New York: The Floating Bear, 1963. First edition. Paperback. 4to. Mimeographed leaves stab-stapled into a cover sheet illustrated after a drawing by Al Leslie.
The first issue of the Bear to feature a pictorial cover, which was drawn by Al Leslie directly onto a mimeo stencil. This issue once again involved Billy Linich (later Billy Name, of Factory fame) as "Maneuvetaur". This issue is especially notable for printing the excellent poem series "In Wyoming Country" by Leroi Jones, here reproduced without his permission after he had requested that Di Prima destroy all of his old manuscripts. Also, work by Mary Caroline Richards, Gregory Corso, Jack Smith (the one page prose piece 'Normal Love',) Edward Field, John Wieners, and Frank O'Hara.
An unfolded copy. Near fine with touch of foxing and toning to extremities, and some faint indenting from mimeo stack. Item #27104