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FIRST PERSON : A JOURNAL OF TRAVEL, MEMOIRS & HUMOR (FIRST ISSUE / FALL 1960) [including Edward Gorey's LEAVES FROM A MISLAID ALBUM]
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FIRST PERSON : A JOURNAL OF TRAVEL, MEMOIRS & HUMOR (FIRST ISSUE / FALL 1960) [including Edward Gorey's LEAVES FROM A MISLAID ALBUM]

By Elevitch, M. D. (ed.); contributions from Thornton Wilder, Mark Twain, W. D. Howells, Patrick Brophy, Diana Athill, Allan Seagar, Edward Gorey, Ford Madox Ford, R. W. Lid, Robert Hellman, Anne Halley, Curtis Zahn, and Don Marie

Rockport, Massachusetts, 1960. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Gorey, Edward. 86,[2] pp., containing numerous in-text and full-page illustrations. Pictorial wrappers. Wrappers a bit shelf-worn, else near fine. First issue of a short-run literary magazine, including the first (partial) publication of Edward Gorey's story-without-words, LEAVES FROM A MISLAID ALBUM. LEAVES here contains eight full-pages illustrations of 17 that would later be published by Gotham Book Mart in 1972.

$30.00

THE AGT. : THE IDEAL AGENT MUST BE SO PSYCHOLOGICALLY WELL=BALANCED AS TO APPEAR NORMAL [caption title]
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THE AGT. : THE IDEAL AGENT MUST BE SO PSYCHOLOGICALLY WELL=BALANCED AS TO APPEAR NORMAL [caption title]

By R.O.T. [i.e. Richard Oviet Tyler]

New York: Uranian Press, 1960. First Edition. Broadside. Near fine. [ca. 1960] Broadside, approximately 11 x 8½ inches, printed on pale green paper. Contemporary inkstamp of Uranian Tract Society and contemporary blindstamp of Uranian Press. Two early horizontal folds, else near fine. Early broadside of the Uranian Press, written, illustrated, hand-set, and printed by press founder and legendary New York underground figure Richard Tyler. The text is a lightly abbreviated version of a quotation from the third section of Tyler's 1960 treatise, THE PARANOID'S PRIMER, "A Modus Operandi, for Schizothymic AGT.'s." In the PRIMER, the quaotation reads, "The ideal agent must be a psychologically well-balanced individual - not ordinary, but so well-balanced as to appear normal," and is attributed to "Govt. C & D, Agt.'s M." 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, and friends produced chapbooks, broadsides, and artist's books that Tyler would sell from a pushcart in the yard of Judson Memorial Church at Washington Square Park (a nod to both contemporary Jewish peddlers of the Lower East Side and the chapmen of Elizabethan England). Tyler, Baer, and their circle soon began developing a pyschedelic, quasi-religious artists' collective that would have a major (if still little-known) impact on the New York avant-garde of the early 1960s, particularly in performance and book arts.

$150.00

THE OUTCAST SEED OR BANDIT SPERM BANK [caption title]
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THE OUTCAST SEED OR BANDIT SPERM BANK [caption title]

By R.O.T. [i.e. Richard Oviet Tyler]; Ronald Short (ill.)

New York: Uranian Press, 1961. First Edition. Broadside. Very good. Broadside, approximately 11 x 8½ inches. Contemporary inkstamp of Uranian Tract Society and contemporary blindstamp of Uranian Press. Two early horizontal folds, lightly toned near edges, else near fine. An early Uranian Press broadside, composed by founder Richard Tyler and illustrated with a deep-etch relief print by apprentice Ronald Short. Fears of "population explosion" have led to fears of population control, which should "prompt all Right Thinkers to immediate culmination of the generative function as a medium of creativity." The revolutionary in the scenario is the Custodian of Creativity who defies banking only "approved seed" for insemination - that "Renigade figure" is a "Custodian of Creativity. . . eternally opposed to collectivist categoriseing, & ready to outlaw breeding balance activity underground!" 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, and friends produced chapbooks, broadsides, and artist's books that Tyler would sell from a pushcart in the yard of Judson Memorial Church at Washington Square Park (a nod to both contemporary Jewish peddlers of the Lower East Side and the chapmen of Elizabethan England). Tyler, Baer, and their circle soon began developing a pyschedelic, quasi-religious artists' collective that would have a major (if still little-known) impact on the New York avant-garde of the early 1960s, particularly in performance and book arts.

