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The Insect Trust Gazette Summer 1968

By: Bassara, Robert, Leonard Belasco, Jed Irwin and WIlliam Levy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Robert Bassara: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A33648

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; The Insect Trust Gazette was a poetry journal edited by Leonard Belasco and William Levy (Philadelphia, 1964-1968) who published such notable writers as William S. Burroughs. A rock group in the late 1960s, The Insect Trust, was named after this journal. This edition is spiral bound, with heavy cardstock covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are works by: N. B. Shein, Jennifer Stevens, Friedrich Schroder-Sonnenstern, Sinclair Beiles, Wi... View more info

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Contact: The San Francisco Collection of New Writing, Art, and Ideas Vol. 2, No. 7, Feb 1961

By: Connell, Evan S., William H. Ryan and Calvin Kentfield (editors)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sausalito, CA, Angel Island Publications, Inc.: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30636

Condition: 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 Barthel... View more info

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Pictures of the Gone World

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Price: $750.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, City Lights Books: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30682

Condition: 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 w... View more info

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Kaddish And Other Poems 1958-1960

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, City Lights Books: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35424

Condition: 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 generally 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. "Irwin Allen Gi... View more info

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Scratching The Beat Surface

By: McClure, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, North Point Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35160

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Michael McClure (born October 20, 1932) is an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist. After moving to San Francisco as a young man, he found fame as one of the five poets (including Allen Ginsberg) who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955 rend... View more info

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Henry Miller's Book of Friends A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, Capra Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34647

Condition: 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." "In 1940... View more info