September Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Sep 16  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of September 16 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
638   Allen Ginsberg  $200 $220 $242 2 You must login to place a bid.

#638 - Allen Ginsberg

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Ginsberg’s drafts of ‘Contest of Bards,’ triple-signed and inscribed to Peter Orlovsky
Description  

Unique pairing of manuscripts for ‘Contest of Bards,’ consisting of photocopies of his original typescript draft and the printer’s proof bound together in a red folder, both signed and inscribed in fountain pen to his longtime partner Peter Orlovsky. The cover sheet for the typescript is signed and inscribed, “Xerox second typing, for Peter Orlovsky, Allen Ginsberg, Feb 7, 1978.” The typescript was copiously notated and revised prior to producing this copy, but this draft does have a few additional original pencil and ballpoint edits and corrections in Ginsberg’s hand. Following the typescript is a similar copy of the printer’s proof, signed and inscribed opposite the first page, “Contest of Bards, Second Typing & Inserts, Xerox of Proofs & Inserts, For Peter Orlovsky, Feb 7, 1978, Allen Ginsberg,” and is signed and inscribed again on the first page, “For Peter Orlovsky, Feb 7, 1978, Allen Ginsberg.” In overall fine condition. After meeting in 1954, Ginsberg and Orlovsky began a lifelong public relationship that helped inspire Ginsberg’s famous ‘Howl.’ These manuscripts present not only an intimate personal association but offer significant insight into Ginsberg’s creative process. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $50.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.

back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 460 is due by Monday, September 28th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.