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To Master, a Long Goodnight The Story of Uncle Tom, a Historical Narrative

By: Gysin, Brion

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York City, Creative Age Press, Inc.: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6835

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Pages somewhat yellowed, light crease acoss top right corner of first few pages, small blue stain at top of Contents page, otherwise VG+. Gilt titles bright. DJ has about 1/2" loss at head of spine, general wear with some small tears along top edges, some yellowing. Harriett Beecher Stowe based the character of Uncle Tom on a real slave, Josiah Henson, who suffered as the fictional man did, escaped to Canada and had a career that included preaching, teaching, lecturi... View more info

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Vision

By: Hadley, Drummond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13271

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled tan wraps with black titles.. Yapp edges with very light wear. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 21; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Drummond Hadley was a Beat Generation poet who left the world of Ginsburg and Ferlinghetti to establish a ranch in the Southwest near the Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico borders. He still lives there today. View more info

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Steam Punk Magazine #5

By: Hawksmoor, C. Allegra (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness: 2008

Seller ID: 10594

Condition: Near Fine


Beige and green toned wraps with very light wear and aging. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pages; E-Magazine with print issues as well. This issue came out in 2008, I think. SteamPunk is a kind o miniculture. It can be looked up on Wikipedia. View more info

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Sensation

By: Hollo, Anselm

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13272

Condition: Very Good


Stapled yellow wraps with black titles and illustrations. Yapp edges some light wear and indentations. Thee are also three pinpoint black spatters or stains. See scan. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 27; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Anselm Hollo was a Finnish poet who moved to the US in 1967 and lived here until his death in 2013. He was associated with the Beat Generation. View more info

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The Condor and the Cows

By: Isherwood, Christopher

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7867

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Book has general wear with light bumping on corners. Dustjacket has edge and corner wear with some chipping. Book is square and securely bound. There is a very light, very small stain from a price sticker on the ffep. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 217 pages; Isherwood book about travel in South America. Stated first printing. Gore Vidal called Isherwood one of America's greatest stylists. His m emoirs were the souce for Cabaret. View more info

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The Outlaw Bible of American Essays

By: Kaufman, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mountain Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10560

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Book has some shelf wear and minor blemishes. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 343 pages; Collection of out-of-the-mainstream American writing. View more info

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The Outlaw Bible of American Literature

By: Kaufman, Alan, Neil Ortenberg and Barney Russet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mountain Press: 2004

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 10559

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Book has only light shelf wear. Spine has no cracks or creases. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 662 pages; Collection of out-of-the-mainstream American writing. View more info

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A Play and Two Poems

By: Kelly, Robert, Ron Loewinsohn and Diane Wakoskl

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Black Sparrow Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7740

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only light shelf wear. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; The Well Wherein A Deer's Head Bleeds. A Play for Winter Solstice by Robert Kelly. "These Worlds Have Always Moved in Harmony" by Ron Loewinsohn. Talking From Christmas Country by Diane Wakoski. [issued as "A Christmas Greeting from the Black Sparrow Press"; total edition was 400 copies]. Unpaginated View more info

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Big Sur

By: Kerouac, Jack

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15322

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has light bumping at corners and expected mild aging. Jacket has some light soiling along with an old, pink dampstain on the back -- see scan. Overall, a solid copy of this novel with a presentable dustjacket, with a problem. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages; This is the first paperback edition of Big Sur. The hardcover edition was published in 1962. Sold website 7.23.11 View more info

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The Arabs

By: Kissam, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13273


Stapled pale blue wraps with black titles and decorations. Yapp edges have light age-toning. There are also a couple of pinpoint black spatters or stains. See scan. VG to VG+. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 13; Cover ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Edward Kissam began writing poetry in the late 1960's. For many years he has worked on research projects involving education in disadvantaged countries. View more info

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Death Rattle

By: Kitchen Sink Enterprises

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton, Kitchen Sink Press: 1985

