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[DUCHAMP, Marcel]. Taylor, Michael R.
Étant donnés.

Philadelphia & New Haven: Philadelphia Museum of Art/Yale University Press (2009).

First edition. 447 pp w/select bibliography & index. Fine in fine dust jacket. A thorough consideration of Duchamp’s provocative work, published on the 40th anniversary of its initial installation. Profusely illustrated.

ENO, Brian and Peter Schmidt
Oblique Strategies.

(np): (np) 1979.

Third edition, slightly revised. One hundred and twenty-four “strategies,” one per card, with colophon and instruction card. Complete. Though now in the 5th edition, the third was the last produced with Schmidt’s involvement.

FARBER, Manny.
Negative Space: Manny Farber at the Movies.

NY: Praeger (1971).

First edition. viii + 288 pp w/index. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket with light overall edgewear. SIGNED by Farber on the front free endpaper. The best of Farber, who is credited with coining the phrase “underground film.”

FEHER, Michel with Ramona Naddaff and Nadia Tazi. eds.
Fragments for a History of the Human Body Parts 1–3.

NY: Zone (1989).

First editions. 480 + 552 + 578 pp. Three volumes, each very near fine in illustrated wrappers. A history of the intersection of life and thought, via a collection of illustrated essays. Issued as Zone Books 3, 4, and 5. For the trio:

FELDMAN, Morton.

Kerpen: Beginner Press (1985).

First edition. 4to. 244 pp. Near fine in illustrated wrappers. Cover art by Philip Guston. Edited by Walter Zimmerman. Texts in English and facing German translation.

FONTCUBERTA, Joan and Pere Formiguera.
Dr. Ameisenhaufen’s Fauna.

Göttingen: European Photography (1988).

First trade edition. 83 pp. Fine in printed wrappers. Photographs and descriptions of previously unknown animals, as described in the long-lost archives of German zoologist Dr. Peter Ameisenhaufen (b. 1895, disappeared 1955). An elaborate fiction. A Roth 101 title.

The General in His Labyrinth.

NY: Knopf, 1990.

First US edition, numbered & signed issue. 285 pp. Fine in full leather with gilt stamping to spine. Fine publisher’s decorated slipcase. Translated from the original Spanish by Edith Grossman. One of 350 numbered copies SIGNED by Garcia Marquez.

Love in the Time of Cholera.

NY: Knopf, 1988.

First US edition, numbered & signed issue. 348 pp. Fine in fine printed acetate dust jacket. Near fine publisher’s decorated slipcase. Translated from the original Spanish by Edith Grossman. One of 350 numbered copies SIGNED by Garcia Marquez. While the colophon page has been bound-in upside down, this is mitigated by being copy #4.

In Search of Silvestre Revueltas: Essays 1978–1990.

Santa Fe: Soundings Press, 1991.

First edition. 211 pp w/postscripts & footnotes. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. In addition to examinations of regional and indigenous music, Garland writes on Cage, Harrison, Tenney, Nancarrow, and others.

Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature.

Albany: State University of New York Press (1987).

First trade paperback printing. 4to. 275 pp w/glossary, bibliographies, & indexes of poets. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. Over 2000 pattern poems described, with over 150 of them reproduced.

HOPKIN, Bart. ed.
Experimental Musical Instruments 1:1 – 14: 4 (complete run).

Nicasio: Experimental Musical Instruments (1985–1999).

Seventy issues, all 4to, all very near fine in stapled wrappers with some staining to the spines of three early issues. Published bi-monthly for the first nine years, then quarterly for the next five. “For the design, construction, and enjoyment of unusual sound sources.” Illustrated. For the run:

The Book of SLAB.

Prahran: Champion (1983).

First edition. 4to. [228 pp]. Fine in illustrated boards. One of 250 copies. An elaborate artist’s book, picking up where Time/Life left off. Flexidisc present. Accompanied by the accordion-fold promotional flyer, illustrated with photographs by Peter Lyssiotis.

HUXLEY, Aldous.
After Many A Summer Dies the Swan.

NY & London: Harper & Brothers, 1939.

First US edition. 356 pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Dated (1940) and INSCRIBED by Huxley, “For Leland Hawkins, / with cordial good / wishes from his / patient and friend / Aldous Huxley.”

[JOYCE, James]. Campbell, Joseph and Henry Morton Robinson.
A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake.

London: Faber and Faber (1947).

First edition. 297 pp. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light edgewear.

[JOYCE, James]. Glasheen, Adaline.
A Census of Finnegans Wake: An Index of Characters and Their Roll.

London: Faber and Faber (1957).

First UK edition. xxx + 146 pp. Faint foxing to endpapers, bookstore stamp inside front cover. In all, near fine in near fine dust jacket with original price on the front flap inked-out.

KEENE, Stephen.
The Miracle Half-Mile: Ten Thousand Paintings by Stephen Keene.

Santa Monica: Santa Monica Museum of Art (2000).

First edition. 4to. [12 pp]. Fine in side-stapled wrappers. Introduction by Elsa Longhauser. Essay, “Deja vu all over again: The Art of Stephen Keene.” Catalogue for an exhibition of 10,000 paintings by Keene, the cover being an original painting by him.

[KLEIN, Yves]. Ottmann, Klaus.
Yves Klein by Himself. His Life and Thought.

Paris: Éditions Dilecta (2010).

First edition. 440 pp w/selected literature. Fine in full decorated orange faux leather. a.e.g. Ribbon place marker bound-in. Essentially a Klein reader, presenting his texts, followed by Ottmann’s unpacking.


NY: Grove Weidenfeld (1991).

First US edition, numbered & signed issue. 345 pp. Fine in full cloth and near fine publisher’s slipcase with a light scruff to one panel. Translated from the original Czech by Peter Kussi. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Kundera. The last in a trilogy, preceded by The Book of Laughter and Forgetting and The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

Polychromie architecturale: Le Corbusier’s Color Keyboards from 1931 and 1959.

Basel Boston Berlin: Birkhäuser Verlag (1997).

First edition. Three volumes, all fine in stiff wrappers. Near fine publisher’s illustrated slipcase. An elaborate production. Collects Polychromie architecturale, Color Keyboards, Color Swatches.

Le Corbusier Le Grande.

London: Phaidon (2008).

First edition. Two volumes, both fine in decorated boards. Very near fine publisher’s slipcase. A chronological tour of the life and work, via over 2000 photographs of the architect, his buildings and plans, writings, and related drawings.

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