Paperback Parade: The Magazine For Paperback Readers and Collectors No. 57 (April 2002) with: Ephemera. Gary Lovisi, Charles Plymell, Dave Sellitto.
Paperback Parade: The Magazine For Paperback Readers and Collectors No. 57 (April 2002) with: Ephemera

Paperback Parade: The Magazine For Paperback Readers and Collectors No. 57 (April 2002) with: Ephemera

New York, NY: Gryphon Books, 2002. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers; Printed Photograph. Signed by Charles Plymell. This number of the smaller-format collectors' magazine edited by Gary Lovisi features an interview with Charles Plymell, the great American poet, printer, publisher & Legendary Literary Outlaw. With an introduction & conducted by Dave Sellitto, this lengthy interview delves deeply into Plymell's life & work in his own words, with anecdotes about William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & many other of his famous friends & collaborators. With reproductions of front covers of several Plymell-written or printed classics including the iconic Zap No. 1 underground comic by Robert Crumb. Below an image of Plymell which comprises the second page (pg. 84) of the interview, Plymell has hand-written his signature in bold black ink. On the previous first page (pg. 83), there is a small red heart-shaped sticker with series of numbers at top right corner; & on front cover is another small, blank red heart sticker with black felt-tip underline, & the hand-written word "HEY!" in black felt tip, near lower left corner. Additionally, loosely included amidst the article between pages 86-87 is a print of a photograph on thick stock, with "C.(?)P. Lenox MA, 70s" written in lower blank margin, presumably in Plymell's hand. The image depicts Plymell sitting at an outdoor table next to an unknown man (undoubtedly of some underground stature...). As a whole, the issue is dedicated to pulp paperbacks from the golden age of the 1950s-1960s, eclectic with a decided emphasis on "...exquisite bodacious sleaze..." as a color reproduction is described on back cover. A delightful collectors' collectible, including a very serious & informative Plymell article & with his association & provenance. Obtained by us from the Literary Outlaw himself, our good friend & Beat-&-Beyond mentor. Magazine in very fine condition with only very light rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & esp. stapled spine; light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Ephemera in fine condition with only several light, mostly faint creases near lower right corner of image on recto; verso blank. Very Fine. [Item #3609]

Price: $30.00