New York: Beatitude, 1960. First Edition. Well-preserved issue of "perhaps the quintessential "Beat" publication...originally published in mimeograph at the Bread and Wine Mission on Grant Avenue in San Francisco's very hip North Beach...Beatitude was originally planned as a weekly newsletter, "designed to extol beauty and promote the beatific life among the various mendicants, neo-existentialists, christs, poets, painters, musicians and other inhabitants and observers of North Beach"" (Clay & Phillips, p.81). Contents include contributions by Diane DiPrima, Christian Morgenstern, Edward Freeman, William J. Margolis, John Brent, Hugh Romney, C.V.J. Anderson, Takashi Kusano, Kazue Mizumura, and Ree Dragonette. Item #5248
Slim octavo (22.5cm); original pictorial wrappers, stapled; 24pp. Subtle toning and some faint foxing to extremities, with a few faint creases to upper right corner; Very Good+.