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Original Carbon Typescript for Part I of Howl
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Original Carbon Typescript for Part I of "Howl"

by Ginsberg, Allen

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[San Francisco], 1955. Very good overall. Previously unknown original carbon typescript of the most important postwar American poem: Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." Almost certainly the only surviving draft version of this iconic poem remaining in private hands, and the only one to ever be separately offered for sale. This copy was struck from what has become known as the fifth draft (so identified in HOWL: Original Draft Facsimiles and Variant Versions [etc.]. Barry Miles, Editor. New York: Harper & Row, 1986) and most likely dates from early 1956. It is this draft that Ginsberg read in what is the earliest known recording of the poem at Oregon's Reed College from February 1956 (indeed you can hear him turning the pages at precisely the right time on the recording), performed just three months after the legendary Six Gallery reading where the poem debuted.This copy of "Howl" was discovered among the papers of bohemian and arts benefactor Annie Ruff, and is the exact carbon struck on Ginsberg's own… Read more
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Howl, for Carl Solomon. Mimeographed for the Six Gallery Reading.

Howl, for Carl Solomon. Mimeographed for the Six Gallery Reading.

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Palm Beach, Florida
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Two sheets from an exceptionally rare privately produced mimeographed printing of Howl, preceding the first edition. One of 25 copies printed on rectos only in purple ink typed by the poet Robert Creeley and printed by Marthe Rexroth at S.F State, where she was a secretary, for the famous Six Gallery reading (also known as Six Angels in the Same Performance). This event, which took place at 3110 Fillmore Street in San Francisco on October 7, 1955 was the first important public poetry exhibition heralding the West Coast literary revolution of the Beat Generation. At the reading, five talented young poets--Allen Ginsberg, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, and Philip Whalen presented some of their latest works. They were introduced by Kenneth Rexroth, who was a kind of literary father-figure for the younger poets. It was at this reading that Allen Ginsberg performed the piece in public, which had been advertised by a postcard proclaiming: "Remarkable collection of angels all gathered at… Read more
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Howl and Other Poems (SIGNED BY 5 OF THE BOOK'S PRINCIPAL FIGURES!!)
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Howl and Other Poems (SIGNED BY 5 OF THE BOOK'S PRINCIPAL FIGURES!!)

by Allen Ginsberg

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  • near fine
  • paperback
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Used - Near Fine
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Paperback
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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 from all subsequent… Read more
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Howl and Other Poems. Introduction by William Carlos Williams

by GINSBERG, ALLEN

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Used
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Santa Barbara, California
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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… Read more
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Howl and Other Poems

by Ginsberg, Allen (Allen Young)

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Used - Good/very Good
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First Edition
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Paperback
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Bridgeville, California
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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

Howl

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Used
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1st Edition
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Paperback
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Laguna Hills, California
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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

by Ginsberg, Allen; Williams, William Carlos [Introduction]

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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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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. 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 and Other Poems

by GINSBERG, ALLEN

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Used - First edition; first state. Publisher’s wrappers; some soiling and spotting; pencil owner’s inscription on the title page; a
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Newton, Massachusetts
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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.
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Howl and Other Poems
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Howl and Other Poems

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Used - Very good
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First edition, first printing
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Paperback
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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. One of the principle works of the Beat Generation. Originally performed at the legendary Gallery Six reading. The Pocket Poets Series Number Four. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Dowden pgs. 4-7. Cook pgs. 21-21.
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Howl for Carl Solomon.

Howl for Carl Solomon.

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Used
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Palm Beach, Florida
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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… Read more
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Howl for Carl Solomon
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Howl for Carl Solomon

by Ginsberg, Allen; Hoyem, Andrew [Book Designer]

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Used - Fine
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First Thus
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Portland, Oregon
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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. First Thus. Fine. One of 275 copies signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page. Also signed by Arion Press founder Andrew Hoyem on colophon at rear. [iv], 43, [3] pp. Original decorative tan linen, with wrap-around artwork in nine colors, edges untrimmed. First edition thus, revised with a new introduction. Fine. A beautiful production of the poem that defined a generation, printed by Robert Grabhorn and Hoyem on hand-made paper, and bound in cloth with a drawing by Robert La Vigne. Comprises the original text as it was published in 1956 with minute revisions by the author and the addition of a related poetic fragment, "The Names," written in 1957, and first published in the Paris Review, Spring 1966; here collected with "Howl" for the first time.
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Howl for Carl Solomon
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Howl for Carl Solomon

