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ALLEN GINSBERG | MOSTLY SITTING HAIKU. (PATERSON, NEW JERSEY: FROM HERE PRESS, 1978); PRESENTATION COPY

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 1,500 USD

ALLEN GINSBERG | MOSTLY SITTING HAIKU. (PATERSON, NEW JERSEY: FROM HERE PRESS, 1978); PRESENTATION COPY

ALLEN GINSBERG | MOSTLY SITTING HAIKU. (PATERSON, NEW JERSEY: FROM HERE PRESS, 1978); PRESENTATION COPY

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 1,500 USD

Lot sold:

6,250

USD

ALLEN GINSBERG


MOSTLY SITTING HAIKU. (PATERSON, NEW JERSEY: FROM HERE PRESS, 1978)


8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.). Publisher's tan printed wrappers (this copy bound with two sets of the wrapper), stapled.


First edition; presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author to O'Keeffe on the title-page: "for Georgia O'Keefe [sic] | Allen Ginsberg | Ghost Ranch | July 30, 1978 | AH."


"Ginsberg's gift to O'Keeffe of a book of his haiku reflects their shared interest in Asian poetry and philosophy" (The Book Room).


LITERATURE:

Sarah L. Burt, The Book Room: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Library in Abiquiu, New York, p. 34


PROVENANCE:

Allen Ginsberg

Georgia O’Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico

By descent to the present owner

Outermost front wrapper with a some small stains.


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