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Beerspit Night and Cursing
The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967
Charles Bukowski, Sheri Martinelli
From Black Sparrow Press. Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider"
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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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Twenty-four Love Songs
Ed Dorn
From Frontier Press, San Francisco (1969) First Edition. Very good condition. Stapled wrappers, tightly bound. Deckled fore-edge. Unpaginated, but slender. Designed and printed in San Francisco by Graham Mackintosh.
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Ascending Over Ohio
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Warren, OH: Fantome Press, [1989]. Pamphlet. First edition. Signed by Ferlinghetti on cover envelope. Fine in the publisher's printed envelope. Limited copies available.
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At Sea
A Poem for Pablo Neruda
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT CITY LIGHTS! Exquisite handmade letterpress edition of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's new poem, "At Sea".
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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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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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Magic Theater
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Published in 2007 by Sore Dove Press as a signed and numbered edition limited to 45 copies. The 4-page broadside is an 11x17 inches high gloss cardstock paper folded once. Cover photo is by Soheyl Dahi.
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Moscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed. 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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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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The Street's Kiss
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Boise: Limberlost Press, (1998) 8vo, 13 pages. One of 750 copies printed by letterpress on fine paper. Signed by Ferlinghetti on the title page. As new in printed wrappers.
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Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed pamphlet by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. First read at the Poets' Follies in San Francisco on Sunday May 11, 1958. He had seen Nagasaki a few weeks after the atom bomb destroyed it. That experience changed his life. The Tentative Description is less about Eisenhower than about all Presidents since then and their inability to recognize the nuclear
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What Is Poetry
A Non-Lecture
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed. Lawrence Ferlinghetti's speech at a celebration upon receiving the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Society of America in New York, 2004. This edition was published with the poet's permission for the Ojai Poetry Festival, 2005.
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A World Awash with Fascism & Fear
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Signed. Folds out to 14" x 22" poster.Signed. Cranium Press,, [San Francisco]:, 1971. First edition, pamphlet issue (folded). Broadside poem; single sheet, printed on white stock paper, measuring 15 by 22 inches, folded twice to make a pamphlet (as issued). A fine copy.

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