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Jack Kerouac & The Beats



404 Ball, Gordon (ed) Allen Ginsberg Journal Early Fifties Early Sixties First Edition Hard Cover Grove Press 1977 New York Very Good Very Good Ginsberg won the 1974 National Book Award. Has black & white photographs. The book is tight with light shelfwear, and faint dust spotting to the page edges. Fading Random House stamp to the bottom page edge. The dust jacket is free of chips rips & tears, with light yellowing to the upper edge of the inner rear flap. Still attractive and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0802101348 $25.00 Place Order
405 Charters, Ann Kerouac a Biography First Edition Hard Cover Straight Arrow Press 1973 San Francisco Very Good Very Good Foreword by Allen Ginsberg. Covers 1922-1969. Has a chronology, notes & sources, bibliographical chronology, identity key and some photographs. Front cover photo of Jack by William Eichel, and the rear photo of Jack & Cassady is by Carolyn Cassady. The book is tight with light shelfwear, bumping at the spine ends, and faint dust spotting to the top page edge. Previous owner name to the back-side of the first endpaper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with minor edge-creasing, but still free of chips rips & tears covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0879320559 $30.00 Place Order
391 Feldman, Gene & Gartenberg, Max (eds) The Beat Generation and the Angry Young Men First Edition Hard Cover Citadel Press 1958 New York Very Good Good+ Selected writings by: Jack Kerouac, Colin Wilson, Kenneth Rexroth, Norman Mailer, Kingsley Amis, Clellon Holmes, Allen Ginsberg and many others. This is a solid very good copy in dust jacket. The book is tight with a hint of toning to the page edges, and tape residue to the top/bottom corners of the first endpaper. Previous owner bookplate affixed to the inner front board. The dust jacker is quite tattered with bad tape repairs, but still overall complete and the flaws actually lend to the feel of the book. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall $20.00 Place Order
435 Frankfort, Ellen The Voice Life at The Village Voice First Edition Hard Cover William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1976 New York Very Good Very Good An unauthorized account. This is the story of life at the Voice, about what happens when the radical turns bourgeois, about the exploitation of writers, particularly women writers, and about the subtly brutal exercise of power by those who pretend to disdain power. Some black & white photographs. The book is tight with moderate but not severe shelfwear (no fraying) and dust soiling to the top page edge. Pen erasure to the first endpaper leaving shadow. The dust jacket is lightly sunned with minor rubbing, but still free of chips rips & tears. Attractive and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-13 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0688030440 $15.00 Place Order
400 Gifford, Barry & Lee, Lawrence Jack's Book An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac First Edition Hard Cover Saint Martin's Press, LLC 1978 New York, NY, U.S.A. Very Good Very Good++ Briefly inscribed & dated year of publication by Barry Gifford. With the voices of the men and woman who populate the Kerouac novels, including: William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Malcolm Cowley, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Gore Vidal and others. Some black & white photographs. The book is tight with light shelfwear, and dust soiling to the top page edge. The dust jacket is rubbed, but still crisp and free of chips rips & tears, covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0312439423 $40.00 Place Order
401 Gifford, Barry & Lee, Lawrence Jack's Book An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac First UK Edition Hard Cover Hamish Hamilton 1979 London Very Good Very Good++ With the voices of the men and woman who populate the Kerouac novels, including: William Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carolyn Cassady, Malcolm Cowley, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Gore Vidal and others. Some black & white photographs. The book is tight with light shelfwear, and faint spotting to the bottom page edge. The dust jacket is rubbed, but still crisp and free of chips rips & tears, covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0241100666 $25.00 Place Order
