Jack Smith, Johan Kugelberg, Jonas Mekas. 14.5" x 10.75" softcover / published in 2013 on the occasion of the exhibition at Boo-Hooray, New York / from an edition of 300 copies. Scarce.
Softcover 8vo, very good condition, unpaginated.
Secession/Revolver, 2017. Artist's book limited to 400 copies printed. Oblong blind-debossed hardcover, unpaginated. Texts by Wayne Koestenbaum, Daniel Marcus and Paul Virilio. Filled with drawings. This copy SIGNED and dated 2018 by the artist on the illustrated front free endpaper.
2018, Skira, Anton Kern Gallery / David Kordansky Gallery, 317 pages, hardcover with dust-jacket. Texts by the artist, Nancy Princenthal, Dan Nadel, Glenn O'Brien and Trinie Dalton. This copy is SIGNED and dated by Martin with a drawing spreading over the two title pages. Note: artist signed several copies so drawing may not be same as one pictured.
Paris: Chaval d'attaque, 1981, softcover, ISBN 2-86200-01705. Inscribed in French to the American sculptor Mark di Suvero in 1989. Some of the tipped-in plates are a little wavy from age. Very Good all around, if slightly cocked; a few small marks to covers.
Very Good paperback, Robert briggs & Assoc., 1979. This copy is inscribed by someone named Vu to the American sculptor Mark di Suvero.
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
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Primary Information / 2017 / Edition of 1000 copies / An eponymous collection featuring ten performance transcripts from the conceptual band, Title TK whose members Cory Arcangel, Howie Chen, and Alan Licht engage in unscripted conversations about music, the music industry, and popular culture.
Something Else Press / 1969 / Cloth in dust-jacket / Signed & Inscribed copy / White DJ somewhat soiled with a few chips and creases and 2 inch closed tear /
NEW HARDCOVER2nd Edition, Mint condition in original shrink-wrap. Steidl, 2004, 275 x 285 mm (10 3/4 x 11 in), 118 pages. Essays by Patricia Hampl and Anne Wilkes Tucker. English text.
NEW HARDCOVERFarrar, Straus and Giroux / 2016 / 384 pages / ISBN 0374151326(See also, the simultaneous publication: SERIOUS BIDNESS: THE LETTERS OF RICHARD BELLAMY)A man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the first advocates of pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The founder and director of the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty-Seventh Street, the witty, poetry-loving art lover became a legend of the avant-garde, showing the work of artists such as Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Donald Judd, and others.Based on decades of research and hundreds of interviews with artists, friends, dealers, and lovers, Judith Stein's Eye of the Sixties recovers the elusive Bellamy and tells the story of a counterculture that became the mainstream.
NEW HARDCOVEREdited and with an introduction by Miles Bellamy.Brooklyn, NY: Near Fine Press; Printed by Small Editions, Red Hook. 72 pages, cloth. ISBN 978-0-692-51867-0. Two facsimiles, three photographic illustrations.This selection of twenty-two letters written by the renowned art dealer Richard Bellamy (1927-1998) highlights his great sensitivity to the needs of the artists he represented, his special brand of humor and his literary predilections. The letters cover the year 1965, when he closed the Green Gallery — a showcase for many who would become the most important artist of the second half of the 20th century — to the last weeks of his life in 1998.Included are letters to art collectors and patrons such as Virginia Wright, Vera List and A. Alfred Taubman, and letters concerning the artists Mark di Suvero, Walter De Maria and Yayoi Kusama, among others. There are also four letters written to his son, Miles Bellamy which draw a kind of narrative of their relationship. Miles Bellamy’s introduction and notes expound on that relationship and describe the contexts in which all the letters were written. Appended to the main text are Richard Bellamy’s essay on the painter Myron Stout, the only previously published writing by the dealer, as well as documentation of a posthumous reading of Bellamy’s letters at the New School in October, 1998.
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major new biography, Judith E. Stein’s EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ARTTRADE SALES click here