COMPLETE SET OF 44 ROYALTY CHECKS, ALL SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS ON VERSO. Jack KEROUAC, Frank O'HARA, Charles OLSON, Allen GINSBERG, Gregory CORSO, LeRoi JONES, John ASHBERY, Philip WHALEN, etc.

COMPLETE SET OF 44 ROYALTY CHECKS, ALL SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS ON VERSO

Document. Complete set of cancelled royalty checks made out by editor Donald Allen to 44 authors who appeared in the landmark poetry anthology THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY: 1945-1960, all SIGNED on the verso by the individual authors. In addition to his check, which he endorsed on the wrong end, Kerouac has written "For Sterling Lord Agency to re-process." The check for James Schuyler has been SIGNED by him as well as by his lover, artist Fairfield Porter. Denise Levertov has SIGNED both her maiden and married names. Many like Lew Welch, Philip Whalen, and Brother Antonius have added their addresses or an endorsement. Along with a TYPED NOTE SIGNED by Donald Allen and dated 1998 explaining the contract he signed with Grove Press for the anthology and how he pro-rated the royalties earned by the poets and continued to do so until the book went out of print in 1980. A very scarce collection, one of apparently only two in existence, with a fine collection of autographs of many of the important new poets of the time. Expected wear. Fine. Item #011016

Price: $7,500.00