WHO BE KIND TO. Allen Ginsberg, Wes Wilson, poem, design.


San Francisco: Cranium Press, [1967]. First Edition. Attractive broadside featuring a beatific Ginsberg holding a pair of tablets, containing the text of his poem "Who Be Kind To," written in 1965 prior to a poetry reading at Royal Albert Hall. Designed by American artist Wes Wilson, best-known for his work creating posters for Bill Graham and The Fillmore in San Francisco. Morgan AA8.a.2; Art of Rock 2.362. Item #4216

Second Printing, one of 3,000 copies, according to Morgan, a substantial portion of which were discarded due to being printed off-register. Original photographic broadside, offset printed in colors on white stock, measuring 41.25cm x 78.25cm (16.25" x 30.75"). Light wear to extremities, a few discreet pin-holes at upper and lower margins, else a bright example; Very Good+ to Near Fine / B+.

Price: $300.00