Airplane dreams: compositions from journals. Allen Ginsberg.

Airplane dreams: compositions from journals.

Toronto: The House of Anansi, 1968. First edition, wrapper issue; 8vo, pp. [8], 38; blue and white pictorial wrappers, stained, dampstain through top corner of last few pages, not affecting text. This copy inscribed by Ginsberg to Israel "Izzy" Young, former owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York, and first promoter of Bob Dylan in New York City: "For Izzy Young, Stockholm, January 29, 1983. Corrections enclosed." The corrections mentioned in the inscription are not present. "The Manufacturing Clause of the American copyright laws is an interesting piece of legislation. Among other things, it provides that the copyright of an American author's work published outside the U.S. can be pirated if more than three thousand copies of that work are imported into the States. In protest of this infringing piece of legislation, and with Allen Ginsberg's permission, we are sending five thousand copies of Airplane Dreams...to the United States." A note in the subsequent 1969 City Lights Edition (with accompanies this offering), notes that "the shipment was subsequently seized & confiscated by U. S. Customs and has never been recovered." Item #46279

Price: $150.00