FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence (b. 1919)
The secret meaning of things. (Signed by Ferlinghetti)
New York : New Directions, 1968. Third printing. Trade paperback, octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, signed by the author in pen on the half-title ‘Lawrence Ferlinghetti’; 48,  pp; a very good inscribed copy.
Born March 24 1919, Ferlinghetti was one of the most significant figures of the Beat generation of writers. A poet, painter, and socialist activist, he was also co-founder of the legendary City Lights Bookstore and publishing house.