San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956.
First edition, first issue with Lucien Carr listed on the dedication page and a period after Harlem on the rear cover. Publisher's black wraps printed in blue with white wraparound printed in black. Very Good. Light soiling and light wear to wraps, with a small area of abrasion to rear cover effacing text. Pages lightly toned and lightly handled. An undisputed cornerstone of beat poetry, Ginsberg's initial inspiration came from a terrifying vision he had during a San Francisco peyote trip. The poem defined a generation. Item #140937874