$150.00

DRAWINGS [cover title: CRANERIONS OF BOTYA]
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DRAWINGS [cover title: CRANERIONS OF BOTYA]

By Baxter, Glen

New York: Adventures in Poetry, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Baxter, Glen. 11 inches tall. [34] leaves, printed recto only. Patterned covers, side-stapled. Signed by Baxter on the title page. Near fine. 32 absurdist drawings, many captioned, by Glen "Colonel" Baxter, British artist and poet associated with the New York School of poets. As an art student in Leeds during the early 1960s, Baxter encountered the writing of Frank O'Hara and developed an interest in New York School poetry and the mimeograph magazines then being introduced to London. After submitting some of his own pieces to ADVENTURES IN POETRY, in 1974 Baxter was invited to the U.S. to read at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery - "I stood at the lectern, dressed in a tweed suit, and began to speak. People burst into spontaneous laughter. I had arrived" (from a 2016 interview in LITERARY HUB). That same year, both Adventures in Poetry and Gotham Book Mart published mimeograph collections of his work: the present title by the former, and THE HANDY GUIDE TO AMAZING PEOPLE and FRUITS OF THE WORLD IN DANGER by the latter.

$125.00

POETRY COMICS! [Nos. 1-7]
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POETRY COMICS! [Nos. 1-7]

By Morice, Dave [ed. and illus.]

Iowa City: The Happy Press, 1979. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Morice, Dave. 1979-1980. 11 inches tall. Seven volumes, various paginations (generally 8-10 unnumbered pages of comics plus additional content and covers), photocopied on paper of several colors. Pictorial covers, side-stapled. Upper-left portion of front cover of Number 5 moderately soiled; light soiling and wear elsewhere to covers. Overall very good. Scarce early run of Dave Morice's illustrated treatment of great poems in comic zine form. Dave Morice (b. 1946) was a founding member of the Actualist poetry movement, originally situated in Iowa City, where he moved in 1969 to attend the Iowa Writers Workshop. In the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE NEW YORK SCHOOL POETS, Terrence Diggory mentions that although "less well known today than Language poetry, actualism was closer to the Dadaist spirit of the New York School and has in fact been dubbed by Language poet Ron Silliman as 'the New York School's western cousin.' (p. 246). Diggory refers to Morice as having become the best-known of the Actualists through POETRY COMICS, which would be published in a collected form by Simon & Schuster in 1980 and in two additional anthologies in 1994 and 2002.

$450.00

THE PARANOID'S PRIMER : CONTAINING SOME NOTES ON RAY MACHINE REALITY AND DEUS EX MACHINA OR THE 'S' BOMB TOGETHER WITH A MODUS OPERANDI, FOR SCHIZOTHYMIC AGT.'S
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THE PARANOID'S PRIMER : CONTAINING SOME NOTES ON RAY MACHINE REALITY AND DEUS EX MACHINA OR THE 'S' BOMB TOGETHER WITH A MODUS OPERANDI, FOR SCHIZOTHYMIC AGT.'S

By Tyler, Richard Oviet; [Claes Oldenburg & Jim Dine]

