New York: New Directions Publishing Corp. 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Small 8vo (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 201 x 130 mm), 148,  pages, in pictorial wrappers, Ferlinghetti portrait to the upper wrapper. SIGNED by Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the title page. The paperback edition of this collection of poems and prose, published simultaneously with the hardcover edition. New Directions Paperbook NDP361, with $1.75 price printed on lower wrapper. Besides the poems, some of Ferlinghetti's prose pieces are noteworthy, especially his description of an appearance by Ezra Pound at Spoleto: "The voice knocked me down, so soft, so thin, so frail, so stubborn still. I put my head on my arms on the velvet sill of the box. I was surprised to see a single tear drop on my knee." (page 58). SCARCE SIGNED. Item #2137
CONDITION: Light soiling and edge wear to wrappers, some foxing to top edge. Internally, pages lightly toned but clean and unmarked. A Very Good or better copy.