80/441 Beatitude No 2 5 7 9 11 15 18 and 21 33 Ed J Kelly B Kaufman W J Margolis a o
80/ 441 Beatitude. No.2-5, 7-9, 11, 15-18 and 21-33. Ed. J. Kelly, B. Kaufman, W.J. Margolis a.o. San Francisco, Bread and Wine Mission/ City Light Books, 1959-1985, 25 issues, num. ills., partly mimeographed, orig. not unif. pict. wr., 4to.

= Large collection of this quintessential Beat publication. Each issue is rare, especially the early issues. Started by Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman, and John Kelly, Beatitude was originally a weekly newsletter for the North Beach literary scene. It quickly abandoned the weekly schedule and became the unsurpassed outlet for Beat literature. Printed out of the Bread and Wine Mission run by Congregationalist minister Pierre Delattre (who also published in Beatitude), the magazine included the work of its founders, as well as Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, and others. No.33 is titled Anthology of Beatitude magazine, Silver Anniversary. Edited by Jeffrey Grossman. Also with an issue of Beatitude East, no.17. Clay and Phillips, p.80f. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE IX.

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