Seller ID: 10461

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only a hint of wear. Appears unread. ; Cartoon; Vol. 2; Color Cartoons; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Three graphic/cartoon stories accentuating violence. "God's Bosom" by Jack Jaxon, "Here He Is the Artist Himself" by Rand Holmes, and "Quagmire of Occult Stories" by Will Eisner. This is second issue of the restart of this comic. View more info

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The Holy Barbarians

By: Lipton, Lawrence

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York City, Julian Messner, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7710

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only light wear and some aging on the foredges. Square and securely bound. Jacket has some edge and corner wear, especially at top and bottom of spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages; First major work on the Beats of the 1950's. View more info

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Marginalia

By: Lovecraft, H. P.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Sauk City Wisconsin, Arkham House: 1944

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7919

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


The book has light corner bumps and edge wear, two small and very light images of tape remnants on front and rear top, almost not noticeable. Former owner's bookplate on ffep. Square and securely bound with no tears or parting. Jacket has light edge and corner wear with some small chips. Overall this is a solid and attractive copy. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 377 pages; Posthumously published volume of shorter works of Lovecraft, collected by August ... View more info

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Dance

By: MacAdams, Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13277

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled pink wraps with black titles and illustration. Yapp edges have some age-toning on spine and very light wear. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 16; Cover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 28 pages; Lewis Macadams is a poet and writer, probably best-known for his book, Birth of the Cool. View more info

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On Organism

By: McClure, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, The Institute of Further Studies: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13278

Condition: Very Good+


Side-stapled tan wraps with black titles and illustration. Yapp edges with some light wear at corners and a tiny tear on top edge. ; A Curriculum of the Soul, 24; Cover Art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages; Text in this volume is printed on 8X10 sheets that are stapled In horizontally and then folded in half. McClure is the well-known Beat poet, writer and professor. He Read at the San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955 and appears in Kerouac's Big Sur as Pat McLear. View more info

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Punk Magazine The Legend of Nick Detroit

By: McNeil, Leggs (writer, director)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Punk Publications: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14358

Condition: Very Good-


Tabloid, newsprint magazine with edge and corner wear along with some parting on folds. This magazine, Punk Magazoon, was folded in half for mailing but opens and is read as a tabloid. This issue features the photographic story of Nick Detroit, called a "Movie starring Richard Hell." The characters in the story are portrayed by New York punk rockers of the 19to's including David Byrne, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads along with various members... View more info

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Insomnia or the Devil At Large

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday and Co.: 1974

Seller ID: 9039

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Black covers with gilt signature of Miller on front and gilt titles on spine. Book has only light wear and aging. Jacket has a good bit of edge and corner wear along with some small chips and minor loss at extremities. Odd and interesting book about Henry Miller's love for a Japanese singer when he was 75 and she was 25. Book is printed in Miller's script along with many color and b&w illustrations done by the author. ; B&W and Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13"... View more info

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Plexus The Rosy Crucifixion Book Two

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9067

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only very light, general wear and aging. Book is square and securely bound. Jacket has light wear, a small tear and some toning. See scan. This was the second novel in Miller's Rosy Crucifixion series. This copy is an early reprint published through an agreement with Grove Press. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 640 pages View more info

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Kerouac West Coast A Bohemian Pilot Detailed Navigational Instruction

By: Montgomery, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, Fels & Firn Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7698

Condition: Very Good


Booklet with light general wear and aging. The back of the title page has the address of the Publisher marked out and new address stamped to the side. I would imagine that this was done by the Publisher. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; John Montgomery appears as Henry Morley in The Dharma Bums and Alex Fairbrother in Desolation Angels. He was a California friend of Kerouacs and did a number of publications about the writer. Fels & Firn Press was Montgomer... View more info

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The Quitter

By: Pekar, Harvey

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York City, Vertigo (DC Comics): 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 7826

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Book and jacket are brand new, never read. ; Comic Book; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Great autobiographical graphic novel by Pekar, signed on half-title by Pekar and Haspiel, the illustrator. Pekar's confrontational style got him banned from David Letterman for a number of years. ; Signed by Author & Illustrator View more info