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ANTONIONI, Michelangelo.
Unfinished Business: Scenarios, Screenplays, and Ideas.

NY: Marsilio (1998).

First US edition. xvii + 233 pp. Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Edited by Carlo di Carlo and Giorgio Tinazzi. Translated by Andrew Taylor. The second book of writings on unproduced work.

Empire of the Sun.

London: Gollancz, 1984.

First edition, first issue. 278 pp. Pages toned (cheap paper) else very near fine in like dust jacket. SIGNED by Ballard on the title page. Basis for the film, Ballard’s novelization of growing up in the Shanghai International Settlement during Japanese occupation.

Love & Napalm: Export U.S.A.

NY: Grove Press (1972).

First US edition. 156 pp w/author’s note. Fine in very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Two page preface by William S. Burroughs. Published in the UK in 1970 as The Atrocity Exhibition, the first US edition was to be brought out by Doubleday & Company the same year. After the edition was printed, Nelson Doubleday Jr. happened to read it and, fearing the possibility of legal action by depicted celebrities, had the entire edition destroyed. However, a few copies escaped, making this Grove Press edition technically the second to appear in the US, but the first under this title, and with WSB’s preface. Maynard & Miles B68.

BARNES, Julian.
A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters.

NY: Knopf, 1989.

First US edition. 307 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Barnes on the title page. Opening with Noah’s Ark, ending with Heaven, a pleasing tour of our time on earth.

Complete Scores.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard (1993).

First US edition. 1136 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated boards. Very near fine publisher’s slipcase. Scores for every song written and recorded by The Beatles, transcribed from the original recordings.

[THE BEATLES]. Kehew, Brian and Kevin Ryan.
Recording the Beatles: The Studio Equipment and Techniques Used to Create their Classic Albums.

Houston: Curvebender (2006).

First trade edition. 537 pp w/glossary, bibliography & index. Fine in fine dust jacket and fine publisher’s slipcase. Ephemera pack present as issued. A thorough examination of every piece of recording hardware, techniques, and effects.

BECKETT, Samuel.
The Complete Dramatic Works.

London: Faber and Faber (1986).

First edition. 476 pp. Very near fine in like dust jacket. From Waiting for Godot (1952) to What Where (1983). The first time all works for stage, radio, and television published together in a single volume in English.

A Painter of Our Time.

London: Secker & Warburg, 1958.

First edition. 238 pp. Very good plus in very good plus, price-clipped dust jacket with some light edgewear and a few stains along the bottom edge of the rear panel. Berger’s first novel, on the life of expatriate Hungarian painter Janos Lavin, his journals, and his disappearance.

BERGER, John and Simon McBurney.
The Vertical Line.

London: Artangel/Theatre de Complicite (1999).

First edition. Digipack with bound-in 40 pp booklet. Fine. SIGNED by Berger and McBurney on the face of the compact disc. A journey through history via 122 steps into the depths of the abandoned Strand tube station.

BORGES, Jorge Luis.
The Congress of the World.

Milan & Paris: Franco Maria Ricci (1981).

First edition. Folio. 144 pp. Boards slightly splayed, else fine in full decorated black cloth with pasted-on cover illustration. No dust jacket, as issued. Near fine publisher’s clamshell case (one tiny split). Introduction, “The Secret of the Tantras” by Alain Daniélou. Illustrated with tantric cosmology miniatures. Translated from the original Spanish by Alberto Manguel. One of 4000 numbered copies. SIGNED by Ricci.

BORGES, Jorge Luis and Adolfo Bioy-Casares.
Chronicles of Bustos Domecq.

NY: Dutton, 1976.

First US edition. 143 pp w/index. Very near fine in like dust jacket. Translated from the original Spanish by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni. SIGNED by Borges on the half-title page.

BOULEZ, Pierre and John Cage.
The Boulez-Cage Correspondence.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1993).

First edition. xvii + 168 pp w/index. Fine in fine dust jacket. Edited by Jean-Jacques Nattiez, with his introduction. Translated and edited by Robert Samuels. Letters between the two greats from May 1949 to August 1954, an additional 1962 letter, the text of a lecture by Boulez on Cage’s music for prepared piano, and more.

Inventing Kindergarten.

NY: Abrams (1997).

First edition. 4to. 160 pp w/notes & index. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Photographs by Kiyoshi Togashi. One hundred and thirty illustrations, of which 55 are in full color. The first comprehensive book about German educator Friedrich Froebel’s original kindergarten, conceived in the 1830s.

BROUGHER, Kerry. et al.
Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900.

NY: Thames & Hudson (2005)

First edition. 4to. 271 pp. w/checklist, chronology, biographies, & selected bibliography. Fine in fine dust jacket. Ninety works and related documentation connecting these abstract and mixed-media artworks to various musical forms.

BUGMAN, Shifty.
The Basement Bugger’s Bible: The Professional’s Guide to Creating, Building, and Planting Custom Bugs and Wiretaps.

Boulder: Paladin Press (1999).

First edition. Small 4to. vii + 310 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. In addition to a wealth of technical information, “Shifty’s anecdotal style takes the reader on a sordid covert odyssey that offers an inside look at how a pro works...”

BUKOWSKI, Charles.

London: W.H. Allen, 1981.

First UK edition. 290 pp. Pages toned (cheap paper) else fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Bukowski on the title page with a small drawing of his little man with a jug.

BUNKER, Edward.
Education of a Felon: A Memoir.

NY: St. Martin’s (2000).

First edition. xiii + 299 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Introduction by William Styron. INSCRIBED by Bunker on the title page, “To Cameron & Margaret, / my favorite physicist and / her smiling pal.”

BURNS, James D.
Antique Rugs of Kurdistan: A Historical Legacy of Woven Art.

(np): James D. Burns (2002).

First edition. Folio. 319 pp w/notes, works cited, & index. Fine in fine dust jacket. Twelve maps, many full color reproductions.

CAGE, John with Richard Kostelanetz.
Conversing with Cage.

NY: Limelight Editions, 1988.

First edition. xi + 299 pp w/bibliography & list of interviewers. Fine in very near fine dust jacket with light sunning to flap folds. Thematic transcriptions covering autobiography, performances, writings, dance, social philosophy, and much more

[CAGE, John]. Gena, Peter and Jonathan Brent with Don Gillespie. eds.
A John Cage Reader in Celebration of his 70th Birthday.

NY: C.F. Peters (1982).

First edition. xi + 207 pp w/appendixes. Pages lightly toned, else very near fine in like dust jacket. In addition to writing and reproductions of artwork by Cage, there are contributions by Marjorie Perloff, M.C. Richards, Morton Feldman and Peter Gena in conversation, Paul Zukofsky, Merce Cunningham, and others.

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