New York: Grove Press, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Publisher's black cloth in original dust jacket. INSCRIBED at ffep, " AH/ Allen Ginsberg/ for Ken Mikolowski/ Jan 24, 1978/ Ann Arbor, Mich./ 'on iron oceans'[?]." Trivial touches of shelfwear and minor toning. Near fine. 302pp. Near fine / near fine. Item #17702
An important record of the early years of the seminal American poet, with a nice association. Inscribed to Ken Mikolowski, who with his wife Ann founded the Alternative Press. For more than 30 years, the Alternative Press published unbound letterpress-printed mail art, including the work of Beat and Black Mountain writers and poets from their native Detroit. Ginsberg was a frequent collaborator.