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.
GINSBERG, Allen. Bixby Canyon Ocean Path Word Breeze.
New York : 1972First edition, first printing, paperbound issue, one of an unknown run, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Bill Butler, in Sunlight in Brighton July 16, 1973", with his signature beneath his printed name.
Bill Butler (1934-1977) was a significant figure of the British literary counterculture scene of the 1960s and 1970s, and from... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 145609
GINSBERG, Allen. The Fall of America.
San Francisco : 1972First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscrutably inscribed on the title page, "Feb 4, 1973, Allen - Bold Tattle, What?! We'll all live to see what it means, happily! Allen Ginsberg". The title page also has the ownership inscription of the recipient, Allen de Zouch. The Fall of America was published as number 30 in City Lights's Pocket Poets... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 143357
GINSBERG, Allen. Careless Love.
Madison : 1978First edition, first impression, this copy inscribed by Ginsberg "for Jonathan Williams who'll appreciate form + content of this present work April 16, 1978 Allen Ginsberg", one of 280 copies, of which 10 were patron copies, printed for the benefit of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Boulder (colophon).
Jonathan Williams was... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 150373
GINSBERG, Allen. Howl. Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions,
New York : 1986First edition thus, first printing, inscribed across the publication and title pages: "For Roger Pollock 10/12/90 Portland allenginsberg" with two flower sketches with "AH" to their centre, referencing the poem "Ah, Sunflower", by William Blake - one of Ginsberg's favourites. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 150020
GINSBERG, Allen. Best Minds. A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg.
New York : 1986First 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£120.00
Stock Code: 51415
GINSBERG, Allen. Photographs.
Altadena : 1990First edition, first printing, inscribed copy. From an edition of 5,100 copies, this copy is inscribed by Ginsberg on the title page, "2/17/94, Allen Ginsberg, for Audrey Gaston", and with a large ink drawing across the title page spread featuring his favoured Blakean "Ah, Sunflower" growing under an "Ah" sun and other celestial shapes.
Ginsberg's... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140264
GINSBERG, Allen. Howl and other poems.
San Francisco : 1993First published edition, later printing, signed by the author on the title page, "Allen Ginsberg 10/13/94, AH". First published in 1956, this landmark collection defined the discontented voice of its epoch for a generation. It was Ginsberg's first regularly published book, preceded only by the privately produced mimeographed printing of the title poem... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129543