New York: Uranian Press, 1961. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Tyler, Richard. [28] pp. including in-text woodcut and deep etch relief illustrations. Green wrappers, printed in red, side-stapled. Numbered and signed in pencil by Richard Tyler on the publisher's page over his ink-stamped monogram. Seal of Uranian Press embossed in title leaf. Staples rusted, causing small stains at gutter and neat detachment of center sheet (including two-page plate, "The Schizophenic Bomb"), else fine. Numbered 9 of 300 copies. An early and important work of visionary artist Richard O. Tyler's Uranian Press, "Offered not only as an Object of Curiosity & Entertainment, but as a Work of Real & Substantial USE." 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, and friends produced chapbooks, broadsides, and artist's books that Tyler would sell from a pushcart in the yard of Judson Memorial Church at Washington Square Park (a nod to both contemporary Jewish peddlers of the Lower East Side and the chapmen of Elizabethan England). Tyler, Baer, and their circle soon began developing an unusual, quasi-religious artists' collective that would eventually become known as the Uranian Phalanstery. THE PARANOID'S PRIMER brings together three works reflecting Tyler's interest in nuclear-apocalyptic fears, Jungian psychology, Western astrology, and psychosis. The first is referred to in the text as a revised version of "Some Notes on Ray Machine Reality," which had been written by Tyler originally for the Ray Gun Documents series and printed for the Ray Gun Exhibition of 1960 at Judson Church Gallery by Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine. The second, "Deus ex Machina or the 'S' Bomb," was printed separately by Tyler the same year as the PRIMER. It contains a double-page deep-etch relief print in red, "The Schizophrenic Bomb : An Artifice for Armageddon," a nightmarish city scene that would become one of Tyler's best-known images. The text, printed the same year as Michael Hollingshead famous first meetings with Timothy Leary, includes one of the earliest counterculture references to LSD. The final piece, "Modus Operandi for Schizothymic Agt's," comprises a series of quotations from psychiatry textbooks, Jung's writings, and other sources, as well as an advertisment for "The Complete Assassin's Kit for disassociated anarchists" ($5) on the final page.

$175.00

IN ADVANCE OF THE BROKEN ARM
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IN ADVANCE OF THE BROKEN ARM

By Padgett, Ron; Ted Berrigan (ed.)

New York: Lorenz Gude [i.e. "C" Press], 1964. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Brainard, Joe. 11 inches tall. [20] leaves, printed recto only, including 4 full-page illustrations. Pictorial covers, side-stapled. Signed by Padgett on the colophon. Upper-left corner of front cover creased, with some further wear to extremities, covers lightly dust-soiled. Very good. Numbered 22 of a limited first edition of 200 signed copies. An early "C" Press publication, with poems by Padgett and cover and drawings by Joe Brainard.

$175.00

IN ADVANCE OF THE BROKEN ARM
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IN ADVANCE OF THE BROKEN ARM

By Padgett, Ron; Ted Berrigan (ed.)

New York: Lorenz Gude [i.e. "C" Press], 1964. Second Edition. Softcover. Very good. Brainard, Joe. 11 inches tall. [17] leaves, printed recto only, including 2 full-page illustrations. Pictorial covers, side-stapled. Title page signed and inscribed by Padgett. Small ink notes also in title page: "NY65" and ".75." Covers lightly toned and dust-soiled, else near fine. Numbered 71 of a limited second edition of 200 signed copies. With a new cover design and two new drawings (replacing the original four) by Joe Brainard. Padgett signs the title page, “Ron,” below his printed name; above it, he writes, “‘I like the sound of my own voice’ – Ted Berrigan.”

$150.00

SELF PORTRAIT
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SELF PORTRAIT

By Brainard, Joe & Anne Waldman

New York: Siamese Banana Press, 1972. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 11 inches tall. [40] leaves (including inside rear cover), printed recto only. Stiff printed covers (with additional front cover), side-stapled. Signed by Waldman and Brainard on rear cover recto. A bit of wear and small dents near staples, else near fine. Lettered "F" of 26 copies lettered and signed by the authors. An introspective collaboration between New York School poet friends Joe Brainard and Anne Waldman. Following a pair of line-drawing visual self-portraits (and a dedication from each author to the other), the authors respond to a shared prompt on each page: "Queer," "One Dumb Thing," "Writing," "Selfish," "Love," "When I Was a Kid". . . . Clay and Phillips, p. 220.

