Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. This volume consists of The Electric Banana by Mary Beach with an introduction by William S. Burroughs, first published separately in 1975; The Gothic Banana, a humorous piece in unique dialect-spelling; & No Eye No Cyclone. Beach (whose illustrious literary family included Sylvia Beach, proprietor of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris & the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses) &.....[Item #1951]
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New York, NY: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1980. First Printing. Hardcover. Signed with citation by Richard Brautigan. This is the first trade edition, first printing, of the later work by the noted post-Beat author Richard Brautigan, published shorty after & greatly expanded from the limited Targ edition (item #1806). Many short diaristic-impressionistic dispatches between the two disparate locations. A unique work from a unique writer, passed into cult legend & recently.....[Item #1807]
Chicago, IL: Big Table, Inc., Spring 1959. First Printing. Softcover. A famous & essential collector's item, this is "the complete contents of the suppressed winter 1959 Chicago Review" as noted on the front cover. As editor Irving Rosenthal explains in his introductory editorial, the authorities of University of Chicago Press would not allow contributions by William S. Burroughs or Jack Kerouac in the Chicago Review, due to their then-very controversial.....[Item #1803]
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]
New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First Book Club Edition. Hardcover. "This book has been written to answer all the questions which the intelligent layman asks about the new science of "astronautics"- a subject which is increasingly in the public eye. The treatment, though scientifically accurate, is entirely nontechnical and the many remarkable plates- four in full color- give a vivid impression of the way in which space-travel may.....[Item #3327]
San Francisco, CA: Angel Island Publications, 1958. First Edition. Periodical. This is the very scarce first issue of Contact, published in 1958. Contributors to this premiere issue include Ray Bradbury, Evan S. Connell, S.I. Hayakawa, William Saroyan, Alan Watts, William Carlos Williams and others. Front & back covers are worn & spine creased, but the inside pages are in very good condition, slightly yellowed with edgewear. Signature-bound softcover. An important.....[Item #1088]
New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed to Charles Plymell by Charles Henri Ford, & with additional related ephemera. "In the 1940s, as the world stood divided by war, View magazine, together with the talents of the European and American artistic communities, helped define the avant-garde movement in this country and established New York as a world art center."(from front flap) The first anthology of the.....[Item #1791]
Gottingen, Germany: Expanded Media Editions, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Author. This early Cut-Up collection by British author Hammond Guthrie in the tradition of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin was published in Germany by Expanded Media Editions, publishers of WSB's Electronic Revolution. The text is in English. One of 20 numbered copies signed by the author, this is copy #4/20. In near fine condition, with some wear to.....[Item #1174]
West Glover, VT: Something Else Press, 1973. First Edition. Soft Cover. Signed by co-author William S. Burroughs. A classic work that explains & applies the cut-up writing technique by its co-inventor, Brion Gysin. Also includes texts by William S. Burroughs and Ian Sommerville. Edited by Jan Herman. Advance Review Copy of the first softcover edition, limited to 1000 copies, with publisher's review card laid in. Signed by William S. Burroughs.....[Item #1175]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1959. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "DOCTOR SAX is a story of awakening youth in a grey, colorless New England mill town. It is the story of Jack Duluoz, like Kerouac himself a French-Canadian, growing up among the shadowy doorways and brown tenements of Lowell, Mass. Above all, it is the story of the mystery and terror of an intensely felt adolescence...Always lurking behind the.....[Item #3351]
New York, NY: The Hearst Corporation: Avon Books Division, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. "Once again Jack Kerouac's gift for mirroring the sense and essence of an era, for catching the breathing moments of life, his uncanny ear for truth- all is richly revealed in this unique and nostalgic novel of a boy's first experience in love...of his exhilarating and bewildered search for the unawakened man still hidden behind the trembling.....[Item #3347]
New York, NY: Viking Penguin Inc., 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. "Ken Kesey is a legend- the bold, brilliant novelist whose two novels are among the most widely read of contemporary fictions, and the Merry Prankster whose acid test and antic quests captured- and perhaps helped provoke- the Zeitgeist of the 1960s."(from front flap) A compendium of essays by the legendary Ken Kesey (1935-2001), some of which had previously appeared separately.....[Item #2596]
San Diego, CA: Atticus Press, 1983. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "It is with pangs of nostalgia that I read these on-the-spot notes from 1960 to 1963, composed by Harold Norse in the now-famous Beat Hotel at 9, Rue Git-le-coeur in Paris. The hotel had no name, just the number. Brion Gysin called it the No Name Hotel."(From foreword by William S. Burroughs) The classic work by Harold Norse (1916-2009) that.....[Item #2855]
London, England: Aloes Books, 1978. First Separate Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Book Part of a series published in the UK only, this is the first separate edition of an early short story by Thomas Pynchon, first published in Epoch Magazine in 1960. One among a stated limitation of 1,500 copies. A rare & interesting Pynchon collectible, in very fine condition, almost mint except for residue & minor scratches, probably from removed.....[Item #1829]