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HOWL and Other Poems

[First Edition/1 of 1000 copies]

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By: Allen Ginsberg (Introduction by William Carlos Williams)
Edition: First Edition/First State
Date: 1956
Published: City Lights Books "Pocket Poets Series, Number Four" [San Francisco]
Size (Details): 12mo (44 pages)
Binding: Softcover [Printed black wraps]

Category: Literary Collectibles
From: Chartwell Booksellers
Item Number: 13640

Description: This is a very good copy of the true First State of the First Edition (with the name "Lucien Carr" – later removed – on the dedication page). There is some faint staining to the white front cover panel and to the title page, which is SIGNED and dated in ink: "Allen Ginsberg, ‘74" beneath a drawing by Ginsberg of the sun and a large flower that utilizes the "O" in "Howl" as its corolla.

Perhaps the most important volume of American poetry of the twentieth century, signed and uniquely decorated by the author.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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