APO-33 Bulletin Number One: A Metabolic Regulator. William S. Burroughs.
APO-33 Bulletin Number One: A Metabolic Regulator
APO-33 Bulletin Number One: A Metabolic Regulator
APO-33 Bulletin Number One: A Metabolic Regulator

APO-33 Bulletin Number One: A Metabolic Regulator

San Francisco, CA: Beach Books Texts & Documents, c. 1966. First Edition Thus. Stapled Wrappers. Subtitled "A Report on the Synthesis of the Apomorphine Formula," this is the second edition (first edition thus) of this very rare item by William S. Burroughs, preceded only by the virtually unobtainable first edition by Ed Sanders' Fuck You Press, which was rejected by WSB & of which only a few copies are known to exist. A photo-offset of an original WSB scrapbook-manuscript with columned cut-up text & images, 3000 copies were printed of the second & third editions during c. 1966, 1967 (reprint of second edition) & 1968 respectively, according to publisher's estimate. Maynard & Miles, A12(b,c), pgs. 57-58; Shoaf, Section I, No.s 12, 12(a), pg. 32; Schottlaender, A13(B), pg. 8. The copy we offer here appears to have all points in the bibliographers' collective descriptions of the first printing of the second (first practically available, as above) edition, with one interesting exception: In M&M, it is noted following descriptions of the three printings that "Price was $1.25." We have seen copies from all three printings over the years and the price printed is always $1.50, as here. We therefore believe that the $1.25 price reference may be a (very rare, probably the only ever) mistake in the foundational M&M bibliography- please forgive us, Miles. The other bibliographies do not mention any price. Another reason we believe this to be a first printing is that it is from the collection of none other than Brian Schottlaender himself, the author of "Anything But Routine," the most complete & up-to-date WSB bibliography now in its fourth ever-expanding online edition, which we always consult for all our WSB acquisitions as above. Brian's small circular seal of ownership is impressed onto the blank lower right margin/ corner of front endpaper. A production of Beach Books Texts & Documents, the imprint of Mary Beach & Claude Pelieu, mother & stepfather of Pamela Beach Plymell, & in-laws of Literary Outlaw-Legend Charles Plymell. All four of these well-known writers, artists & publishers were close friends & associates of WSB. Distributed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights publishers, as noted on front endpaper. A most desirable & important collectible by the Founders' Founder of the Beat Generation, among the most prophetic & influential literary-cultural figures of all time, with distinguished provenance. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing, browning, faint creasing & sparse spotting to front, back covers & stapled spine; just a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only light browning, occasional small spot-staining mostly to blank margins of (already brown, grocery-bag style paper) page leaves; tiny bumps at mostly lower corners/ edges of some of same. Very Fine. [Item #4580]

Price: $100.00