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[R.O.T.]'S 9 GNOSTIC TRACTS 9 by  Richard Oviet] [Tyler - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera and Biblio.com

[R.O.T.]'S 9 GNOSTIC TRACTS 9

by [Tyler, Richard Oviet]

Condition: Fine


New York: Uranian Press, 1962. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. Tyler, Richard; Dorothea Baer; Manuel Narciza. 9 broadsides, 11 x 8½ inches, in original pictorial paper folder, 11½ x 9¾ inches. Broadsides printed in black and red on pale green paper, folder in red on green stiff paper. Numbered in pencil by Tyler over his rubber-stamped monogram on folder first leaf verso. All broadsides and first leaf of folder embossed with seal of the Uranian Press. Fine.

Numbered 12 of 300 copies. 9 broadsides, written by Richard Tyler, all illustrated by him with deep-etch relief prints but one, which is illustrated with a linocut by Manuel Narciza. All broadsides hand-set and printed at the Uranian Press and bearing its imprint. The folder's front leaf contains a deep-etch relief print by Dorothea Baer Tyler, who signs in the print with her monogram. Tyler introduces the contents of the portfolio with a quotation from C. G. Jung in PSYCHOLOGY & ALCHEMY: "The Christian opus is an operari in honor of God the Redeemer undertaken by man who stands in need of redemption, while the alchemical opus is the labour of Man the Redeemer in the cause of the divine world-soul slumberingg and awaiting redemption in matter." The brief tracts cover themes of energy, matter, mystical union, redemption, and transfiguration with evocative illustrations of largely astrological and astronomical subjects. Richard Oviet Tyler (1926-1983) established the Uranian Press in 1958 in the basement of a tenement on the Lower East Side where, by 1960, he had installed four printing presses. Under the Uranian imprint, Tyler, his wife, Dorothea Baer Tyler, and friends produced chapbooks, broadsides, and artist's books through the mid-1960s. Tyler was a fixture in Greenwich Village during this period, selling the Press's wares from a pushcart in the yard of Judson Memorial Church, a nod to both contemporary Jewish peddlers of the Lower East Side and the chapmen of Elizabethan England. He played an important, if still underappreciated, role in the nascent expanded arts movements of the New York avant garde scene with both the Press and its performance arm, the Uranian Alchemical Players. The Uranian circle expanded into a quasi-religious collective incorporating Jungian and Gnostic ideas of creativity and consciousness, LSD, Western astrology, alchemy, Tibetan Buddhism, and the political thought of Charles Fourier, becoming known officially in 1974 as the Uranian Phalanstery. OCLC records four copies.


  • Seller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
  • Seller: Inventory #: 700
  • Title: [R.O.T.]'S 9 GNOSTIC TRACTS 9
  • Author: [Tyler, Richard Oviet]
  • Illustrator:Tyler, Richard; Dorothea Baer; Manuel Narciza
  • Format/binding:Softcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Uranian Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1962
  • Keywords: American literature, art, modern art, psychology, alchemy, astrology, religion, mysticism, avant garde, New York, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, East Village, artist's book, ephemera, portfolio, broadside, illustrated
  • Bookseller catalogs: Religion; Book Arts;


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