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        Bibliotheca Germanorum Erotica et Curiosa (complete in 9 Vols. Plus Supplement)

      Verlag Muller & Kiepenheuer, Hanau/M, Dresden 1968 - A handsome example of the 1968 facsimile reproduction, based on the 1911 original edition. Complete in 9 volumes plus the supplement. All volumes very clean and well-preserved. All solidly Near Fine in their green cloth, with bright gilt-lettering and bordering to the spines. Thick octavos, over 5,000 pgs. all told. An exhaustive, seminal reference on the history of German erotica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Cleveland, OH: S.i., [1968]. Half-page ALS, written on verso of a sheet of 8.5" x 11" lined notebook paper. Neat horizontal fold at center, with some numerical notations in levy's hand scrawled on recto; Near Fine. Together with the original 8.5" x 11.5" mailing envelope; edgeworn, with small tears, postage marks; Very Good. Brief rejection letter from d.a. levy to Dante Thomas, pseudonym of Dante Thomas Zaccagnini, distinguished Professor of English at SUNY Genesco from 1966 through the early 1990's. Thomas had submitted poems for inclusion in a late (unnamed) levy publication, to which levy responded: "nice poems, but sorry - im all filled up for now - try QUIXOTE...since you did not enclose a return envelope im not even sure if you wanted this back - postage due because i cant afford it." levy was no stranger to rejection (Kent State has an entire file with rejection letter he received), and given the tone of the letter, his circumstances were clearly dire. Mailing envelope postmarked October 16, 1968; levy would take his own life little more than a month after this was mailed. Rare.

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        Sex Rebel: Black (memoirs of a gash gourmet)

      San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, 1968. Paperback. 368p., introduction, small date stamp on first page otherwise very good first mass-market paperback edition in pictorial wraps. Greenleaf Classic GC323. Erotic fiction masquerading as an autobiographical case-study which includes several scenes of male homosexuality, bisexuality etc. Standard 1960s Greenleaf material except that this book was penned by African American journalist, poet and political and labor movement activist, Frank Marshall Davis who wrote for the Honolulu Record the paper of the ILWU, and was under investigation by HUAC for statements made in the Record. President Obama was acquainted with Davis in Hawaii as a youth. Right-wing conspiracy theorists have attempted to paint the friendship as something dark and dangerous; some even claim that he was Obama's real father. This cataloguer's opinion: it is a shame Davis' political and social beliefs did not rub off on the future president. Three holdings located in OCLC as of 7/2015

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        The Beatles [The White Album]

      Hayes EMI Records (The Gramophone Co Ltd.) 1968 November. G: in Good condition with toploading sleeve, inner flipbacks and black inners. Some audible marks/scratches here and there throughout, particularly on side 1, tracks 1 and 2. Slight damage to sleeve spine. Extras in very good condition First Pressing, Mono White card cover with toploading sleeve and wide spine 320mm x 320mm (13" x 13"). 2 LPs + posters. Includes four portraits and lyric poster. Released in 1968 the Beatles' ninth LP soon came to be known as The White Album. The minimalist sleeve by Richard Hamilton was in stark contrast to Peter Blake's colourful gallery of celebreties seen on Sgt. Pepper. The album contains probably their most varied collection of songs including 'Back In the USSR', 'Blackbird', 'Helter Skelter' and George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (featuring Eric Clapton) and John and Yoko's experimental sound collage, 'Revolution 9'.

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        Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc.,, 1968. Tall quarto. Original blue quarter morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. With the publisher's slipcase. A fine copy. First and limited edition, this is number 113 of 680 copies only. The trade edition followed in 1971.

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        Les essencies de la terra.

      (Barcelona, Ediciones Poligrafia, 1968). - Gr.-Fol. 50 x 38 cm. Farb. lithogr. OUmschl. in illustr. OLwdbd. in illustr. OLwd.-Kassette (diese etwas berieben). 40 nn. Bll. mit 14 (inkl. Umschlag; 7 doppelblattgr; 5 farb.) Lithographien von Juan Miró. Sprache: Spanisch, Erste Ausgabe. - Nr. 397 von 1000 Exemplaren (Gesamtaufl. 1120). - Wunderschöner Pressendruck mit einleitendem Widmungsgedicht von Juan Perucho und den schönen, teils farbigen Lithographien von Miró zu klassischen Gedichten seiner katalanischen Heimat. - Cramer 123. Vgl. Miró Lithographe III, 506-514. - Sehr schönes Exemplar auf kräftigem Büttenkarton. - Von Miró im Druckvermerk signiert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles 1968 - np (64pp), 41 b&w and 10 color illustrations. With an exhibition history and bibliography. Designed by Edward Ruscha. In a custom protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Billy" is the innovatively designed and bound catalogue published in conjunction with the first major Museum retrospective of the noted Venice surfer-cum-motorcycle-racer-cum artist Billy Al Bengston. Its covers are two sheets of 50 and 100 grit Garnet sandpaper with Ed Ruscha's emblematic "Billy" flocked in pink on the front, and clasped through the spine by two machine bolts with hexagonal nuts that also secure a pink satin ribbon page marker. Each of the forty-six exhibited works by the Ferus Gallery-affiliated artist is reproduced, including more than a dozen of his innovative "dento" paintings on aluminum. Bengston was the real life "Moondoggie" to Kathy Kohner's "Gidget" in the popular Frederick Kohner novel of the same name, and the frontispiece portrait of the artist as a young man is by Don Bachardy. The design and installation for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition was by Frank Gehry! A brand new, most handsome example of this ultra-cool Ruscha-inflected objet with the "67X The Authorized Version / Bengston Bio" attributed to Alan D. Shean printed as a single tissue sheet laid in, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Charlotte's Web [5 Foreign Editons SIGNED by E.B. White]

