Early Work: 1970-1979 by Patti Smith [FIRST EDITION]

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FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING [1994] W.W. NORTON & CO.

Book and Dust Jacket both look great. DJ has some shelf wear, a few small nicks, and a dye stain on underside from cloth book cover. Book is beautiful. Perfectly white pages. Some very tiny dye stains to the far bottom edge of first few pages. A few areas of desaturation to cloth on cover.


Collected here are selections from Patti Smith's writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America's underground literary and rock scene. Smith's work evokes the experimentation and the desire to break boundaries of those pre-punk days. Over one-quarter of the works selected are unpublished pieces from journals, performances, and Smith's personal papers. Heavily illustrated with photographs by Judy Linn, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Maxey, and others, Early Work brings together all sides of Patti Smith, from the thoughtful intellectual to the explosive performer.