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Lenny Bruce: Stamp Help Out ! And Other Short Stories The Pot Smokers 1962

£195.00£375.00

Soft cover. Privately Printed, San Francisco, CA, 1962. 52 pages. Illustrated with many black & white photographs of Bruce. Privately

Lenny Bruce’s self-published first book. These were sold at his shows and most of the original print run was consigned to  Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookstore in San Francisco. Following Bruce’s obscenity arrests in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he reprinted the booklet with the profanities struck out  “xxxx” and  Ferlinghetti was instructed to destroy the remaining original copies making them extremely rare collector’s items.

Both copies offered for sale here are censored copies ( somewhere I have an censored copy as well – enquiry if interested)

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Soft cover. Privately Printed, San Francisco, CA, 1962. 52 pages. Illustrated with many black & white photographs of Bruce. Privately

Lenny Bruce’s self-published first book. These were sold at his shows and most of the original print run was consigned to  Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookstore in San Francisco. Following Bruce’s obscenity arrests in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he reprinted the booklet with the profanities struck out  “xxxx” and  Ferlinghetti was instructed to destroy the remaining original copies making them extremely rare collector’s items.

Both copies offered for sale here are censored copies ( somewhere I have an censored copy as well – enquiry if interested)

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