      Various: Various, 1968-1979. As. Various. Fine/fine. All are signed by E. B. White on the first free endpaper. Ever the humorist, White has signed the Greek Language edition "E. M. Oyatt," the spelling of his name in Greek. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. A collection of 5 separate copies of "Charlotte's Web" in foreign language editions, all signed by E. B. White. Titled as follows: "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Dutch Language (Amsterdam: A.J.G. Strengholt, 1968)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Hardcover, Fine in Fine Dust Jacket; First Persian Language Edition (Tehran, Iran: Zar Press, 1971)]. "Fantastika Wilbur " [Hardcover, Fine, no Dust Jacket as issued; Swedish Language (Oslo: Raben & Sjorgen, 1973)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Greek Language (Greece, 1977)]. "Paukova Mreza" [Paperback, Fine, Bosnian Language (Zagreb: Biblioteka Vjeverica, 1979)].

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        Delaware Chancery Reports. Vols. 1-43 (1814-1968) lacking vol. 37

      1968. Delaware Chancery Reports. Reports of Cases Adjudged and Determined in the Court of Chancery, and on Appeals therefrom in the Supreme Court of Delaware, also Cases in the Orphans' Court of Delaware. Title varies. Imprint varies. Wilmington, Del.: Mercantile Print. Co. Vols. 1 [1814/1833] to 43 [1966/1968], lacking vol. 37, in 42 books. Publisher's tan buckram cloth with upper red and lower black spine lettering pieces on volumes 17 to 43. Ex-library with stamps to page edges and bar code label on inside front covers, internally very good.

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        The Iron Man A Story in Five Nights

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1968. Illustrated by George Adamson. Octavo. Original pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. Light rubbing to ends of spine and corners, occasional light spotting to pages, inscription to front pastedown, in the dust jacket with toned spine, light spotting to rear panel, shallow chipping to end of spine and flap folds. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. 6000 copies printed according to the Sagar & Tabor bibliography. The majority we have seen have come from school libraries and this title is probably the scarcest of Hughes trade editions.

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        INTRANSIT: The Andy Warhol-Gerard Malanga Monster Issue

      Eugene, OR: Toad Press, 1968. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. 4to. Original printed wrappers. Mild toning overall. Some soil to wraps. Very good overall. Scarce issue of this little magazine, edited by Warhol and Malanga. Their first co-edited publication, the "Monster" issue in many ways prefigures the founding of INTERVIEW by Malanga and Warhol the following year. A valuable document, offering a portrait in miniature of the late 60's Factory scene. Includes excerpt from Warhol's novel "a" (under its original title "Cock") and contributions from Jonas Mekas, Malanga, Ondine, Ingrid Superstar, and Taylor Mead. Also includes works from several members of the Velvet Underground: John Cale, Lou Reed, Nico, and Angus MacClise. Other contributors include Frank O'Hara, Joe Brainard, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, d.a. levy, Charles Bukowski and many others. 220pp.

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        The Animals in That Country.

      Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1968.. First Edition. 13 x 22 cm. 69 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. In protective Mylar. Very good+ condition. Association copy with the author's dedication to Jerry Buckley and his wife on the half title..

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        Catch-22 (2nd Draft Screenplay)

      Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures Corp.. 1968. Second Draft. Hardcover. Fine. 1968, the 250 page second draft screenplay for Buck Henry's script of Joseph Heller's famous novel. This copy is bound in a blue binder, with the title page signed by Heller. Additionally, it includes a laid-in glossy promo photo of Heller, also signed -- this photo is promotion for one of Heller's later books and is not related to Catch-22. Script printed on rectos only. All contents Fine. Digital images available upon request.

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        D. Martin Luthers Werke - Kritische Gesamtausgabe (Weimarer Ausgabe) - Die Deutsche Bibel - 12 Bände in 15 Teilbänden

      Graz (Weimar), Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt (Hermann Böhlau Nachfolger), 1968 - Unveränderter Abdruck der bei Hermann Böhlau erschienenen Ausgabe. Das Angebot umfasst die Bände 1-8, 9/1, 9/2, 10/1, 10/2, 11/1, 11/2 und 12 = 15 Bände. 190 x 276 mm, helles Leinen mit montiertem Rückenschildchen, , Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. 24000 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Preliminary design for the Rainbow Mural at the Hilton Lagoon Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii.

      1968. 1968 - Gouache painting on board. 1.5 x 17 inches. Annotated, titled and dated on the mount by the artist in pencil. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso. "Hilton's Rainbow Murals Perhaps second only to Diamond Head as a Waikiki landmark, the rainbow murals adorning the mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) ends of the Village's Rainbow Tower are the world's tallest ceramic murals. Designed by renowned artist Millard Sheets, the colorful ceramic tiles climb the entire height of the 31-story tower. By design, the murals welcome all visitors to Oahu, regardless of their hotel choice; the focal point for the murals is 2.5 miles away, which on the ocean side coincides with the air corridor in and out of Honolulu International Airport. An inscription in Hawaiian on the mural reads: "Ho'ola'a ia I na kanaka me o ka uhane o Hawaii" ("dedicated to the people and spirit of Hawaii"). During 2004, the murals will receive a facelift of sorts - more than 100 tiles that have cracked broken or become badly weathered by the elements over the past 35 years will be replaced with exact recreations that will be impossible to discern from Sheets' original masterpieces."

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        EDIPO RE Versione italiana di Manara Valgimigli. Acquaforti di Manzù.

