Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2017 / Softcover, 261 pages / SIGNED by John Yau on half-title page on the occasion of his February 2018 reading with Barry Schwabsky at Spoonbill Studio / Contains approximately 48 essays on Hilma af Klint, Bruce Connor, Sigmar Polke, Peter Young, Forrest Bess, Peter Acheson, Emmet Gown, Katherine Bradford and many others.
Toiltepaper / Vinyl Factory, n.d. Pictorial record in vinyl Sleeve, Fine Condition. I Always Remember A Face, Especially When I’ve Sat on It. A Vinyl Record Compiled by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Published by The Vinyl Factory/TOILETPAPER. Released in tandem with his show at Fondation Beyeler in Basel and in collaboration with Pierpaolo Ferrari, this limited-edition, vinyl-only picture disc is a suitably absurd and eccentric compilation that stems from the duo’s TOILETPAPER magazine project. It features 14 tracks by a fittingly eclectic cast including Bernard Herrmann, The Cheers, Pierre Schaeffer, Judy Garland, Coldcut, Malcolm McLaren, Gene Vincent, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Hoosier Hot Shots, F.T. Marinetti & A. Guintini, Cornelius and Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra. I Always Remember a Face, Especially When I’ve Sat on It is limited to 1,000 copies, and is housed in a PVC sleeve. ***Note: image is stock photo from publisher's website.
Very Good paperback, Robert briggs & Assoc., 1979. This copy is inscribed to the American sculptor Mark di Suvero.
Very Good in wraps, very minor wear.
Roberto Ohrt, ed. / D.A.P. / 2000 / 1891024175VG softcover in mint-green french wraps. Edges lightly spotted, spine slightly creased. A small dent (<1/2") to rear cover. Otherwise normal shelf wear.
JC Hopkins, ed. / Spoonbill Books / 2017An anthology of poets drawn from Poetry 99, Spoonbill Studio's monthly reading series. 8 1/2"x11" risograph-printed staple-bound booklet. New.Contributing poets: Jonas Kyle / Joe Pan / Lucas Hunt / Madeleine Mermall / Sarah Jean Grimm / Rachel Kang / Martina Salisbury / Camilo Roldan / Diannely Antigue / Omotara James / Mia Kang / Lyric Hunter / Madeleine Braun / Madeleine Barnes / Latoya Jordan / Monica McClure / Joanna Valente / Peter Carlaftes / Shamar Hill / Parker Menzimer / Bridget Sprouls / Caritas Young / JC Hopkins / Emily Skillings. Cover art: Matthew Thurber
Paris: Galerie Enrico Navarra, 1996 / Two Hardcover Volumes / Both volumes contain some handwritten notes below or above images as well as in list-of-works sections, made by Diego Cortez, Basquiat scholar, curator, contributor to this work and founding member of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Authentication Committee / In addition the first volume features a three paragraph handwritten letter on half-title page from the artist's father, Gerard Basquiat to Enrico Navarra, thanking him for his work on the catalogue, one paragraph of which reads: "JEAN-MICHEL WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF YOUR REMARKABLE DISPLAY OF HIS WORK IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PUBLICATION". Very minor edge-wear to second volume / Further information/images upon request.
London: Michael Joseph, 1960 / First Edition, cloth, fine in a very good dust-jacket with minor edge-wear, rear flap creased and back cover shows some spotting; 1/2 inch closed tear rear near crown / Inscribed by Jackson to Claude Fredericks ("with warmest affection") in Bennington, VT. Jackson was the wife of Stanley Hyman who taught at Bennington College and was the head of the Literature department. She and Fredericks were quite close. Fredericks (1923- 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher, and founder of the Banyan Press and a professor of literature at Bennington for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1993. He is the author of a largely unpublished 50,000 page journal which he began at the age of 8. A scarce signed British Edition of this title.
Hardcover with DJ, Farrar Straus and Giroux / Second Printing, 1965 / DJ with mild age-toning esp. along side of rear flap / Inscribed and Signed in ink by Berryman to Claude Fredericks on ffep thus: "To Claude affectionately and also with admiration and gratefulness - John Berryman / Bennington 4 December 1965. Fredericks (1923- 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher, and founder of the Banyan Press. He was a professor of literature at Bennington College in Vermont for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1993. He is the author of a largely unpublished 50,000 page journal which he began at the age of 8. Berryman was teaching English A at Harvard (with Delmore Schwartz) in 1941 when CF was a Freshman there. CF didn't have to take it because he aced is College Boards, but CF appeared at JB and DS's extracurricular Poetry Club. They loved Claude's poems, thought they were outrageous and original (esp. the 'Fly' poem - "The fly spends its day. . ." published in CF's Selected Poems 2005). JB and CF became good friends there in Boston and then later in NYC. The oval spot at bottom left of dedication page must be residue from a bookseller's sticker. Perhaps CF already owned the book when JB signed it.
