Lot 124 of 725:
Four volumes of Howl or books about Howl, signed by Ferlinghetti  

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Howl - a collection of Howl and books about Howl - all signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Ginsberg, Allen

Various places


Various dates


Includes 1 edition of Howl:

  • Glossy boards. City Lights Pocket Bookshop, [1996]. 40th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. Signed by [Lawrence] Ferlinghetti on the title page.

And 3 works about Howl:

  • Miles, Barry, ed. Allen Ginsberg Howl. Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript, and Variant Versions, Fully Annotated by Author...and Bibliography. Wrappers. First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition. Harper Perennial, [2006]. Signed by Ferlinghetti at dedication (to him).
  • Morgan, Bill and Nancy J. Peters, editors. Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression. Wrappers. First Edition. City Lights Books, [2006]. Signed by [Lawrence] Ferlinghetti on the half title page.
  • Shinder, Jason, editor. The Poem that Changed America: "Howl" Fifty Years Later. Boards, dust jacket. First Edition. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2006]. Signed by [Lawrence] Ferlinghetti on the title page.

Four works signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the co-founder and editor for City Lights Books in San Francisco. His most notorious publication was Allen Ginsberg's Howl. Howl was confiscated shortly after publication and Ferlinghetti was tried for selling the book.

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