Lot 639: Fantastic collection of 18 books signed by Allen Ginsberg, many with the date and location of signing added. Titles include: Your Reason & Blake's System; Wales—A Visitation; Allen Ginsberg on Tour; Improvised Poetics (one hardcover and one paperback); First Blues (inscribed "For Harry Smith, from his observer and pupil, Allen Ginsberg, September 5, 1976, Chelsea Hotel, N.Y.C."); Indian Journals (inscribed to poet Gerard Malanga, "Gerard—Sorry this could not serve as a better guide to spiritual matters and teachers—Allen Ginsberg, S.F. 73 May 15"); The Visions of the Great Rememberer; Composed on the Tongue; The Gates of Wrath; Careless Love; White Shroud; Airplane Dreams; A Bibliography of Works by Allen Ginsberg, compiled by George Dowden (signed and inscribed, with an additional drawing of a flower in the sun's rays); Scenes Along the Road; Howl: Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript, and Variant Versions (slipcased limited first edition of 250 from Harper & Row); Gasoline by Gregory Corso, with an introduction by Ginsberg (also signed by Corso); and Three Novels by William S. Burroughs, with an introduction by Ginsberg (rebound as a hardcover, also signed by Burroughs, and including an address label in Ginsberg's hand with his full name and address in the return address area, mailing to Bob Wilson at the Phoenix Bookshop). In overall very good to fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned first edition of T.V. Baby Poems and an unsigned limited release of Notes after an Evening with William Carlos Williams. A fantastic grouping of some of Ginsberg's finest work, with many rare and limited editions included.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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