First edition, first printing. Signed by seven contributors. Publisher's original card covers (a paperback original). A good or better copy the binding a rubbed and creased at the extremities with small chips to the spine tips and corners. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and other than the habitual toning of the paper stock, and a previous owner's inscription to the top margin of the first page, clean throughout.
A paperback anthology containing poems, essays and stories by a couple of dozen leading writers of the Beat Movement. It was edited by Seymour Krim. This example has been signed by Gregory Corso in black ink at the beginning of his contribution "Spontaneous Requiem for the American Indian" (p.44); signed by Diane Di Prima in black ink at the head of her contribution "13 Nightmares" (p.78); signed by William Burroughs in black ink underneath his printed name at the beginning of "Two Episodes from "The Naked Lunch"" (p.125); signed by Hubert Selby Jr in blue ink at the head of his contribution "Double Feature" (p.133); signed by Gary Snyder in black ink at the head of his contribution "Letter from Kyoto" (p.144); signed by Allen Ginsberg in black ink at the head of his contribution "Death to Van Gogh's Ear" (p.149); signed by Jack Micheline at the head of his contribution "Streetcall New Orleans" (p.165).
Stock code: 21344