      Verona, Officinae Bodoni, 1968. In-folio p. (mm. 380x280), mz. marocch. rosso edit., piatti in Linson avorio con al centro la testa di Edipo (eseguita da Manzù) impressa a secco, pp. 100 a fogli sciolti; scatola in Linson rosso con etichetta in carta Ingres avorio e titolo in nero, applicata sul quadrante anteriore; cofanetto originale di legno. Tragedia greca nella traduzione di Manara Valgimigli, con 7 acqueforti originali di Giacomo Manzù. Importante edizione di 114 esemplari numerati. Il ns., 6, fa parte della tiratura di 105 su carta a tino Magnani, con firma autografa di Manzù. Cfr. Cat. Mardersteig,154. Esemplare in perfetto stato.

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        [Poster]: Michael McClure's The Beard. Directed by Robert Gist. Warner Playhouse

      [Los Angeles]: Warner Playhouse. [1968]. Poster. Photographically illustrated on thin card stock printed in red, black, and gray. Approximately 8.5" x 14.5". A bit skinned on the verso where tape has been removed, else very near fine. Poster for the 1968 Los Angeles premiere of the play, where it had migrated after the productions had been shut down in both New York and San Francisco for the simulated oral sex scene in the play. The cast of the L.A. production were arrested 14 nights in a row. In a letter to Stan Brakhage in September 1968, McClure complained, "I'll have to return to L.A. for the opening of the trial of Beard, which starts September 16." The poster was designed by Wallace Berman, publisher of Semina and considered by some as the "Father of Assemblage Art," who also provided the photograph of his bare-breasted wife Shirley seen holding a worn pair of boots which graces the poster. Jim Morrison of The Doors attended the L.A. performance and apparently expressed interest in playing the lead in a film version, but alas that contribution to film history went unfulfilled. .

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      New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Very Good in binding wrappers. Owner name and underlining. A Very Scarce item. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Iolas Gallery, Affiche.

      ca. 1968.. 70.5 x 49.5.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Melanges d'indianisme a la memoire de Louis Renou. 40e anniversaire de la fondation de l'Institut de Civilisation Indienne de l'Universite de Paris

      Edition de Boccard 1968 Très bon. 1ère edition de Boccard, fort vol. gr. in - 8, br., XXXVII - 800 pp., portrait en front (publications de l'Institut de Civilisation Indienne, série in - 8, fasc. 28). Textes de J. Filliozat, A. Bareau, E. Benveniste, K. Bhattacharya, M. Biardeau, J.A.B. van Buitenen, C. Caillat, G. Coedès, E. Conze et I. Shotaro, A. Esnoul, Jan Gonda, J.W. de Jong, F.B.J. Kuiper, O. Lacombe, R. Lingat, C. Malamoud, P. Mus, Y. Ojihara, J. Varenne, A. Wayman.

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        Indische Altertumskunde. 4 Bände in 8 Bänden

      - Otto Zeller Verlag, Osnabrück, 1968. Je Band ca. 750 S., Ln. (Vorsatz gestempelt) - Reprint der 2. vermehrten und verbesserten Auflage, 1874 -

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        Welcome to the Monkey House

      New York: Delacorte Press, 1968. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to famed editor William Targ, "For Bill Targ- Have a Nice Life, Bill- Kurt Vonnegut Jr." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of shelfwear. Targ was a book editor and probably most well-known for publishing Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather while editor in chief of G. P. Putnam's Sons. After retiring from Putnam in 1978, he founded Targ Editions. He sought to publish works by contemporary writers which included, John Updike, Saul Bellow, Tennessee Williams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Norman Mailer. Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Vonnegut's short masterpieces which share his audacious sense of humor and extraordinary creative vision. "He strips the flesh from bone and makes you laugh while he does it. There are twenty-five stories here, and each hits a nerve ending" (Charlotte Observer).

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        The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

