The Seven Deadly Sins with: Related Ephemera. William S. Burroughs.
The Seven Deadly Sins with: Related Ephemera
The Seven Deadly Sins with: Related Ephemera
The Seven Deadly Sins with: Related Ephemera

The Seven Deadly Sins with: Related Ephemera

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 boards without dust jacket as issued, one of 2,000 copies. There was also a signed and numbered limited edition of 150 copies bound in full leather. Cover features an original piece of wood "shotgun art" by Burroughs. Frontispiece photo of Burroughs aiming a shotgun by Robert Mapplethorpe. Features reproductions of Burroughs' paintings illustrating the "seven deadly sins," with text by him...Though all copies of the book have the printed page with "Luxe Edition of 150 copies" this often creates confusion among collectors. But only the limited copies were bound in leather, and were signed and numbered by hand. In addition, there was a boxed portfolio of the same title, each with the seven prints and seven sheets of text, and each print numbered, signed, and dated. The edition includes 90 boxed sets, 10 artist proofs, 4 hors commerce, 3 printer's proofs, and 1 right to print. All published by Lococo-Mulder in NYC Sept. 1991." (Section I, No. 76, pg. 59; see also Schottlaender, B18A, pg. 26). The copy we offer here is from the cloth edition of 2,000 as described above. Though not officially signed & numbered, WSB has hand-inscribed & signed on the title page: "For Jim McCrary/ with all best wishes/ and friendship/ (signed) William S. Burroughs/ April 27, 1992." Jim McCrary, a poet & educator, has long resided in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a friend & associate of WSB during his later years; a member of Burroughs Communications led by James Grauerholz. Included is a folded sheet-card issued by the publisher-gallery with printing on outer panels & blank interior, depicting one of the artworks on front panel, described on rear panel as "GLUTTONY 1991; Edition: 90/ 5-color woodblock/ screenprint; 45" x 31" " With its warm inscription dated shortly after publication & significant association, here is a uniquely desirable, collectible version of this most acclaimed WSB artistic & literary production. Catalog in fine-to-very fine condition: Very mild fading, wear & some fine dust-particles to front, esp. back covers & spine; tiny areas of wear with cloth-loss at front cover right corner, lower front & back cover corners. Interior very fine, virtually mint. Sheet-card also in fine-to-very fine condition with only mild rubbing to blank, off-white areas & margins of front, rear panels; tiny bumps & short, faint creasing at all corners; one short, faint crease visible on verso of front panel, not effecting reproduction of artwork on recto. Blank interior otherwise very fine. Fine/ Very Fine. [Item #2914]

Price: $630.00