Lot 647: Countercultural poet (1915–1996) and member of the Beat Generation reputed to have coined the term. Signed book: Huncke's Journal. First edition. NY: The Poet's Press, 1965. Softcover, 7.5 x 9.5, 78 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in fountain pen, "For Tom—With good wishes and hope for his future. H. E. Huncke." A few creases and small areas of surface loss to covers, otherwise fine condition. Huncke's Journal is considered one of the more important Beat memoirs and the first edition was printed in a run of just 1,000 copies. Inscribed first editions are particularly scarce.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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