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Beat Literature

Beat Literature

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New American Story, Allen, Donald M. & Creeley, Robert
1 Allen, Donald M. & Creeley, Robert New American Story
New York Grove Press/Evergreen 1965 1st Paper Edition Paperback 
Collection of stories by William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Hubert Selby Jr, John Rechy and six others. Owner signature on 1/2 title pg., otherwise fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Offbeat. Collaborating With Kerouac , Amram, David
2 Amram, David Offbeat. Collaborating With Kerouac
New York Thunders Mouth Press 2002 1560253622 / 9781560253624 1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY DAVID AMRAM. Memoirs of the beat scene by the composer of the landmark underground film "Pull My Daisy". 8pgs. of photos. Tiny damp spot to the very top edge of the boards and very minute wear to the dustjacket. Jacket blurbs by Frank McCourt & Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Fine/near fine.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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Homage To Frank O'Hara, Berkson, Bill & LeSueur, Joe, edited By
3 Berkson, Bill & LeSueur, Joe, edited By Homage To Frank O'Hara
CA. Big Sky 1980 0916870294 / 9780916870294 Revised Edition Large Paper 
Large homage to the late poet and art curator Frank O'Hara with a wide range of contributors. Loaded with photos & illus. Small mended tear to the verso of the front cover near the margin and a small shallow bump to the bottom corner of front cover which is very lightly mirrored to some pgs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Let It Come Down, Bowles, Paul
4 Bowles, Paul Let It Come Down
NY Random House 1952. Hardback 
vg+/vg/minute dj.edgewear. 1 spot. to frnt. edge. Bowles's 3rd novel. The gorgeous dj. & cvs. are by the great designer E. McKnight Kauffer. 1st edition. Binding is bds.& 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt, Brautigan, Richard
5 Brautigan, Richard Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt
New York Delacorte Press 1970 1st Printing Illus. Bds. w/o Dj. 
Classic book of easy to take poems by the popular author of many books. Although lacking its dustjacket this is a very nice copy with a touch of offsetting to the pastedowns due to the binding glue. The photographic illustrated covers are nice and bright with some minute soiling to the top edge. Vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Sick Humor Of Lenny Bruce Record, Bruce, Lenny,
6 Bruce, Lenny, The Sick Humor Of Lenny Bruce Record
Great Britain. Demone Verbals 1984 Original Recording Record 
An original long playing record of Lenny's routines recorded long after his death. The album notes are by Ralph J. Gleason. The cover photo is posed by a professional model, and is not Bruce. Light corner crease to the top of the front cover, the record itself is fine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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7 Burroughs, William Naked Lunch
New York Grove Press 1959 First American Edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
This is the true first American Edition with all the correct points including the $6.00 price on the front flap, no roman numeral on lower spine near back panel and , no zip code listed on back cover with the address of Grove Press. Also has the photo of Burroughs on the upper corner of the back panel of the dustjacket credited to Martha Rocher and critical blurbs by Norman Mailer, Robert Lowell and Jack Kerouac. Burroughs broke new ground with this novel with his use of the development of experimental fiction, as well as presenting forbidden subject matter (addiction and homosexuality). Made into a David Cronenberg film in 1991. featuring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, and Roy Scheider. The dustjacket has some minor chipping and tears along with a small chip missing from the top of the spine panel cutting into Burrough's name and a small chip to the top of the back spine panel. Also 2 very small nicks to the bottom of the spine panel. Touch of wear to the boards and cloth and edges which are very minute and a few corner pg. folds which are also minor and a patch of small wear to the bottom margin of one pg. . Vg/vg. Also laid in is a nice full color fold over poster from the dvd release of movie "Burroughs" with an essay on the verso by Luc Sante. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Nova Express, Burroughs, William S.
8 Burroughs, William S. Nova Express
NY Grove Press 1965. 
fine-/very faint soft crease back wrap. Nice paperback ed. critical blurbs by Mary McCarthy, Terry Southern & Marshall McLuhan. 1st pb. print. edition. Binding is paperback. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz, A Fiction In The Form Of A Film Script, Burroughs, William S.
9 Burroughs, William S. The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz, A Fiction In The Form Of A Film Script
New York Seaver Books/viking 1975 670419508 First Edition Cloth Wiith Dustjacket 
Fantasy movie script based on the shooting of mobster Dutch Schultz. Illus. w. 38 historical photos. Fine/fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Retreat Diaries with The Dream Of Tibet By Allen Ginsberg., Burroughs, William S.
