Near Fine. First UK and true first edition of this hardcover poetry collection from Berrigan fairly early in his career. #98 of only 100 copies signed. Near fine with one tiny corner bump. Signed by Author.
Small 4to. [108 pp]. Very good plus in illustrated wrappers. Cover art and internal illustrations by George Schneeman. INSCRIBED by Berrigan on the third leaf to Keith Abbott, "for Keith, / 3/5 of my / best book of / all / time, / Love, / Ted Berrigan." Abbott wrote a slightly negative review of this collection, in which he posited that some of the poems could have been dropped.
[112 pp]. Very near fine in illustrated boards. No dust jacket, as issued. Cover art and internal drawings by George Schneeman. INSCRIBED by Berrigan on the second leaf, "For Brigid [Berlin] / w/ / Love /+ / Respect, / yr. humble + / obed. svt. / Ted / ["NY" within a heart drawing] / Oct 1970." Berrigan has added two words dropped by the printer from the poem "Heroin." Brigid Berlin, also known as "Brigid Polk" for her habit of injecting friends with amphetamines, was a fixture of Warhol's Factory scene, and while she is not mentioned in the text of this book, one poem is dedicated to/about Warhol and another mentions him by name.
Small 4to. [104 pp]. Hard bumps to bottom edge of front and rear cover, else near fine in illustrated boards. No dust jacket, as issued. One of 50 numbered copies SIGNED by Berrigan, who added "for Michael Brownstein" on the copyright page, and "+ Mike" to the dedication page. Finally, Berrigan has added two words to the poem "Heroin."
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