      New York: Farrar Strauss and Giroux,, 1968. Octavo. Original white boards, titles to spine red and blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. A few slight marks to boards; an exceptional copy in the price-clipped jacket with nicked and chipped spine ends and faintly sunned spine panel. First edition, first printing. The ultimate homage to Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters, this unique volume is signed on the front pastedown by the author, and contains 46 autographs collected from members of the Counterculture, including musicians, Merry Pranksters, poets, writers, artists, political activists, and anyone else who was involved in Counterculture of the 1960's, many of which are accompanied by humorous inscriptions. There are two colour photographs (taken by the collector Richard Synchef) pasted onto the front free endpaper, featuring the the Merry Pranksters bus "Further" at Ken Kesey Farm in July 1988, and one of Ken Kesey in Portland, taken on 28 October 1990. On the next two pages are the following autographs: Stanley Mouse (foremost artist of the 1960s and one of the The Big Five artists of psychedelic posters in the 1960s), Wavy Gravy (Merry Prankster, founder of the Hog Farm Commune, Counterculture poet), Lenore Kandel (poet, author of the book The Love Book; a book of erotic poetry, she was busted by SF Police Department and tried in the landmark obscenity case), George Walker (Merry Prankster), Stewart Brand (Merry Prankster, developer of the Whole Earth Catalog, old friend of Ken Kesey, futurist), Bill Thompson (manager of Jefferson Airplane), and Chet Helms (founder of The Family Dog, one of two premier promoters in SF, friend/promoter of Janis Joplin), Gretchen Fetchen (Merry Prankster, nicknamed The Slime Queen), Allen Cohen (founder, publisher and editor of the landmark underground newspaper in SF in 1967 - The San Francisco Oracle. His idea for the newspaper came to him in a dream, including scented ink and multi-color flowing print), Steve Brown (member of the Grateful Dead inner circle, ran their own short-lived label in the 1970s), Dennis Loren (psychedelic poster artist), Randy Tuten (psychedelic poster artist), Alton Kelley (The Big Five poster artist, of Kelley-Mouse studios), Gene Anthony (chronicler of the Haight-Ashbury of the 60s, author of the book The Summer of Love, Counterculture photographer), Lee Conklin (major psychedelic poster artist), Gary Grimshaw (major psychedelic poster artist). On the next two pages (the title pages) are the following autographs: Jami Cassady (Neal Cassady's daughter), John Cassady (Neal's son), Barry Melton (lead guitarist for Country Joe and the Fish), David Singer (poster artist), Jerilyn Brandelius (Grateful Dead lighting director, wife of Mickey Hart, drummer of Grateful Dead), Michael, McClure (main Beat poet of the 1950s), Dan Hicks (member of the first psychedelic music band, Charlatans), and Herb Greene (one of the most important Counterculture photographers), Ken Kesey (author, Merry Prankster, designer of the bus), Dan Healy (Grateful Dead sound director for many years), Wendell Berry (novelist and activist who worked alongside Ken Kesey at Stanford University), and Chet Helms (second signature). On the next two pages (copyright & table of contents) signs: Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe & the Fish), David Nelson (member of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jerry Garcia played with them before Grateful Dead), Spencer Dryden (drummer for Jefferson Airplane), Ben Fong-Torres (one of the original writers of Rolling Stone Magazine, written a lot of books, significant SF figure), and John Barlow (songwriting partner of Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead for decades), Sam Andrew (guitarist for Big Brother & the Holding Company, Janis Joplin member of that band), David Getz (drummer for Big Brother and the Holding Company), Glen McCay ("Headlights" originated psychedelic light shows), Mountain Girl (Ken Kesey's lover, Merry Prankster, Jerry Garcia's wife for many years, real name Carolyn Adams). On the next two leaves are the following autographs: Bonnie Jean Romney (Wavy Gravy's wife, of the Hog Farmer Commune), Ken Babbs (Ken Kesey's dear friend, right-hand man, they were inseparable, Merry Prankster), Steve Parrish (head roadie for Grateful Dead, innermost circle, unofficial backstage manager, Jerry Garcia's dear friend), Ed McLanahan (Merry Prankster, writer), and Phil Lesh (bassist for the Grateful Dead), Ken Babbs (second autograph), Paul Krassner (co-founder in 1968 of the Yippies, or Youth International Party, political street theatre, father of the underground press, Merry Prankser, founder publisher of investigative journalism/satirical magazine The Realist). On page 211 Ken Babbs signs for the third time. On page 223, Bruce Barthol (bassist for Country Joe and the Fish) signs.

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        Setting Free the Bears

      Random House, New York 1968 - Near fine copy of the author's first book. Red cloth backed boards, gilt to spine, red topstain. Inscribed by Irving to title page. Spine ends/corners slightly softened, touch of shelfwear to board edges. Unmarked, tight and square. The unclipped jacket in mylar has some creasing to flaps and edges and tiny closed tear to back panel. This lovely book is housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Computer Programming

      Reading, MA; Menlo Park, CA; London; Don Mills, Ontario: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company,, 1968. Volume 1 / Fundamental Algorithms. Octavo. Original pale green cloth, spine lettered in gilt and black. With the printed glassine dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket with minor nicks. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the leaf facing the title page, "Best wishes! Don Knuth", and with the ownership inscription at the head of the title of the noted American mathematician Lynn Harold Loomis (1915?-1994). Loomis was a professor at Harvard from 1949. Together with Hassler Whitney, he discovered the Loomis?-Whitney inequality. This is the first volume in the serial work, The Art of Computer Programming, counted by American Scientist among "100 or so Books that shaped a Century of Science", and widely regarded as the first and still the best comprehensive treatment of its subject.

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        Andy Warhol

      Stockholm , MODERNA MUSEET, 1968 - Published on the occasion of the Andy Warhol exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, February-March 1968. Over 300 black and white photographs by Rudolph Burckhardt, Eric Pollitzer, John D. Schiff. Texts in English and Swedish (some of Warhol's famous quotes). 4to. pp. 400 non numerate. . Ottimo (Fine). Timbro di appartenenza (Owner's stamp). . [Parr, Badger, 2004]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Cocu Magnifique

      Paris: Editions de l'Atelier Crommelynck, 1968 Portfolio illustrated with 7 etchings, 4 aquatints with etching, and 1 aquatint with drypoint and etching, all by Picasso.  Loose as issued in Rived wove, in the original Bordeaux box in leather.  Signed by Picasso and Crommelynck on justification page. Total edition of 200 copies, of which our copy is one of the 30 copies numbered from 1 to 30 but unfortunately lacking of the extra suite of signed and numbered prints. Ref: Cramer books#140, Bloch#1244-1255

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        Brauer. Malerei des Phantastischen Realismus. Mit Beiträgen von Erich Brauer, Pierre Restany und Alfred Schmeller.

      München-Wien, Langen-Müller, (1968).. Qu.-Gr.-8°. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs. bzw. farb. Abbildungen im Text u. auf Tafeln sowie 8 sign. Orig.-Radierungen auf Japan-Papier von Arik Brauer. 59 S., 2 Bll., OKunstldr. m. OCellophanumschlag in OLwd.-Schuber.. Erstausgabe. - Nr. 240 von 250 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit den acht handsignierten Orig.-Radierungen auf Japan-Papier. - Enthält am Ende ein "Vollständiges Verzeichnis aller Ölbilder und Aquarelle bis Sommer 1968". - Koschatzky G 27/I-VIII; Arntz I, 22.

