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The second printing (with light blue endpapers) of Lenore Kandel's book of four erotic (some might say pornographic) poems that was censored when it first was released, with copies confiscated by the police from City Lights Books in SF. Kandel was also one of the speakers at the famous Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park during 1967's "Summer of Love"
The 1905 first Dodge Publishing Co. edition of The Rubáiyát with a wonderful deco cover and stylized color deco introduction page. This edition with sepia-toned photogravure illustrations by Adelaide Leeson (1875-1931), printed on delicate tissue pages. Leeson was a California artist and photographer (born in Coos Bay, Oregon) and was one of the first to use photography to illustrate literary works. She also hand-worked her negatives to achieve the images she wanted, being a pioneer of this technique. Leeson enlisted then well-known California literary figures, including Charles Keeler, Joaquin Miller.....
The 1920 second printing of 500 copies by Orientalia of Yone Noguchi's "Seen & Unseen, or Monologues of an Homeless Snail." Signed by Noguchi and with his chop opposite the title page. The book of verse was first published in 1897 and written by Noguchi as a young man in the San Francisco Bay area. Noguchi is the father of the contemporary sculptor Isamu Noguchi. The handsome historiated initials (the flourished letters at beginning of a verse) and the cover decoration were designed by Gelett Burgess. From the collection of.....
The rare October, 1965 mimeographed second printing of the Fugs’ Songbook, from the counterculture NYC band founded in 1964 by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. In a custom-made protective mylar jacket.
Condition: Good, a relatively large previous moisture staining to lower left corner, visible on all interior pages and front and back covers; the number "2" with a dash is written next to four songs in blue felt pen on the Table of Contents. Priced accordingly.
A relatively early fine press printing for Stafford of 11 poems in a numbered edition of only 250 copies, this number 10. Published by Walter Hamady's Perishable Press on fine deckled paper with a hand-sewn binding and printed dust wrappers.
Condition: Very Good, with a few scuffs and light dent impressions to covers; toning along spine and to edges of paper; now in a custom-made protective mylar jacket.