San Francisco: House of Anansi and City Lights, 1969. First American Edition. Very Good. Item #4128
[Toronto / San Francisco]. House of Anansi / City Lights, 1969. First American Edition. SIGNED by Ginsberg on title page with doodle on opposite blank, along with additional hand-written note from the laid in. Small 8vo. Wraps. 38 pages.
Wraps toned around edges and spine. Cover price of "$1.75" has been crossed out. Front and rear covers lightly spotted. Small waterstain to top of text block, but hasn't affected interior.
Signed on title page without inscription. Dated 3/14/88. Author also drew a flower-snake, sun, moon and stars surrounding his traditional "AH" signature on the title page.
Also included is a hand-written, signed note to the previous owner, which reads, "Dear Mr Mayes - Thanks for your kindly note about the Met***** (?) reading - White Shroud has recent poems. - Allen Ginsberg"
Initial print run was published in 1968 in Canada, and 5,000 copies were sent to the U.S., but seized by customs. This edition was printed the next year by Anansi in collaboration with City Lights.