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Own Face.

Lennox: Angel Hair (1978).

First edition. [80 pp]. Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. One of 750 copies. INSCRIBED by Coolidge on the front free endpaper to the Meltzers, “For David + Tina / with Love, / Clark / Hancock, Mass. — 21 II 79.”

COOVER, Robert.
The Universal Baseball Association, Inc. J. Henry Waugh, Prop.

NY: Random House (1968).

First edition. 242 pp. Very near fine in very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Coover’s second novel, one of the best on baseball, alternating between the “real” life of J. Henry Waugh, and his tabletop fantasy baseball league.

Piss-Fir Willie: A Suite of Voices in Praise of the Northcoast Vernacular.

[Berkeley]: Tangram (1998).

First edition. [24 pp]. Near fine in sewn wrappers with pasted-on cover label. Fifteen poems by Dodge, with his introduction. One of 200 copies. A less common title from Tangram.

[DUCHAMP, Marcel]. Paz, Octavio and Marcel Duchamp.

Mexico City: Editiones Era, 1968

First edition. 4to. Near fine folding printed cloth portfolio in publisher’s decorated slipcase. All internal elements near fine or better. Inspired by Duchamp’s “Box in Valise,” this “book suitcase” contains six elements, ranging from a hardcover book, to a suite of reproductions of Duchamp readymades, to a stand-up bust of Duchamp.

[DUCHAMP, Marcel]. Gough-Cooper, Jennifer and Jacques Caumont.
La Vie Illustrée de Marcel Duchamp.

[Paris]: Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou (1977).

First edition. 28 pp. Near fine in illustrated boards with light rubbing to extrems. No dust jacket, as issued. Images by d’André Raffray. Text in French. An illustrated life of Duchamp.

Notes toward the Definition of Culture.

NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company (1949).

First US edition. 128 p. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Review slip laid in. Gallup A51b.


London: Writers Forum, 1985.

First edition. Horizontal 4to. Fifteen leaves housed in clear plastic folder. Fine. Graphics or “squigs” determined by varying parameters in a computer program developed by Fencott.

FERMOR, Patrick Leigh.
The Violins of Saint Jacques: A Tale of the Antilles.

NY: St. Martin’s (1977).

First US edition. 139 pp. Very near fine in like dust jacket. Decorations by Robin Ironside. Fermor’s first work of fiction.

[FERUS GALLERY]. Wingate, Ealan. et al, eds.

NY: Rizzoli (2009).

Second edition. [146 pp]. Touch of rubbing to fore-edge of the front cover, else very near fine in illustrated boards with cloth spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Chronology and artist biographies by Robert Dean, an interview with Irving Blum, an essay by Kirk Varnedoe, and many reproductions of Ferus ephemera, exhibited works, and artist photographs.

Sam Francis 1957–1986.

Tokyo: Nantenshi Gallery, 1987.

First edition. 4to. [20 pp w/chronology]. Near fine in illustrated wrappers. Color and b&w reproductions. Text in Japanese. INSCRIBED by Francis on the first leaf to Robert Shapazian, director of the Francis’s Lapis Press.

GRIFFITH, Bill with Art Spiegelman, Spain, and Justin Green.
Four Sketchbooks and a Table of Useful Information.

San Francisco: Apex Novelties (1973).

First edition. [48 pp]. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Black and white reproductions from the respective artists’s sketchbooks.

HAZZARD, Shirley.
The Transit of Venus.

NY: Viking (1980).

First edition. 337 pp. Light splash mark to fore-edge, else near fine in near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Hazzard on the front free endpaper. A contemporary classic.

HEANEY, Seamus translates Alexander Pushkin.
Arion: A Poem.

San Francisco: Arion Press, 2002.

First edition. [16 pp]. Fine in sewn wrappers. The original Russian poem, with Heaney’s facing English translation. Arion Press publisher Andrew Hoyem contributes an introduction, and Olga Carlisle a note on the Russian. One of 400 copies.

HEYEN, William.
What Do You Have To Lose?

Concord: William B. Ewert, 1987.

First edition, deluxe issue. [13 pp]. Two tiny spots on spine, else fine in full cloth with printed cover label. No dust jacket, as issued. Title page illustration and calligraphy by R.P. Hale. One of 25 copies on Curtis Ragston paper SIGNED by Heyen with a full page holograph poem, “If You Know Me At All” which appears in this collection as well. Six baseball poems.

HOGG, Robert.
Of Light.

Toronto: Coach House Press, 1978.

First edition. 69 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Printed endorsements on the rear jacket flap by Coleman, Creeley, and Duncan. INSCRIBED by Hogg on the front free endpaper, “For George & Mary Oppen / This small light / against the sea / With the deepest respect / & thanks / Bob Hogg / Mountain, ‘79.”

HOLMES, John Clellon.
Displaced Person: The Travel Essays of John Clellon Holmes.

Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1987.

First edition. xi + 267 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. The first of three volumes of selected essays by Holmes, featuring his long series on Vietnam, “Walking Away from the War.”

[INDIAN FILM]. Burra, Rani and Cunha, Uma da. ed.
Film India: Looking Back 1896–1960 and The New Generation 1960–1980.

New Delhi: Directorate of Film Festivals (1981).

First editions. 152 + 183 pp w/notes on contributors. Both volumes are fine in illustrated wrappers. A history and “an examination of India’s New Cinema, its preoccupation with a changing society and the status of women, highlighted in the work of 19 representative directors.” For the pair:

[ITALIAN FUTURISM]. Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso.
The Futurist Cookbook.

San Francisco: Bedford Arts (1989).

First edition. 176 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket with light sunning to spine. Edited by Lesley Chamberlain with her introduction. Translated from the original Italian by Suzanne Brill. First appearance in English of the first avant-garde cookery book.

KELLY, Robert.
The Mill of Particulars.

Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1973.

First edition, publisher’s copy. 164 pp w/notes. Fine in printed paper-covered boards with cloth spine and printed label. Fine acetate dust jacket, fine publisher’s slipcase. Designated “Publisher’s Copy” on the colophon page and SIGNED by Kelly. As in the lettered issue, there is an original artwork by Kelly tipped in after the title page, here additionally INSCRIBED by Kelly, “for John & Barbara Martin, in the sign of grace[s]. — Robert.” The front fixed and free endpapers are entirely devoted to holograph texts by Kelly addressed to the Martins. Morrow & Cooney 160d (note).

KING, Francis.
Cold Snap: A Novel.

London: Arcadia Books (2009).

First edition. 272 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by King on the title page. His fiftieth book!

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