T.V. Baby Poem signed by Allen Ginsberg 1st / 1st 1968


First and only edition published by Beach Books and Distributed by City Lights Books in the US in 1968. This near fine copy has been signed by the author to the front wrapper with his usual AH lgo next to his name. There is very little wear at all which is rare for such a fragile title. There is the odd wrinkle but otherwise it is in near fine condition.


Published the year after T.V. Baby Poems, this is a facsimile of Allen Ginsberg's original 1961 hand-typed manuscript, with subsequent hand-written corrections & notations, of the first & longest poem in that previous volume, where it is titled "Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Death Chamber." Preceding the manuscript is a full-page photograph in margins of the poet taken in 1966. Following the manuscript is a facsimile of a hand-written letter from Ginsberg to Beach & Pelieu, explaining the history of the manuscript, its editing and publication. A rare item signed


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