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cover of The Soft Machine

The Soft Machine

by Beats - Burroughs, William S.

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Published
1966
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American edition
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$30.00

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New York: Grove Press, 1966. First American edition. Cloth. Very Good. Clothbound 8vo. 182 pp. Stated first printing of the first US edition. Lacking the dustwrapper. A very good copy with prior owner name/address on the first blank endpaper. Mild spotting to preliminary pages. A collection of short prose pieces by the celebrated beat generation writer.
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cover of Black Slang - A Dictionary of Afro-American Talk

Black Slang - A Dictionary of Afro-American Talk

by Major, Clarence, Editor

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Published
1971
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First UK edition
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$45.00

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London: Routledge & Krgan Paul, 1971. First UK edition. Paperback. Very Good. Small trade paperbound book. 127 pp. Edited by and with an introduction by Clarence Major. Clean handsome very good copy. A book that has become uncommon, especially in nice condition.
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cover of Pierced Hearts and True Love - The History of Tattooing

Pierced Hearts and True Love - The History of Tattooing

by Tattooing - Ebensten, Hanns

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Published
1954
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second printing
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$175.00

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London: Derek Verschoyle, 1954. Second printing. Cloth. Near Fine/very good +. Cloth 8vo in dustwrapper. 94 pp. Illustrated in black and white with a color frontispiece. Called the first book in English to tell the history and describe the intricacies of Modern Tattooing. Light spotting to top edge else an exceptionally nice copy in brown cloth binding. The… Read more
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cover of Notes From A Revolution: COM/CO, THE DIGGERS & THE HAIGHT

Notes From A Revolution: COM/CO, THE DIGGERS & THE HAIGHT

by Diggers - McKenna, Kristine and David Hollander

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Published
2012
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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$100.00

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Santa Monica and New York: Foggy Notion Books / Fulton Ryder, Inc, 2012. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. 4to. Thick paperbound volume with stiff card covers. 175 pp. With essays by Peter Coyote, Kristine McKenna, and Naomi Wolf. A terrific reference book on the publications of the group known as The Diggers. Very light corner wear. A near… Read more
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cover of China Doll

China Doll

by Graphic Novel - Terayama, Shuji

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Published
2003
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$175.00

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Japan: Unknown, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Elephant hardbound portfolio sized book. 27 numbered pages. Text in Japanese. A graphic novel based on Terayama's China Doll which was originally made into a Japanese film in 1981. A very good copy in printed boards. Issued without dustwrapper. We could find no copies of this book in O.C.L.C. Due… Read more
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cover of Des Jeunes Gens Modernes - Post-Punk, Cold Wave Et Culture Novo En France 1978 - 1983

Des Jeunes Gens Modernes - Post-Punk, Cold Wave Et Culture Novo En France 1978 - 1983

by Punk - Sanz, Jean-Francois

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Published
2008
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$175.00

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France: Naive / Galerie Du Jour Agnes B., 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Stiff hard cardboard covers. Issued without dustwrapper. 191 pp. Text in French. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white. Documenting the post punk scene in France from 1978 to 1983. A fine copy. Uncommon.
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cover of Chicago Trial Testimony

Chicago Trial Testimony

by Beats - Ginsberg, Allen

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Published
1975
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$30.00

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San Francisco: City Lights, 1975. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Complete verbatim transcript of Allen Ginsberg's peace conspiracy testimony as witness for Yippie-Activist-Pacifict defendants in 1969 Chicago Seven Trial. A good copy in tall magazine format with cover illustration by Pat Ryan (made to look like an underground comic book). Small paper loss at top right hand corner of… Read more
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cover of Spencer Holst Story Telling (Announcement Flyer)

Spencer Holst Story Telling (Announcement Flyer)

by Living Theatre - Holst, Spencer

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Published
1961
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: Living Theatre, 1961. First edition. Loose Sheets. Near Fine. Tall single sheet of paper measuring 8 x 12.5" tall. An announcement flyer for an event of reading by Spence Holst at The Living Theatre on February 1, [1961]. A handsome near fine example of this uncommon piece of Living Theatre ephemera.
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cover of Flaming Creature Jack Smith His Amazing Life and Times

Flaming Creature Jack Smith His Amazing Life and Times

by Film - Leffingwell, Edward et al, Editors (Jack Smith)

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Published
1997
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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$100.00

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London and New York: Institute for Contemporary Art and P.S. 1, 1997. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Wide paperbound quarto with French flaps. 255 pp. A retrospective and assessment of the art and film of Jack Smith with contributions by Nayland Blake, J. Hoberman, Edward Leffingwell, Lawrence Rinder and Ronald Tavel among others. Illustrated in both color and… Read more
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cover of Filmmaker's Newsletter Vol I No. 12, Vol 2, No 7, Vol 2, No 9-10, Vol 2 No 11, Vol 2 No 12, Vol 3 No 1, Vol III No 4, Vol III No 5, Vol 3 No 6, and Volume 3, Number 7 (Eleven Issues in Ten volumes)

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New York: Filmmaker's Newsletter, 1970. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Stapled, photo-illustrated magazines. Eleven issues in ten volumes sold here together. All in superior near fine condition. With contributions by Jonas Mekas, Hollis Frampton, Michael Snow and Ken Jacobs, Bob Parent,Roy P. Madsen, Will Bogart, Jack Bleriot, Anton Wilson, Adam Reilly, Susan Rice, and many others variously. A… Read more
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cover of The Holy Goof, A Biography of Neal Cassady

