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catalog #76

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ZEROS, Hitmakers, Penetrators.

[San Diego]: Abbey Road, 1978.

Two 11 x 8 ½ inch flyers for this show at the Abbey Road. One corner torn away from one flyer, else both are near fine. Punk rock spreads to San Diego. For the pair:

REICH, Steve.
Piano Phase.

(np): (np) 1967.

First edition. 14 1 8 x 11 inch broadside, printed in brown on light tan paper. Fine. The score for one of Reich’s compositional turning-points, with instructions for the two pianists, all reproduced from his holograph text concluding, “This is a work in progress” and dated 1/67. In the upper left corner this item is dated (4/10/67) and INSCRIBED by Reich in black ink to Jackson [Mac Low], “For Jackson / from Steve.”

Dada Profile.

Zürich: Verlag Die Arche (1961).

First edition. 16mo. 96 pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket that is lightly edgeworn and has a vertical crease to the laminate near spine and front fore-edge. His third book. INSCRIBED by Richter on the front free endpaper to his daughter and her husband Standish Lawder, “To Ursi + Stan / with love / Hans. / Sept. 15. 61.” Text in German, illustrated. An uncommon family association copy, from the great abstract filmaker, painter, producer, and graphic artist.

S Books.

(np): Ed Ruscha (2001).

First edition. [60 pp]. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Photographs by Paul Ruscha of twenty-six books, each with an “S” applied to the cover cloth.

[SLANT STEP]. Charters, Cynthia and L. Price Amerson, Jr. ed.
The SLANT STEP Revisited.

Davis: Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California. (1983).

First edition. 4to. 24 pp. Very near fine in unprinted green wrappers. Original mailing envelope, with the holograph return address of “Slant Step Corp” in No. Highlands, CA. Eighteen b&w reproductions, contributions by Amerson, Witherup, Charters, and a full exhibition checklist devoted to this enigmatic object.

SOLT, Mary Ellen.
Toward a Theory of Concrete Poetry.

Stockholm: OEI Magazine (2010).

No. 51. 4to. 447 pp. Near fine in glossy printed wrappers. Antonio Sergio Bessa edits this large and well-illustrated survey of Solt’s career.

SPOERRI, Daniel.
an anecdoted topography of chance (Re-Anecdoted Version).

NY: Something Else Press, 1966.

First US edition. 214 pp w/index. Fine in fine dust jacket. “Done with the help of his very dear friend Robert Filliou and Translated from the French, and further anecdoted at random by their very dear friend Emmett Williams with One Hundred Reflective Illustrations by Topor.”

Anticipated Biological and Environmental Effects of Detonating a Twenty-Megaton Weapon on Columbus Circle in New York City.

NY: New York Academy of Sciences, 1963.

Annals, Volume 105, Art. 5, pages 287-382. [92 pp]. Light surface damage to rear cover, else near fine in stapled wrappers. Introduction by John S. Laughlin. Illustrated, and with charts. Reproduced at the end of the volume are eight pages of transcription from the vigorous discussion produced by the presentation of this speculative paper.


Halford: Celandine Press 1985.

First edition. Tall 8vo. 30 pp. Fine in marbled paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered cloth spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Eighteen poems with color reproductions of three paintings by Paul Nash. One of 225 (of 300) numbered copies on Hahnemuhle mould-made paper.

[TRIP ART]. Barbery, Gordon. ed.
Trips 66: An Everyman’s Primer of Trip Art.

San Francisco: Melonly Melonely, 1967.

First edition. 4to. [80 pp]. Light crease to one upper corner, else near fine in printed wrappers with a tiny piece of tape stuck to lower portion of front cover. SIGNED by Barbery on the title page. Sixteen artists drop and draw.

The Brave African Huntress.

London: Faber & Faber (1958).

First edition. 150 pp. Very near fine in like dust jacket. Cover art and internal illustrations by Ben Enwonwu. Tutuola’s fourth book, and the first to have illustrations to accompany the text.

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.

NY: Grove Press (1955).

First US edition. 174 pp. Small bookseller ticket inside the front board, else near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket that is lightly edgeworn. Foreword by The Rev. Geoffrey Parrinder, D.D., Ph.D. Tutuola’s second novel, the title of which was “borrowed” by Brian Eno and David Byrne for the title of their well-known album.

WANTLING, William.
Five Poem Songs.

Torrance: Hors Commerce Press [1965].

First edition, limited & signed issue. 4to. [12 pp]. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover art and book design by David Stanislaus. Five poems, printed in two colors. One of 100 numbered copies. SIGNED by Wantling on a clipped slip pasted to the colophon page, this copy part of a sub-limitation, one of seven, numbered for the Wormwood Review.

Stop Racist Violence Against Black People!

Brooklyn & San Francisco: Prairie Fire Distribution Committee [c. 1975].

Single sheet folded once to make a booklet. Fine. Illustrated statement on race relations in the Boston area. Text appears to be selections from the PRAIRIE FIRE book.

WHALEN, Philip.

[San Francisco]: Don Carpenter, 1964.

First edition. 10 ¾ x 7 inch broadside, printed in two colors. Single tiny pinhole, else fine. One of 125 copies printed by the Auerhahn Press for Don Carpenter. An uncommon item from the Press.

WILLIAMS, Heathcote.
The Speakers.

NY: Grove Press (1964).

First US edition. 208 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. An affectionate, interesting, and funny examination of the speakers in London’s Hyde Park, with a particular focus on four men, and their motivations.


Iowa City: Windhover Press, 1968.

First edition. 4to. 21 pp w/notes. Very near fine in printed wrappers. One of 250 copies on Shinsetsu paper. Poems translated by the author with William Golightly. Berger 31.

YOUNG, La Monte.
The Well-Tuned Piano.

[NY]: Marian Zazeela, 1975.

First edition. 17 x 11 inch illustrated poster. Three old folds, else very near fine. American premiere of this work by Young, held during the “Dream Festival” held at the DIA Art Foundation 4 May – 11 May. Poster by Marian Zazeela.

YOUNG, La Monte and Marian Zazeela.
Selected Writings.

Munich: Heiner Friedrich, 1969.

First edition. [100 pp]. A few tiny corner turns, else near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Collects “Lines,” “Dream House,” “The Soul of the World,” “Lecture 1960,” “Poem to Diane,” a conversation with La Monte Young by Richard Kostelanetz, and “Notes on the Continuous Periodic Composite Sound Waveform Environment Realization of ‘Map of 49’s Dream the Two Systems of Eleven Sets of Galactic Intervals Ornamental Lightyears Tracery.’”

A Zaj Sampler: Works by the Zaj group of Madrid.

NY: Great Bear/Something Else Press, 1967.

First edition. [12 pp]. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Works translated into English by Peter Besas. Collects Castillejo, Marchetti, Hidalgo, Cortˇs, Cuadrado, Marco, and Vicente.

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