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There were many fantastic authors of the Beat Generation, and Biblio is proud to present a vast collection of rare and antique books written by the infamous authors of the Beat Generation. Many of the rare and antique books featured below are signed by the author, and many of them are also inscribed. Some of the rare and antique books of the Beat Generation come complete with illustrations and other ephemera, so they would make a great addition to any rare and antique book collection.



Original Carbon Typescript for Part I of "Howl" by Ginsberg, Allen

[San Francisco], 1955. Very good overall. Previously unknown original carbon typescript of the most important postwar American poem: Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." Almost certainly the only surviving draft version of this iconic poem remaining in private hand...

From Type Punch Matrix

$425,000.00


ON THE ROAD by KEROUAC, Jack

New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Both the book and the dustwrapper are bright and fresh, with a few very short closed tears to the top of the dustwrapper. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Third Printing in a Third Printing dus...

From Charles Agvent

$21,875.00


ED RUSCHA: ON THE ROAD: AN ARTIST BOOK OF THE CLASSIC NOVEL BY JACK KEROUAC - LIMITED SIGNED SLIPCASED EDITION by (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Kerouac, Jack & Edward Ruscha. Bob Monk, Coordinating Editor

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Kerouac, Jack & Edward Ruscha. Bob Monk, Coordinating Editor. ED RUSCHA: ON THE ROAD: AN ARTIST BOOK OF THE CLASSIC NOVEL BY JACK KEROUAC - LIMITED SIGNED SLIPCASED EDITION. Signed and Numbered by the Artist. New York & Gottinge...

From Arcana: Books on the Arts

$8,800.00


COMPLETE SET OF 44 ROYALTY CHECKS, ALL SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS ON VERSO by KEROUAC, Jack; O'HARA, Frank; OLSON, Charles; GINSBERG, Allen; CORSO, Gregory; JONES, LeRoi; ASHBERY, John; WHALEN, Philip; etc

Document. Expected wear. Fine. Complete set of cancelled royalty checks made out by editor Donald Allen to 44 authors who appeared in the landmark poetry anthology THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY: 1945-1960, all SIGNED on the verso by the individual authors. In...

From Charles Agvent

$8,125.00


On The Road by Kerouac, Jack

New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. Black cloth with title in white on cover and flawless text in white on spine. Fine/very good. Octavo 5.25" x 8" pp. [2] 3-310. One of the most seminal, shape shifting books of 20th century liter...

From Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

$5,500.00


ON THE ROAD. by KEROUAC. JACK

Viking Press. New York. 1957. FIRST EDITION. Publishers black cloth, lettered in white to spine and front board. In original 1st state dustwrapper with price still intact on front inner flap. Book is clean internally except for the faint trace of a singl...

From Paul Foster Books

£3,000.00


The Subterraneans by KEROUAC, Jack

New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1958. Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed boards, white paper to sides, with gilt titles to spine and front board. Bookseller's ticket of Witkowers (Hartford, Connecticut), to rear pastedown. A fine copy. First edition, firs...

From Peter Harrington

£2,750.00


Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams by Ginsberg, Allen

San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1956. Second Edition. 5" x 6.13" pp. 44, One of the foundational troika of Beat Literature along with "On The Road" and "Naked Lunch". This Poem has survived a First Amendment challenge in c...

From Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

$2,500.00


Howl for Carl Solomon by Ginsberg, Allen

San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1971. Fine. First edition thus, revised with a new introduction. One of 275 copies signed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page, printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem on hand-made paper, and bound in cloth with a drawi...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$2,500.00


Riprap [first edition] by Snyder, Gary

Ashland: Origin Press, 1959. First edition. [17] leaves, bound double-folded and sewn Japanese-style. Patterned blue paste-paper wrappers, printed cover label. Tiny trace of rubbing to corners, still a beautiful, fine copy of a fragile production, and ra...

From Triolet Rare Books

$1,750.00


The Naked Lunch by Burroughs, William S

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959. First Edition, First Issue, with price of 1500 francs rear flap. Number 76  in the Traveller's Companion Series. Book is Near Fine, with tiny (1/8") apparent glue stains at top and bottom of page block at spin...

From Dale Steffey Books

$1,750.00


Empty Mirror: Early Poems by GINSBERG, Allen

New York: Totem Press in association with Corinth Books, 1961. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Wrappers. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. A couple of small stains on the rear panel, else fine. Inscribed by Ginsberg on Staten Island in 1964 ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$1,500.00


AMERICAN EXPRESS by Corso, Gregory

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1961. First edition, first prnt. 1st state with "15 N.F." printed price on rear wrap. No. 85 in the publisher's "The Traveller's Companion" series. Signed by Corso on the front free endpage. Perfect-bo...

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA

$900.00


Naked Lunch by Burroughs, William S

New York: Grove Press, Inc. , 1958. First American Edition, First Printing stated at copyright page, First Issue dust jacket with no zip code rear panel and correct price front flap, Near Fine, tiny bump top corner front board, in Near Fine dust jacket, ...

From Dale Steffey Books

$800.00


Crucifix in a Deathhand New Poems, 1963-1965 by Bukowski, Charles

Loujon/ Lyle Stuart, 1965. First printing. With etchings by Noel Rockmore. A Loujon Press award book. One of 3,100 signed copies, dated (in pink) 3-20-65. Very good with cover faded, torn/frayed at bottom of spine fold. Wraparound band has several small ...

From citynightsbooks

$775.00


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