Lot 95 of 565:
Printing plates from Allen Ginsberg's Howl 1966  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$660
$700 - $1,000

Six printing plates from City Light Books publications, including the 17th printing of Allen Ginsberg's Howl


San Francisco

City Lights Books

Various dates


6 aluminum printing plates, some two sided.  92x64.5 cm (36x25¼"). With two large sheets of negatives produced from the plates.

Includes plates from :

  • Kaufman, Bob. Abomunist Manifesto (1959).
  • Kaufman, Bob.  Does The Secret Mind Whisper? (1960)
  • Meltzer, David. Ragas. (1959),
  • Ginsberg, Alan. Howl and Other Poems.17th printing. (1966).


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Lot Amendments

Fair amount of general wear to the plates, including soiling, denting, bending to corners and edges, etc.; overall good; sold as is.

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