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        Nel labirinto. Collage ''freddo''. Cool assemblage

      Novara , C.D.E., 1968 - . 8vo. pp. 28 nn. . Ottimo (Fine). . Prima ed. di 250 es. numerati e firmati dall'A. . ''Il collage freddo esemplifica un nuovo genere letterario, il risultato di una ricerca poetica ormai assai lontana dalle originarie sperimentazioni che si svolsero in Europa intorno ai primi decenni del secolo. Il materiale di questo collage è stato tratto da una rivista d'arredamento e da un noto settimanale femminile di moda''. Secondo libro, molto raro, dell'Autore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Melanges d'indianisme a la memoire de Louis Renou. 40e anniversaire de la fondation de l'Institut de Civilisation Indienne de l'Universite de Paris,

      Edition de Boccard,, 1968 - Très bon. 1ère edition de Boccard, fort vol. gr. in-8, br., XXXVII - 800 pp., portrait en front (publications de l'Institut de Civilisation Indienne, série in-8, fasc. 28). Textes de J. Filliozat, A. Bareau, E. Benveniste, K. Bhattacharya, M. Biardeau, J.A.B. van Buitenen, C. Caillat, G. Coedès, E. Conze et I. Shotaro, A. Esnoul, Jan Gonda, J.W. de Jong, F.B.J. Kuiper, O. Lacombe, R. Lingat, C. Malamoud, P. Mus, Y. Ojihara, J. Varenne, A. Wayman. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        11 (= 7+1+3) eigenh. Briefe, Brief- und Postkarten.

      Radolfzell, Hemmenhofen und o. O., 1950 bis 1968. - Zusammen 15½ SS. auf 11 Bll. Gr.-4to und qu.-8vo. An seinen Biographen Otto Conzelmann, den Herausgeber zahlreicher Dix betreffender Werke, vielfach in Ausstellungs- bzw. Veröffentlichungsfragen. A) "[.] Falls L[utz] & M[aier] die Kassler Kollektion nicht will / Ich weiß nicht, ob man im Osten Wert drauf legt dortliegendes Ost-Geld zu nehmen, ich glaube daß ihnen Devisen lieber sind. Dr. Passarge [d. i. Walter P., Leiter der Kunsthalle Mannheim] dem ich wegen der Kasseler Kollektion schrieb, meint er wolle 1951 eine große Schau der ganzen Entwicklung zeigen. Das wäre also / I. die Nationalgalerie / II. Moritzburg in Halle und III. Mannheim. Das gibt auch wieder eine komplizierte Organisationsarbeit [.]" (18. I. 1950). - B) "[.] Wir haben keine Neujahrsfreude gehabt, denn Nelly ist schwer erkrankt und mußte am Sylvester nach Singen ins Krankenhaus fortgebracht werden [und verstarb zwei Tage darauf]. Dr. Löffler schrieb mir daß er gern das Buch von Melichar = 'Überwindung des Modernismus' [hätte]. Da Sie es wahrscheinlich in Stuttgart besser kaufen können wäre ich Ihnen dankbar wenn Sie es ihm schickten [.]" (7. I. 1955). - C) Mit der Bitte um Hilfe bei der Bearbeitung eines Tonband-Interviews, das er anläßlich seiner Ausstellung "Der Krieg" Franz Larese, dem Mitinhaber der veranstaltenden Erker-Galerie in St. Gallen gegeben hatte: "[.] Anbei finden Sie eine Rederei von mir [.] Sie ist natürlich unter viel Alkohol entstanden. Nun will Larese, das in der Buchausgabe der Kriegsradierungen abdrucken. Sagen Sie, ist das nicht rechtes Gequatsche ich meine zu nackt? [.] Wenn Sie etwas damit machen können, streichen Sie lustig so viel Sie wollen, besonders die vielen Wiederholungen und das Besoffene Deutsch [.]" (8. I. 1963). - D) Über den ungarischen Maler Rudolf Diener-Dénes: "[.] Die Bilder von Diener erinnern mich an den Stil meiner Arbeiten in den frühen 20iger Jahren. Ich habe auch damals versucht die Wirklichkeit in präzisen Formen u. in wenigen Farben schwarz weiß braun grau auszudrücken. Aber auch das tragischgroteske gemischt mit dem erotischen deutet auf eine innere Verwandtschaft mit mir hin [.]" (27. II. 1964). - E) "[.] Ich malte ein Aquarell Roussillon in Totalansicht von links. Das Blatt ist längst verkauft weiß nicht mehr, wer es hat. 'Vaucluse' ist aus der Erinnerung in Dresden auf den Stein gezeichnet [.]" (6. X. 1964). - F) Über seinen bevorstehenden 75. Geburtstag: "[.] Ich muß am 20. Nov. nach Dresden u. Gera, denke daß ich am 28. zurück bin. Am 2. Dez. ist hier ein Empfang im Hause, aber am 1. Dez ein feines Essen mit nahen Freunden in der Alten Rheinmühle in Büsingen. Sie sind dazu eingeladen[.] Wir kommen am 7. November nach Stuttgart wo am 8. ein Essen bei Herrn Kießinger stattfindet, darauf Ausstellungseröffnung um 18 Uhr und dann Premiere des russischen Staatszirkus [.]" (12. X. 1966). - G) Verärgert über einen Zeitungsbericht zur Gesamtschau seiner Werke in Hamburg: "[.] Saumäßig, so eine Kritik, ob das eine Neonazischweinerei ist? man weiß nie, von woher es wieder losgeht da ja Nazismus keine Parteiangelegenheit ist sondern eine Charaktereigenschaft der Deutschen (vielen Deutschen) [.]" (16. I. 1967). - H) Den Versand einiger Werke betreffend: "[.] Wenn Sie nicht alle Fotos schicken (auch die welche Sie von mir haben) geht es überhaupt nicht. Sie schreiben z. B. 'Felsen auf Sardinien' da gibt es mindestens 3 Stück oder mehr. Ich bin gerade beim Malen (Gott sei Dank wieder mal) und kann das Zeug nicht machen [.]" (12. IX. 1967). - I: "[.] Besten Dank für Ihren Brief. Jetzt weiß ich nun ganz genau daß ich niemals in England ausstellen darf [.]" (22. X. 1968). - Meist gelocht.