250 Goldman, Albert Ladies and Gentleman Lenny Bruce Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Random House 1974 New York Very Good Good++ Compiled from the journalism of Lawrence Schiller. Lenny Bruce was a comedian, social satirist, free-speech cursader, and fought the fight till his curtain closed. Black & white photographs. This is a solid very good reading copy. The binding is soft, but not much. There is light shelfwear, and moderate bumping at the spine ends. Internally clean and free of markings. The dust jacket is edge-worn, with creasing and a couple of short tears, but still presentable and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Arts Case 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall $12.50 Place Order
438 Goldman, Albert Ladies and Gentleman Lenny Bruce Third Printing Hard Cover Random House 1974 New York Very Good Very Good+ Compiled from the journalism of Lawrence Schiller. Lenny Bruce was a comedian, social satirist, free-speech cursader, and fought the fight till his curtain closed. Black & white photographs. The book is tight moderatelty rubbed with minor chipping to edges. Previous owner name on the first white page. The dust jacket is rubbed with a few small scratches to the front panels (unobtrusive), and a fold crease to the inner rear flap fold. Still attractive and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Arts Case 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall $15.00 Place Order
433 Johnson, Joyce Minor Characters First Edition Hard Cover Houghton Mifflin Company 1983 New York Very Good Very Good A memoir of a young woman of the 1950's in the Beat orbit of Jack Kerouac. The book is tight with light shelfwear, and minor dust soiling to the top page edge. Previous owner raised stamp (inkless) to the first endpaper. The dust jacket is lightly edge-creased mainly at the upper spine end, with a short tear to the top edge of the rear panel. Still attractive and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-13 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0395325137 $20.00 Place Order
366 Kerouac, Jack Desolation Angels Reprint Trade Paperback Riverhead Books 1995 New York Very Good++ Introduction by Joyce Johnson. Counterculture, Box Z-11 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1573225053 $8.00 Place Order
365 Kerouac, Jack On the Road Reprint Trade Paperback Penguin Books 1991 New York Very Good++ Introduction b yAnn Charters. Part of the Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics series. This is a clean unread & unmarked copy, with just a hint of shelfwear. Counterculture, Box Z-11 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0140185216 $8.00 Place Order
436 Lipton, Lawrence The Holy Barbarians First Edition Hard Cover Julian Messner, Inc. 1959 New York Very Good+ Very Good+ At last the complete sotry of the Beats; that hip, cool, frantic generation of new Bohemians who are turning the American scale of values inside out. The book is clean and tight with light shelfwear, and moderate bumping (no fraying) at the spine ends. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with rubbing and a couple of short tears, but still sharp and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-13 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall $25.00 Place Order
402 McDarrah, Fred W. Kerouac and Friends A Beat Generation Album First Edition Hard Cover William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1985 New York Very Good+ Very Good++ McDarrah was picture editor of The Village Voice when the Beats first came to Greenwich Village. This book gathers the photographs he snapped during that time, and also gathers the written documents he gathered. Writings by: John Clellon Holmes, Kenneth Rexroth, Diana Trilling, John Ciardi, Mailer, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Kerouac and others. The book is clean and tight with only light shelfwear, and a hint of dust spotting to the top page edge. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed, but still crisp and free of chips rips & tears, covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0688039049 $25.00 Place Order
403 McNally, Dennis Desolate Angel Jack Kerouac, the Beats, and America First Edition Hard Cover Random House 1979 New York Very Good Very Good This book took 6 years of research to put together. Has nice quality black & white photographs. This is a solid very good copy in dust jacket. The book is tight with light shelfwear, and bumping at the spine ends. There is a black bleed to the lower left gutter of the front board/endpaper, and also at the lower spine end of the dust jacket. Faint spotting to the top page edge. Aside from the bleed, the dj is still crisp and free of chips rips & tears, covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0394500113 $15.00 Place Order