New Haven: Yale University press, 1947 / First Edition, 221 pages / Introduction by Thornton Wilder / Very Good in boards, lacks dust-jacket / This copy is inscribed by Stein's literary executor (Van Vechten) to Claude Fredericks and Milton Saul. Fredericks (1923- 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher, and founder of the Banyan Press. He was a professor of literature at Bennington College in Vermont for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1993. He is the author of a largely unpublished 50,000 page journal which he began at the age of 8. In the inscription Van Vechten uses his nicknames for Fredericks and Saul and refers to an edition of Stein's "Blood on the Dining Room Floor" which Fredericks' Banyan Press was about to publish. "For Mup and Zawy after seeing the first proofs the beautiful first proofs or BOTDRF! with affection from Carl November 23 1947 New York."
The Reflexive Universe: Evolution of Consciousness / Delacorte Press, 1976 / 292 pages, softcover with creases to front cover / This copy bears an inscription by the poet James Merrill, thus: to Claude and David with love from Jamie / Christmas 1976 / (Claude Fredericks (1923- 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher, and founder of the Banyan Press. He was a professor of literature at Bennington College in Vermont for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1993. He is the author of a largely unpublished 50,000 page journal which he began at the age of 8.)
First edition. Marseille: Tacussel, 1910. Poor condition with cover and first page detached, missing spine label, rear cover missing, binding frail. Accompanied by note in ink by Claude Fredericks proclaiming the book to have been a gift from Alice B. Toklas, "probably June 1950". Fredericks (October 14, 1923 – January 11, 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher. Fredericks published Gertrude Stein at his Banyan Press (Blood on The Dining Room Floor and Things As They Are) and subsequently met Toklas in Paris in 1950. They became good friends.
Hardcover 8vo with DJ both in VG condition. Minor rubbing to DJ. Walker & Company, 1968. This copy is inscribed with an acorn drawing to Claude Fredericks. Fredericks (October 14, 1923 – January 11, 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher. He was a professor of literature at Bennington College in Vermont for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1993."
Herman Melville / Random House, 1930 / First Edition / Illustrations by Rockwell Kent / No DJ / A tight and wonderfully bright copy, in fact the best we've ever had / Previous owner's charming bookplate to ffep / Only the faintest bit of wear to black and silver boards.
First Edition, SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Nin to Claude Fredericks / A New-Story Book/The British Book Centre, Inc, Paris/New York, 1954 / No dust-jacket, spine a bit cocked, minor darkening to boards. Nin and Fredericks -- an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher -- were close in the 1940's, shared diary writing in common and would read each other their journals. Nin suggested that Claude take up printing and got him a job with the Gemor Press. He then went on to found the Banyan Press. The inscription, in ink on ffep reads: "For Claude: hoping to get a book written by you, in return. Anaïs."
First Edition, SIGNED and with a lengthy inscription to Claude Fredericks. E.P. Dutton, 1946, llustrations by Ian Hugo. No DJ, spine faded, some edge-wear, some staining to inscription page. Nin and Fredericks -- an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher -- were close in the 1940's, shared diary writing in common and would read each other their journals. Nin suggested that Claude take up printing and got him a job with the Gemor Press. He then went on to found the Banyan Press. Nin's long inscription begins: "Claude's diary...." See photograph.
NY: Gemor Press, 1945, number 43 of 50 of the singed deluxe editions illustrated with five colored woodblock prints from Ian Hugo. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by Nin to Claude Fredericks and signed by Nin and Hugo. "For Claude who revealed as much about the "boy" as I do about the women in his novel May I read it in print soon Your friend Anaïs...and Hugo". Claude Fredericks was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher -- were close in the 1940's, shared diary writing in common and would read each other their journals. Nin suggested that Claude take up printing and got him a job with the Gemor Press. He then went on to found the Banyan Press. The condition of the book is generally excellent, no noticeable flaws.
The greatest edition. Edited by Herbert Farjeon and designed by Francis Meynell for the Nonesuch Press. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, One of 1600 copies, bound in publisher's full niger morocco by A.W. Bain. The usual variance to the color of morocco in the spines, but a clean, tight, attractive set of a masterpiece of 20th century book-making. Further images upon request or can be viewed in our Brooklyn shop. This set comes from a very distinguished library -- further information also upon request!
