New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 1/4 X 8 1/8 Inches. 163 PP. Very Good / Near Fine. Item #4739
First printing with the "A-2.60" on the copyright page. Original price of $3.50 intact on front flap. Signed and inscribed to his personal friend Don Lehmkuhl on the FFEP. Inscription reads, "For Donald, More cool than lame, fondly, Howard / September, 1961." Light sunning to spine.
Donald Lehmkuhl, author of The Woman in the Moon (Doubleday, 1986), The Flights of Icarus, Mantua and others was a graduate of Columbia University. He travelled extensively and resided in Cambridge, Paris, London and New York in the 1950’s and 60’s. His poetry appeared in The Transatlantic Review, The Columbia Review, Best Poems of 1956, The Partisan Review and The Second Coming among others. His short stories appeared in MALE magazine and The Columbia University Forum among others. Lehmkuhl is well-known for having written the text for tour programs for the band “YES” as a band biographer of sorts. Having secured a portion of his book and manuscript collection, I can tell you that his interest in both drugs and poetry were vastly represented….