Loewinsohn, Ron; Allen Ginsberg, introduction; William Carlos Williams
Title Watermelons - Signed
Book Condition Very Good +
Edition First edition
Publisher New York Totem Press 1959
Seller ID 1017
Loewinsohn, Ron; Allen Ginsberg, introduction. Watermelons. New York: Totem Press, 1959, limited edition of 1000 copies. Staple-bound, card wraps, 140mm by 214mm, 29  pp. plus errata slip. Light rubbing to the wraps. Signed and dated (2 May, 1970) by Loewinsohn on the title page. Includes a preface by way of a letter from William Carlos Williams. This book of poetry was one of the original seven volumes produced by LeRoi Jones’ press. An early, strong collection, as emphasized in the introduction by Ginsberg: “A great wave of Poetry is breaking over America now & Loewinsohn’s early hip beauty helps wet everybody.” (Clay & Phillips 91) No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. (eph) First Edition.