Item #4671 “The world is a beautiful place”. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

“The world is a beautiful place”

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

New Haven, CT: Gryphon, 1989.

First printing thus. 16.5 x 24 inches. Letterpress broadside, illustrated with reproduction in color of painting by the author. Gryphon Poetry Broadside No. One, “Privately Printed in New Haven by Robert Reid and Terry Berger at the Sign of the Gryphon.” Numbered in ink as copy number 2, signed and inscribed by the author/artist in the month of publication. Mild rumpling and creasing to edges, but still about fine. Item #4671

A very special copy of this broadside, which pairs one of Ferlinghetti”s best-known and most often anthologized and taught poems, from his 1958 volume A Coney Island of the Mind, with a 1987 oil painting,“Earth First! (The Dark Strand)” — inscribed to one of the printer/publishers, Bob Reid, at the time of publication, “with much appreciation.” Uncommon; five copies found in WorldCat, only two of which are in U.S. collections.

Price: $150.00

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