SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI / ALEC SOTH
2nd 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.
DAVID BOWIE : NACHT MUSIK
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.
THE LOVE BOOK / LENORE KANDEL
Stolen Paper Review Editions / San Francisco / 1966
VG in illustrated staple-bound wraps. 8vo square. Clean crisp copy, but with a faint vertical bend (not quite a crease) down center of wraps and pages through out. Almost invisible.
PETER ZUMTHOR / THERME VALS
Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich / 2008 / 2nd printing / 192 p.
VG+ in gray cloth boards. 4to. Color and B & W ills. A clean copy with just faint shelf wear.
TAYLOR MEAD / IMPRESSIONS / FRANCE / MEXICO / U.S.A / SIGNED
Flying Fish Press / 1969
VG oblong 8vo. Folded mimeograph sheets tipped-in to original yellow envelope enclosure. SIGNED by Taylor Mead on envelope. Adhesive residue to envelope where original tape seal has been removed. Faint staining to pages and envelope near top edge. Light shelf wear and soiling to envelope.
SISTERS OF MERCY / LIFE
Stampa Alternativa / Rome / No date / circa 1985
VG in illustrated wraps. 8vo square. Lacking 7" flexidisc. Slight crease to lower right corner of front wrap and slight bump at upper right corner.
ADOLF LOOS / WHY A MAN SHOULD BE WELL DRESSED
Metro / 9783993000400
128 p, ills bw, 12 X 19 cm, hb, English
Throughout his life Adolf Loos raised his eloquent voice against the squandering of fine materials, frivolous ornamentation and unnecessary embellishments. His admirers consider him to be the inspiration for all modern architecture. Yet, few are acquainted with his amusing, incisive, critical and philosophical literary work reflecting on applied design and the essence of clothing in fin de siècle Vienna. Adolf Loos often had a radical, yet innovative outlook on life that made him such a nuisance for many of his contemporaries. His provocative musings on many subjects portray him as a man of varied interests and intellectual refinement as well as possessing a keen sense of style, which still has value today.
ALVAR AALTO / FURNITURE AND GLASS
Museum of Modern Art New York / New York / 1984
VG- in pictorial wraps. 8vo. B & W ills. Light shelf wear to wraps with faint vertical crease to wraps and pages throughout.
ALVIN BALTROP / THE PIERS
TF Editores / 2015 / 8415931239
Baltrop documented this scene, unflinchingly and obsessively capturing everything from fleeting naked figures in mangled architectural environments to scenes of explicit sex and police raids on the piers.
MY FIRST LSD TRIP / R. CRUMB
A single page from the June 12, 1973 issue of Philadelphia's underground newspaper "The Drummer". Fine print solicits donation's to the Timothy Leary Defense Fund.
Page is yellowed overall with chips and tears at edges. There is tearing along centerfold as well, but it is still intact at center.
CONTACT HIGH / RICHARD KERN
Picturebox / 2013 / 193979904X
Contact High couldn't have a simpler premise--it's all about naked girls smoking weed. This cheeky and playful collection of portraits recalls a time in Kern's life when, he says, "I spent a lot of time with my friends smoking pot, listening to music, running around in the woods and sometimes swimming naked. Back then, when I was around a naked girl, weed was either about to be smoked or had been smoked."
BROOKLYN TO MARS: VOLUME ONE / MARKUS ALMOND
Brooklyn To Mars Books / 2014 / 0990694321
Brooklyn To Mars about starting where you are and going someplace extraordinary. It's about doing what you love and making incredible things happen. Originally started as a limited edition magazine for artists, entrepreneurs and lone wolves, this compilation contains Brooklyn To Mars issue 1-5. Including: Issue One: Getting Started Issue Two: Minimalism Issue Three: Will Power Issue Four: Karoshi Issue Five: Self-Talk The works have been revised and improved. Now for the first time, all previously out-of-print issues are available in one convenient book. Featuring brand new content and an introduction from the author.
BE HERE NOW / RAM DASS
Lama Foundation / 1978 / 0517543052
A Lama Foundation Book. Describes one man's transformation upon his acceptance of the principles of Yoga and gives a modern restatement of the importance of the spiritual side of man's nature.
BRITISH BUTTERFLIES / VERE TEMPLE
Collins / London / 1949
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Color and b & W ills. Light shelf wear to d.j. with small stain at crown of spine. Discoloration to end papers. Front board a bit bowed.
BRITISH MOUNTAINEERS / F.S. SMYTHE
Collins / London / 1942
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Color and b & W ills. Light shelf wear to d.j. with some discoloration to end papers. F.f.e.p. is diagonally clipped.
THE BIRDS OF BRITAIN / JAMES FISHER
Collins / London / 1942
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. Light shelf wear to d.j. overall with two inch closed tear to front panel near crown of spine.
THE WAY OF THE TAROT / THE SPIRITUAL TEACHER IN THE CARDS / ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY
Destiny Books / 2009 / 1594772630
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul.
The Way of Tarot shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot--created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century--to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot’s Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a “nomadic cathedral” whose parts--the 78 cards or “arcana”--should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot’s hermetic symbolism.
KINGSLEY AMIS / ON DRINK
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich / 1973 / 0151689554
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. B & W ills. Light shelf wear to d.j. with tape repair to reverse side of front panel.
FOLK WINES, CORDIALS, & BRANDIES / M. A. JAGENDORF
Vangaurd Press, Inc. / 1963 / Second Printing
VG in VG d.j. 8vo. B & W ills and various colored paper stocks. Light shelf wear to d.j. with some chipping to crown of spine. Slight sunning to boards along top edge.
ONCE / WIM WENDERS
D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel / 2010 / 1935202286
... at once travel diary, photo album, and a series of short films or short stories--revealing the views and sentiments of an auteur inspired by the poetry of the eye and the melody of speech. Fascinating and revelatory, Once gives us a unique look at the universe Wenders has created out of the hidden pieces of everyday life.
THEE PSYCHICK BIBLE: Thee Apocryphal Scriptures ov Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Third Mind ov Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth
Feral House / 2010 / 1932595902
Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) will be remembered for its crucial influence on youth culture throughout the 1980s, popularizing tattooing, body piercing, "acid house" raves, and other ahead-of-the-curve cultic flirtations and investigations. Its leader was Genesis P-Orridge, co-founder of Psychick TV and Throbbing Gristle, the band that created the industrial music genre.
The limited signed cloth edition of Thee Psychick Bible quickly sold out, creating demand for any edition of this 544-page book, which will be available in a handsome smyth-sewn paperback edition with flaps and ribbon. According to author Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, "this is the most profound new manual on practical magick, taking it from its Crowleyan empowerment of the Individual to a next level of realization to evolve our species."
THINGS TO SHOUT OUT LOUD AT PARTIES / MARKUS ALMOND
2014 / 1500160423
This is a collection of paraprose by author Markus Almond. Showcasing some of his most honest and personal writing, this compilation contains stories of love and redemption, sex and parties, tales of heartbreak and squinting in the morning sun. Things don’t always turn out the way we expect. But with the right attitude and some good friends, you can always find your way to the next adventure.