Witt. Patti SMITH.



NY: Gotham Book Mart, June 1973. First edition. 8vo. Clothbound, with photograph of the author by Robert Mapplethorpe to upper board. 46pp.

One of 26 lettered and SIGNED copies "for the use of the author and publisher", this copy designated 'B' (there were also 100 numbered copies). Patti Smith has additionally inscribed this copy at the foot of the colophon page: "B- Double Bill - 2 dreams of Wm Burroughs in McX. movie dark sun glasses. bird peck. dilating eye of needle.."

Smith dedicated this collection of poems, quite different in style from her first collection, to William Burroughs, along with Allen Lanier (Blue Öyster Cult) and Arthur Rimbaud.

Slight age-toning and minor rubbing to front cover, o/w Near Fine. One of the most desirable copies imaginable of this title.