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Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

by Greenough, Sarah, Ed.

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Published
2010
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9783791350523
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Prestel, 2010. First printing. Bright blue cloth, gilt titles. Folio size. From an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art and including a lengthy explanatory essay by the editor. Many of Ginsberg's photos include his commentary and notations. Book unread, fine. DJ likewise near fine with hint of shelfwear. 137 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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The Beats: From Kerouac to Kesey, an Illustrated Journey through the Beat Generation

by Evans, Mike

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Published
2007
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780762430482
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$40.00

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Running Press, 2007. First printing. Quarto. Glossy pictorial boards, matching DJ. Printed on heavy coated paper. A history of the movement in images -- photos, book/record covers, art, ads and other visual media. Very well done with brief interviews and recollections from many of the group's former members. Book unread, as new. DJ near new with shelfwear and a bit… Read more
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The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats: The Beat Generation and the American Culture

by George-Warren, Holly

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Published
1999
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780786864263
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$45.00

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Hyperion, 1999. Second printing. Contains a wealth of information on the era, including writing by William Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael McClure, Ann Charters, Norman Mailer, and many others, and with 40 photos.by Annie Leibovitz and Gerard Malanga, as well as historic snapshots. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine. 452 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.… Read more
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The Beat Generation

by Kerouac, Jack; Bruce, Lenny; Et Al

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Published
1992
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780930589875
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$100.00

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U.S.A.: Rhino Records, 1992. Three audiocassettes in display box with 56-page booklet. This comprehensive and significant archive contains readings, performances, music and other audio documentation of the Beat era. Most notable are the excerpts from Naked Lunch, America and other pivotal works. Audiocassettes do not have times listed but probably each runs at least an hour. Booklet contains a photomontage… Read more
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Swing 4

by Kupferberg, Tuli and Stylvia Topp, Eds

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Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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New York, New York: Birth Press, 1961. Fall 1961. Offset-printed pamphlet with wraparound cover photo by Ruth Sondak. A collection of writings by children, selected and edited by Kupferberg and his wife, Sylvia Topp. Kupferberg is perhaps best known for founding the Fugs, a rock group, and for his involvement in anarchist/pacifist causes, such as his well-kinown book 1001 Ways… Read more
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The Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac: A Study of the Fiction

by Weinreich, Regina

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Published
1990
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9781569249710
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$20.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Marlowe & Co,, 1990. First edition stated. Traces the influences on Kerouac's writing. Includes Chapter Notes. Back cover blurbs by William Burroughs, John Clellon Holmes and Seymour Krim. Distributor's stamp to top edge, else unread, as new with light shelfwear. 181 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
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Private Line

by Major, Clarence

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Published
1971
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Paul Breman (UK), 1971. Stated first edition. Volume fifteen in the Heritage series. A chapbook of poems with a strong Beat influence. Very good with aging, light soil, creases to front at lower foreedge. 24 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.
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The Connection

by Gelber, Jack

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Published
1960
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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Grove Press, 1960. An Evergreen Original, E-223, with 1.75 cover price. Stated first printing. With an Introduction by Kenneth Tynan and B&W photos by John E. Wulp. A play-with-a-play about heroin addiction.Very good minus with waterstain at top edgte, wear and creases to binding edge, light stains to edge, crease to one page. 96 pp.. 1st Edition. Softcover. Very Good.… Read more
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Jack and Neal: Angels Still Falling

by Deakin, Richard

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Published
1997
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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London, U.K.: The Beat Scene Press, 1997. Assumed first printing, no further printings stated. A play about Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. The play was performed in the London area and was then reviewed in Time Out. Author has written other screenplays, poetry and fiction. Book near fine in stiff card covers. . Uncommon. 142 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover.… Read more
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Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs

by Burroughs, William S

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Published
2000
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780802116574
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$25.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Grove Press, 2000. First printing. Edited and with an Introduction by James Grauerholz, Burroughs' manager, editor and executor of his estate. Comprised of journal entries made by Burroughs in the last nine months of his life. A fine copy in like DJ. 273 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Bukowski in Pictures

by Sounes, Howard

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Published
2002
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9781841951713
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United Kingdom: Canongate Books Ltd, 2002. First printing. A photo essay of the world of Charles Bukowski. Photos mostly B&W, a few color. Edited and Introduced by Howard Sounes. Strip by R. Crumb included in contents. Very good plus with tiny peel to cover lamination, other light edgewear. 152 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
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The Holy Barbarians

by Lipton, Lawrence

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Published
1959
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$85.00

