Association copy of Howl
Allen Ginsberg, 1956
GINSBERG, Allen (1926-1997). Howl. San Francisco: City Lights, 1956.

Association copy of the first trade edition. This copy is from the library of sculptor Manuel Neri and his wife Meim, co-owners of Six Gallery in San Francisco, the venue for Ginsberg's first, full reading of Howl. Manuel Neri and Peter Vorakis had heard portions of it in the basement of the Bekins Company warehouse in Oakland and invited Ginsberg to read (perform?) in the now famous "6 Poets at 6 Gallery" event on 7 October 1955.

12mo. Stapled wrappers (light soiling and faint scratch to white area, a little minor edgewear); custom box. Provenance: Marilyn ("Meim") & Manuel Neri (ownership inscriptions to copyright page and verso of dedication).

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