408 Montgomery, John (Jack Kerouac) Jack Kerouac First Edition Wraps Giligia Press 1970 Fresno, CA Very Good A memoir in which is revealed secret lives & West Coast whispers, being the confessions of Henry Morley, Alex Fairbrother & John Montgomery, Triune Madman of The Dharma Bums, Desolation Angels & Other Trips. Limited to 2000 copies. This is a solid very good copy with VERY faint water staining to the area near the spine of both the front & rear panels. The staples are firm, and internally the pages are clean and free of markings. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall $25.00 Place Order
406 Montgomery, John (Jack Kerouac) Kerouac at the Wild Boar and Other Skirmishes First Thus Trade Paperback Fels & Firm Press 1986 California Very Good++ Reminiscences, thoughts, interviews & essays about Kerouac. Contributors are: Ann Charters, John Montgomery, David Amram, Frankie Edith Kerouac Parker and others. Also includes a piece by Jack Kerouac titled Sports Writing. Some black & white photographs. This is a tight unread copy with only light shelfwear, and NO creasing. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 091870406x $20.00 Place Order
432 Rigney, Francis J. & Smith, L. Douglas The Real Bohemia First Edition Hard Cover Basic Books, Inc. 1961 New York Very Good Very Good A sociological and psychological study of the Beats. This includes a Glossery Beat Terms that will blow your mind. Jack Kerouac, The Tormented Ones, The Lonely Ones, The Angry Young Women and the Beat Madonnas, and much more. The book is tight with light edgewear, and bumping at the spine ends. Internally clean and free of markings. The dust jacket is is lightly edge-creased, with a tape repair to the back-side of the upper spine end. Still attractive and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-13 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall $20.00 Place Order
407 Rosenthal, Irving (Jack Kerouac) Big Table 1 First Edition Wraps Big Table Inc. 1959 Chicago Very Good The complete contents of the suppressed winter 1959 Chicago Review. Contains: Old Angel by Jack Kerouac, 2 by Edward Dahlberg, 10 Episodes from Naked Lunch by William Burroughs, and 3 poems by Gregory Corso. This is a solid tight very good copy. The front panel and spine are toned but not overly so. There is a peal to the front cover so that A is lost in Table, and there are label remains but no pealing to the rear cover. Otherwise, the pages are internally clean and supple, the binding is firm, and the edges are rubbed but sharp. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall $30.00 Place Order
119 Sandison, David Jack Kerouac First UK Edition Hard Cover Hamlyn 1999 United Kingdom Very Fine Very Fine A Hamlyn History. Filled with photographs & illustrations. Mint copy in dust jacket. The dj is covered with a brodart. Counterculture Case 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0600597091 $25.00 Place Order
409 Solotaroff, Ted (ed) A Discourse on Hip First Edition Hard Cover Wayne State University Press 1991 Detroit Very Good++ Near Fine Selected writings of Milton Klonsky. Introduction by Mark Shechner. From the jacket: ..his essays on the Village exhibit a painter's sensitivity to color and line and an eye for the strange amid the familiar. The book is tight with a bump to the bottom spine end and a short pen score to the bottom page the only notable flaws. The dust jacket is crisp and free of wear, covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0841319726 $15.00 Place Order
393 Sukenick, Ronald Down and In Life in the Underground First Edition Hard Cover Beech Tree Books 1987 New York Very Good Very Good Bohemian to hip to beat to rock and punk. Mutiny in American culture. Has black & white photographs. This is a solid very good copy with moderate but not severe shelfwear, and bumping at the spine ends. Internally clean and free of markings. The dust jacket is rubbed with a fold crease to the upper right corner of the inner right flap, but still crisp and covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-12 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0688065899 $20.00 Place Order
439 Wakefield, Dan New York in the Fifties First Edition Hard Cover Houghton Mifflin Company 1992 New York Very Good++ Near Fine This is Wakefield's own pilgrim's progress through the forbidden world of free love, hot jazz, radical politics, Spanish Harlem, and psychoanalysis. Some black & white photographs. The book is clean and tight with barely visible shelfwear. The dust jacket is crisp and free of wear, covered with a brodart. Counterculture, Box Z-13 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0395513200 $15.00 Place Order


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