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ELMSLIE, Kenward.
City Junket.

NY: Adventures in Poetry/Boke Press (1972).

First edition, lettered & signed issue. 4to. 66 pp. Near fine in side-stapled wrappers with a light bend to one upper corner. Cover art by Alex Katz. One of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by Elmslie. A play.

ERLANGER, Baba and Daren Pierce.
The Compleat Martini Cookbook.

NY: Random Thoughts Publishing (1957).

First edition. 32 pp. Very good plus in comb-bound stiff wrappers. A wonderfully-illustrated collection of dishes, arranged by the number of martinis consumed. My favorite, “When You’re as Pickled as the Beets” (after six martinis). Printed dedication to the six publishers who “read this book, laughed in all the right places, and had to reject it.”

FINLAY, Ian Hamilton.
Glasgow Beasts, an a Burd.

London: Fulcrum (1965).

Fifth edition. [28 pp]. Fine in wrappers and very near fine printed dust jacket. Printed offset from the first edition. Finlay’s poems illustrated with papercut images by John Pickering and Pete McGinn. Murray 3.3.

FINLAY, Ian Hamilton.
Poor Old Tired Horse 20.

Ceres: Wild Hawthorn Press (nd).

First edition. [4 pp]. Light bumps to corners, else near fine in stapled wrappers. Text of entire issue by Finlay, with drawings by Peter Lyle. Murray 2.20.

FINLAY, Ian Hamilton. ed.
Poor Old Tired Horse 21.

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press (nd).

First edition. [4 pp]. Fine in stapled wrappers. Entire contents by Brazilian physician/poet Edgard Braga. Introduction by Augusto de Campos, typography and layout by Nigel Sutton. Murray 2.21.

GERMS, X, BAGS, et al.

[Los Angeles]: Dangerhouse, 1979.

First edition. Fine vinyl LP with original backing boards and clear plastic sleeve (not issued in a picture sleeve). Landmark recording of early LA punk bands Bags, Germs, X, Eyes, Alley Cats, and Black Randy. The tracks are on the A-Side, the B-side is a two-color silkscreen, printed in reverse. A beautiful compilation, NOT produced by Brian Eno.

Monolithos: Poems, 1962 and 1982.

NY: Knopf, 1982.

First edition. 93 pp. A few tiny spots to top edge, else fine in near fine dust jacket. Gilbert’s second collection, issued twenty years after his first.

GINSBERG, Allen and Robert LaVigne.
The Moments Return.

San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1970.

First edition, deluxe issue. [22 pp]. Very near fine in printed paper-covered boards with leather spine and printed label (bit of discoloration along spine). Three drawings, one reproduced on the front cover, by Robert LaVigne. One of 14 or 15 special copies with the leather spine and artwork on the front cover. Morgan A20a1.

HENDRICKS, Geoffrey.
Four Hands Examining the Color of a Thought: Collaborations with Brian Buczak.

NY: Money for Food Press, 2003.

First edition. 85 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers; a paperback original. SIGNED by Hendricks on the title page. Hendricks introduces these full-color photographs of collaborative works, with additional texts by Clive Phillpot and Lawrence Weiner.

HULTEN, K.G. Pontus.
The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age.

NY: Museum of Modern Art (1968).

First edition. 216 pp w/index of artists. Some light scratching to rear cover, else very near fine in hinged full-metal painted covers. Fully-illustrated.

Cover for Norma Cole’s MARS.

[Berkeley]: Listening Chamber [1994].

First edition. 10 x 12 7 8 unfolded, untrimmed cover stock. Fine. Jess created this paste-up specifically for this collection of poems by Cole.

Song of the Pied Parrot.

(np): Les Ferriss, 1994.

First edition. 18 x 12 inch broadside, printed in two colors. Very near fine. One of 125 copies printed on Umbria paper dated (‘94) and SIGNED by Jess.

JOHNSON, Ronald.

Albuquerque: Living Batch Press (1996).

First edition. [286 pp w/note]. Near fine in illustrated wrappers. Johnson’s major work, in an edition that has disappeared.

KIPPENBERGER, Martin with Christine Hahn and Eric Mitchell.

[Berlin]: S.O.36 Records [1979].

First edition Two 7 inch singles in plain white sleeves between front and rear printed cover cards. All elements fine. Kippenberger co-wrote three of the four songs presented here. His first vinyl, recorded during a visit to New York during the short flourish of the No Wave scene. This is one of several front cover variants I’ve encountered, but lacks the staples and extra illustrated front cover sheets that accompany most copies.

[KLINE, Franz].
Franz Kline: A Retrospective Exhibition.

London & NY: Whitechapel Gallery/Museum of Modern Art, 1964.

First edition. 24 pp. Near fine in stiff wrappers with integral illustrated dust jacket with some light wear to rear cover. Bryan Robertson contributes a preface. “Introduction and Interview” by Frank O’Hara. Twenty-four reproductions, with catalog, chronology, one man shows, and select bibliography.

[KLINE, Franz].
Franz Kline March 1975.

NY: David Mckee (1975).

First edition. [36 pp]. Near fine in printed wrappers. Thirty-four reproductions of work from the mid-Forties to 1961. A less-common exhibition catalogue.

[levy, d.a.]. Dash, Tony and Brian Wake. eds.
Asylum 4.

Bootle: Asylum Publications, 1968.

First edition. 40 pp. Fine in stapled wrappers. Beautiful cover art and internal illustrations by Graeme Wilson. Prints levy’s “Praps i/7 (for j.s.).”

[levy, d.a.]. Dash, Tony. ed.
Asylum 6: Eleven Cleveland Poets.

Bootle: Asylum Publications, 1968.

First edition. 40 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. levy’s “A fragment from the destroyed journals...” and “to jim lowells goldfish,” as well as work by T.L. Kryss, Steve Slavik, Tammy, Alex Gildzen, Kent Taylor, John Rose, Jeanne Sonville, John Pitts, Dominique, and r.j.s. Introduction by George Dowden to this special section, which was drawn from submissions by r.j.s.

LeWITT, Sol illustrates Paul Celan.

Edinburgh: Morning Star Publications, 1977.

First edition. 20 pp booklet + seven loose prints housed in fine publisher’s clamshell case with pasted-on cover label. Celan’s “Irisch” poem with translations by Gilonis, Rothenberg, Morgan, Hollo, and Ní Dhomhnaill, with an essay by Pierre Joris. One of 200 numbered copies SIGNED by LeWitt.

[LUNCH, Lydia]. Richard Kern.
Black and white portrait of Lydia Lunch.

(np): Richard Kern (nd).

8 x 10 inch portrait of Lunch created by photographing her image on a video screen. Near fine. Penned on the verso of the print are the words “Video Cover” and Richard Kern’s copyright stamp. A younger Lunch, staring straight at the viewer. An appropriate image for the vocalist of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

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