Author: Holmes, John Clellon
Title: Go - signed by eight beats
Place Published: Mamaroneck, NY
Date Published: 1977
Red cloth, decorative dust jacket. Facsimile reprint of the original 1952 edition.
Considered by many to be the first Beat Generation novel. Set in New York, it concerns the lives of a collection of characters largely based on the friends Holmes used to hang around with in the 1940's and 1950's in Manhattan. This copy is signed on the front flyleaf by John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Jack Hirschman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Micheline and Peter Orlovsky (who has added the inscription, "Let's swim in East River").