1960 Scarce First edition, First printing (priced 35c) - RIMBAUD by Jack KEROUAC.
Author: Jack Kerouac.
Publisher: San Francisco, City Lights Books, 1960. First edition, First printing with 35c price. (Charters A14). One of the 2,000 scarce printed copies.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 1 fold page.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine folded broadside (25 x 5 inches) printed in black on yellow paper, recto and verso (edges and corners fine - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 800 - USD 1000)
The book: Scarce remaining copy in a beautiful condition of this wonderful 202 line poem by Jack Kerouac about the symbolist French poet Arthur Rimbaud printed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights in a fold-out format. It first appeared in Yugen no. 6 earlier in the same year.
The author: Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969), known as Jack Kerouac, was an American novelist and poet of French Canadian ancestry, who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Raised in a French-speaking home in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac “learned English at age six and spoke with a marked accent into his late teens.” During World War II, he served in the United States Merchant Marine; he completed his first novel at the time, which was published over 40 years after his death. His first published book was The Town and the City, and he achieved widespread fame and notoriety with his second, On the Road, in 1957. It made him a beat icon, who published 12 more novels during his life and numerous poetry volumes.
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