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Ferlinghetti Portrait , Felver, Christopher. Introduction By David Shapiro
21 Felver, Christopher. Introduction By David Shapiro Ferlinghetti Portrait
UT. Gibbs-Smith Pub. 1998 087905851X / 9780879058517 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Oversize Oblong Cl. With Dj. 
Marvelous collection of 94 b&w photos and portraits of the legendary poet and bookseller, both alone and with his many writer friends. Includes his poem "Autobiography." Fine/fine.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Revolution For The Hell Of It, Free (Hoffman, Abbie)
22 Free (Hoffman, Abbie) Revolution For The Hell Of It
New York The Dial Press 1968 First Edition Paper 
Classic book of essays on the hippie-Yippie and peace movement of the 1960's by the somewhat legedary the late Abbie Hoffman. Illustrated with photos and graphics. There are a few small stains to the margins of a few pgs. a tiny spot to the front edge, 1 small reader corner fold, and soft bottom corner crease to the front cover and a more pronounced corner crease to the back cover. Vg. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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23 French, Warren Jack Kerouac
New York Twayne Pub. 1986 080577467X / 9780805774672 Later Printing Cl.w/o. Dj. As Issued 
Career study and bio. of the writer. Illus. with 1 portrait. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Allen Ginsberg and Friends, Ginsberg, Allen
24 Ginsberg, Allen Allen Ginsberg and Friends
New York Sothebys 1999 First Edition Paper 
Marvelous auction catalog of belongings and memorablia from the estate of Allen Ginsberg along with the estates of Jack Kerouac & William Burroughs along with material from many other important members of the beat scene. Well illustrated with over 100 photos and repros. Includes the scarce prices released sheets. Also included is catalog from a major bookdealer that is mainly devoted to beat literature and poetry of the sixties listing 612 items. No illustrations. Both are vg+ Also laid in is a very nice fold-over brochure for "Beat Memories The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg" from the Grey Art Gallery at NYU from early 2013. Illustrated 
Price: 100.00 USD
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25 Ginsberg, Allen Snapshot Poetics
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1993 0811803724 / 9780811803724 First American Edition Large Paper 
Terrific book of Allen Ginsberg's photographs with his notations written at the bottom of each image.. Some great photographs and a great glinpse into an important period of American culture. Fine. Also laid in is a very nice fold-over brochure for "Beat Memories The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg" from the Grey Art Gallery at NYU from early 2013. Illustrate. Sold as a collection only 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Illuminated Poems, Ginsberg, Allen & Drooker, Eric
26 Ginsberg, Allen & Drooker, Eric Illuminated Poems
New York City Four Walls Eight Windows. 1996 1568580703 / 9781568580708 First Printing Paper 
Collection of poems both old and new including Ginsberg's masterpiece "Howl" with color and black and white artwork by Eric Drooker. The work from this book was used in the animation sequences in the 2010 film "Howl" Light wear to the front cover including a very faint hard to see dent that is lightly mirrored to the first few pages, there is also a tiny corner dent to the bottom of the back cover. Vg.. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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27 Ginsberg, Allen & Orlovsky, Peter Cosmopolitan Greetings. Poems 1986-1992
New York Harper Perennial 1995 0060926236 / 9780060926236 1st Paper Edition Paper 
SIGNED AND DATED BY ALLEN GINSBERG ALONG WITH HIS USUAL CIRCLED "AH". A later collection of poems by the late poet. LAID IN IS 4PG. FOLDOVER PROGRAM FOR THE 1996 PATERSON POETRY MARATHON THAT GINSBERG TOOK PART IN. Fine. Laid in is a promo postcard ofr a play based on his poem Kaddish. Also laid in is a very nice fold-over brochure for "Beat Memories The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg" from the Grey Art Gallery at NYU from early 2013. Illustrated. And finally we also are including a fine copy in hardcover of the book "Screaming With Joy" The Life Of Allen Ginsberg" by Graham Caveney. The book was published in 1999 by Broadway Books and is a first printing. The life and times of the poet well illustrated. Sold as a collection only 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Straight Hearts' Delight Love Poems and Selected Letters, Ginsberg, Allen & Orlovsky, Peter. Edited  By Winston Leyland
28 Ginsberg, Allen & Orlovsky, Peter. Edited By Winston Leyland Straight Hearts' Delight Love Poems and Selected Letters
San Francisco Gay Sunshine Press 1980 0917342658 / 9780917342653 1st Paper Edition Paper 
large collection of gay love poems, letters, poetry, documents, drawing and photos that cover a thirty year period in the lives of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky. Vg+ Laid in is a very nice fold-over brochure for "Beat Memories The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg" from the Grey Art Gallery at NYU from early 2013. Illustrated 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Herbert Huncke Reader , Huncke, Herbert, Schafer, Benjamin G., Edited By. Foreword By William Burroughs
29 Huncke, Herbert, Schafer, Benjamin G., Edited By. Foreword By William Burroughs The Herbert Huncke Reader
New York William Morrow 1997 068815266X / 9780688152666 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
Large collection of published and unpublished writings by one of the legends of the beat generation who was a major influence on Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and others. Illustrated with 16pgs. of photos on plates. Gift inscription on the 1/2 title pg., otherwise fine/fine.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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30 Jones, Hettie How I Became Hettie Jones