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        Altenbourg, Gerhard. - "Vom Verein für städtische Schwatzbrüder".

      . Holzschnitt, auf feinem festem Büttenpapier, 1968. Von Gerhard Altenbourg. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 35/40. 28,7 x 14,7 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 42 x 29,5 cm (Blatt). Nicht bei Mehnert. In schwarzer Feder rechts unten signiert und datiert. Dazu eigenhändige Auflagenbezichnung und Prägestempel des Künstlers. Rechts im Rand bezeichnet. - Hervorragender Zustand. Gerhard Altenbourg (1926 Rödichen-Schnepfetal - 1989 Meißen). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1929 Umzug nach Altenburg. 1944-45 Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg. 1946-48 als Schriftsteller und Journalist tätig, Zeichenunterricht bei Erich Dietz. 1948-50 Studium an der Hochschule für Baukunst und Bildende Kunst in Weimar bei Hans Hoffmann-Lederer. 1959 Teilnahme an der documenta II in Kassel. 1961 Gastatelier an der Kunstakademie in Westberlin. 1961 Erwerb einiger Arbeiten durch das Museum of Modern Art in New York. 1962-89 Atelier in Altenburg, Annahme des Künstlernamens "Altenbourg". 1966 Burda-Preis für Grafik in München. 1968 Will-Grohmann-Preis in Westberlin. 1970 Mitglied der Akademie der Künste, Berlin. 1977 Teilnahme an der documenta 6 und Mitgliedschaft bei der ?Life Fellow of the International Biographical Association? in Cambridge. In den 1980er Jahren Ausstellungsverbot und Schließung der Ausstellungen, da er sich den offiziellen Kunstauffassungen der DDR widersetzte.Seit 1998 vergibt das Lindenau-Museum in Altenburg aller zwei Jahre den Gerhard-Altenbourg-Preis.; 3540.

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        Seven Talismans: 7 Gravures En Coul. Sur Zinc.

      Chez l'artiste,, [S.l.]: 1968 - A suite of seven intaglio prints signed and dated by the artist in a folder/title page printed on Arches Velin paper. Images are approx. 3 x 4 inches on paper measuring approx. 10 x 12 inches. From the limitation page: "Printed in Paris in the autumn of 1968 by Leacouriere Frelaut, under the artist's supervision from his original intaglio-colograph zinc plates. The edition consists of 50 suites of seven prints numbered from 1/50 to 50/50, printed on Velin Arches paper." It goes on to mention an additional edition of 12 suites. This copy is signed by the artist below this declaration and numbered 29/50 in his hand. Each print is also signed and numbered by the artist just under each image. Finally the Title folder is additionally inscribed: "For Sylvan Cole, who inspired Bernard to do this suite. Love, Judith. New York 4.xii.2001." Sylvan Cole was an art dealer in New York city during the era around WWII who is credited with virtually single handedly creating a market for prints at a time when they were considered not worthy of serious consideration. A great association. Contained in a string-tied folder of rust colored cloth over boards. Condition of the prints and folder containing them is Fine. Condition of the cloth outer folder is Very Good+ with a few faint scuffs and a sticker ghost on the upper right corner. Bernard Childs' paintings and prints have exhibited widely and reside in many institutional collections including the New York Public Library, the Fogg Art museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and numerous others. Loose prints in a paper folder and laid into a stiff backed, string tied folder. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Why I Want To Fuck Ronald Reagan

      Brighton: Unicorn Bookshop, , 1968. Quarto. Original silk screened wrappers. Stapled as issued. Partially split at the fold, lightly tanned and marked. Very good. One of just 250 copies of which the first 50 were signed and numbered by the author. This copy is signed by Ballard at the colophon and jokingly numbered 51. Very scarce.

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        Berg. Der Meister des Kleinsten Übergangs

      Wien: Elisabeth Lafite,, 1968. Small quarto. Original pictorial laminate boards. Tipped-in plate, music staves and handwriting facsimiles within the text. Very slightly rubbed at the tips, small spot to lower pastedown affecting the edges of a few pages. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page to the poet Stephen Spender, Fir Stephen Spender

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        The Gospel Singer

      William Morrow 1968 - New York: William Morrow, 1968. Signed. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Harry Crews, inscribed to previous owners. In Very Good condition, in original dust jacket with proper price of $4.95 intact. Spine lean. Uneven fading to endpapers, light fading and wear to cloth. The dust jacket shows rubbing, light edge wear and light soiling. Signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mediaeval Scandinavia (Volumes 1-12 with Supplements 1-3)

      Odense: Odense University Press. Hardcover. Fifteen volumes. Numbers 1-12 with supplemental volumes 1 to 3. Printed betwen 1968 and 1988 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. All volumesin Very Good condition or better. Mild wear to boards. Supplemental volumes: Vol 1, Signe Horn Fuglesang, Some Aspects of the Ringerike Style; Vol 2, Proceedings of the Eighth Viking Congress; Vol 3, Sverre Bagge, Political Thought of the King's Mirror. A nice set, quite scarce complete. . Very Good. First Edition.

