Planet news 1961-1967.
Book Id: 88401
FREE domestic or international shipping with direct order. **San Francisco: City Lights, 1968. Black-and-white paper covers.. 148 pp. 15.8 x 12.3 cm. As new. **True first edition, printed in letterpress by Villiers Press, London, England, with a sewn binding and Villiers' notice inside the rear cover. 5000 copies published in May 1968. The stated "First American Edition" is a reprint by every reasonable standard. It consisted of "25,000 copies printed photo-offset and perfect-bound by Edwards Brothers in Ann Arbor, Michigan" in November 1968 (Cook, The City Lights Pocket Poets series: a descriptive bibliography). This publishing pattern was commonly practiced by City Lights: the initial printings of most of the first 27 numbers were letterpress by Villiers, with some later offset reprints by Edwards Brothers or other firms. Number 23 in series.