The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse/ Die Vier Apokalyptischen Reiter. William S. Burroughs.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse/ Die Vier Apokalyptischen Reiter

ISBN: 3880300275
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 other with respective front covers. With uncredited introduction, text of WSB's title speech & transcript of a discussion between WSB & various attendees of the Conference. Illustrations, including different covers, by Christof Kohlhofer; & photographs by Kohlhofer, Udo Breger & Y. Fujji. The illustrations & photographs are different & exclusive to the English & German versions. Originally published in 1984, this is the third printing of stated first edition (as apparently noted on all printings). Shoaf, Section 1, 64-64a, pg. 54; Schottlaender, A55A, pg. 18. From the library of Jim McCrary, a poet & educator who has long resided in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a close friend & associate of WSB during his later years. It is quite likely that this copy was perused with or even given to McCrary by WSB himself. A desirable, albeit not the very rarest version, of a significant WSB collectible, with distinguished association & provenance. In very fine condition with only the slightest wear & bumps at thin edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; one faint, short (approx. 1") crease emanating from spine across mid-left area of English cover. Interior very fine, virtually mint except for very faint, small bump-waves at upper corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #2913]

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