BABEL - INSCRIBED BY PATTI SMITH AND LENNY KAYE
Place Published: New York
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date Published: 1978
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 1658
First Printing, wrappered issue. Octavo (22.75cm); photo-illustrated wrappers; 202, pp; illus. Inscribed by Smith on the half-title page in a contemporary hand: "To Pavlov / Radio Ethiopium / Patti Smith / refm." Additionally inscribed on the title page: "For Pavlov / Love always, Lenny Kaye / PSG." Faint crease at left edge of front wrapper, with some light rubbing to extremities; Near Fine.
An early book of Smith's poems, prose, lyrics, and drawings, issued simultaneously in cloth and wrappers. Copies with contemporary inscriptions are uncommon, and this is the only copy of this title we have seen additionally inscribed by Lenny Kaye.