HOWL and Other Poems
First Edition/First State (1 of 1000 copies)
City Lights Books “Pocket Poets Series, Number Four” [San Francisco]
12mo (44 pages)
Softcover [Printed black wraps]
Item Number: 13640
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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.