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The Silent Mr. Palomar.

NY: Targ Editions, 1981.

First edition. 25 pp. Fine in near fine semi-opaque illustrated dust jacket with a small chip to the corner of the rear cover and light wear to crown. A short story translated from the original Italian by William Weaver. One of 250 numbered copies on Fabriano Roma paper SIGNED by Calvino, who remains one of the most-translated contemporary Italian writers.

CARDEW, Cornelius.
Stockhausen Serves Imperialism and Other Articles.

London: Latimer (1974).

First edition. 125 pp. Pages toned (cheap paper) else near fine in very good plus dust jacket with wear to rear panel and sunning to the red spine lettering. Cameron Allan’s penciled name and date (‘76) on the front free endpaper. Cardew wrestles with modern music and class.

CARDEW, Cornelius. ed.
Scratch Music.

Cambridge: MIT Press (1974).

First US edition. 128 pp. Very good plus in glossy illustrated wrappers. Cardew defines “scratch music,” and provides numerous reproductions of scores. Includes a catalogue of scratch music, “1001 Activities,” a list by the Scratch Orchestra, and an appendix.

The Complete Annotated Alice.

Santa Monica: Voyager Company (1991).

First edition. Floppy disc housed in the original illustrated packaging, together with the single sheet history and aspirations of Voyager Expanded Books. Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner. One of three books released at MacWorld San Francisco in January 1992. The others were The Complete Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Jurassic Park.

CASTELLS, Manuel and Martin Ince.
Conversations with Manuel Castells.

Cambridge: Polity Press/Blackwell (2003).

First trade paperback printing. vi + 174 pp w/index. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Dated (2 December 2003) and INSCRIBED by Castells on the title page. Conversations with social scientist Castells, best known for his THE INFORMATION AGE trilogy.

[CORNELL, Joseph]. Hoving, Kirsten.
Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars.

Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press (2009).

First edition. xx + 307 pp w/index. Two upper corners lightly tapped, else very near fine in like dust jacket. A richly-illustrated collection.

[CORNELL, Joseph]. Starr, Sandra Leonard.
Joseph Cornell and the Ballet.

NY: Castelli Feigen Cocoran (1983).

First edition. Oblong 8vo. viii + 87 pp w/notes. Near fine in near fine dust jacket that is lightly toned at the extrems. Uncommon in hardcover. Exhibition catalogue documenting Cornell’s long fascination with dance.

CRESWELL, Toby and Martin Fabinyi.
The Real Thing: Adventures in Australian Rock & Roll.

Sydney: Random House (1999).

First edition. 224 pp w/index. Fine in illustrated boards and near fine clear unprinted acetate dust jacket. CD present in front cover well. Insider anecdotes and photographs complement this history of Australian rock music.

Smith & Wesson Identi-Kit Model II.

Springfield: Bangor Punta Operations (1983).

Very near fine in original carrying case. Clear acetate cards upon which are printed hairstyles, eyebrows, hats, beards, glasses, chins, nose, eyes, lips, etc to be placed one upon the other to build up a composite image. Also includes ring-bound handbook, and guideline chart.

CUMMINGS, Stephen.
Will It Be Funny Tomorrow, Billy? Misadventuers in Music.

Prahran: Hardie Grant Books (2009).

First edition. 198 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers and near fine dust jacket. A trade paperback original. INSCRIBED by Cummings “Craig in Santa Monica / its all good / man! / Stephen Cummings.” Memoir by the Melbourne-based musician and novelist.

Changes: Notes on Choreography.

NY: Something Else Press, 1968.

First edition. 188 pp. Very near fine in like dust jacket with a short closed tear and a crease to the top edge of the rear panel. Erratum slip present. Edited by Frances Starr. Fully-illustrated.

DE MONCHAUX, Nicholas.
Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo.

Cambridge & London: MIT Press (2011).

First edition. xiii + 364 pp. Fine in thin flexible boards and fine dust jacket. Playtex beats the Military-Industrial Complex! Twenty-one chapters to match the 21 layers of fabric in the finished suits. Reprinted several times.

Complete Cinematic Works: Scripts, Stills, Documents.

Oakland & Edinburgh: AK Press (2003).

First US edition. xi + 255 pp w/notes, chronology, filmography, bibliography, & index. Fine in fine dust jacket. Translated from the original French and edited by Ken Knabb, with his introduction. Scripts for Debord’s six films, with supporting documents.

Panegyric Volumes 1 & 2.

London & NY: Verso (2004).

First US edition. 181 pp. Fine in fine dust. Debord’s autobiography, translated from the original French by James Brook and John McHale.

DOOLITTLE, Hilda writing as “H.D.”
Collected Poems 1912–1944.

Machester: Carcanet Press (1984).

First UK edition. xxxvi + 629 pp w/notes & index of titles. Two small pale spots to fore-edge, else near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a small price sticker on the front flap. Edited by Louis L. Martz. Boughn A38.aiii.

[DUCHAMP, Marcel].
First Papers of Surrealism.

NY: Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies (1942).

First edition. [48 pp]. Very near fine in stapled wrappers. Catalogue designed by Duchamp. Foreword by Sidney Janis. Rife with b&w reproductions.

[DUCHAMP, Marcel].
Marcel Duchamp: A Retrospective Exhibition.

Pasadena: Pasadena Art Museum, 1963.

First edition. 4to. [56 pp]. Near fine in wrappers and very good printed clear acetate dust jacket that has four thumb-nail sized chips (none of which affect the printing on the front panel). Also known by the cover text, “by or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy.” Designed by Duchamp.

[DUCHAMP, Marcel].

Köln: Gebr. König Postkartenverlag, 1987.

First printing of this edition. Six 5 ¾ inch discs, each printed on both sides, each fine, housed in a near fine printed vellum folder. Originally devised by Duchamp in 1935 as “optical entertainments,” they were designed to be placed on a turntable and spun at 33 ⅓ rpms.

[DUCHAMP, Marcel]. Hamilton, Richard.
The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even: A Typographic Version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp’s Green Box.

Stuttgart & NY: Edition Hansjörg Mayer/Japp Reitman (1976).

Third printing. 120 pp. Tiny scruff on rear cover, else fine in decorated printed paper-covered boards. Fine unprinted clear plastic dust jacket. Translated from the original French by George Heard Hamilton. The first two printings were in 1960 and 1963 for a combined 2000 copies.

[DUCHAMP, Marcel]. Schwarz, Arturo.
Marcel Duchamp: 66 Creative Years from the First Painting to the Last Drawing.

Paris: Eric Losfeld [1972].

First edition. 4to. 103 pp. Light bump to one lower corner, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. Over 260 items described.

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