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GINSBERG, Allen.

Rare books by Allen Ginsberg, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Howl.

Regularly stocked editions of Ginsberg’s works include the First City Lights Books edition.

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  1. Archive of correspondence with Paul Bertram.

    Archive of correspondence with Paul Bertram.

    A collection of rare, mostly early correspondence from Allen Ginsberg to his life-long friend, Rutgers professor and Shakespearean scholar Paul Bertram (1928-2013), including what is the earliest known use in their writings of the seminal term "Beat". Writing on 14 July 1947, Ginsberg relates: "I spent most of June in Texas with Joan Adams and Bill Burroughs and Herbert Huncke, amid scorpions, Armadillos, Bayoux, Spanish moss, Be-bop music, marijuana, Beat texans, white trash and ‘poon tang. Learn More
    £32,500

    Date of Publication: 1946

    Published: New York, Denver etc.

    Stock Code: 100918

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  2. Howl and other poems.

    Howl and other poems.

    First published edition, first printing. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem, and the rather obscure Siesta in Xbalba. Uncommon in this condition; one of about 1,500 copies printed. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: San Francisco

    Stock Code: 106677

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  3. Howl and other poems.

    Howl and other poems.

    First published edition, first printing, one of about 1,500 copies printed. This landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It is Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem, and the rather obscure Siesta in Xbalba. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: San Francisco

    Stock Code: 107223

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  4. T.V. Baby Poems.

    T.V. Baby Poems.

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 91 of 100 copies signed and numbered by the author on the half-title. The rest of the edition consisted of 1,500 wrappered copies and 400 casebound library copies. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 105756

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  5. The Gates of Wrath.
    signed

    The Gates of Wrath.

    Rhymed Poems: 1948–1952.
    First Edition, First Printing. Limited to 100 numbered copies bound thus and signed by the author. This copy being lettered "C" and containing a full-page presentation inscription to the page facing the title page, "For Tom Allen Ginsberg His copy R'cd 8 September 1973…" There follows a long poetical presentation inscription. The lettered state of this book is rare. Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: Bolinas

    Stock Code: 35899

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Iron Horse.

    Iron Horse.

    First City Lights Books edition, first printing. One of only 1000 copies printed. From the library of Alan Ansen. Learn More
    £60

    Date of Publication: 1974

    Published:

    Stock Code: 51396

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  7. Kaddish and Other Poems.
    signed

    Kaddish and Other Poems.

    Inscribed by Ginsberg on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg, for Carl Laszlo Basel 1980, December 4, with representation of his experiences in Concentration Camp, the world of art & aesthetics", also with an original drawing of a skull-and-crossbones within a hexagram, accompanied by a flower and the mantra "Om Ah Hum". Carl Laszlo (1923-2013) was a Jewish Hungarian art collector who survived several concentration camps including Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen and Buchenwald. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1978

    Published: San Francisco

    Stock Code: 113810

    Signed: Yes

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  8. Best Minds. A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg.

    Best Minds. A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg.

    Edited by Bill Morgan & Bob Rosenthal.
    First edition, first impression. One of 500 specially-bound contributor's copies out of a limited edition of 726 copies. From the library of Alan Ansen. Learn More
    £120

    Date of Publication: 1986

    Published:

    Stock Code: 51415

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  9. White Shroud. Poems 1980
    signed

    White Shroud. Poems 1980

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page to poet Frank Correnti, "For Frank Correnti, Allen Ginsberg, 3/12/87 AH Seton Hall." Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1986

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 99477

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Photographs.
    signed

    Photographs.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Ginsberg on the title page: "Allen Ginsberg for Maud Hallin, 3/27/91 - City Lights", with a sketch of a skull and a flower, with the word "AH" written in its centre, referring to the poem "Ah, Sunflower", by William Blake - one of Ginsberg's favourites. Ginsberg's fantastic collection of photographs includes portraits of his close friends, Kerouac, Cassady, Burroughs, Orlovsky, Snyder, Corso and Leary to name but a few; and some of luminaries such as Robert Frank, Basil Bunting, Lou Reed and Ken Kesey; all with revealing descriptive annotations in facsimile. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1990

    Published: Altadena

    Stock Code: 106949

    Signed: Yes

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  11. Photographs.
    signed

    Photographs.

    First edition, first printing of Ginsberg's collection of photographs of his close friends, including Kerouac, Cassady, Burroughs, Orlovsky, Snyder, Corso and Leary; and some of luminaries such as Robert Frank, Basil Bunting, Lou Reed and Ken Kesey; all with revealing descriptive annotations in facsimile. From an edition of 5,000 copies, this copy inscribed by Ginsberg, "Allen Ginsberg, Cleveland, 10/10/91", and with an extensive original drawing across the title page spread featuring a figure in lotus position surrounded by moon crescents, stars, the word "AH", as well as a skull and a flower, referring to the poem "Ah, Sunflower", by William Blake - one of Ginsberg's favourites. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1990

    Published: Altadena

    Stock Code: 113370

    Signed: Yes

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  12. Cosmopolitan Greetings. Poems 1986
    signed

    Cosmopolitan Greetings. Poems 1986

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half title, " Allen Ginsberg, AH 6/10/94." Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1994

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 112056

    Signed: Yes

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