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Julian Messner, 1959. Black cloth, green titles. First edition (NAP). The first social history of a literary and cultural generation thta changed America. Book very good with light edge soil, a couple of small stains. DJ very good minus with a split at front fold, tape-rpaired on reverse, edgewear and rubbing. 320 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Wormwood Review #13

by Malone, Marvin, Ed

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Published
1964
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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The Wormwood Review Press, 1964. Vol 4 No 1. Stapled wraps, typewritten and illustrated with B&W clip art. Edition of 600 copies, of which this one is marked 'Exchange.' In this isue: Poems by John Haines, William Heyen, Oliver Haddo, S.A. Osterlund, among others. The first appearance of 'The Hours' by Charles Bukowski. Very good with a few spots to… Read more
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The New Bohemia

by Gruen, John

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Published
1967
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Grosset & Dunlap, 1967. First pb printing. Focuses on the "scene" in the East Village during the 60s. Illustrated with B&W photos throughout. Very good minus with edge soil, aging to paper, cover creased at front hinge. 180 pp.. First Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. Book.
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Speed

by Burroughs, William S.

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Published
1970
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Very Good
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1st Edition.
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New York, NY: Olympia Press, 1970. First printing of a paperback original, OPS #2 with 1.25 cover price. Very good minus with slant to spine, rubbing to cover, 1/2" tear at heel of spine, creases to back cover, aging to paper. 191 pp.. 1st Edition.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/Very Good. Book.
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Starting From San Francisco: New Poems

by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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Published
1961
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New Directions, 1961. Illustrated glossy boards, red titles. No DJ as issued. Published with 33-1/3 RPM recording of the author reading, which is encased in a sleeve glued to the rear pastedown. Book very good with bump at head of spine, rubbing to boards. Recording has never been removed from (sealed) sleeve; therefore is unplayed. 79 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover.… Read more
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Elegies (Two Poems)

by Gifford, Barry

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Published
2004
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Fine
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First Edition
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Synaesthesia Press, 2004. Two hundred-copy print run. Two 4x12 broadsides on cardweight stock: "Small Elegy for Corso" and "On Viewing the Manuscript Scroll of Kack Kerouac's On the Road in the Tosca Bar, San Francisco." Broadsides enclosed in a trifold folder with the colophon SIGNED by Barry Gifford. The folder also enclosed in an slip envelope linoleum block-printed in three… Read more
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Beat & Pieces : A Complete Story of the Beat Generation in the Words of Fernanda Pivano with Photographs by Allen Ginsberg

by Pivano, Fernanda and Allen Ginsberg

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Published
2005
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9788888359168
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$135.00

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Photology, 2005. First edition stated. Illustrated boards, no DJ as issued. Decorative endpapers. Oblong quarto. A visual history of the Beat generation. Unread, as new. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Book.
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You & Me: The Continuing One-on-One Odyssey of a Literary Gambler

by Krim, Seymour

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Published
1974
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780030109614
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New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1974. Yellow cloth spine over yellow boards, blue and red titles. Stated first edition. Inscribed by the author with felt-tip pen on ffep followed by a full-page, somewhat defensive self-commentary on his work. Book has been heavily used, including lean to spine, soiling to boards and page edges. DJ has wear at corners, one chip… Read more
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Ends & Beginnings

by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Ed

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Published
1994
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9780872862920
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San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: City Lights Books, 1994. City Lights Review #6. Contriutions by Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Amiri Baraka, James Laughlin, Dnaiel Moore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, many others. Unread, as new. 173 pp.. Soft cover. Book.
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