Rare Books

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Black Sparrow New Year's Greeting Bundle
Charles Bukowski
A special three-pack of rare chapbooks made by Black Sparrow Press featuring poetry from Charles Bukowski.
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Il Mare Dentro Noi; Sulla Rotta di Ulisse
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Elisa Polimeni
Published by Italy's Aletti Editore, this beautiful slip-cased set contains two volumes. Il mare dentro noi (The Sea Is Within Us") is comprised of the long Poem "At Sea," plus other poems about the sea. Dual language English and Italian, with the translations on the facing page.
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To Protect and Serve Who?
Organizing a Movement to Abolish Police Violence
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Direct from City Lights: An essay-pamphlet by Mumia Abu-Jamal on ending police violence, a companion to the book Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writing of Mumia Abu-Jamal
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Moscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Broadside, Folded into an 8vo pamphlet. VERY GOOD+ on white paper, has some light toning around the edges. Single sheet, broadside poem.
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Love is No Stone on the Moon
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
First Edition. Pub. 1971 by Arif Press, Berkeley. Very good condition. Sextodecimo [5" by 7.5"]. Stapled wraps.
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An Elegy To Dispel Gloom
[After the Assassinations of Mayor George Moscone of San Francisco and City Supervisor Harvey Milk November 27, 1978]
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 1978. Folded broadside, one of only 50 copies of the second printing (marked 25 cents) after a first printing of 50 copies (marked 15 cents). Photocopies made by Ferlinghetti at the Postal Instant Press in San Francisco. Minor toning to the edges, else a fine copy of this very scarce item.
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May Day Speech
Jean Genet
Transcript, in English, of Genet's May Day Speech, delivered at Yale on the occasion of the 1970 May Day Rally in support of Bobby Seale (recently imprisoned) and the Black Panthers. A 25-page stapled booklet. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. In very good condition.
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From Nicaragua with Love
First edition
Ernesto Cardenal
San Francisco City Lights 1986, 1986. First edition 79pp. Slight wear to wraps; near fine. Pocket Poets series book number 43. New, 1st Edition
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On the Barricades: Journal for the Protection of All Beings #2
Collector's Edition
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
No 2 Journal for the Protection Of All Beings 1968, City Lights Books 1968 Bastille Day, 1968. Soft cover. Good condition with slight toning around the edges. First Edition. Extremely scarce photos. First issue of this Journal was 1961 No. 1 this is No 2 1968 a first edition. Cartoons photos by Caron. Herbert Marcuse on back of cover.
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Planet News 1961—1967
Pocket Poets Number 23, First Edition
Allen Ginsberg
San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1968). First Edition, letterpress, 16mo, 144 pages. As new in printed wrappers.