San Francisco: City Lights Books / Beach Books, Texts & Documents, 1969. Second edition. Paperback. SIGNED. 60pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] White and black illustrated wraps. Near fine. The wraps are age-toned and very lightly scratched. The rear wrap has a minor trace of soiling. Item #35891
This is the author's first book. Signed, "Best, Carl Solomon" on the title page. Carl Solomon was the dedicatee of Howl. In the Introduction to Howl, William Carlos Williams states, with regards to Ginsberg, "Now he turns up fifteen or twenty years later with an arresting poem. Literally he has, from all evidence, been through hell. On the way he met a man named Carl Solomon with whom he shared among the teeth and excrement of this life something that cannot be described but in the words he has used to describe it."