$400.00

THE HANDY GUIDE TO AMAZING PEOPLE
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THE HANDY GUIDE TO AMAZING PEOPLE

By Baxter, Glen

New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Baxter, Glen. 11 inches tall. [12] leaves, leaves [2]-[12] printed recto only. Patterned covers, side-stapled. Signed by Baxter on the title page. Small dents near staples, very light toning at edges of wrappers, else near fine. 12 portraits of "amazing people" drawn and captioned by Glen "Colonel" Baxter, British artist and poet associated with the New York School. The personalities include a Mrs. Thraxelpod of Trieste, pictured pole-vaulting over a puddle, who "to avoid speaking to her next door neighbour... once travelled over 8,000 miles"; Adolph Milkleg, "The Human Butterfly," seated in a suit and wings upon a branch (he "is an osteopath"); and Mrs. Annie Lugpon, of Venice, who resembles an 18th-century French chevalier and "lives in a two bedroom flat which is shaped like a worm." As an art student in Leeds during the early 1960s, Baxter encountered the writing of Frank O'Hara and developed an interest in New York School poetry and the mimeograph magazines then being introduced to London. After submitting some of his own pieces to ADVENTURES IN POETRY, in 1974 Baxter was invited to the U.S. to read at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery - "I stood at the lectern, dressed in a tweed suit, and began to speak. People burst into spontaneous laughter. I had arrived" (from a 2016 interview in LITERARY HUB). That same year, Gotham Book Mart began hosting shows of his work (at which Edward Gorey was an enthusiastic customer) and published two 11 x 8½-inch format books: THE HANDY GUIDE and FRUITS OF THE WORLD IN DANGER.

$150.00

CRISTINAS WORLD IM(MEDIA)CY POEMWORKS
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CRISTINAS WORLD IM(MEDIA)CY POEMWORKS

By Malanga, Gerard

[New York?]: Poetry on Films, Inc., 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 11 inches tall. [2],61,[1] pp. Photographic covers, side-stapled. Pink and blue tissue endpapers. Light wear to covers and minor soiling to rear cover. Very good to near fine. One of 474 copies in the trade edition (of 500 copies total). A series of "poemworks" composed chiefly on May 10, 1970 at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in the presence of Cristina, his love interest and muse. The final eight poems were written on May 11 and 12, in part en route to and upon arrival in New York City. When Malanga published the work two months later, he dedicated it "to cristina who continues to make everything possible." But, Cristina remains something of a mystery - she appears to be Cristina Miller of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, home of Andrew Wyeth, but beyond this and her dazzling effect on Malanga little is known. The title is, of course, a nod to Wyeth's most famous painting. One poem in the collection, "the world #19," is a brief ecstatic utterance of Malanga's reading the latest issue of Anne Waldman's (and others') important mimeo poetry magazine in bed with Cristina in his arms, naming each of the poets featured, "all of which i love very much including you." The front cover features a photographic portrait of Cristina by Gerard Malanga, the rear cover three snapshots of Cristina and Gerard by John Wieners.

$125.00

PAX [No. 2]
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PAX [No. 2]

By Gilman, Richard, E. E. Cummings & Claire McAllister; Robert Lax [ed.]

New York: [Robert Lax], 1956. Softcover. Near fine. Ad Reinhardt. Broadside, cut once and folded twice to 9 x 6 inches. Printed red on newsprint. Tiny chips and small closed tears at edges, neat separations along folds, else fine, with original blank envelope. The second issue of PAX, a poetry broadside printed at the press of JUBILEE magazine for Robert Lax. Lax (1915-2000) was a poet, editor, Catholic convert, and noted friend of Thomas Merton and painter Ad Reinhardt. After traveling for several years during the 1940s as a circus juggler, he became an early editor of JUBILEE, a lay Catholic magazine, in 1953, and produced 18 issues of PAX from 1956 to 1962, when he left the U.S. and permanently settled on the island of Patmos as a hermit. The present issue features cover art by Reinhardt and the poems, "Death of a the Hermit," by Richard Gilman, "Poem," by E. E. Cummings, and "The Brass-Clad Legions," by Claire McAllister. Scarce.

