Cobble Stone Gardens. William S. Burroughs.
Cobble Stone Gardens
Cobble Stone Gardens

Cobble Stone Gardens

ISBN: 0916156141
Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1976. Second Edition. Softcover. "Boys lean over iron balconies in the summer night whispering and giggling, turn in black waters of the old swimming hole with ivory flash of ambiguous limbs, roar past each other in stolen cars with woppish cries and crash into the viaduct cracking concrete to its bloody steel bones. Boys whiz through the air out of autos, roller coasters, crashing planes, falling jumping waving to each other. A great white smile folds into snow capped mountains." (pg. 18) A later work by William S. Burroughs, Founding Father of the Beat Generation & one of the most important, influential literary & cultural figures who ever lived & wrote. A post-cut-up mixture of early memoir & exemplary Burroughsian feverish fantasy, this slender but very intense volume is dedicated to WSB's parents, Mortimer & Laura Lee Burroughs; & the title refers to the quaint little gift shop in Florida that they owned & conducted. With vintage image of WSB & his older brother Mortimer Jr. overseen by their father on front cover, frontispiece of Laura Lee Burroughs & various historic images throughout. Trade-format softcover, second edition as stated on copyright page. A very limited hardcover signed edition was issued simultaneously with the first printing. There are no references to this second edition in either Shoaf (Section I, No.s 33, 33(a)-(d), pgs. 42-43) or Schottlaender (A34, pg. 14). Cherry Valley Editions is the imprint of Legendary Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell & his wife, Pamela Beach Plymell. CVE also published WSB's Tornado Alley (1989), & the Plymells along with Pamela's mother Mary Beach & stepfather Claude Pelieu were his close friends & collaborators. An essential classic WSB collectible in a somewhat enigmatically rare form. In fine condition with mild rubbing, creasing, scratching & occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing & a few tiny spots at edges of text block; two small stickers affixed to mostly blank upper margin of back cover, one from a UK bookseller. Interior very fine with only very small, faint creases, tiny bumps at mostly lower corners of page leaves. Fine. [Item #4289]

Price: $40.00