n/p (London, England & San Francisco, CA); New York, NY: William S. Burroughs; Malcolm McNeill; Abrams, 1973; 2011. Original Manuscript; Original Artwork; First Edition. Three Single Sheets in One Frame; Hardcover. Original text & artwork by William S. Burroughs & Malcolm McNeill. During the early 1970s, French-Canadian humorist & impresario Michel Choquette planned a compilation of comic strips that would all relate to the just-past decade of the 1960s. He...[Item #2860]
WSB AT 105!
On February 5, William S. Burroughs would have been 105 years old. Although he boarded the Nova Express going on 22 years ago, his legacy lives on.
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Paris, France: Bourgois/Seuil, 1976. First French Edition. Soft Cover. The first French translation of Burroughs' The White Subway, originally published in the U.K. in 1973 (see Maynard & Miles A24, pp. 84-87). Edited by Mary Beach and Claude Pelieu. Translated in 1976. A work that applies both cut-up & fold-in techniques. Also includes documents and photographs by Mary Beach, Brion Gysin, Ian Sommerville and others. Very slight shelf wear, minor...[Item #1053]
Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind Press, 1975. First Edition Thus/Second Softcover Edition. Softcover. "In the beginning was the word and the word was God and has remained one of the mysteries ever since./What is word?/To ask this question assumes the is of identity: something that word essentially is."(from first page) William S. Burroughs continues his innovations & subversion of language in this important mid/late-career work. With text & concept by WSB.....[Item #2785]
New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1975. First Edition. Hard Cover. In his important early critical study of WSB, William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that in this work, '....Dutch Schultz's mob', the federal government's power.... move in a continuous sphere of action within the monologue of the dying gangster, a deathbed 'last words' under police interrogation, transcribed by a police stenographer, which itself hallucinates a timeless...[Item #1054]
Columbia University: 1975. First Edition. Photograph. Taken at a Columbia University Reading on April 17, 1975 by noted photographer Fred W. McDarrah. Black & white gelatin hand print from the original negative by McDarrah. Caption written on back by McDarrah, with his signature above his address label which is affixed to the back of the photo. Burroughs appears in tweed jacket and tie, gazing to the right. A wonderful image...[Item #1055]
London, England: Aloes Books, 1975. First Edition. Chapbook in Stapled Wrappers. Transcripts of a 1964 radio broadcast by Eric Mottram, early William S. Burroughs critical biographer (William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, 1977) responding to the ban of WSB's works in Britain at the time; & a 1973 conversation between Mottram & WSB. A great rarity full of insight by & about WSB, in very fine condition with only very...[Item #1429]
London, England: Transatlantic Review, June 1977. First edition. Softcover. The final issue of the noted literary journal, a collaboration between editors in London & New York. Features the short story "To Talk to Joe" by William S. Burroughs. Also contributions by Paul Bowles, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, John Updike, an early item by T.C. Boyle & much more. A very rare & important literary artifact, in very fine condition with...[Item #1516]
Francis Bacon. Milan, Italy: Sugar Edizioni, 1977. First Italian translation. Softcover. This is the first Italian translation of the second City Lights edition, with additional material. Text in Italian. With a front cover reproduction of a Francis Bacon painting, "3 Studies from the Human Body." A most rare version of a WSB/AG classic, in very fine condition with only minor rubbing to glossy black covers, spotting near lower right edge...[Item #1515]
New York, NY: Semiotext(E), Inc. (Columbia University), 1978. First Edition. Soft Cover. Special "Schizo-Culture" Issue. Contributors include William S. Burroughs (The Limits of Control), John Cage, John Giorno, Philip Glass, The Ramones, Robert Wilson & many others. In near fine condition, with some text highlighted in yellow so perfectly that we believe it is part of the original printed product, not added on by a previous owner. Near Fine.[Item #1056]
Paris, France: Christian Bourgois Editeur, 1979. First French Edition. Softcover. This is the first French edition of Ah Pook is Here and Other Texts, published the same year as the UK English edition. Interestingly, WSB's "Other Texts" (or "autres contes") in this edition are completely different from those to be found in the first English edition. In the latter are The Book of Breething & Electronic Revolution; in this edition...[Item #2049]
New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1979 (1973). First Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. "A distant cry echoes down cobblestone streets through all the grey basements up the outside stairs to a windy blue sky. "Exterminator!" "(pg. 8) In the pioneering study of WSB's work, "William Burroughs: The Algebra of need (expanded edition, 1977)," Eric Mottram writes: "Exterminator! is a call for help, a cry of surprise, a shout of recognition, and...[Item #2784]
Paris, France: Pierre Belfond, 1979. First French Edition Thus. Softcover. This is the first printing of the second, expanded French edition of William S. Burroughs' interviews with Daniel Odier, under the title most familiar to collectors, & with WSB as the author. A large-format softcover original with a section of photographs (some rarely reproduced) & additional texts not found or yet produced in the first French edition published a decade...[Item #2040]
Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind Press, 1980. First American Edition. Hardcover. "Port of Saints is the mind-boggling story of a man whose alternate selves take him on a fantastic journey through space, time, and sexuality. The last work written by William S. Burroughs before his return to the United States in 1973, PORT OF SAINTS is partly experimental autobiography, partly profound exploration of the concept of sexuality, partly nightmare voyage through...[Item #1517]
Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind Press, 1980. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. The last of his major works written in his European exile, "Port of Saints is the mind-boggling story of a man whose alternate selves take him on a fantastic journey through space, time, and sexuality. The last work written by Burroughs before his return to the United States..."Port of Saints" is partly experimental autobiography, partly profound exploration of the concept...[Item #2663]
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. Limited First Edition. Hardcover in Slipcase, Shipping Carton. One of 300 copies numbered & signed by William S. Burroughs. The second work in the great later trilogy of novels by William S. Burroughs, a founding father of the Beat Generation; a literary-cultural figure of gigantic influence & inspiration. Preceded by Cities of the Red Night (1981) & followed by The Western Lands...[Item #2905]
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. "Burroughs sees human history as a vast film spread out in front of him, with himself the master director. Here, as in all major Burroughs works, good and evil are in a state of conflict and delicate balance, with the outcome uncertain."(front flap) This novel is the second volume of the trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red...[Item #1556]
Elmwood Park, IL: The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 1984. First Edition. Soft Cover. The Special William S. Burroughs Issue. 190 pages. Many deeply insightful articles about William S. Burroughs' life & work, by WSB himself, Alan Ansen, Jennie Skerl, Robin Leydenberg, Regina Weinreich, Anne Waldman & many others. A rare & important item of Burroughsian Skullership, in very fine condition. Very Fine.[Item #1059]
London, England: John Calder (1) / re: PRODUKTION (2), 1986. (1) Trade Softcover Edition Thus / (2) First Printing. (1) Softcover / (2) Stapled Wrappers. "'Dutch' Schultz, who was gunned down by rivals in New York in 1935, is part of the mythology of the American gangster era that reached its peak during prohibition--a mythology that now rivals that of the old west. It has always fascinated William Burroughs, who...[Item #3070]
New York, NY: Viking Penguin Inc., 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. "The Western Lands," published in 1987, is the final volume of William S. Burroughs second trilogy (the "Cities of the Red Night" trilogy) and was preceded by the book that bore that title in 1981 and 1984's "The Place of Dead Roads." In the introductory acknowledgments, Burroughs thanks Norman Mailer & his "Ancient Evenings" volume for "inspiration," 3 others for...[Item #2667]
New York, NY: Autonomedia, Inc., 1987. First edition. Softcover. Large format, 350p+ issue of the provocative, avant garde periodical anthology, featuring Sects and Death by William S. Burroughs, & contributions by Allen Ginsberg, Julian Beck, Harold Norse, Robert Anton Wilson & many, many others. With myriad illustrations, collages, photos. Missing are 4 pages that had been adhered to the inside back cover, with this statement stamped on the lower right...[Item #1430]
Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, 1987. First Printing. Softcover. The first issue of the literary journal & catalog edited by Jeffrey H. Weinberg. Features an excerpt from William S. Burroughs' The Western Lands, preceding the publication of the full work later that year (1987), & a brief piece by Michael White recounting his conversation with WSB at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO during the early 1980s. Also an account...[Item #1888]
The Hague, Netherlands: Maldoror, 1988. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Electronic Revolution, a collection of two key essays by Beat-&-Beyond literary icon William S. Burroughs, was first published in 1971. This copy is from the first Dutch-language edition, one of 500 copies published in 1988 (Shoaf, 23d, pg. 37). From the library of Jim McCrary, a poet & educator who was a friend & associate of WSB during his later years...[Item #2912]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1988. First edition thus. Softcover. This large-format softcover is the first Evergreen edition of the compendium of three major novels by William S. Burroughs, preceded by a Black Cat edition in 1980 in smaller format & a different cover. This copy is in near mint condition, with only very slight wear to top & bottom corners of spine & residue above & left of...[Item #1519]
New York, NY: Jack Tilton Gallery, 1988. First Edition. Catalogue. The catalogue for the Literary Vision exhibit at the Jack Tilton Gallery in November 1988. Photographs and artwork by writers including William S. Burroughs, John Ashbery, William Blake, E. E. Cummings, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen and others. 8-1/2" x 11" Illustrated. A rare & important compilation of the visual works of these great writers, in near...[Item #1063]
New York, NY: Viking Penguin Inc., 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Beginning this essential compendium of fragmentary treasures subsequently assembled is an illuminating, informative essay by James Grauerholz, paramount authority on the life & work of William S. Burroughs. Grauerholz relates the events & circumstances surrounding the creation of the work; delineating with unrivaled accuracy the origin of the source material that became "Interzone" & its rescue from the Tangier "word...[Item #2668]