$250.00

KISS MY ASS! / SUFFERIN' SUCCOTASH
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KISS MY ASS! / SUFFERIN' SUCCOTASH

By Brainard, Joe (ill.), Michael Brownstein & Ron Padgett

New York: Adventures in Poetry, 1971. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 11 inches tall. [7]/[6] leaves, printed recto only. Pictorial covers, two sections side-stapled dos-à-dos. Quarter-inch hole in lower panel of first leaf of SUFFERIN' SUCCOTASH, very light dust-soiling to wrappers, else near fine. Lettered "R" of 26 copies signed by Joe Brainard, Michael Brownstein, and Ron Padgett (of a larger first edition of 300). Two works in cartoon style, drawn by Brainard and written by Brownstein and Padgett. Clay and Phillips, p. 195.

$375.00

ING
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ING

By Coolidge, Clark

New York: Angel Hair Books, 1968. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Philip Guston. 11 inches tall. [50] pp. Printed card wrappers, saddle-stapled. Minor wear at edges of wrappers, light dust-soiling to wrappers. Contents clean and bright. Very good. One of 475 unnumbered copies (of 500 total), printed for Angel Hair Books by Chapel Press in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Clark Coolidge's third book of poetry, with cover art by Philip Guston. Coolidge composed ING in San Francisco in 1967, during a period he described (as quoted by Vincent Katz in THE BROOKLYN RAIL) as "a time of fascination with word-fragmentation, building from syllabic plucks, particularly the _ends_ of words." Clay and Phillips, p. 179.

$180.00

THE HEATHEN CHINEE ["Plain Language from Truthful James"]
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THE HEATHEN CHINEE ["Plain Language from Truthful James"]

By Harte, Bret; Joseph Hull [ill.]

Chicago: The Western News Company, 1870. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very good. 9 numbered lithographic cards, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Titled envelope lacking. Some toning, light soiling, and wear. Very good. The pirated, first separate issue of Bret Harte's famous and famously misunderstood satire, after its first appearance in the September, 1870, issue of San Francisco's THE OVERLAND MAGAZINE. The poem, a parody of Swinburne's ATALANTA, begins with a game of euchre between the narrator, his friend Bill Nye, and a Chinese immigrant, Ah Sin. Nye is engraged when his own attempt at cheating with cards up his sleeve is foiled by Ah Sin's superior efforts at the same. After complaining about being "ruined by Chinese cheap labor," Nye sets upon Ah Sin, and "a scene" ensues. Of the three versions of the poem illustrated in 1870 and 1871, the present set, illustrated by Joseph Hull, is unique in depicting the "scene that ensued" as a white mob attacking Ah Sin. As both a writer and newspaper editor, Bret Harte had long spoken out against white anti-Chinese bigotry and violence, which he had intended for this poem to mock. The irony was lost to the wider public, however, and Joseph Hull's illustrations helped fuel the wild popularity of the poem and its use as a rallying cry against Chinese immigrants.

$90.00

LES FILLES DE RIPA : EXPOSITION DU 13 MAI AU 15 JUIN 2000 [a.l.s. by the artist laid in]
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LES FILLES DE RIPA : EXPOSITION DU 13 MAI AU 15 JUIN 2000 [a.l.s. by the artist laid in]

By Leriche, Dany

[Paris]: Editions Galerie Rachlin Lemarié, 2000. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. [2000]. Quarto. 48 pp., color photographic images on fourteen pages. Autograph letter to a U.S. curator, signed by the artist and dated June 20, 2000, on his stationery, laid in. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. Minor shelfwear. Near fine. Catalog of an exhibition of photographic nudes by Dany Leriche (French, b. 1951) at Galerie Rachlin Lemarié in 2000, based on the allegorical emblems of Italian iconographer Cesare Ripa (ca. 1560 - ca. 1622).

$30.00

BILL VIOLA
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BILL VIOLA

By Viola, Bill; David A. Ross & Peter Sellars, Curators

New York: Whitney Museum of Art, in association with Flammiron, 1997. Softcover. Very good. [1997]. Quarto. 205,[11] pp. including two folding leaves, color and black-and-white photographic images throughout. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author (dated 1998) on the title page. Corners lightly bumped, light shelfwear, else near fine. "The first major survey of the artist's work and the largest exhibition ever devoted to an individual video artist" - Whitney Museum of Art.

