e-catalog #091

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ABBOTT, Steve.
Stretching the Agapé Bra: Poems.

San Francisco: Androgyne Press, 1980.

First edition. 52 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Printed endorsements by Karl Shapiro, Ian Young, and Michael Lally. Poet and artist Abbott shot to prominence upon the publication of his daughter Alysia’s book, FAIRYLAND: A MEMOIR OF MY FATHER which chronicled being raised by a single gay man in 1970s San Francisco.

Wall Writing.

Berkeley: The Figures (1976).

First trade edition. 63 pp. Spine lightly sunned, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover art by David Reed. One of 474 (of 500) copies. Dated (April 1, 1977) and INSCRIBED by Auster on the second leaf. His second book. Drenttel A2ai.

BAKER, Dorothy.
Cassandra at the Wedding.

London: Gollancz, 1962.

First UK edition. 226 pp. Foxing to page edges, else near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Baker’s fifth book, now a volume in the New York Review Books Classics.

BATAILLE, Georges.
The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism.

London & NY: Verso (1998).

First edition. vii + 211 pp w/index. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Translated from the original French by Michael Richardson, with his introduction.

BECKETT, Samuel.
The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett: WAITING FOR GODOT.

NY: Grove Press (1994).

First US edition. xxxiii + 472 pp w/bibliography]. Pages lightly toned, else very near fine in fine dust jacket. Near fine publisher’s unprinted cardstock slipcase. Edited by Dougald McMilland and James Knowlson.

BERLIN, Lucia.
A Manual for Cleaning Ladies.

(np): Zephyrus Image (1977).

First edition. [20 pp]. Light offsetting to first and last leaves, else fine in sewn wrappers. Near fine original printed envelope with one small blemish to recto. Michael Myers contributes three internal illustrations, cover art, and envelope art. Berlin’s first book.

BERRY, Wendell.
The Kentucky River: Two Poems.

Monterey: Larkspur Press, 1976.

First edition. 14 pp. Fine in sewn wrappers. One of 1000 numbered copies (this is copy 200). Pairs “July, 1773” with “January, 1975.” Dated (3/6/86) and SIGNED by Berry.

BRONK, William.
Estival: The Keepsake Collection.

[Hudson Falls]: Richard A. Carella, 2011.

First edition, deluxe numbered issue. 105 pp w/notes. Fine in full decorated cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. Fine publisher’s slipcase. Selected by James L. Weil, with his afterword. One of 50 numbered copies SIGNED by Carella and Jerry Kelly, who designed the volume. A roundup of all the keepsake poems by Bronk, published by Weil from 1983–2002. New, at publication price:

__. Same title.
First trade edition. Fine in printed wrappers. One of 500 copies. SIGNED by Carella. New, at publication price:

Hiparama of the Classics.

San Francisco: City Lights (1960).

First edition. 31 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. The inimitable Buckley’s take on Jesus, Lincoln, Nero, De Sade, Gandhi, De Vaca, and Shakespeare, transcribed from his recordings. Cook 24.

BUKOWSKI, Charles.
Post Office: A Novel.

Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1971.

First edition, numbered & signed issue. 115 pp. Foxing along top edge, sunning to spine. In all, very good plus in printed paper-covered boards with cloth spine and printed label. Near fine unprinted clear acetate dust jacket. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Bukowski. “Compliments of the Publisher” slip laid in. His first novel, an autobiographical account of working at the USPS. Krumhansl 38b.

BURROUGHS, William S. et al.
Minutes to Go.

(np): Beach Books, Texts & Documents (1968).

Second edition. 63 pp. Near fine in illustrated wrappers. The contents of this edition identical to the first edition, but for the addition of a collage by Pelieu. Maynard & Miles A3b.

[BURROUGHS, William S.]. Weber, Bruce.
An Exhibition by Bruce Weber.

Tokyo: Taro Kaneda (1991).

First edition. 4to. [128 pp]. Near fine in illustrated wrappers with light edgewear. Catalogue for an exhibition that showed in Tokyo & Los Angeles. Introductory text, “Eternal Farewells!” by William S. Burroughs.

[BURROUGHS, William S.]. Harris, Oliver.
Making Naked Lunch: Two Appetisers.

Schönebeck: Moloko Print, 2022.