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        Italian Pictures of the Renaissance - Central & North Italian Schools

      Phaidon 1968 3 lingua: inglese Opera in 3 volumi, legat. edit. in tela con sovrac. illustr., cm 27x19 cadauno; vol. I testo: pag. xxvi + 533; vol. II tavole: 994 (da 1 a 994); vol. III tavole: 994 (da 995 a 1988) - Vol 1 contains text and list of works by Italian renaissance painters, Vols 2 & 3 are entirely filled with black and white plates of the works themselves. Each volume has a full color frontispiece - Subtitle: A List of the Principle Artists & their Works with an Index of Places - A thorough survey of Italian renaissance painting in 3 beautiful volumes - Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Les essencies de la terra.

      (Barcelona, Ediciones Poligrafia, 1968).. Gr.-Fol. 50 x 38 cm. Farb. lithogr. OUmschl. in illustr. OLwdbd. in illustr. OLwd.-Kassette (diese etwas berieben). 40 nn. Bll. mit 14 (inkl. Umschlag; 7 doppelblattgr; 5 farb.) Lithographien von Juan Miro.. Erste Ausgabe. - Nr. 397 von 1000 Exemplaren (Gesamtaufl. 1120). - Wunderschöner Pressendruck mit einleitendem Widmungsgedicht von Juan Perucho und den schönen, teils farbigen Lithographien von Miro zu klassischen Gedichten seiner katalanischen Heimat. - Cramer 123. Vgl. Miro Lithographe III, 506-514. - Sehr schönes Exemplar auf kräftigem Büttenkarton. - Von Miro im Druckvermerk signiert.

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        The Ticket That Exploded

      London: Calder and Boyars, 1968. First British edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue boards. Fine copy in a dust jacket with slight soiling and wear, some waterstaining to lower edge interally. Signed by Burroughs on the title-page. Maynard and Miles A6d

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        True Grit. With 24 Original Watercolors by Dave Powell.

      Simon and Schuster (1968), New York - Early edition. Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth in original pictorial dust jacket. Slipcased with another copy of the book (no jacket). Fine copies.This is an utterly unique copy. Dave Powell has used the actual book as his canvas and has painted 24 fine watercolor illustrations right over the text. In each case the painting is reflective of the text on which (or near which) it was painted. There are fifteen full page watercolors, including three which cover a two-page spread, and nine smaller vignettes done on the margins or as large vignettes. The opening watercolor by Powell is of Rooster Cogburn, standing in the scrub with his saddle in one hand and rifle in the other (with eye-patch visible) and on the opposing page Powell has written; "Dear Reader, the words herein are far greater, and carry more medicine, than my indulgences that I attempt, Sincerely, Dave Powell (and with his distinctive star; as do all the larger watercolors)." The next double-page painting is of Tom Chaney murdering Mattie Ross's father in front of a saloon. The vignettes are equally skillful and charming; a gathering or horse heads, Mattie, sleeping on the floor, Rooster, Mattie and LeBoeuf riding down a trail. A fascinating pictorial narrative done by one the the West's great artists, it vividly displays Powell's great affection for this classic of Western fiction. Both film versions were very highly reviewed.A fourth generation Montanan, Dave Powell grew up in an atmosphere of Western art that was to be a decisive influence upon him. The son of artists Ace Powell and Nancy Mclaughlin Powell, Dave was around the trappings of art since he could first walk. The Powell household hummed with art activity as Indians, trappers cowboys and loggers came to visit. Dave became a serious student of art in his mid-teens, and has been a professional artist most of his life. In 1973, he worked with Bob Scriver, helping with mold making and plaster pattern for the heroic size Lewis and Clark sculpture which is now at Fort Benton. Dave has also studied with Ned Jacob and Robert Lougheed. With advice and help from his close friend Joe Beeler, Powell became a member of the Cowboy Artists of America in 2005, just one short year before BeelerÕs untimely death. Because of his vast knowledge of the dress and habits of Western Indians, pioneers and cowboys, Dave is often called upon to provide costume and props, and to give technical advice about authenticity for films and television. productions include "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams", "Silverado" and "Lonesome Dove". Dave has participated in historic reenactments and rides all across the west. He is active still and especially sought after for the historic reliability of his paintings.The Society of American Historical Artists awarded Powell a Gold Medal in sculpting, and he is a recipient of the George Phippin Memorial Award. He apprenticed under Robert Scriver, Ned Jacob, and Robert Lougheed. PowellÕs artwork has been featured at the Western Heritage Sale in Houston TX, the Museum of Native American Culture in Spokane WA, the Society of American Historic Artists in Stamford CT, the Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson AZ, and the C. M. Russell Show of Original Western Art in Great Fall MT. Private collections include John & Nelly Connelly, Tommy Lee Jones, Randy Travis and Denver Pyle.

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        Baj: The Biggest Art- Book in the World with 137-952-460-800 Colour Plates and 479-001-600 Pages For Musical Accompaniement (Signed Limited Edition)

      Milano: Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Artist book. Number 247 from an edition of 400. Text in Italian. Includes 9 color plates along with 12 cubes that are illustrated on each side. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket and near fine glassine. Signed by Baj. Surprisingly uncommon.

