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Festival of Electronic Music.

NY: Musica Antiqua et Nova [1961].

First edition. 3 ½ x 14 inch advertising card for a series of works “composed for tape recorder through electronic manipulations.” Near fine with a light wrinkle at each end. Featured composers include John Cage, Storm De Hirsch, Dick Higgins, Jackson MacLow, and several others. This concert series was conceived and organized by George Maciunas at his AG Gallery. An earlier invitation card in this series, only a month or two before, bore the first recorded use of the “Fluxus” name.

NANNUCCI, Maurizio. ed.
d.i.s.c.o.t.h.e.q.u.e. ... expériences sonores d’artistes.

Villeurbanne: Mason du Livre, de I’Image et du Son, 1989.

First edition. Horizontal 8vo. [48 pp]. Near fine in illustrated wrappers. Text, in French, by Pier Luigi Tazzi. Checklist of artists’ records from 1959 to 1989 with reproductions of discs and sleeves by Klein, Dubuffet, Kaprow, Chopin, Warhol, Beuys, Ono, Vostel, and many others. Uncommon.

No New York.

NY: Antilles (1978).

First pressing. 12 inch vinyl LP. Fine in original printed paper inner sleeve, in near fine jacket with a trivial spot on the rear panel. Produced by Brian Eno, who also took the cover photograph, and had a hand in the overall design. A defining compliation, featuring Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Mars, and D.N.A.

[OLYMPIA PRESS]. Girodias, Maurice.
A few revelations concerning O ...

NY: Olympia Press [c. 1968].

11 x 8 ½ inch flyer. Two old folds (from mailing) else fine. Press release for this unrealized monthly literary journal. “O is conceived primarily as a house organ, and we don’t feel we have to apologize for the fact...”

OPPEN, George.
Discrete Series.

Cleveland: Mother/Asphodel (1966).

First printing of this reissue (originally published in 1934). [38 pp]. Fine in printed wrappers with integral dust jacket. Cover art by Magdeline Arndt Sinclair. Oppen’s first book.

OPPEN, George.
This in Which.

NY & San Francisco: New Directions/San Francisco Review (1965).

First edition. 85 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with light tanning along spine and extrems.

OWEN, Maureen.
Country Rush.

NY: Adventures In Poetry (1973).

First edition, lettered & signed issue. 4to. [56 pp]. Near fine in side-stapled wrappers. Cover art and four internal full-page drawings by Yvonne Jacquette. One of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by Owen and Jacquette.

Plakat 8.

Woodchester: Openings Press, 1967.

First edition. 10 ¼ x 8 inch stiff card, printed in two colors. Very near fine.

Kitchen Poems.

NY & London: Grossman/Cape Goliard, 1968.

First US edition. [32 pp]. Fine in near fine dust jacket. One of 400 hardcover copies in the US issue. Five poems in four sections.

The Relation Ship.

London: Goliard Press (1966).

First edition, numbered & signed issue. [60 pp]. Fine in textured paper-covered boards with cloth spine and near fine dust jacket printed in three colors (not issued on the trade edition), and a near fine glassine with a small chip from the rear panel. Poems with illustrations by Barry Hall. One of 50 numbered copies SIGNED by Raworth and Hall.

RIDER, Michele.
Women in the Financial District: A Photo Essay.

(np): Ink (2010).

First edition. [46 pp]. Horiztontal 8vo. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Black and white photographs taken in San Francisco’s Financial District. Twenty-five images, most from a partial or indirect perspective.

One of Many : Origins and Variants.

Dčsseldorf: Kunsthalle Dčsseldorf (2006).

First edition. 4to. 215 pp. Tiny spot on front cover, else fine in printed wrappers. Fully-illustrated retrospective exhibition catalogue, with texts in English. Contributions by Ulrike Groos, Ann Goldstein, Judith E. Vida-Spence, Wolfgang Zumdick, and Allen Ruppersberg.

[RUSCHA, Edward].
Edward Ruscha (Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist.

San Francisco: John Berggruen Gallery, 1973.

First edition. 4 7 8 x 6 inch exhibition announcement. Address and cancel on the verso, else near fine.

[SHERMAN, Cindy].
Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills.

NY: The Kitchen (1980).

First edition. 4 x 6 inch exhibition announcement. Fine. Reproduces Film Still #48 aka “The Hitchhiker,” with exhibition information on the verso. Cindy Sherman’s first NY solo show.

[SRL - Survival Research Laboratories].
Virtues of Negative Fascination: A Videotape of 5 Mechanized Performances.

Los Angeles: L.A.C.E. [1986].

First edition. 17 x 11 inch illustrated poster. One horizontal fold, else very near fine. Debut screening of this collection of SRL events with Mark Pauline, Matt Heckert, and Eric Werner in attendance.

[UNITED FARM WORKERS]. Bly, Robert and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
A Poetry Benefit for Cesar Chavez’ United Farm Workers.

San Francisco: Glide Memorial [1971].

First edition. 11 x 8 ½ inch flyer for this benefit reading. Two old folds from mailing, else near fine.

WEINER, Lawrence.
La Mer & Le Ciel / The Sea & The Sky.

Strasbourg: Eric Linard [1986].

First edition. Ten 6 ¼ x 10 inch multi-colored serigraph prints, housed in the publisher’s decorated cardstock folding case. The vibrant prints are all fine, printed on cloth with three edges trimmed as if by pinking shears. The box is near fine, a bit rubbed. One of 100 copies numbered and SIGNED by Weiner, “L.W. 1986” on the colophon card.

[WIENERS, John]. Reed, Jeremy.
It Had to Be You: The Poetry of John Wieners.

North Pomfret: Elysium Press, 2003.

First edition, lettered & signed issue. 8vo. 10 pp. Fine in paper-covered boards with morocco spine and pasted-on cover label. No dust jacket, as issued. One of 26 lettered copies on Somerset paper SIGNED by Reed. Reed’s thoughtful appreciation of a slightly earlier, “openly gay American poet, who offered no apologies for his confessional disclosures, and who used all experience, no matter how compromising as legitimate material for art.”

WILLIAMS, Jonathan.
Issue #1 of An Occasional Jargon Newsletter: “TO THE HANDS COME MANY THINGS.”

NY: Jonathan Williams, 1960.

First edition. Three leaves, stapled upper left. One old horizontal fold, else fine. Williams’ free-form Jargon newsletter, opening with his “imaginary blurb” for a recently-published book by Denise Levertov, and concluding with a correcting letter to John Canaday of The New York Times. The first of what appears to have been six issues produced.

Anew: Poems.

Prairie City: James A. Decker (1946).

First edition. 69 pp w/index of first lines. Small spot on rear cover, else near fine in decorated full brown cloth. Lacks dust jacket. Zukofsky’s third book, a collection of 43 short poems.

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