San Francisco: Carp Press, 1960. First Edition. Short, early collection of 21 poems, several of which first appeared in the pages of Richard Duerden's magazine Foot and Jack Spicer's magazine J. Provenance: From the collection of Montana author, screenwriter, and outdoorsman William Hjortsberg (1941-2017), a central figure in the Montana Gang, and Brautigan's long-time friend and neighbor in Pine Creek. He spent two decades researching and writing Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan, published in 2012 to great acclaim. Barber 12. Item #5114
Slim octavo (17.75cm); photo-illustrated card wrappers, stapled; pp. Bookplate signed by the author is loosely laid in. Wrappers edgeworn, lightly dust-soiled, with a few faint stains and creases; contents clean; Very Good.