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Visions of Cody. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg.
New York: McGraw Hill, 1972 - Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained brown, tan endpapers. With the dust jacket. Top edge a trifle marked, spine lettering slightly dull but an excellent copy in the dust jacket. First collected edition, first printing. A remarkable association copy with Ginsberg's full page presentation inscription to his lover Peter Orlowsky, "For Peter dear coming back from Washington DC seeing McCarthy CIA Dentist Named White House Circumambulation Gaté [come/gone] Gaté [come/or gone] paragaté [shore gone] parasamgaté [other shore totally gone] Bodhi [Mind] Svaha [amen] - what would Jack've thought? Allen Nov 28 1972" This mantra is adapted from the so-called Heart Sutra Dance (Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha - Going, Always Going, Going Beyond, Further Beyond, Completely Gone to Buddhahood, Svaha - So Be It) and relates almost too perfectly to the great scandal which would eventually lead to Nixon's demise. A truly wonderful Beat association, inscribed by Ginsberg just three years after Kerouac's untimely death and at a key moment in modern US history. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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