Journal For The Protection of All Beings, No. 1

Michael McClure, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Meltzer (eds.)


City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1961. First Edition. Softcover with Illustrated wraps. 6.5 x 12 inches.

Very Good with age toning and minor creasing to the upper right corner of the front cover. Minor creasing to the notoriously fragile spine.

Incredible collection of imagery and texts in an ecologically minded space which publications like the Whole Earth Catalog would later run with. Includes contributions from Thomas Merton, Bertrand Russell, Antonin Artaud, Gregory Corso, Albert Camus and more.

A very presentable example of Ferlinghetti's City Lights Press pushing the envelope at a very early stage of late 20th century radicalism.