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catalog #76

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[FLUXUS]. Phillpot, Clive and Jon Hendricks.
Fluxus: Selections from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection.

NY: Museum of Modern Art (1993).

Second printing. 64 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Five panel folding plate bound at center. A beautifully designed and illustrated exhibition catalogue.

[GOREY, Edward].
Books seem to me to be pestilent things...

NY: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery (nd).

First edition. Single sheet folded once. Fine. Color drawing by Gorey illustrating an unflattering quotation from John Locke about books and all those who trade in them.

[HERMS, George].
George Herms: Selected Works 1960-1973.

Davis: Memorial Union Art Gallery, 1973.

First edition. [20 pp]. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Cover title, “George Herms at UC Davis.” Robert Duncan provides a brief introduction, “Of George Herms, His Hermes, and His Hermetic Art” to this exhibition catalog, Michael McClure a concluding note. Reproductions in b&w of twelve assemblanges and sculptures.

HIGGINS, Dick and Richard Maxfield.
Stacked Deck: An Opera.

(np): (np) [1958].

First edition. 4to. 14 pp. Mimeographed leaves, stapled upper left and bound into a yellow commercial folder. Toned along extrems, else near fine. Title hand-lettered across the front cover. Higgins’ setting with his character descriptions: The Anonymous Man, The Burley Man, The Exelegant Man, The Man With a Brief Case, The Sandwich Board Man, The Seer, The Urgent Man, The Blue Woman, The Hungry Woman, The Skeletal Woman, The Smiling Woman, and The Woman in Green. The performance is to last 23 ½ minutes.

HILL, Reginald.
Recalled to Life.

Bristol: Scorpion Press (1992).

First edition, limited & signed issue. 350 pp. Fine in marbled paper-covered boards with dark blue leather spine. Fine clear acetate dust jacket. Includes “An Appreciation of Reginald Hill” by Peter Lovesey, not in the trade edition of this title. One of 99 numbered copies SIGNED by Hill. A Dalziel & Pascoe crime novel.

[HOGARTH PRESS]. Kennedy, Richard.
A Boy at the Hogarth Press.

London: Heinemann (1972)

Second edition, later state. Small 4to. 85 pp. Fine in very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Memoir by Kennedy who, at age 16, began to work with the Woolfs. Illustrated with his drawings, and a fold-out map of the Press at the rear. SIGNED by Kennedy on the title page. The title page bears the “Aeolian Press” of San Diego sticker, who purchased the remaining stock of this title at some point.

HOLMES, John Clellon.
Nothing More to Declare.

NY: Dutton, 1967.

First edition. 235 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket that is lightly rubbed. Holmes’ fourth book, a collection of essays including several on the “Beat Generation,” a term for which he was widely credited for popularizing.

HUNCKE, Herbert.
Guilty of Everything.

Madras & NY: Hanuman Books, 1987.

First edition. 16mo. 71 pp. Fine in wrappers and near fine printed dust jacket with light tanning to spine. SIGNED by Huncke on the front free endpaper. A brief memoir by one of the Beats’ guiding lights.

[IRISH LITERATURE]. Boland, Eavan.
In Her Own Image.

Dublin: Arlen House (1980).

First trade paperback printing. 38 pp. Near fine in printed wrappers. Ten poems by Boland with six drawings by Constance Short. Boland’s less-common third book.

Ray Johnson Ray Johnson [cover title].

NY: Between Books [c. 1977].

First edition. 4to. [16 pp]. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. Front and rear cover photographs of Johnson by Toby Spiselman. Reproduces several texts and works by Johnson, and a number of essays by William S. Wilson on Johnson and his art.

Ray Johnson / John Willenbecher.

NY: Between Books [c. 1977].

First edition. 4to. [20 pp]. Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Reproduces a number of artworks, poems, and mail art examples by Johnson, an essay on Willenbecher by William Wilson, and several reproductions and prose works by Willenbecher.

JOLAS, Eugene.
Words from the Deluge.

Brooklyn: Poets’ Messages [1941].

First edition. [12 pp]. Very near fine in printed wrappers. Unopened. Cover drawing by Yves Tanguy. The second “Poets’ Message,” the first being a work by Ivan Goll with art by Leger. A long poem by Jolas, best know for his editorship of “Transition” magazine.

Visions of Cody.

NY: McGraw-Hill (1970).

First edition. xii + 398 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Originally composed 1951-52 but only excerpts appeared separately before this complete publication. Laid in is a McGraw-Hill “tip sheet” annoucing “McGraw-Hill to Publish Major, Posthumous Jack Kerouac Novel.”

“I’ve Used Cornstarch on my balls for years!”

[NY: The Realist, 1971].

First separate edition. 11 x 8 ½ inch broadside, printed in two colors. Fine. Published originally inside the rear cover of the Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, which was issued as The Realist #89.

KOSTELANETZ, Richard. ed.
Language & Structure in North America: The First Large Definitive Survey of North American Language Art.

Toronto: Kensington Arts Association 1975.

First edition. 80 pp. Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with a small bend to one upper corner. Illustrated exhibition catalogue with a preface by Beth Learn and an introductory essay by Kostelanetz. Many reproductions of exhibited work by McClure, Robert Smithson, Giorno, Lax, Carl Andre, Higgins, Porter, Cage, Nichol, and many more, with a concluding checklist.

KUENSTLER, Frank. ed.
bread& 1.

NY: bread&, 1960.

First edition. 66 pp. Bit of wear to the spine, and toning to extrems, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover by Sidney Zimmerman. Contributions by Kuenstler, Artaud, Kelly, Kupferberg, Faust, and others. The first of only two issues.

1001 Ways to Live Without Working.

NY: Birth Press (1961).

First edition. Narrow 4to. [20 pp]. Fine in side-stapled wrappers. At random: sell your yacht, become postmaster general, have the knack, drink rain water, etc.

[LARKIN, Philip]. Thwaite, Anthony. ed.
Larkin at Sixty.

London: Faber & Faber (1962).

First edition. 148 pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Contributions by Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest, Alan Bennett, Clive James, Seamus Heaney, and many others. Illustrated with a dozen b&w photographs.

LAX, Robert.
An Evening at Webster Hall.

NY: Journeyman Press [1971].

First edition. [4 pp]. Near fine in illustrated wrappers. Poem by Lax, drawings and design by Emil Antonucci.

LAX, Robert.
A Guide for the Perplexed.

NY: Journeyman Press [1971].

First edition. [4 pp]. Staples a bit rusty, toning to fore-edge. In all, very good plus in illustrated wrappers. Poem by Lax with drawings and design by Emil Antonucci.

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