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Two signed works by Kirby Doyle, one inscribed  

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WITHDRAWN Two signed works by Kirby Doyle, one inscribed

Doyle, Kirby

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Various dates


2 volumes. First Editions. Includes:

  • Happiness Bastard. (12mo), illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by Doyle on the first page to Nathan May, editor of Beatitude Magazine No.32: "Dear Nathan May - These works written b'th' hand of crude petroleum oils. The universe is an apparent illusion, yr pal, Kirby Doyle, SF, '83." North Hollywood, CA: Essex House, [1968].
  • The Collected Poems of Kirby Doyle. (12mo), decorative wrappers. Signed by Doyle on the title page. With small photograph of the author laid in. One of 750 copies. San Francisco: Greenlight Press, 1983. 

Kirby Doyle was an American poet featured in the New American Poetry anthology, with the so-called "third generation" of American modernist poets. He was one of the San Francisco Renaissance  poets who laid the groundwork for Beat poetry in San Francisco. He also wrote novels.

Lot Amendments

Light wear and soiling to bindings, both volumes solid copies; very good.

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