New York E.P. Dutton 1990 0525248404 / 9780525248408 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY HETTIE JONES. Autobiography and history of the Villiage beat scene of the 50's & 60's by the former wife of LeRoi Jones who later became Amiri Baraka the controversial poet. Gift inscription to the former owner. Jacket blubs by Gloria Naylor, Russell Banks & Hubert Selby Jr. No photos which is a shame. Fine/fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Black Music, Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri)
31 Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri) Black Music
New York William Morrow & Co. 1967 First edition/1st Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED IN 1984 AMIRI BARAKA. Collection of essays, reviews & liner notes from the early 60's on jazz and the people who make jazz by the controversial African American poet and playwright whose been accused more than once of being anti-Semitic. 4 photos. A stunning copy. Fine/fine. LAID IN THE BOOK IS A HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD FROM BARAKA TO A FRIEND INQUIRING ABOUT A POETRY READING AND HIS DOING A BROADSIDE. DATED 1978. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Dutchman & The Slave, Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri)
32 Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri) Dutchman & The Slave
New York William Morrow & Co. 1964 1st Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY AMIRI BARAKA (LeROI JONES) IN 1979. Two angry early plays by Baraka. Dutchman won Obie Award in 1963-1964 for the best Off Broadway Play. Gold sticker "Off-Broadway Winner Award" attached to the front panel of the dustjacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. Baraka has faced much controversary in recent years including serious charges of anti-Semitism. Some very minor soiling to the back panel of the white dustjacket. Fine/fine. Also included is a first paper edition of "Preface To A Twenty Volume Suicide Note. Published in 1961. This is a small paper with all the correct points, $1.25 price on cover and the list of Corinth book titles on the last page. Former owner's signature on title pg. and a narrow fold to one page that appears to have occured during the binding. The book is nice and clean. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Pic, Kerouac, Jack Preface by Henry Miller
33 Kerouac, Jack Preface by Henry Miller Pic
New York Grove Press/Evergreen 1973 0394178149 / 9780394178141 1st Evergreen Printing. Paperback 
Kerouac's last novel about a 10 year old black boy growing up in the North Carolina of 1948. Owner sig. otherwise a very nice tight copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Subterraneans, Kerouac, Jack Preface by Henry Miller
34 Kerouac, Jack Preface by Henry Miller The Subterraneans
NY Avon Pub. 1959. 
vg+/faint old tape stains corns. of frnt. wrap. & verso.usual. Nice tight copy of Kerouac's novel of San Francisco beats. Illustrated by brown. pgs. very light creas. 1st Avon ed. Binding is paperback. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Futher Inquiry, Kesey, Ken
35 Kesey, Ken The Futher Inquiry
New York City Penguin Books 1990 0670831743 / 9780670831746 First Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
large colorful book on the famous Merry Prankster 1964 psychedelic Further bus trip across the country that was organized by Kesey. Neal Cassady figures prominentely in the adventures. Illustrated with more than 150 color photos and transcripts of the trip. Also includes a flip book on the bottom corners of the book. Big busy and colorful and in fine/fine condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Kesey's Garage Sale, Kesey, Ken. Introduction By Arthur Miller
36 Kesey, Ken. Introduction By Arthur Miller Kesey's Garage Sale
New York Viking Press 1973 670412686 First Edition Oversize Boards & Cloth W. Dj. 
An overload of Kesey and his friends. Densly packed oversize book of beats and other counter-culture personalities hipsters and Merry Pranksters in text and artwork. Includes Paul Karassner, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Illustrated throughout with 100's of b&w drawings by Paul Foster. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Kesey's Jail Journal, Kesey, Ken. Introduction By Ed McClanahan
37 Kesey, Ken. Introduction By Ed McClanahan Kesey's Jail Journal
New York City Viking Books. 2003 0670876933 / 9780670876938 First Printing Large Cloth with Dustjacket 
REVIEW COPY WITH PUBLICITY PAGE LAID IN. Marvelous book of Kesey's journals that he kept when he was serving time in 1967for marijuana possession. The book is illustrated with many of his drawings and collages in full color from his jounrnals along with written entries. Fine/fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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38 Kherdian, David, Introduction By William Saroyan Six Poets of the san Francisco Renaissance Portraits and Checklists
CA. The Giligia Press 1967 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
Good reference work on six poets: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, David Melzer, Michael McClure & Brother Antoninus. Fine/fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Bob Dylan, Kramer, Daniel
39 Kramer, Daniel Bob Dylan
NY Pocket Books 1968. 671770292 1st Paperback Edition Paperback 
vg/minute wrap. wear. Large coll. of photos + text on Dylan at the height of his popularity & influence. Laid in his a nice small tan colored broadside printed with an excerpt from "Tarantuala" Tiny staple marks to the top and bottom of the broadside. Vg+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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40 Lesueur, Joe Digressions On Some Poems By Frank O'Hara
New York Farrar Straus Giroux. 2003 0374139806 / 9780374139803 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
Memoir of the late poet and museum curator by someone who knew him well, having lived with him for 10 years. A good look at the art and poetry scene of New York City in the 1950's and 60's. 16pgs. of photos. Tiny remainder dot to the top edge. Fine/fine.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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