 OF THE KEY FIGURES IN THE BOOK'S GENESIS: 1) ALLEN GINSBERG (on the title page); 2) LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI (on the copyright page); 3) LUCIEN CARR (on the dedication page); 4) WILLIAM BURROUGHS (also on the dedication page); and 5) CARL SOLOMON (on the first blank endpaper). In other words, this copy is signed by the book's author, its publisher and by 3 of its 5 dedicatees (only Jack Kerouac's and Neal Cassady's signatures are missing from this copy). Notably, of the 5 signatures, all critically important to the birth and evolution of "Howl", Lucien Carr's appears to be the most elusive. We know that Carr's relationship with the Beats grew tense early on and that he insisted his name be removed ... Read more

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San Francisco, CA: City Lights, 1956. First Edition. Signed by the author Allen Ginsberg and dated by him in the year of publication: “Allen Ginsberg Sept. 8, 1956.” With an inscription just below from Ginsberg to Beat collector and photographer Marshall Clements: “For Marshall Clements much thanks for the relief. A.G. New Years Month, Jan. 7, 1964.” Also signed by Marshall Clements at the top of the same page, the book’s dedication page. City Lights Pocket Poets Series: Number Four. With the two page introduction by William Carlos Williams. Paperbound, stapled black and white wrappers. With a faint hint of dust soiling to the covers, else a fine copy. Price 75 cents on rear cover. Printed at the Press of Villiers Publications, Holloway, London, England. Enclosed in a custom slipcase with “Howl. Allen Ginsberg” on a paper label affixed to the front and with the same at the spine. Marshall Clements was a noted collector and scholar of Beat Generation works and was the photographer for ‘Keroua ... Read more

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Howl and other poems

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: First edition, first issue (with pasted card wrap)
  • Book condition: Near fine
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San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. First edition, first issue (with pasted card wrap). Paperback. Near fine. Moderate staining to edges of pasted wraps (some from paste), and mild sunning to spine. 1/2” tear at tail. Else fine. Signed by author on title-page and by dedicatee of Howl, Carl Solomon, at beginning of poem (p. 9) – see following pages for photographs. Only one copy with Solomon’s signature at auction since 1975 (1992 reappearing in 2005) on ABPC. Presented in custom clam-shell box. Beat

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Howl and Other Poems

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first issue with Lucien Carr listed on the dedication page and a period after Harlem on the rear cover. Signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Publisher's black wraps printed in blue with white wraparound printed in black. Very Good. Light toning and light marking to wraps. Pages lightly handled. A lovely copy of the poem that defined a generation, signed in the year of publication. An undisputed cornerstone of beat poetry.

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Howl and Other Poems

Ginsberg, Allen (Allen Young)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good/very Good
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City Lights Books, The Pocket Poets Series, 1956. This is the true first printing of the classic book of poetry signed by Mr. Ginsberg (with the wrap around label attached to the cover) and with the dedication to Lucian Carr. Inscribed to a relative, the book comes with its own clamshell case. Under the title he has written: "For Naomi Ginsberg Secretly" and it is inscribed as follows: "From her cousin Allen...For beautiful Irene, who got more beautiful decade after decade till August 22, 1965 Sunday. Portland, Oregon." This copy is a little beat (pardon the pun) with some staining and foxing on the cover. Still, a very desirable item. Scan available upon request.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good/very Good.

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Howl and Other Poems

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: First edition, first printing
  • Book condition: Very good
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San Francisco, CA: The City Lights Bookshop, 1956. First edition, first printing. Paperback. Very good. 44pp. Sextodecimo [15.5 cm] in black wraps with affixed white printed panels. Some foxing to cover. Postcard from Ginsberg with manuscript note and signature laid in, dated 1989.

Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA, Utah, United States
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San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop,, 1956. Duodecimo. Original stiff black wrappers, stapled as issued, with a white hand-pasted wraparound paper label printed in black. Very minor rubbing to extremities, light browning to wraparound label, edges faintly toned as often; nevertheless a very good copy indeed. First published edition, first printing, with the spelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". This copy is from the library of contemporary San Francisco poet Jean McLean, and has a calligraphic ownership inscription reading "Jean and Jo Mclean" to p. [4]. Jean McLean's work was published in the poetry collection Seven Stray Cats in Sausalito in 1957, alongside poets such as Gerald Stern, Laura Uronovitz, and Ginsberg's close friend Jack Gilbert, with whom McLean collaborated on two erotic novels under the joint pseudonym Tor Kung. Howl and other poems was a landmark collection considered one of the principle work ... Read more

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Howl

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Allen Ginsberg on a laid in signature. This First Issue with Lucien Carr listed on the dedication page and a period after Harlem on the rear cover has light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author.

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Howl and Other Poems

GINSBERG, ALLEN

  • Book condition: First edition; first state. Publisher’s wrappers; some soiling and spotting; pencil owner’s inscription on the title page; a
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San Francisco: City Lights, 1956. First edition; first state. Publisher’s wrappers; some soiling and spotting; pencil owner’s inscription on the title page; a very good copy.

Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc., Massachusetts, United States
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Howl

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue with Lucien Carr listed on the dedication page and a period after Harlem on the rear cover. Publisher's black wraps printed in blue with white wraparound printed in black. Very Good. Foxing and toning to white portion of the wraps, vertical crease up the length of the rear cover. Pages lightly toned and lightly handled. An undisputed cornerstone of beat poetry, Ginsberg's initial inspiration came from a terrifying vision he had during a San Francisco peyote trip. The poem defined a generation.

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Howl for Carl Solomon.

Ginsberg, Allen

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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. First signed limited edition of Ginsberg's Howl with new additions and corrections. Quarto, original illustrated linen designed by Robert La Vigne. One of 275 copies printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem on hand-made paper with edges untrimmed and signed and dated by Allen Ginsberg on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg August 30, 1971 San Francisco." Laid in are the original introductory announcements by Hoyem & Grabhorn and notes by Ginsberg. Also laid in is the original transmittal postcard signed by Ginsberg and entirely in his hand. Addressed to Glen Todd, the postcard reads, "Dec 31, 71 Dear Glen, Happy New Year Received Howl inside lovely cover a bit faint & delicate for the funky subject - Did recording here with Peter so didn't get out to SF - Feb will pass then - Allen." In fine condition. Published by Andrew Hoyem and Robert Grabhorn, this first signed limited edition of Ginsbergs Howl contains the original text as it was published in 1956 with minute ... Read more

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Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg

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Excellent - small corner bend on front - light soil on cover - little tanning near binding. marked 75 cents.

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Howl for Carl Solomon

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Book condition: Fine
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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. Fine. First edition thus, revised with a new introduction. One of 275 copies signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page, printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem on hand-made paper, and bound in cloth with a drawing by Robert La Vigne. Fine. A beautiful production of the poem that defined a generation.

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Howl

Ginsberg, Allen; Williams, William Carlos [Introduction]

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first issue with Lucien Carr listed on the dedication page and a period after Harlem on the rear cover. Publisher's black wraps printed in blue with white wraparound printed in black. Very Good. Light soiling and light wear to wraps, with a small area of abrasion to rear cover effacing text. Pages lightly toned and lightly handled. An undisputed cornerstone of beat poetry, Ginsberg's initial inspiration came from a terrifying vision he had during a San Francisco peyote trip. The poem defined a generation.

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Howl

Allen Ginsberg

  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. One of 275 copies printed in Goudy modern on handmade paper, signed by Ginsberg. Completely fine in a custom black moire silk chemise and slipcase, title in leather on the spine. Gorgeous book and slipcase.

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  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Berkeley: Pacific Tape Library, 1956. First edition. Record LP. Very Good. A rare reel-to-reel tape in original labeled box containing Ginsberg reading his poetry including his best known poem, HOWL. Per our research, the first historic reading of Howl took place at the historic 1955 reading at San Francisco's SIX GALLERY for which no known recordings exist. The second reading was a February 1956 reading at Reed College in Portland (of which one known copy exists in the college's institutional holdings); and then this third known public reading was done on October 25, 1956 and is offered here in the original reel-to-reel format and labeled box. It has become almost cliche to talk about the beats and their influence on the greater literary and cultural zeitgeist, but it is no stretch of the imagination to cite Howl as one of the most iconic poems of the 20th century and any early recording of his reading of it must be viewed with more than a little reverence. We have not played the tape, but it a ... Read more

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Howl, and Other Poems

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956 Introduction by William Carlos Williams. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black paper wrappers with affixed white paper wraparound band, lettered in black and light blue. Very good or better, with some toning and soiling to wraps, otherwise internally very clean and fresh. Morgan A3.a1.1 Published as the fourth installment of City Lights' Pocket Poets Series, Howl and Other Poems is Allen Ginsberg's first collection of poetry, which opens with the iconic line "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness." In many ways the mantra of the Beat Movement, "Howl" observes and addresses problems in American society. In addition to "Howl" this volume includes "A Supermarket in California," "Sunflower Sutra," "America," and "In Back of the Real," among others.. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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Howl and other poems

Ginsberg, Allen

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Quantity available: 1
First Edition, First Issue with NO indication of later printings listed on the copyright page. A very good copy with some rubbing to the front panel. The book is bound in the original publisher's wraps. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy.

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Howl for Carl Solomon

Allen Ginsberg

  • Edition: Limited
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Grabhorn, 1971. Limited. Oversized Hardcover . Very Good/No Jacket As Issued. One of an edition limited to 275 copies signed, on the title page, by Allen Ginsberg. Handmade paper. Gorgeous decorative linen cloth binding. A one inch start at bottom of front hinge; else, fine.

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Edited by Barry Miles. NY: Harper & Row, [1986]. 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Superb presentation copy inscribed by Ginsberg with a drawing to his old friend, Ed White: "Allen Ginsberg for Ed White in Janne's presence 7/15/95 Naropa Institute Boulder Colorado." Opposite the inscription Ginsberg has done a drawing of a snake eating it's tail with stars and a crescent moon surrounding the snake. Ed White was a fellow Columbia University undergraduate in the '40s where he met Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and was an influence on their spontaneous prose style when he suggested to Kerouac: "Why don't you just sketch in the street, like a painter but with words." Later, Ed White appeared as the character Tim Gray in On the Road. An important association copy to a friend who dates from the incipient stages of the Beat Generation. Fine.

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