Publisher: Altadena, California: Twin Palms Publishers, 1990
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112697
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine gray cloth with debossed title on front cover and spine; with printed dust jacket. Photographs and text by Allen Ginsberg. Additional text by Gregory Corso. Includes captions from photographs and biographies of Ginsberg's subjects. Designed by Jack Woody. Unpaginated, with 91 sheet-fed gravure plates, beautifully printed on heavy art paper by Toppan Printing Company, Japan. 14-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 5000 hardbound copies.
[Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001).]
Fine in Fine dust jacket (includes belly band).
From the publisher: "An insider's history of the Beat movement and its personalities through the personal photographs of one of its principle figures. Pointing his camera randomly at the counterculture around him, the poet created a unique visual record of his friends and companions covering a period of almost forty years. His subjects include Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Robert Frank, Paul Bowles, Timothy Leary, dozens of other writers, painters, and friends, and several revealing self-portraits. Beneath each photograph are Ginsberg's handwritten reminiscences of the circumstances, people, and places relating to the photograph."