Very Good+ to Very Good paperback. Normal shelfwear to the exterior including heavy scattered rubbing. Slight chipping along the fore-edge of the rear cover. Normal aging including discoloration and mild foxing to the exterior; slight discoloration/yellowing to the page-ends. Otherwise, pages and text are clean and bright. Overall, a handsome reading copy. 100 pp.
Covers are lightly dust soiled, else a near fine copy; text is fresh and clean. LAMANTIA, Philip. SELECTED POEMS 1943-1966. 18mo, printed wrappers, 100 pages. Philip Lamantia was born in San Francisco in 1927. He was published in the Surrealist periodical View at age 15. The rear cover quotes Allen Ginsberg, who "has declared [Lamantia] 'an American original, soothsayer even as Poe, genius in the language of Whitman, native companion and teacher to myself'."
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