NY: Alicat Press, 1946. First Edition, first state. The suppressed original cover showing Nin in full male dress. Franklin says: "She had authorized the use of the head only, and when the three-quarter photograph of her in men's clothing appeared there were distasteful repercussions. Miss Nin asked to have the photograph replaced, and a new white cover was issued bearing a different picture of her." Glossy staple-bound 8vo,21 pages, some spotting to rear, otherwise very nice.
Sun Books and Editions, 2014 / First Edition of 500 copies / 145 pages / 25 x 17 cmFrom the publisher: Forest Hills is a book that follows the 20th century history of tennis and art, confusing and conflating their two stories in order to create a new kind of history. Once the center of tennis in America Forest Hills is now an almost forgotten world, a lost civilization of the sport. Bill Sullivan's book uses photography and image making to tell the story of it's rise and fall paralleling it's history with that of art and design. The book follows the history of the site and the stadium as it evolved through the various changes to its surfaces and trappings to its ultimate end. Functioning as an ahistorical/historical document, Forest Hills is a story about a real place as well as a long meditation on how this place and it's elements may have been viewed by people in the past over time.Scarce.
Softcover, Very good Condition but with rubbing to cover / London: Vanity Press, 2006.Hornet, Sea Hawk, Panther, Cougar, Warthog, Osprey, Black Hawk, and so on.
Munchen: Galerie Berndt Kluser, 1987. Tall stiff paperback in even thicker glossy DJ , Very good Condition - nick-dent to upper spine / 83 pages / German and English text by Katharina Hegewisch, Achile Bonito Oliva, W.I. Lenin, Andy Warhol. Uncommon.
Bard College/CCS, 2007. ISBN: 1931493553/ Fine in flexible boards, 335 pages. Edited by Rhea Anastas with Michael Brenson. heavily illustrated.
New Hardcover, 199 pages. Warren, VT: Floating World Editions, 2017. Text by Sakagami Shinobu. Illustrated.
ecstatic peace library / 2009 / signed by Thurston Moore & with the name-stamp of the late publisher Barney Rosset / one of 100 copies published on the occasion of the Brooklyn Book Festival, 2009 / Scarce
by Dan Nadel
140 pages, ISBN 978069276948, Signed by thE Author
My Vibe is New York–based poet and writer Jeremy Sigler’s collection
of diaristic tales by an only partly sympathetic struggling poet who flirts
with—and often fails at—creating romance and playful distractions in his
otherwise boring life. The tales are self-deprecating, awkward, nostalgic and
at times perverse, but they retain warmth, honesty, whimsy, charm and are often
wickedly funny. “I love pseudoscience. I love it. Next time I read my work in
public, I’m gonna cut out big cardboard letters and paint them red. I’m gonna
prop them up behind me: T-E-D. Pseudoscientists get all the fans. They get all
the love letters. For their viral youtubes of levitating beer cans. The Pseudos
get all the attention. They go viral. Unlike poets.”Jeremy’s
voice is one you can’t deny; it’s crisp, clever and sometimes creepy. It’s like
finding someone’s old journals, their identity revealed bit by bit, confession
by confession. – Abbi Jacobson, Broad City
"ALL BOOKS OF TADANORI YOKOO - THE COMPLETE WRITINGSNo place stated, no date (at least in English) - Bilingual text. The title of this comic book sized format with glossy pages is a bit of a misnomer. As the essay at rear states: this item "includes only publications written, edited, planned or overseen by Yokoo himself, either as the sole author or with co-authors or editors..." In other words it is a list of Yokoo ublications to date, not a collection of actual writings. With four books per page and descriptive texts in Japanese and English. This item does not appear on Yokoo's website or anywhere else we can find on the net. The likely publication date is the early 2000's. Someone chewed up along the spine, the front and rear covers are on their way to detaching.Some rubbing to covers. Additional photos upon request. 44 pages. Extremely rare.
Museum Ludwig, Koln / 1989Very good in white pictorial stiff wrappers, some sunning to spine and mild rubbing to cover's edges. 151 pages.
SECOND-HAND / SIGNED / Number 104 of 300 copies / The Vinyl Factory, 2013.Beautifully illustrated very good large 8vo softcover, 92 pages. "This catalogue documents 45 singles from the Mott Collection for sale at the Vinyl Factory Chelsea on the occasion of the commercial exhibition "David Bowie Nacht Musik 6 February - 3 March 2013." SIGNED by Toby Mott. Some wear to thick glossy DJ, vinyl VG in sleeve. This copy also has a gift inscription in ink on title page. Scarce in U.S. Additional photos available upon request.