First edition, numbered & signed issue. 167 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. One of 25 copies numbered on the second leaf and SIGNED by Harris on a sticker, as issued. Two illustrated talks, getting at the truth within the myths surrounding W.S.B.’s early work. New, at publication price:

CAMUS, Albert.
A Happy Death.

NY: Knopf, 1972.

First US edition. 192 pp w/notes & variants. Fine in very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Translated from the original French by Richard Howard. Afterword and Notes by Jean Sarocchi. His first novel, composed c. 1936–1938. Cahiers Albert Camus I.

[CAMUS, Albert]. Hoy, Peter C.
Camus in English: An Annotated Bibliography of Albert Camus’s Contributions to English and American Periodicals and Newspapers (1945–1968).

Paris: lettres modernes, 1971.

Second (revised and englarged) edition. viii + [50 pp] + [xviii]. Fine in printed wrappers. Texts in English.

[COMPLETE RUNS]. Bowering, George. ed.
Imago 1–20 (complete).

Calgary: George Bowering (1964–1974).

Twenty issues, all 8vo, all fine in stapled wrappers with the last issue being small 4to and perfect bound. While most issues have multiple contributors, the following are all devoted to single works: 3. Listen George by Lionel Kearns, 6. The Scarred Hull: a long poem by Frank Davey, 9. The Salamander: a humility cycle by David McFadden, 12. Sitting in Mexico by George Bowering, 15. Back East by Victor Coleman, 18. Five Books of a Northmanual. For the run:

[COMPLETE RUNS]. Hedley, Leslie Woolf, primary editor.
Inferno 1–11 (complete).

San Francisco: Inferno [1949–1955].

Eleven issues in ten (6/7 a double), all very near fine or better in printed wrappers. Mason Jordan Mason, Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, Christopher Maclaine, Kenneth Patchen, Judson Crews, Holly Beye, Kay Johnson, Gil Orlovitz, and others regularly appear. Two engravings by David Ruff appear in #5. Laid into the first issue is a brief typed note from editor Hedley, “When I dare look back at #1 I wonder if every magazine since that dreary day in November of 1949 is better...” For the run:

[COMPLETE RUNS]. Thomas, Eugene. ed.
Intransit 1–7 (complete).

Eugene: Intransit, 1965–1969.

Seven issues, all 8vo but for #6 which is 4to. #1 is near fine with some cover soiling and a name stamp to the first leaf. A general number, mostly poems with little-known poets and artwork. #2 is near fine in stapled wrappers with work by James Koller, Larry Eigner, and others. #3 is near fine in illustrated wrappers with light toning to extrems. Gerard Malanga, George Bowering, and more. #4 is “the Koller Issue,” guest-edited by Koller, and featuring work by Bill Bathurst, Bill Deemer, Andrew Hoyem, Joanne Kyger, Pamela Millward, Philip Whalen and others. Fine copy. #5, “The Philip Whalen Issue” is fine in printed wrappers and devotes half the issue to his work “The Education Continues Along,” reproduced from his holograph MS, and the remainder to his 1966 journal “Voyages.” #6 is the famous Andy Warhol-Gerard Malanga Monster Issue. There is a gentle bend to the upper right corner, but otherwise is a solid bright near fine copy. A shocking list of contributors ranging from Ashbery to Bukowski to Di Prima, to Ginsberg to Heliczer, to Lamantia, to d.a. levy, to MacLise, to Markopoulos, to Nico, to O’Hara, to Lou Reed, to Wieners, and so on. The last issue, #7, “The Gary Snyder Issue,” features his work, along with Beltrametti, Ginsberg, Hoogstraten, McCord, Keith Wilson, and more. For the run:

[COMPLETE RUNS]. Di Emidio Monica. ed.
Ishmael Number One.

San Francisco: Ishmael [c. 1960].

87 pp. Very near fine in stapled wrappers. Richard Garcia, André Breton (3 poems), Jerome Rothenberg, Luis Cernuda, and Herman Hesse (8 poems) appear. First and only issue.

[COMPLETE RUNS]. Willems, J. Rutherford. ed.
Isthmus 1–6 (complete).

San Francisco: Isthmus (1972–1977).

Six issues, all fine in printed wrappers. Great cover art by Michael Myers of Zephyrus Image to #2, and with six additional works therein. Other contributors include Clifford Burke, Diane Di Prima, Bruce Conner (five drawings), Meltzer, Hirschman, Brandi, Charles Henri Ford, Norse, and many others. For the run:

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