Lot 605: American Poets

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:52:39

Lot 605: Excellent collection of over 100 books signed by leading figures in American poetry, many associated with the Beats, New York School, Black Mountain School, or Language poets. Many volumes are first editions or limited issues, quite valuable in their own right and made even more so by the signatures. Highlights include: James Baldwin, Bill Berkson (4), Ted Berrigan (7), Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso (3), Robert Creeley (3), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (2), Audre Lorde, Taylor Mead (3), Cookie Mueller, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kenneth Rexroth. In overall very good to fine condition. Accompanied by 50 additional unsigned books and chapbooks from the same or related authors. The complete list of signers: Ai, A. R. Ammons, James Baldwin, Will Bennett, Bill Berkson (4), Ted Berrigan (7, one also signed by Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard), Victor Bockris, Paul Bowles and Mohammed Mrabet, Jim Brodey (3), Susie Bright, Chandler Brossard, William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll, Xam Wilson Cartier, Andrei Codrescu, Clark Coolidge, Gregory Corso (3), Jayne Cortez, Diane di Prima (2), Demetrios Dolios, Lynne Dreyer, Robert Duncan, Nancy du Plessis, Cornelius Eady, Larry Eigner and Bobbie Creeley, Kenward Elmslie (2, one also signed by Joe Brainard), Mickey Fantasy, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (2), Frank D. Gilroy, Jessica Hagedorn, Anselm Hollo, Christine Keeler, Robert Kelly, Carolyn Kizer, Philip Lamantia, John LaMontaine, Joan Larkin, Audre Lorde, Gerard Malanga (3), Bernadette Mayer (2), Gregory J. Markopoulos, Rod McKuen, Taylor Mead (3), Christopher Middleton, Cookie Mueller, Eileen Myles, Alice Notley (3), Joyce Carol Oates, Patty Oldenburg, Maureen Owen, Ed Sanders (4), Ron Padgett and Trevor Winkfield, Stephen Ratcliffe, Kenneth Rexroth, Tina Russell, Sonia Sanchez, Tom Savage, Irving Stettner (2), Anne Waldman (8, one also signed by artist and poet Reed Bye), Lewis Warsh (3), Tom Weigel, Hannah Weiner, Philip Whalen (5), and Robert A. Wilson (2). RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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