First edition of Allen Ginsberg's Collected Poems 1947-1980; Signed by Him

  • Collected Poems 1947-1980.
  • Collected Poems 1947-1980.

Collected Poems 1947-1980.


Item Number: 52009

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Allen Ginsberg 1985 and initials AH New York.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

Gathered here for the first time is the verse of three decades of one of America's greatest poets, Collected Poems 1947-1980 includes all writings in the groundbreaking paperback volumes published by City Lights Books, the contents of many rare pamphlets issued by small presses, and, finally, some notable texts hitherto unpublished—one, "Many Loves," withheld "for reasons of prudence and modesty," is an erotic rhapsody dating from the historic "San Francisco Renaissance" era.

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