New York: New Directions, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 208 x 141 mm, 216 pages, in brown cloth, titles to spine, in a pictorial dust jacket.SIGNED by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder on the front end paper. Ferlinghetti has contributed four poems, while Snyder's contribution is a transcript of a talk he gave at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara. This volume also contains work by Robert Bly, Robert Duncan, Charles Henri Ford, Denise Levertov, and James Purdy, among others. With a certificate of authenticity for the two signatures. Copies signed by both writers are uncommon. SCARCE SIGNED. Item #1705
CONDITION: Near Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Small bump to top of upper board, internally clean, bright, and unmarked. The dust jacket has a bit of edge wear and soiling to the panels and light sunning to the spine and flaps. The upper panel shows a light imprint of some kind in the lower half. Nonetheless, this is a nice, collectible copy, especially with the presence of signatures by two well-known authors.