Item #88401 Planet news 1961-1967. True first edition. Allen Ginsberg.

Planet news 1961-1967. True first edition

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, as described by Ralph Cook in his The City Lights Pocket Poets series: a descriptive bibliography: "25,000 copies printed photo-offset and perfect-bound by Edwards Brothers in Ann Arbor, Michigan" in November 1968 (Cook). 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. In his later City Lights Books: a descriptive bibliography (Garland, 1992), Ralph Cook describes the "First American Edition" as "erroneous." Number 23 in series. Only two as-new, never-sold copies remain. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #88401

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