The Liverpool Scene

LUCIE-SMITH, Edward (editor). The Liverpool Scene.

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LUCIE-SMITH, Edward (editor). The Liverpool Scene. London: Donald Carroll, 1967.

Landscape 8vo. Original glazed pictorial boards; illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs; pp. [ii], 80; a very good copy, internally unmarked with one or two odd spots; boards a little splayed and bumped at corners and spine lightly creased a bubbled; still bright.
First edition.
A fine collection of Liverpool poetry of the 1960s, interspersed with photographs of the poets and their surroundings, together with direct quotations from tape-recordings made with the three poets who are most heavily represented in the volume, Roger McGough, Adrian Henri, and Brian Patten. Also represented are Pete Brown, Spike Hawkins, Mike Evans, Henry Graham, and Heather Holden. The illustrations include nine photographs by the noted photojournalist, Philip Jones Griffiths. The book is dedicated to The Beatles and the frontispiece (by Philip Jones Griffiths) shows Ringo Starr (without trousers!) signing autographs for two female fans.