San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. First edition, first issue (with pasted card wrap). Paperback. Near fine. Moderate staining to edges of pasted wraps (some from paste), and mild sunning to spine. 1/2” tear at tail. Else fine. Signed by author on title-page and by dedicatee of Howl, Carl Solomon, at beginning of poem (p. 9) – see following pages for photographs. Only one copy with Solomon’s signature at auction since 1975 (1992 reappearing in 2005) on ABPC. Presented in custom clam-shell box. Beat
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