An important record of the early years of the seminal American poet, with a nice association.
Near fine in a near fine jacket.
Inscribed to Ken Mikolowski, who with his wife Ann founded the Alternative Press. For more than 30 years, the Alternative Press published unbound letterpress-printed mail art, including the work of Beat and Black Mountain writers and poets from their native Detroit. Ginsberg was a frequent collaborator.
First Edition. New York: Grove Press, (1977). Hardcover. Large 8vo. Publisher's black cloth in original dust jacket. INSCRIBED at ffep, " AH/ Allen Ginsberg/ for Ken Mikolowski/ Jan 24, 1978/ Ann Arbor, Mich./ 'on iron oceans'[?]." Trivial touches of shelfwear and minor toning. Near fine. 302pp.
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