10 Burroughs, William S. The Retreat Diaries with The Dream Of Tibet By Allen Ginsberg.
New York The City Moon 1976 1st Edition Small Paper 
40pg. work published only in an edition of 2000. Illustrated with 3 photos. Light spotting to the top edge of the back white cover, and very minute light wear to the front cover. Uncommon. Vg. Also included is a fine copy of Burroughs "Ghost Of Chance" This is the first hardcover trade edition published by Serpent's Tail/High Risk Books in 1995 and is illustrated with 17 b&w drawings by Burroughs. Laminated boards published without a dustjacket. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Forced Entries. The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973, Carroll, Jim
11 Carroll, Jim Forced Entries. The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973
New York Penguin Books 1987 0140085025 / 9780140085020 First Penguin Edition/2nd Printing Paper 
SIGNED BY JIM CARROLL. Diary entries by the well known "underground" author and poet. Small soft dent to the the bottom of the back cover which is lightly mirrored to the book. Vg+ 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Basketball Diaries, Carroll, Jim
12 Carroll, Jim The Basketball Diaries
New York Penguin Books 1987 0140100180 / 9780140100181 First Penguin Edition/2nd Printing Paper 
SIGNED BY JIM CARROLL. Classic underground novel that became above ground and was even made into a film that starred Leonardo Di Caprio and Mark Walberg. A few of the pages have minor damp staining, the rest of the cover including the signature is nice and clean. Former owner signature on verso of front cover. Vg. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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13 Carroll,Paul, editor Big Table
Chicago Big Table Inc. Summer 1959. No. 2 Paper art-photo plts. wrap.wear.pencil marks 1pg. Inclds. Ginsberg,Bowles,Burroughs. Photo section of portraits of Burroughs & art by Leon Golub. Fragile. Pgs. browning. Light wear to the covers which is a head by Golub. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Gentleman Junkie. The Life And Legacy Of William S. Burroughs., Caveney, Graham.
14 Caveney, Graham. Gentleman Junkie. The Life And Legacy Of William S. Burroughs.
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1998 0316137251 / 9780316137256 1st Printing Illus. Bds. W. Dj. 
Stunning full color biography on the famous beat writer. Illustrated with 150 photographs most in color along with heavily designed elements and pages. Printed on heavy stock paper. A beautiful book. Fine/fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Charters, Ann A Bibliography Of Works By Jack Kerouac
New York The Phoenix Bookshop 1967 1st Edition Small Paper 
The first bibliography on Kerouac that was compiled at his request. Includes books, pamphlets, recordings, periodicals and more. Partial split to the front cover where it meets the spine, otherwise fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Charters, Ann, Edited By The Beats: Literary Bohemians In Postwar America
Michigan Gale Research Company 1983 081031148 1st Edition Oversize Cloth Without Dj. 
An amazing 2 vol. reference work on Beat writers that taken together is over 1,000 pgs. Includes long essays on 68 writers and poets along with 100's of terrific photos and illustrations. Published without dustjackets both volumes are fine. Published as part of the impressive Dictionary of Literary Biography series. Uncommon. Laid in his a large 4pg. foldover program for an exhibition on writers and magazines of the lower eastside circa 1960-1980 that was held at The New York Public Library. Also laid in is a nice foldover announcement poster for the exhibition Beat Memories, the photographs of allen ginsberg that was held at the Grey Art Gallery in NYC. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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17 Corso,Gregory Elegiac Feelings American
New York New Directions 1970 First Edition Small Paper 
Collection of poems including rerpos of handwritten sheets, marginal decorations and drawings by one of the major beat writers. Minute soiling to the white covers. Vg+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Delaney, Edmund T. New York's Greenwich Village
MA. Barre Publishing 1968 First Edition Oversize Cloth with Dustjacket 
Classic book on one of New York City's most famous neighborhoods. Illustrated with 96 b&w historical photographs, biblio and extensive text. A few tiny nicks to the top edge of the dustjacket, price clipped, otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dustjacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 Di Prima, Diane Introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti The New Handbook Of Heaven
San Francisco The Auerhahn Press 1963 1st Edition Small Paper 
Early collection of poetry by one of the few (only?) women poets of the beat generation. Very tiny faint corner crease to the top of the front cover which is very lightly mirrored to some of the pages, and diag. crease to the back cover. Vg.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Ferlinghetti Portrait , Felver, Christopher. Introduction By David Shapiro
20 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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