new poems / thurston moore
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
JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 1969
New York, Seth Siegelaub / 1969
First edition/ stapled wrappers / 27.6x21.2cms, text in English, French and German / Black and white ills., 32 pp. Near Mint Condition, much brighter than stock image used here.
NOTATIONS / JOHN CAGE / SIGNED
Something Else Press / 1969 / Cloth in dust-jacket / Signed & Inscribed copy: The late Irwin Kremen insisted that the "Irwin" in the inscription was not he, so laid in is the hand-written letter from Kremen to us insisting that we change this listing, and so we have / Irwin Kremen was an artist to whom John Cage dedicated the score of 4'33" / White DJ somewhat soiled with a few chips and creases and 2 inch closed tear /
SEBASTIAAN BREMER: AVILA
Roebling Hall, New York & 99 Publishers, Amsterdam / OUT OF PRINT. Quarto in think photographic wraps, SIGNED and dated 2016 on title page by the artist /Texts by Jordan Kantor and Sabine Russ. Artist's first monograph. Gorgeous.
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.
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.
BIBLIOTEQUE D'UN AMATEUR / RICHARD PRINCE'S PUBLICATIONS 1981 - 2014
VIAINDUSTRIAE PUBLISHING / 2012
This book is not a catalogue raisonné, it instead takes a look at the library of an amateur, an excuse to apprehend this aspect of Richard Prince's work which encompasses books and the question of the collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the 'ghosts' of the missing books. Richard Prince is an avid collector of books, an obsessive one. This fervor is visible in The Good Life or American/English, where he photographs covers of books from his collection, reducing the book to an image, a simple surface.
GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: WITNESS TO A LOST IMAGINATION
University of California Press / 2013 / 0520280067
In 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.
INTERACTION OF COLOR / JOSEF ALBERS / 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Yale University Press / 2013 / 0300179359
Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex color theory principles. Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates,
OF WALKING ON ICE / WERNER HERZOG
Paperback / University Of Minnesota Press / 2015 / 0816697329
In late November 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog received a phone call from Paris delivering some terrible news. German film historian, mentor, and close friend Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and dying. Herzog was determined to prevent this and believed that an act of walking would keep Eisner from death. He took a jacket, a compass, and a duffel bag of the barest essentials, and wearing a pair of new boots, set off on a three-week pilgrimage from Munich to Paris through the deep chill and snowstorms of winter.
SPIRITUAL MIDWIFERY / INA MAY GASKIN
Book Pub Co / 4th edition / 2002 / 1570671044
Here is the 4th edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. Back again are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives.Also new is information about the safety of techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, information on postpartum depression and maternal death, and recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives.
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN / E. M. CIORAN
Arcade Publishing / 2010 / In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style that characterizes his work, Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and suffering, and the temptation to silence.