[San Francisco: Beatitude], 1975. 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 Harold Norse, Neeli Cherkovski, Michael McClure, Jack Hirschman, Jack Micheline, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A.D. Winans, Kristen Wetterhahn, and others. Item #5250
Quarto (28cm); mimeographed leaves (printed recto and verso), side-stapled into printed card covers; 40pp. Trivial wear to extremities, with a faint, tiny stain to lower rear cover; Near Fine.