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      (PICASSO, PABLO). Zervos, Christian. PABLO PICASSO PAR CHRISTIAN ZERVOS VOL. 19 (XIX): OEUVRES DE 1959 A 1961. Paris: Editions "Cahiers D'Art", 1968. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers in Glassine. Catalogue Raisonné. Near Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. 176pp, 468 monochrome illustrations. Text in French. This is the nineteenth volume of Christian Zervos' unfinished, monumental thirty-three volume (in thirty-four parts) catalogue raisonné of Pablo Picasso's paintings and works on paper covering the years 1959 through 1961. A most handsome example of the uncommon 1968 first printing showing some mild age-toning whose protective glassine wrapper has some age-toning and tearing along the spine. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022616

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        A most amazing autobiographical Jack Keroac letter, tracing his rise and fall, and mentioning his great works as well as his embarrassments "? Time Magazine comes in to interview me about the upcoming publication of ON THE ROAD ? they tell me I'm an overnight success ?."

      n.p., September 27, 1968. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed, ""Jack"" and ""JK,"" 2 pages, 8.5"" x 11"", [n.p.], September 27, 1968 to literary agent Sterling Lord in New York concerning the premise for his never-completed final book (the working title was Spotlight.) Fine condition. Keroac writes in full (with original spellings and punctuations retained): ""Here's what I'll do with SPOTLIGHT. I'll use my public appearances on TV and lectures as rungs in the ladder of the narrative. In betwixt, I can throw in more private matters, such as my two physical beatings in bars ('Spotlight' indeed), and other things, but the main tale will be. I'll start with when I'm living on that backporch in Florida with my Maw in 1957, broke, arguing about what to buy for dessert because we have no money for meat, and suddenly Time Magazine comes in to interview me about the upcoming publication of ON THE ROAD. At which time, also, I have the mumps, caught in the Mexico City earthquake of August 1957. Then I saunter to the railroad station and sit in the warm dry air waiting for my train to New York, figuring, I'll go up there and see how this new book makes out. When I arrive in New York City I look in a disposal trash basket in Penn Station to see what my review was like in the New York Times. But since someone's spit on the only Times in the can, I dont touch it, and only walk up to the Viking Press to see what's happened. When I get there they tell me I'm an overnight success. Am I'm hungry for food. So we go to Schraft's across the street and I order my lunch but everybody's yakking so much around me I begin to realize right then and there that 'success' is when you can[']t enjoy your food any more in peace. Ow. Then we go into my first public appearance with John Wingate on his Channel 7 show when the cameraman actually dollied up to my glass of water and spilled it and so Wingate, who was in cahoots with this trick, said 'Whatsamatter, drunk?' then I went on Wingate again later, then on Ben Hecht show, then the lecture at Brandeis University where I was roundly booed for arguing about peace with the editor of the New York Post, Wechsler, he saying America was complicated enough with having to have poetry and I telling him he was a son of a you know what, and then details in between. Leading up to the premiere of my movie PULL MY DAISY at the San Francisco film festival, where a lot of other things happened, like a funny meeting with David Niven and his asking me which girl at the part I really thought he should take home, knowing my expertise in such matters, (as tho I didnt know his), and then the moving about the country in cars and waiting in trucks, and the beatings I told you about. And then a trip to Montreal Canada to appear (in French language program) (1967), and finally this last appearance on the Wm. F. Buckley Jr. program (ABC) where Buckley kept kicking my shoes and telling me to shush so the other guests could demonstrate how dull they were, or stupid, and, as I say, all interspersed with the valid details of tale-telling: actually, Sterling, and enormous story and should be okay as local history.""""It is the latest chronological part of the Duluoz Legend, and of course I wont go into 1960 BIG SUR experiences or 1965 SATORI IN PARIS, but just mention them in passing. It will complete the 'Legend' up to now and may very well be my most exhausting writing experience, since the story is so fraught with eminent peril, men, women, dogs, cats, cornpones, agents, publishers, poolsharks, TV directors, calling me a 'drunken moron,' celebrities, boozers, bookies, phew, wait till you see it. But I cant do it without some money to live on, so show this letter to the prospective publisher and let's get at it. Jack (over)"" ""p.s. I'm using the title SPOTLIGHT because that was the name of my father's old theatrical newspaper in Lowell, when he used to play cards with W.C. Fields, George Arliss and George Burns backstage at the old B.F. Keith's theater (of the Keith's circuit) in Lowell. The title will honor the memory of his own work. I really dont think we have to say BEAT SPOTLIGHT, as I originally proposed, unless the publishers think different, just as long as spotlight is in there. And of course no changes in the prose.""""Enclosed find my signature to the Marshall A. Best Viking contract. Your advice suits me, and has suited me, and my wife; Elle travaille en racuillon, i.e., backwards, backwards toward the angle and not onward with our friendly neighborhood agent. (I think she oughta mind her own business and wash her dishes.) ""Give my regards to Cindy and Rebecca. JK"" Keroac was still working on the novel on October 20, 1969 when he was rushed to the hospital due to internal hemorrhaging: a result of his chronic liver disease from many years of alcoholism. He died the following morning. Sterling Lord (b. 1921) is a prominent literary agent who has handled not only Keroac, but also Ken Keasey, Jimmy Breslin, John Sirica and Robert McNamara."

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      New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; white cloth with titles stamped in orange, magenta, blue, and green foil on the spine; navy blue topstain; 416pp. Signed by Wolfe on the half-title page in his typical, elegant hand. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped and unfaded, with some pinpoint rubbing to the front cornertips, some trivial wrinkling at the crown, and a faint diagonal crease at the upper corner of the front flap. Of the dozen or so copies we have handled, easily the best copy we've seen, without of hint of the usual toning to the board edges or fading to the colorful dustjacket. The topstain on this title is usually found faded to any number of colors, or washed-out completely; the dark blue staining on this copy is bright and even, and most uncommon thus. The author's most enduring book, a major work of both the New Journalism and counterculture of the 1960's. A stunning copy of a title usually found worse for the wear.

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