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Howl. Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions Fully Annotated by the Author, with Contemporaneous Correspondence, Account of First Public Reading, Legal Skirmishes, Precursor Texts & Bibliography. Edited by Barry Miles.
New York: Harper & Row, 1986 - Quarto. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, fish design to front board in blind, light brown endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. Illustrations from photographs throughout. First edition thus, first printing, inscribed by the author with an original drawing of his signature Blakean "Ah Sunflower" and a snake. The title page is inscribed "For Clarus Backes, March 5 1987, near Naropa Institute, Allen Ginsberg, AH Boulder Colorado", and the half-title has the drawing incorporating stars, moon, "Ah" sun, "Ah" sunflower and snake, and the inscription "Best wishes in the new age". Clarus J. Backes (1935–1988) was an award-winning journalist and book editor of the Colorado Tribune and Denver Post. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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