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 He is the author of a largely unpublished 50,000 page journal which he began at the age of 8.)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!
Princeton University Press, 1994 / Two cloth volumes, gilt lettering on spines / Various translators. Volume one lightly bumped upper corner / Otherwise except for the usual mustiness, these are in great shape.
Marcel Proust / Contre Sainte-Beuve suivi de Nouveaux Mélanges / Gallimard 2nd Edition, 1954 / 446 pp. / Text in French / Preface by Bernard de Fallois / This copy belonged to the poet James Merrill as ffep bears his signature and the date 1954. From the library of Claude Fredericks, Merrill's close friend. Scarce association copy.
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.
Primary Information/DAP/2010. Thirteen softcover facsimiles of the great magazine edited by Liza Béar and published by Willoughby Sharp / Glossy box / This edition designed by Jeremy Mickel/ Project managed by Donna Wingate / Total of 1016 pp., with black-and-white illustrations throughout. Box measures 19-1/8 x 9-7/8 x 2 inches / Minor wear to some edges just due to movement within box. In-store pick-up suggested.
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.
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.
FULTON RYDER, 2014Softcover / Trade edition limited to 500 copies / 9 x 12 inches / This copy has very minor edge-wear and some rubbing to rear cover. ISBN 978-0-9915723-4-2. Unsigned. Increasingly uncommon.
SIGNED First Edition AKA Editions, New York and London. 2003. 496 pages, stiff wraps.The classic. This copy is SIGNED in green ink and numbered 579, at rear. Includes folded poster.
DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT CANNES 2000 / LA QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS CANNES 2000. New York Beat Films.DVD, 8 x 10 Promotional photo of Basquiat at work& 8 page stapled Press Release thick transparent vinyl folder. Made for the Cannes premiere of this film originally shot in 1981. Extremely rare Basquiatiana.
45 RPM , TT- 001 Tartown Record Company, undated (2001?) re-pressing.Vinyl in mint condition while sleeve has minor edge-wear and a few creases. While we believe this to be the 2001 re-pressing, there was also an undated repressing that states that the recod actually plays at 33 RMP even though label states 45. Only your turntable will know.
Two pieces of Art History ephemera - Pat Hearn Mailing card: EMERGENCY ART SALE TO BENEFIT PAT HEARN - at Pat Hearn Gallery, New York [1999?]. Photo on one side copyright Andy Warhol Foundation 1997. Side two contains Benefit information and bears printed address stamp of a well-known art historian.Six-sided Memorial Service announcement: on card-stock and list of tributes and performances printed on acetate laid in. Listed on card are Pat Hearn Gallery exhibitions 1983 through 2000. Another face shows photographic portraits of the dealer in grid format.
Exhibition catalogue/staple-bound/Pat Hearn Gallery 1987Published on the occasion of an exhibition of new paintings by Philip Taaffe at the Pat Hearn Gallery, with Excerpts from a Dialogue Made During Collaboration Recorded in Lawrence, Kansas, On 1 February 1987. Edited by Diego Cortex and James Grauerholz. 10 pages, black and white images
New / oblong pictorial wrappers / Milwaukee: Lydon Sculpture Garden / 2015 Published on the occasion of Dan Torop: Frozen Period, June-Sept 2014. Texts by the artist as well as Nicholas Frank, Meriwether Lewis and Polly Morris, with all images by the photographer.
Poster/Gagosian Gallery 20027" x 37" / from an exhibition in May-June 2002 at Gagosian Beverly Hills/ Depicted is a detail of "African Masks", 1984-85, 84" x 420" / Poster rolled in plastic mailer tube to which is affixed the mailing address of a well known art historian. Images depict four consecutive photos of the image.
New York, Seth Siegelaub / 1969 First edition/ stapled wrappers / 27.6x21.2cms, text in English, French and German / Black and white ills., 32 pp. Very Good Condition.