The Holy Goof, A Biography of Neal Cassady

by Beats - Plummer, William

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Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second edition
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$30.00

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New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1997. Second edition. Paperback. Very Good. Trade paperbound book. 180 pp. Second edition, first printing of this biography of beat poet and friend of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes "Dean Moriarty", an interview with Cassady and Al Aronowitz. Some mustiness, else a clean very good example. … Read more
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cover of Clean Asshole Poems & Smiling Vegetable Songs - Poems 1957 - 1977 (Inscribed)

Clean Asshole Poems & Smiling Vegetable Songs - Poems 1957 - 1977 (Inscribed)

by Beats - Orlovsky, Peter

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second printing
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$200.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1980. Second printing. Paperback. Very Good. Pocket paperbound book. 144 pp. Rear cover text by Allen Ginsberg. Stated second printing. #37 in Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series of books. A very good copy. This copy is nicely INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET MARGARET RANDALL, dated in 1982 and with a drawing added to the… Read more
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cover of Promotional Poster for Neal Cassady Vol. 1 and 2

Promotional Poster for Neal Cassady Vol. 1 and 2

by Beats - Cassady, Neal

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Published
No Date
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$75.00

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No Place: Not stated, No Date. First edition. Loose Sheets. Near Fine. Very tall, folded single sheet of paper measuring approx. 22" tall x 11" wide. A scarce promotional poster that was created back circa 1995 when Tom Christopher published his two volume set of books on the life and writing career of Neal Cassady. Folded twice else… Read more
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cover of Announcement Flyer for The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden directed by Judith Malina, Designed by Julian Beck with Music by Jackson MacLow

Announcement Flyer for The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden directed by Judith Malina, Designed by Julian Beck with Music by Jackson MacLow

by Living Theatre - Auden, W. H.

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Published
No Date
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$250.00

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New York: Living Theatre Studio, No Date. First edition. Loose Sheets. Very Good +. Single sheet of woven red paper measuring 7 1/8" wide x 9" tall. A flyer printed up by the Living Theatre with details for the performance of Auden's Age of Anxiety. No dates are provided, but from the Living Theatre website we know that… Read more
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cover of City of San Francisco Oracle Volume One, Number 8

City of San Francisco Oracle Volume One, Number 8

by San Francisco Hippies - Allen Cohen, Editor (Richard Grossinger, Bruce Conner, Philip Lamantia, Richard Honigman, Stephen Levine et al)

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Published
1967
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$200.00

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San Francisco: City of San Francisco Oracle, 1967. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Tabloid newspaper format. Issue 8 of this Haight Ashbury hippie newspaper edited by Allen Cohen and others. Includes full page color artwork, articles on the psychedelic experience and more. Folded, else a very good copy. Includes contributions by Philip Lamantia, Bob Kaufman, and Bruce Conner… Read more
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cover of Music: Black White & Blue (Review Copy)

Music: Black White & Blue (Review Copy)

by The Blues - Walton, Ortiz M.

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Published
1972
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$35.00

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardbound 8vo in dustwrapper. 180 pp. A book on African American music by Ortiz who was the principal double-bassist with the Cairo Symphony. Some mustiness and general light wear else a very good copy in dustwrapper. Review Copy with publisher review slip laid in. … Read more
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cover of Who Walks In Darkness

Who Walks In Darkness

by Beats - Brossard, Chandler

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Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$195.00

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New York: New Directions, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 8vo. 192 pp. First edition of the author's first book, a novel about the "hipsters" of New York's Greenwich Village. One of the earliest "beat" novels. A very good hardbound book in dustwrapper which shows some chipping to corners and the base of spine area.
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cover of AH Allen (Tribute Volume to Poet Allen Ginsberg)

AH Allen (Tribute Volume to Poet Allen Ginsberg)

by Beats - Condo, Anna, Editor and Book Designer (Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Edward Albee, Arthur Miller, Robert Creeley, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Anne Waldman, Donald Baechler, Francesco Clemente, Brice Marden, Philip Glass, Nan Goldin, Gus Van

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Published
1998
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$5,000.00

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New York: A/C Editions, 1998. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Elephant Folio size volume in slipcase. A tribute volume to poet Allen Ginsberg containing a slate of poets, artist, photographers and others providing contributions in tribute through poems, artwork, photographs and more. SIGNED by 40 of the contributors (please note that the Kerouac, Burroughs and Louis Ginsberg signatures… Read more
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cover of Streets of Chance (Signed Limited Edition)

Streets of Chance (Signed Limited Edition)

by Beats - Burroughs, William S. with Illustrations by Howard Buchwald

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Published
1981
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$2,500.00

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New York: The Red Ozier Press, 1981. First edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo. Decorated cloth covers. Issued without dustwrapper. 20 pp. A fine copy. This is copy #9 of only 160 hand-numbered copies SIGNED BY BOTH BURROUGHS and BUCHWALD. Optima type, hand-set on Frankfurt papers. Publisher prospectus laid in. From the colophon" The Soft Machine was published in 1961… Read more
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cover of The Arrival of B. B. King; The Authorized Biography of the Foremost Blues Singer and Guitarist of Our Time

The Arrival of B. B. King; The Authorized Biography of the Foremost Blues Singer and Guitarist of Our Time

by The Blues - Sawyer, Charles (B. B. King)

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$40.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardbound 8vo in dustwrapper. 274 pp. Illustrated with photographs. A biography of the great bluesman. Stated first edition. The author's first book. Some mustiness else a very good copy in price-intact dustwrapper.
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