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 He is the author of a largely unpublished 50,000 page journal which he began at the age of 8.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 He is the author of a largely unpublished 50,000 page journal which he began at the age of 8.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.)
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!
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.
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
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 /
Staple-bound softcover. Larry Fagin, ed., 1969. Contributions from Ted Berrigan, John Giorno, Lewis Warsh and others. Cover by Ed Ruscha. Separate illustration for Elmslie poem by Joe Brainard. Some abrasions to cover especially around one of the two staples.
Paperback.Edited by Joshua Decter & John Miller. With Bourriaud, Decter, Gilbert-Rolphe, Hapgood, Mashek, Miller, Morgan, Nesbitt, Pagel, Scheldahl, Storr, Westfall and others.105 pages. Crease to rear cover.
PAPERBACK.Contains essays from symposium Sites of Criticism. 142 pages, minor edge-wear. Texts by Judith Barry, Fred Wilson, Gregg Bordowitz, Jan Avgikos, Joshua Decter, Paul Myoda, David Robbins and many others. Scarce.
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.
This publication coincides with that of a
major new biography, Judith E. Stein’s EYE OF THE SIXTIES: RICHARD BELLAMY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MODERN ARTTRADE SALES click here
NEW SOFTCOVER. Anne König, ed. Spector Books. 456 pages, softcover. There's no one like Jonas.
Paranoids Anonymous / Fall, 1976 # 1Published anonymously by Lynne Tillman and "a friend." Contains the first appearance on Tillman's THE WAY WE ARE, later collected in her SOMEDAY THIS WILL BE FUNNY (2011). (see http://artforum.com/words/id=27956) .Two VG quarter-folded folio sheets. Some yellowing to newsprint overall. A few small nicks, tears and creases to edges. SCARCE.
Tropos Press / 1977VG in illustrated, blue, staple-bound wraps. 8vo. SIGNED in pencil by Anselm Hollo on title page. An attractive copy with just one tiny stain to front wrap.
Pat Donegan, Larry Fagin, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman (editors)Naropa Institute / 1982VG in side-stapled wraps. 4to. Many other contributors. Just light shelf wear to wraps.
Bonnie Shulman, Cindy Shelton, Anne Waldman, Larry Fagin (eds.)Naropa Institute / 1977VG in side-stapled wraps. 4to. Many other contributors. Light shelf wear to wraps.
Edited by Waling Boers, Dirk van Weelden, Martin van Vreden / Stitching Code / 1988VG in illustrated staple-bound wraps. 4to. Color and b & w ills. Text in Dutch and English. Contributions by Jeff Koons, Jan Dibbets, et al.
Oyez / 1965 / Limited edition of 500 copiesVG in pictorial wraps. 8vo. Just light shelf wear to wraps.
Telos Press / St. Louis / 1975 / 0914386069VG- in illusytrated wraps. 8vo. Light shelf wear to covers with a few instances of pen underlining to text.
Peter Wollen / MIT Press / 1998Very Good Cloth in a Very Good DJ. Light bump base of spine; DJ shows some rubbing and a small mark toward bottom of front cover. Binding nice and tight and pages bright & clean. An excellent copy.
Trask House / 1971VG in illustrated staple bound wraps. 8vo. B & W ills. Just light shelf wear to wraps and slight yellowing to wraps along spine.
Whitney Museum of American Art / New York / 1977VG in illustrated staple-bound wraps. Small 4to. B & W ills. Light shelf wear and age-toning.
NEW PAPERBACKUniversity of California Press / 2013 / 0520280067In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981–1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to her Lower East Side and brings it to life, filling these pages with vivid memories of her avant-garde queer friends and dramatically recreating the early years of the AIDS crisis as experienced by a political insider. Interweaving personal reminiscence with cogent analysis, Schulman details her experience as a witness to the loss of a generation’s imagination and the consequences of that loss.
Trout Press / Boulder, Colorado / No date / Published in and edition of 100 copiesVG+ in spiral-bound wraps. 8vo. B & W ills. Clean and tight with just faint shelf wear.Poetry punctuated throughout by xerox photo-illustrations of sardines, socks, and other idiosyncratic miscellany.
Random House / New York / 1982 / 0394524349 / First EditionVG in VG d.j. 8vo. Light shelf wear over all, with a few small chips and tears along top edge.
McGraw-Hill Book Company / New York / 1968 / First EditionVG in VG d.j. 8vo. Just slight shelf wear to d.j. with faint crease along bottom edge of front panel.
The Figures / 1993 / 0935724605VG- in pictorial wraps. 8vo. Just faint shelf wear. Some slight damp staining along top edge to rear wrap and pages throughout.In 113 short chapters, Ron Padgett's precision prose travels back over the twenty-five years of his close friendship with Ted Berrigan, the legendary poet whose life and work transformed a generation and whose death in 1983 at age forty-eight left a significant rent in the fabric of the American poetry scene. In crisp, clear verbal snapshots, Padgett recaptures the student years in Tulsa and the free-wheeling , scruffy enchantment of their lives in New York City in the early 1960's, a time of low rent and cheap meals, of foreign movies, of hero worship and budding friendships, of endless books and all-night talk-that once-only time when youth's energy is fueled by an intense love of art and poetry.
Alfred A. Knopf / New York / 1980 / First American Edition / 0394508963VG+ in VG+ d.j. 8vo. Crisp d.j. with just slight shelf wear. One tiny closed tear at crown of spine. Faint sunning to boards along top and bottom edge of boards.
Grove Press Inc. / New York / 1978 / 039417030xVG in VG d.j. 8vo. Light shelf wear and faint yellowing to d.j. No tears or creases.