Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1989. First Trade Softcover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by illustrator S. Clay Wilson to Jim McCrary. An important later work by the supreme Beat-&-Beyond innovative literary prophet William S. Burroughs. Featuring seven classic short pieces (or "routines") including "The Thanksgiving Prayer," which was delightfully recited & recorded by WSB as well-known to his aficionados. This is the first trade softcover edition (see Shoaf.....[Item #2911]
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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New York, NY: Island Records, 1990. First Edition Cassette. In clear plastic case. Still sealed in shrinkwrap The vintage cassette version of William S. Burroughs' spoken word recording, with many classic routines including excerpts from Naked Lunch, & less well-known pieces. Still sealed in shrinkwrap, with adhesive residue on front & a barcode adhered to the back. They literally don't make 'em like this anymore, an ever-increasingly rare WSB collectible...[Item #1432]
Paris, France: Galerie K, 1990. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A catalog for an exhibit of William S. Burroughs' artworks held at the Galerie K in Paris during March 23-April 21, 1990. Following the death of artist-author Brion Gysin in 1986, WSB engaged in the creation of artworks in earnest, as a parallel endeavor along with his iconic Beat-&-Beyond writings. He also wrote extensively about the ideas & methods behind his...[Item #2980]
USA: Screen Edge, 1991(later DVD edition). First DVD Edition. DVD. Sealed in Shrinkwrap William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers is a film by Klaus Maeck, available here on DVD - the film includes footage from WSB's public readings of The Western Lands & other works, experimental films in which he appears, his paintings, and an extensive interview with German writer Jurgen Ploog. Burroughs talks about Cut-ups, language and other weapons...[Item #1065]
New York, NY: Lococo Mulder, 1991. Limited First Edition. Hardcover; Folded Sheet. Inscribed & signed by William S. Burroughs to Jim McCrary. A catalog of artworks & accompanying text on the title subject by William S. Burroughs, the immortal Beat-&-Beyond innovator/subverter- who certainly knew a thing or two about these topics. As noted in Eric C. Shoaf's WSB Collector's guide, this was published as "...the trade edition in cloth covered.....[Item #2914]
New York, NY: Viking Press, 1992. First Edition. Hard Cover. William S. Burroughs' musings on cats, which fascinated him & appear in his works throughout his ouvre. He kept many as pets, as yours truly saw during my visit. A delightful & haunting short, very late work. First trade edition, Hardcover in pictorial boards issued without dust jacket, in as new condition. An increasingly rare item. Also included is a....[Item #1066]
New York, NY: Viking Press, 1992. First Printing. Softcover. These are the "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" preceding the first publication of William S. Burroughs' classic late work. WSB had a life-long fondness for & deep interest in cats. This writer recalls his furry friends joining me on the couch as I sat opposite the then-living Beat-&-Beyond legend at his home; & we stood at the grave of Ruski, his late favorite.....[Item #3023]
Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Shoin International Co., Ltd., 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. A large-format art book-catalog with beautiful reproductions of William S. Burroughs' artworks from two 1990 exhibitions: "Paper Cloud," a series of painted file folders shown at the Seed Hall in Tokyo & Akarenga Hall in Sapporo, Japan during June & July; & "Thick Pages," a series of works on handmade paper with mixed media shown at Steven Lowe's Gallery...[Item #2983]
Tokyo, Japan: The English Agency (Japan) Ltd./ Shichosha, 1992. First Edition Thus. Softcover. The first Japanese language edition of William S. Burroughs' classic collection of short pieces (or "routines"), including "The Thanksgiving Prayer," recited & recorded for posterity by the author in his inimitable manner. Originally published in the USA during 1989 by Cherry Valley Editions, the imprint of Charles Plymell & his wife, Pamela Beach Plymell. With the two...[Item #2916]
New York: Blast Books, Inc., 1991. First Edition. Paperback. An anthology of writings on drug experiences, edited by John Strausbaugh and Donald Blaise. Foreword by William S. Burroughs. Other contributors include Antonin Artaud, Jean Cocteau, Sigmund Freud, Herbert Huncke, Aldous Huxley & many others. A rare and most interesting item, issued only in softcover. Near Fine.[Item #1067]
Portland, OR: Tim Kerr Records, 1992. Limited First Edition. 10" LP in Jacket. The only finished collaboration between William S. Burroughs, the foremost figure of the Beat Generation & beyond; & Kurt Cobain, the acclaimed, doomed Nirvana front man & pioneering grunge musician. WSB reads the title short work, originally published in Exterminator! (1973), with Cobain's dissonant guitar accompaniment. As noted in Schottlaender, this is a "10" one-sided EP picture...[Item #3039]
Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1992. First Printing. Softcover. A French-language biographical study of William S. Burroughs. The title translates to "William S. Burroughs: The Poisoned Genius (or "The Genius of Poison"?). Large-format softcover original, first printing (April 1992). On the front endpaper, the author has hand-signed his first name with a greeting, in French. With bibliography, discography & (as is customary with French editions) table of contents in rear. Text...[Item #2059]
Bonn, Germany: Expanded Media Editions, E.M.E., 1993. First Edition Thus/ First German Edition; Third Printing. Softcover. A late prophetic statement by William S. Burroughs, our foremost Beat-&-Beyond figure of literary & cultural influence. Transcript of "Speech delivered 1980 at the occasion of the Institute of Ecotechnics' "1980 Planet Earth Conference" in Aix-en-Provence" as noted after title page. With complete texts in English & German, next to & reversed from each.....[Item #2913]
New York, NY: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1993. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. First premiered at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany in 1990, The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets was a legendary one-time-only collaboration between iconic Beat-&-Beyond writer William S. Burroughs, acclaimed musician Tom Waits & noted avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson. In 1993, the production moved to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a series of...[Item #3080]
Berlin, Germany: Druckhaus Galrev, 1994. First Edition Thus. Softcover. The first German-language edition of William S. Burroughs' classic late work, published two years after the first American trade edition. WSB had a life-long fondness for & deep interest in felines. This writer recalls his furry friends joining me on the couch as I sat opposite the Beat-&-Beyond icon at his home; & we stood at the grave of Ruski, his.....[Item #3018]
London/New York: High Risk Books, 1995. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. First published in 1991 as a sumptuous limited edition by the Whitney Museum of American Art, this is the first trade edition of a late short novel that "tells an important story about environmental devastation in a way that only Burroughs can tell it" (back cover blurb). Issued without dust jacket, in glossy pictorial boards. A beautiful copy. As New.[Item #1072]
New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed & signed by William S. Burroughs to Jim McCrary. "With My Education: A Book of Dreams William S. Burroughs pushes on into new territory, once again committing the unspeakable crime of questioning the reality structure. Dreams have always been a rich source of imagery in Burroughs' work. In this book they are a direct and powerful force. Hundreds of dreams-...[Item #2918]
Czech Republic: Votobia, 1995. First Czech Edition. Hardcover. Beautifully produced Czech language translation of William S. Burroughs' late work, Ghost of Chance. In very fine condition with only very slight wear to dj covers & corner-edges of boards. A most unique WSB rarity. Very Fine.[Item #1435]
Santa Monica, CA: Smart Art Press, 1996. First Edition. Softcover. William S. Burroughs Paintings 1987-1996. A catalog for an exhibition of William S. Burroughs' paintings presented jointly at Track 16 Gallery & Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica, CA in 1996. A beautiful production with die-cut front cover, fine reproductions of WSB paintings, a wonderful photo of WSB with Timothy Leary, & more. In very fine condition with only very...[Item #1437]
New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1996. First edition. Softcover (signature bound). Sealed in shrinkwrap A large-format catalog published in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1996. A comprehensive survey of collages, photos, paintings, objects & other artworks created by William S. Burroughs over many years, along with collaborative & WSB-inspired works with & by other artists, &...[Item #1439]
New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1996. First Edition / Association Copy. Softcover. Previously Owned by Author Claude Pelieu, Respected Contemporary of William S. Burroughs & Father In-Law of Iconic Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell. Inscribed at length & signed by Charles Plymell. "I don't think I had ever seen painting until I saw the painting of Brion Gysin. Here is a transcript of a tape we recorded while talking in...[Item #2883]
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1996. First Printing. Spiral Bound. A blank spiral notebook sold at the acclaimed 1996 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Ports of Entry: William S. Burroughs and the Arts." With reproduction on clear plastic front cover of an untitled collaborative artwork by WSB & Brion Gysin, "Rub Out The Word," circa 1965, which appeared in their co-written book...[Item #2991]
Verlag Peter Engstler, 1997. First German Edition. Softcover. This is the first German edition of William S. Burroughs' later important work, Tornado Alley, first published in 1989 by Charles Plymell's Cherry Valley Editions. The German translation of WSB's text is by Udo Breger. The illustrations on front & rear covers, & preceding each short piece (or "routine"), are not those of S. Clay Wilson, as were the interior illustrations of...[Item #1790]
New York, NY: Pat Hearn Gallery, 1997. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. In 1997 this fine rarity, featuring the collaborative work of William S. Burroughs and artist George Condo, was printed by the Pat Hearn Gallery in support of an exhibition of the work they executed together between 1988-1996. This title features a selection of full-color reproductions of work produced by the tandem during Condo's six visits to Lawrence, Kansas between...[Item #2984]
Prague, Czech Republic: Volvox Globator, 1998. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. My Education: A Book of Dreams was the second-to-last book-length work published during the lifetime of William S. Burroughs (followed that same year, 1995, with the first trade edition of Ghost of Chance). This record of WSB's late dream recollections is of very special significance to this writer- It was one of the books, newly published at the time, which...[Item #3020]