Seattle, WA: Double Elephant Folio & Quarto Co., Inc., 1969. First Edition Thus. Softcover. A very large (appx. 11&1/3" x 13&2/3") folio with very high-quality facsimile reproductions of engraved illustrations by the iconic British artist, poet & printer William Blake. As explained in colophon, "This book has been printed by photo-offset lithography from the original edition of 1804. It is number three in the Double Elephant- San Vito Press series.....[Item #3601]
AUGUST FEATURE: SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY...
The family of Beat-&-Beyond “brothersisterhood,” to quote Second San Francisco Renaissance poet Neeli Cherkovski, that is. As we commemorate the birth of our namesake-inspiration—the great William S. Burroughs—every February, so too we must honor Uncle Bill in death—and just yesterday marked the 23rd anniversary of WSB’s passing. As such, we’ve included some marvelous WSB items in this month’s special, but not only WSB. For the Black Mountain-curious or Devoted Olsonian, we’ve got a plump plate of “Charles-cuterie;” representing the Beat sensibility is TMB’s groundbreaking 2018 literary history of the Second San Francisco Renaissance, along with items featuring Ed Sanders (including the sought-after “Café Le Metro” issue of the Wormwood Review), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, & Jack Micheline; for a distinctly West Coast sensibility, we’ve got the lauded-by-all-poets, must-read classic “Archetype West” by the great William Everson.
This & more awaits you in the August Special...ENJOY!
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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]
San Francisco, CA: Peter Lembecke Gallery, 1991. First Edition. Single Sheet. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. From September 3-September 30th, 1991, immortal poet-publisher & lifelong painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti provided selections from 50 years of painting at the Peter Lembecke Gallery on the famed Grant Ave. in San Francisco. Ever since his student days at the Sorbonne in France, Ferlinghetti has been ardently consumed by not only his commitment to language &.....[Item #2628]
New York, NY: Psy-Sol Word Press, 1989. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. From the Library of Thomas Rain Crowe. "'I put Rodin in one pocket and Michelangelo in another, and I walk towards the sun,' Szukalski said in his powerful youth." The preceding quote is from celebrated screenwriter Ben Hecht, who knew Szukalski during his storied, early bohemian period in Chicago. To call Szukalski's life "stranger than fiction" would be an.....[Item #3566]
Robert Williams. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, Inc., 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed to Charles Plymell by Robert Williams A large, lavish production surveying the art of Robert Williams, cult conjurer of images that are truly sui generis, incorporating a panoply of high & low cultural references into a jarring maniacal stew. Williams is also the founder of the renowned monthly art periodical, Juxtapoz. This first edition has a very special.....[Item #1721]