Beat Literature

Beat Literature

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Contact: The San Francisco Collection of New Writing, Art, and Ideas Vol. 2, No. 7, Feb 1961, Connell, Evan S., William H. Ryan and Calvin Kentfield (editors)
1 Connell, Evan S., William H. Ryan and Calvin Kentfield (editors) Contact: The San Francisco Collection of New Writing, Art, and Ideas Vol. 2, No. 7, Feb 1961
Sausalito, CA Angel Island Publications, Inc. 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping to the spine ends, corners and joints of the book covers. The front cover has a partially erased inked number under the title. The text pages are clean and bright. This edition of the magazine is dedicated to Kenneth Patchen. Articles, poems and essays included are by: Eric Hoffer, Donald Barthelme, Wallace Stegner, William Stafford, Malcolm Lowry, William Saroyan, Kenneth Patchen, and more. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Tyrannus Nix?, Ferlinghetti
2 Ferlinghetti Tyrannus Nix?
New York New Directions 1969 2nd Printing Paperback Very Good 
This is an oblong paperback book. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The top spine end has some rumpling, bumping and tearing to the spine joints. There is some light bumping to the corners of the books. The white covers have some beginning toning and there is a rectangle of glue mark residue (not heavy) to the top corner of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Although in style and theme, Ferlinghetti’s own writing is very unlike that of the original New York Beat circle, he had important associations with the Beat writers, who made City Lights Bookstore their headquarters when they were in San Francisco. He often has claimed that he was not a Beat, but a bohemian of an earlier generation. A married war veteran and a bookstore proprietor, he did not share the high (or low) life of the Beats on the road. Jack Kerouac wrote Ferlinghetti into the character “Lorenzo Monsanto” in his autobiographical novel, Big Sur (1962) , the story of Kerouac’s stay (with the Cassadys, the McClures, Lenore Kandel, Lew Welch, and Philip Whalen) at Ferlinghetti’s cabin in the wild coastal region of Big Sur. Kerouac depicts the Ferlinghetti figure as a generous and good-humored host, in the midst of Dionysian revels and breakdowns." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Pictures of the Gone World, Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
3 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Pictures of the Gone World
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
The first book in the Pocket Poets Series published by The City Lights Pocket Bookshop. This first edition was limited to 500 unnumbered copies. This is a small paperback book with heavy black cardstock covers and a yellow wraparound label. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The yellow label has noticeable ground-in dirt and there is a grease-pencil mark (partly erased) as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of one word underlined in blue ink on page 4. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Kaddish And Other Poems 1958-1960, Ginsberg, Allen
4 Ginsberg, Allen Kaddish And Other Poems 1958-1960
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
First American Edition, Second Issue. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some foxing and toning to the white portions of the book cover and some light rubbing to the spine joints. This copy has the glued binding and seven lines of blurb on the rear cover, along with a price of $1.50 on the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. ; Vol. 14 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Timothy Leary / Jail Notes, Leary, Timothy (with An Introduction by Allen Ginsberg)
5 Leary, Timothy (with An Introduction by Allen Ginsberg) Timothy Leary / Jail Notes
New York A Douglas Book / World Publishing Company 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade paperback. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The cover have some beginning rubbing and wear to the corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Limited to 2500 copies. "On the morning of September 13, 1970, Dr. Timothy Leary escaped from the California prison where he had served seven months of a possible ten year sentence for possession of marihuana. This book is Timothy Leary's account of that prison experience." "Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist, philosopher, and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under controlled conditions." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Henry Miller's Book of Friends A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago, Miller, Henry
6 Miller, Henry Henry Miller's Book of Friends A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago
Santa Barbara, CA Capra Press 1976 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; First Trade Edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some rubbing and edge wear along with some light, but noticeable foxing to the top front panel. "Henry Miller began Book of Friends in 1973 with the idea of redering homage to the friends in his life, most were unknown to the public." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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