"the brave adventurer, the good companion, my love": First Edition of Nothing More To Declare; Inscribed by John Clellon Holmes to His Wife
Nothing More To Declare.
Holmes, John Clellon.$1,800.00
Item Number: 103995
New York: E.P. Dutton , 1967.
First edition of this notable assessment of the literature of the Beats and their contemporaries, with essays on Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gershon Legman and Jay Landesman. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his wife on the front free endpaper, “For Shirley- the brave adventurer, the good companion, my love- John Feb. 3, 1967.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Omin. An exceptional association copy.
At 40, John Clellon Holmes scrutinizes maturity-his own, and that of the recent, memorable generation we called Beat. This is one writer's provocative, personal summation of the men and ideas that made his literary generation. Despite himself, Holmes became spoksman for the Beat. Contains intimate portraits of Gershon Legman, Jay Landesman, Allen ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac.