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1 (Burroughs, William S.). Caveney, Graham GENTLEMAN JUNKIE: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1998). 0316137251 / 9780316137256 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated boards with matching endpapers; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a photo of Burroughs by Marcia Resnick. With a bibliography and index. 
A unique biography of the author of NAKED LUNCH. Packed with period photos of Burroughs and fellow Beat writers, all presented in an appealing, collage fashion. Described as "less a biography than a 'chronology of the Burroughs phenomenon.'" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Allen, Donald M. & Creeley, Robert, editors NEW AMERICAN STORY
New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Very slight fading to the lower shelf edges, else very nearly fine in blue cloth, lettered in silver to the spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket. Uncommon in collectible condition. 
Introduction by Warren Tallman. A collection of seventeen short stories by ten of the most important authors to emerge after World War II, including William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Hubert Selby, Jr., John Rechy, LeRoi Jones, and Robert Creeley. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Brautigan, Richard THE OCTOPUS FRONTIER
San Francisco, California: Carp Press, 1960. First edition of the author's fourth publication. A hint of age-toning and a trace of soiling to the covers, else fine in black-and-white photographic stapled wraps. 
A slim volume of twenty-two short poems, in which Brautigan continues his "creation of order and meaning from objects in the literal world by using them to construct a fantasy world within his own imagination."--DLB: Volume Five. Scarce! 
Price: 750.00 USD
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4 Burroughs, William NAKED LUNCH
New York: Grove Press Inc., [1962]. First U.S. edition, fourteenth printing. Hardcover. A near fine copy; in a lightly shelfworn, illustrated dust jacket with a tiny chips missing from the crown of the spine. Later state dust jacket priced $6.00 but still retaining the original art. 
"Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift... The net result of NAKED LUNCH will be to make people shudder at their own lies, will be to make them open up and be straight with one another."--Jack Kerouac. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Burroughs, William, et alia 86: BULLETIN FROM NOTHING #2
San Francisco: (Mary Beach), 1965. First edition, first printing. Very mild creasing, faint soiling, and the inevitable age-darkening to covers, thus a nearly fine copy; 8.5x11 inch folded sheets laid into illustrated cardstock covers; the front cover shows a wild-eyed Burt Lancaster wielding a very big knife. 
This issue of the beat lit journal features Burroughs' "Palm Sunday Tape"; poetry, prose, collages and artwork, by Mary Beach, Claude Pelieu, Norman Mustill, Charles Plywell, Roxie Powell, Bob Kaufman, Jeff Nuttall, Chano Pozo. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence POPULIST MANIFESTO (For Poets With Love)
(San Francisco): (Vernon Chadwick, Jr.), (1975). First edition, first printing: a broadside. This copy, one of an undisclosed number of copies printed, has been SIGNED by the author. A fine copy, 12x18-inch one-sheet broadside, the poem printed double-columned on one side, title and publishing information printed on the reverse. 
"Poets, come out of your closets" begins "Ferlinghetti's rant against poets who speak only to other poets" (Tony Gualtieri), including "All you den mothers of poetry...All you hairy professors of poesie...All you Poetry Police." Amusing and inspiring. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence WHO ARE WE NOW?
(New York): A New Directions Book, (1976) 0811206297 / 9780811206297 First edition, trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. The expected age-toning to covers and to textblock, else a sharp, fine, unread copy in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Seventh collection of verse from the influential Beat poet, including the irresistible "Populist Manifesto." SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. The cover photo is by Pamela Mosher. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, editor CITY LIGHTS JOURNAL: Number Two
San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1964). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback literary annual. Trade Paperback. A hint of rubbing, a whisper of soiling, else a crisp, unread fine copy in photo-pictorial wraps, with cover photo: ''Ezra Pound in Venice'' by Walter Mori. 
Second issue of the literary annual, with pieces by Pound, Celine, Trocchi, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Artaud, Ginsberg, Snyder, Cassay, Juline Beck, Ferlinghetti, Daniel Moore, Frank O'Hara, many more. 280 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Holmes, John Clellon GET HOME FREE
(New York): A MacFadden-Bartell Book, (1966). First edition thus: a pocket-sized paperback. MB 75-112. Mild tanning to the inside covers and pages, a hint of edgewear, else fine, a bright, tight, unread copy, with page-edge coloring bright; in color-illustrated wraps with superb wraparound cover art by James Meese. 
Terrific pb issue of the sequel to GO, "a love story of uncommon perception and candor"--Vance Bourjaily. From the novelist, poet, and jazz afficionado, whose 1952 essay "This is the Beat Generation" helped to define a movement and a zeitgeist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 McClure, Michael JAGUAR SKIES
(New York): A New Directions Book, (1975). 0811205800 / 9780811205801 First edition: Trade paperback issue. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page, with a small sketch. Trade Paperback. Suggestion of age-toning to the covers, else a fine, unread copy in stiff, photo-illustrated wraps. Cover photo by Larry Keenan, Jr. 
"What appeals to me most about McClure's poems is the fury and the imagery of them. I love the vividness of his reactions and the very personal turns and swirls of the lines."--Frances Crick. SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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(New York): A New Directions Book, (1974). 081120524X / 9780811205245 First edition: Trade paperback issue. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Trade Paperback. An about near fine copy, covers lighty browned, lower corner tips bumped; in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Collection of poems by the beat poet. "Extravagant, extreme, even excessive: the writings of Michael McClure aim at nothing less than a rediscovery and a redefinition of humankind."--Gregory Stephenson. SIGNED by the poet. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Nicosia, Gerald MEMORY BABE: A Critical Biography Of Jack Kerouac
New York: Grove Press Inc., (1983.) First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. A fine copy in printed wraps as issued. 
To this point the definitive biography on Kerouac. Scarce in this format. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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London: The Grey Walls Press, (1946). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with mild age-toning. 
Early collection of the iconoclastic poet's work, selected and introduced by David Gascoyne with a preface by Alex Comfort. No U.S. equivalent. A lovely copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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