Item #40040 Collected Poems, 1947-1980. Allen GINSBERG.
Collected Poems, 1947-1980.
Collected Poems, 1947-1980.


Collected Poems, 1947-1980.

NY: Viking, 1984. First edition. Black cloth. 840pp.

SIGNED by the author on the title page, who has added his ‘AH’ mantra below.

Dw. illustration of three fish with one head by Harry Smith, based on Allen Ginsberg’s original sketch of “the Buddha’s footprint”, glimpsed by him in Bodh Gayā, India, in 1962. Author’s photograph to lower panel by Robert Frank.

The collection presents Ginsberg’s poems in chronological order for the first time and achieved his intention to make “a graph or a picture of my mind over the seasons, months, years, decades.”

Upper board slightly sprung, with minor shelfwear, o/w Near Fine in price-clipped dw.