The Book of Breeething. William S. Burroughs.

The Book of Breeething

ISBN: 0912652276
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 & explicitly Burroughsian illustrations including Egyptian-style hieroglyphics by Robert F. Gale. This copy is the second/first American softcover edition of 1975, preceded by a multilingual limited softcover UK edition the previous year (1974) & followed by the same publisher's third/second American edition of 1980. (Brian E. C. Schottlaender, Anything but Routine: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography of William S. Burroughs, Vol. 4.0, A31A-C, pg. 14). The year 1975 is stated on the copyright page; & the year 1976 is stated as the copyright year of back cover photograph of WSB by Gerard Malanga on colophon page, which also notes that this is a "First Edition." Oblong softcover. A very significant & desirable WSB collectible rarity. In fine condition with only mild rubbing & wear to front, back covers & spine; light vertical creases across spine edges; two short creases at mid-left edge & lower left corner of back cover not effecting image of WSB himself; very minor wear & bumps at all corners & edges. Interior very fine with only tiniest bumps at corners of page leaves; minor spotting & creasing of inner front & back covers. Fine. [Item #2785]

Price: $75.00