e-catalog #006, also known as...
catalog #76

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LAX, Robert.
a moment.

NY: Journeyman Press [1971].

First edition. [4 pp]. Staples a touch rusty, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. Poem by Lax with drawings and design by Amil Antonucci.

[LAX, Robert].
Libri Foto Films Testi Documenti.

Firenze: Zona Parola & Suono (1979).

11 ¾ x 8 ¼ inch flyer. Folded twice, as issued, else very near fine. Pleasing exhibition announcement taking a form similar to Lax’s minimalist works.

[levy, d.a.]. Dash, Tony and Brian Wake. eds.
Matrix 2.

Bootle: Matrix, 1967.

34 pp. Near fine in stapled wrappers. levy contributes “the great surrealist dream happening of the asphodel & other ecstasies that were still/born in cleveland (for Ptah Lowell)” and “Turner.”

Sol Lewitt: Prints 1970-1995.

NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1996.

First edition. Single large sheet folded four times as issued (12 x 6 inches, closed). Fine. Introductory essay by Wendy Weitman, checklist of the exhibition, and an original project by LeWitt, “Bands in Four Directions.”

[LIBRARIES]. Ulveling, Ralph A.
The Library in Wartime.

Detroit: Detroit Public Library (1943).

First edition. 17 pp. Near fine in printed wrappers. “Report of the Librarian” detailing the importance of the public library during war, lists of donors and gifts, annual financial report, book circulation statistics by agency, and a financial statement for the year.

LIMA, Frank.
Inventory: Poems..

NY: Tibor de Nagy Editions (1964).

First edition. 27 pp. Light toning to spine, else near fine in printed wrappers. Frontispiece drawing by Sherman Drexler. Kenneth Koch introduces this collection of thirteen poems. One of 300 copies. Lima’s first book.

LYNCH, David.

Jackson: University Press of Mississippi (2009).

First edition. xxxi + 274 pp w/index. Fine in illustrated boards. No dust jacket, as issued. Twenty-four interviews and articles, edited by Richard A. Barney. SIGNED by Lynch on the front free endpaper.

MANN, Paul.
The Theory-Death of the Avant-Garde.

Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press (1991).

First edition. 154 pp w/notes. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. An “examination of the ways in which the avant-garde and its host culture live off its death.”—from the jacket.

MANN, Sally.
Sweet Silent Thought.

Durham: North Carolina Center for Creative Photography (1987).

First edition. [24 pp]. Fine in stapled wrappers. Fourteen b&w reproductions of platinum prints by Mann, with a five page introduction by Ted Orland.

MEYERS, Richard writing as “Richard Hell.”
Artifact: Notebooks from Hell 1974-1980.

NY: Hanuman Books (1992).

First edition. 16mo. xvi + 172 pp. Fine in wrappers and fine illustrated dust jacket. Hell contributes a contemporary introduction to this collection of writings. Illustrated with six photographs.

MITSUKO, Yoshida writing as “Omitsu.”

[Berkeley]: Tangram, 2012.

First edition. [16 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers. Ten poems, translated from the original Japanese by Omitsu, with cover art by Leroy Cardwell.

[MOORMAN, Charlotte].
Second Annual New York Festival of the Avant Garde.

NY: n seaman with c moorman, 1964.

First edition. Single sheet folded once to make a booklet (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, closed). Folded several times, lightly soiled, very good plus. An amazing assemblage featuring Moorman, Cage, Paik, Ligeti, Ashley, Wolff, Corner, Mac Low, Ginsberg, and many others performing their own compositions as well as work by Stockhausen, Feldman, and Varese. The festival took place over a span of ten days, and would continue as an almost annual event until 1980.

1922 Earth Raids and Other Poems 1973-1975.

[London]: New London Pride, 1976.

First edition. 4to. 40 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover art by Peter Donnelly. One of 250 copies. Though not called for, SIGNED by Mottram and Donnelly on the title page.

[NO WAVE CINEMA]. Beth B & Scott B.
The Trap Door: A Film.

[NY: np, 1980].

17 x 11 inch poster, printed in two colors on heavy black stock. Tape shadows and a proof print of the image to verso, else very near fine. In addition to John Ahearn and Jack Smith (in the role of a demented shrink), Jenny Holzer, Gary Indiana, Richard Prince, and many Lower East Side denizens participate. Beth B and Scott B, together with Richard Kern and Nick Zedd, were the core of the No Wave Cinema movement, sometimes known as the “Cinema of Transgression” that flourished briefly in the early 1980s.

PATCHEN, Kenneth.
“May peace and grace attend...” [first line].

Mountain View: Artichoke Press 1979.

First edition. 17 x 10 ½ inch broadside, hinged into a printed folder of French and Japanese decorative paper. Fine. Patchen’s poem accompanied by a drawing by Miriam Patchen, reproduced and printed in gold leaf above his poem, which is printed in two colors. The broadside itself is on 18th century handmade paper, which was hand-colored by Kenneth Patchen in the early 1960s. One of 25 numbered copies SIGNED by Miriam Patchen and Jonathan Clark, who printed and published this item. Orignal prospectus laid in.

PLYMELL, Charles. ed.

San Francisco: Charles Plymell, 1963.

First edition. [36 pp]. Near fine in stapled wrappers with some light rubbing along spine. An auspicious debut: Plymell, Ginsberg, Alan Russo, McClure, Branaman, Thomas Jackrell, David Omar Bearden, Roxie Powell, Daniel Moore, Hoyem, J. Richard White, and Philip Whalen. The first of three issues.

[POETRY ANTHOLOGY]. Damsten, Richard. ed.
Black Flag: A One-Shot Poetry Bomb.

Minneapolis: Richard Damsten (1970).

First edition. 87 pp. One upper corner slightly bent, else very near fine in printed wrappers. A commemorative salvo for Flag Day, June 14th, 1970. Gary Snyder, David Ray, Doug Flaherty, and Ray Young Bear contribute.

PRINCE, Richard.
Inside World.

NY: Kent/Westreich (1989).

First edition. 4to. [88 pp]. Fine in illustrated wrappers. An artist’s book by Prince, juxtaposing works by Artschwanger, Brauntuch, Picabia, Polke, Man Ray, Richter, Sherman, Warhol, and Prince.

[PRODUCT DESIGN]. Constantine, Mildred and Arthur Drexler. eds.
The Package.

NY: Museum of Modern Art (1959).

Vol. 27, No. 1 (Fall). 39 pp. Light wear along spine, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. Exhibition catalogue for 142 items, grouped by “Re-Usable Packages,” “Traditional Re-Usable Packages,” and “Disposable Packages,” the last being the largest category. Fifty-three b&w photographs.

Op Deck 2.

Berkeley: The Print Mint, 1967.

First edition. Printed folder has one tear along the bottom edge, and some discoloration to the flap, else very good plus. Internal contents fine. A collection of five clear mylar sheets, each overprinted with a single color in a geometric line design. Trippy. “A Visual De-Education Kit.”

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