GINSBERG, ALLEN. 1926-1997.
Lot 267
GINSBERG, ALLEN. 1926-1997.
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GINSBERG, ALLEN. 1926-1997.
1. Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: The City Lights Pocket Bookshop, [1956]. 12mo (156 x 123 mm). Original black wrappers with white wrap-around title label. Minor toning and a few little stains to wrappers.
First edition, review copy, signed by the author on the title-page. First printing with "75 cents" lettered in light blue on lower cover. This first edition, issued as Number Four in the Pocket Poets Series, was printed in an edition of 1000 copies by Villiers in England. This printing was successfully imported, but 520 copies of the second printing were seized by U.S. Customs agents and impounded as obscene. This copy signed and with printed review slip tipped to inside upper cover.
2. Kaddish and Other Poems. [San Francisco]: City Lights Books, [1961]. 12mo. Original wrappers.
First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title-page. No. 14 in the Pocket Poets Series.

Provenance: From the Library of Paul Bartel.
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