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Used - Fine
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Portland, Oregon
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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 and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams
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Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Used
Edition
Second Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1956. Second Edition. 5" x 6.13" pp. 44, One of the foundational troika of Beat Literature along with "On The Road" and "Naked Lunch". This Poem has survived a First Amendment challenge in court paving the way for a new generation of artists. This Second Edition is even more rare than the First as more than two-thirds of the original printing was confiscated and destroyed by the customs agency. As with first edition printing, Dedication to Lucian Carr is missing and book printing is in grey-blue. A light water spot along the half inch closest to the spine on this original printed white band pasted to black cover, which is all that keeps this from being a very fine copy. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," (p. 9).
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Howl and Other Poems
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Howl and Other Poems

by GINSBERG, Allen ; WILLIAMS, William Carlos (Introduction)

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Used - Good
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Ottawa, Ontario
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No date, published late 70s or early 80s, signed and inscribed and with doodle by Allen Ginsberg to Alastair Green of Ottawa at the Jack Kerouac Conference, Quebec City 1987, RARE THUS, the Conference was covered in the magazine Kerouac Connection no. 16 Autumn 1988, some other participants were Carolyn Cassady, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Mark Murphy, one of the Pocket Poet Series, light wear to covers.
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Allen Ginsberg Reads His Poetry: Includes his best-known poem "Howl" with which the tape ends. Recorded October 25, 1956 (Reel-To-Reel Tape in Original Labeled Box)

by Beats - Ginsberg, Allen

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Used - Very Good
Edition
First edition
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Avon, Connecticut
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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,… Read more
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Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions

Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions

by Allen Ginsberg

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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Used - Near Fine
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Hardcover
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Waccabuc, New York
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New York: Harper & Row, 1986. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very impressive copy of the 1986 1st trade edition. NOT ONLY SIGNED (AND INITIALLED) BY ALLEN GINSBERG, BUT ALSO SIGNED BY 1) HERBERY HUNCKE; 2) GREGORY CORSO; 3) CARL SOLOMON (TWICE); AND, FINALLY, 4) WILDLY INSCRIBED BY PETER ORLOVSKY. Sharp and very presentable to boot. Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Edited by Barry Miles, "Fully Annotataed by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography" (from the title page).
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Howl for Carl Solomon [Limited Edition, Signed]

Howl for Carl Solomon [Limited Edition, Signed]

by GINSBERG, Allen

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Used
Edition
Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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Winchester, Virginia
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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. Limited Edition. Hardcover. A masterful fine press edition of Ginsberg's 1956 poem, a cornerstone work of Beat literature. "This book comprises the text of Howl as it was published in 1956 with recent minute revisions by the author and the addition of a related poetic frament The Names, written in 1957, published in the Paris Review for Spring 1966 and here first collected with the poem" (from colophon). GRABHORN-HOYEM 45. One of 275 copies signed by the author on the title page. Quarto (30cm); full beige linen, with wraparound pictorial elements designed by Robert La Vigne; [viii],43,[5]pp. A Fine copy.
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Howl and other poems
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Howl and other poems

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Used
Edition
1st Edition
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Paperback
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Laguna Hills, California
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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 and other Poems

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Condition
Used - Publisher's wrappers. Spine slightly toned, light wear at ends. Very good plus
Edition
Fourth printing. Number Four in The Pocket Poets Series
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New York, New York
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San Francisco: City Lights, 1957. Fourth printing. Number Four in The Pocket Poets Series. 44 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Publisher's wrappers. Spine slightly toned, light wear at ends. Very good plus. Fourth printing. Number Four in The Pocket Poets Series. 44 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Signed. Ginsberg's landmark collection, including the title poem with its long cadences echoing Whitman, and the poet's address to America beginning, "America I've given you my all and now I'm nothing."The book became notorious after copies were siezed by U.S. Customs and Ferlinghetti was charged with publishing and selling obscene materials.Ferlinghetti was aquitted in October 1957 and this fourth printing was ordered later that month. All the early printings are scarce.Signed by Ginsberg on the title page.
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Howl: Original Draft Facsimile (The Signed/Limited of 250 Copies -- ALSO SIGNED BY CARL SOLOMON)
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Howl: Original Draft Facsimile (The Signed/Limited of 250 Copies -- ALSO SIGNED BY CARL SOLOMON)

by Allen Ginsberg

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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Waccabuc, New York
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New York: Harper & Row, 1986. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. A very unusual copy of the 1986 signed/limited. This copy #108 of 250 signed by Allen Ginsberg at the limitation (with an accompanying doodle) AND ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY CARL SOLOMON (TO WHOM "HOWL" WAS ORIGINALLY DEDICATED) AT THE TITLE PAGE OF THE SECTION CALLED "CARL SOLOMON SPEAKS". A very sharp, Near Fine copy to boot in its burgundy cloth, with bright gilt-design to the front panel and very slightly rubbed gilt-titling along the spine. Quarto, also includes a Fine example of the publisher's matching burgundy slipcase. (From the title page: "Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography").
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