A weekly miscellany of poetry and other jazz (subtitle varying).
Nos. 2-33 (=last published, Discovery Bookshop, San Francisco,1959-1977) together with BEATITUDE/East Numbers 16 and 17 (all) . New York: Beatitude Press, (1960-1961)( No. 33: Silver Anniversary. Edited by Jeffrey Grossman. San Francisco, Beatitude, 1985. 239 pp, 8vo.; original wrapper). Together 26 + 2 issues from New York. ( Nos. 1,10,12-14,`16,19,20 are lacking to be complete.) Light edge-wear and age toning throughout, but altogether an excellent set, in this near complete state, very rare.
A near set of the quintessential 'Beat' publication..." (Clay & Phillips 81) Started by Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman, and John Kelly, BEATITUDE was originally a weekly newsletter for the North Beach literary scene, It quickly abandoned the weekly schedule and became the quintessential outlet for Beat literature. Printed out of the Bread and Wine Mission run by Congregationalist minister Pierre Delattre (who also published in Beatitude), the magazine included the work of its founders, as well as Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, and others. No. 33 is: Anthology of Beatitude magazine, Silver Anniversary. Edited by Jeffrey Grossman. San Francisco, Beatitude, 1985. 239 pp, 8vo.; original wrappers,with contributions by Kerouac, Corso,Waldman, Iverson, Snyder, Michelin, etc.; with photographs & drawings.The copy of No 3 has a special feature: Attached to the front cover is an original 3 3/4 x 2" high announcement card for the Measure Monster Poetry Reading which took place at Garibaldi Hall at 441 Broadway on May 23rd, 1959. Noted printer Russell Rummons' copy, with his elegant cinderella-stamp bookplate to inside front cover.