$30.00

LEBEN ANTICHRISTI ODER AUSFÜHRLICHE, GRÜNDLICHE UND HISTORISCHE BESCHREIBUNG VON DEN ZUKÜNFFTIGEN DINGEN DER WELT. ALLWO AUS GÖTTLICHER SCHRIFFT, HEILIGEN VÄTTERN UND ANDERN BEWEHRTEN SCRIBENTEN, DIE GANTZE HISTORI VOM LEBEN / WUNDERWERCKEN UND TOD ANTICHRISTI, UND SEINES VORLÄUFFERS ERKLÄRT UND ERZEHLET WIRD. ES IST AUCH ALLHIE DES H. PROPHETEN HENOCHS UND ELIÆ WANDEL, MARTER UND HIMMELFAHRT AUSFÜHRLICH BESCHRIEBEN, UND GRÜNDLICH ERWISEN. ANJETZO VON NEUEM ÜBERSEHEN, CORRIGIRT UND VERBESSERT; WIE AUCH DURCH EINEN SONDERBAREN ZUSATZ VOM JÜDISCHEN MEßIA ERGRÖSSERT UND VERMEHRET: SO DEM BEGIERIGEN LESER NUTZLICH / UND ZU BESSERER ERKANTNUS DISER HISTORI DIENLICH SENN WIRD
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LEBEN ANTICHRISTI ODER AUSFÜHRLICHE, GRÜNDLICHE UND HISTORISCHE BESCHREIBUNG VON DEN ZUKÜNFFTIGEN DINGEN DER WELT. ALLWO AUS GÖTTLICHER SCHRIFFT, HEILIGEN VÄTTERN UND ANDERN BEWEHRTEN SCRIBENTEN, DIE GANTZE HISTORI VOM LEBEN / WUNDERWERCKEN UND TOD ANTICHRISTI, UND SEINES VORLÄUFFERS ERKLÄRT UND ERZEHLET WIRD. ES IST AUCH ALLHIE DES H. PROPHETEN HENOCHS UND ELIÆ WANDEL, MARTER UND HIMMELFAHRT AUSFÜHRLICH BESCHRIEBEN, UND GRÜNDLICH ERWISEN. ANJETZO VON NEUEM ÜBERSEHEN, CORRIGIRT UND VERBESSERT; WIE AUCH DURCH EINEN SONDERBAREN ZUSATZ VOM JÜDISCHEN MEßIA ERGRÖSSERT UND VERMEHRET: SO DEM BEGIERIGEN LESER NUTZLICH / UND ZU BESSERER ERKANTNUS DISER HISTORI DIENLICH SENN WIRD

By Lützenburg, Dionysius von [Dionysius of Luxemburg]

Kaufbeuren: Christian Starck, 1742. Hardcover. Very good. [8],498,[5] pp. including index. In German. Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, spine richly gilt, gilt leather labels, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Early 20th-century satanic bookplate of "Winkler Jenö." Calf worn at edges and rubbed, loss to lower corner of first rear endpaper. Very good. Later edition, after the first of 1682. One of the last published examples of medieval-style prophecy, the work foretells the life, magical works, reign, and defeat of the Antichrist, with various revelations relating to signs of his coming and the end of the world, the murder and resurrection of Enoch and Elijah, and the Second Coming of Christ, as well as a section on the "Messiah of the Jews." The author, Dionysius von Lützenburg (i.e., Luxemburg, ca. 1652-1703), was a Capuchin friar known especially for this, his first work, and his hagiographical LEGEND DER HEILIGEN (1684). The present copy contains the very unusual bookplate of Jenö Winkler ("Winkler Jenö," in the Hungarian style), who is also evidently its artist, with his monogram in the print. The plate, printed in black and red, shows a suited devil plunging a skull-tipped sword through a large bleeding book. OCLC lists four copies, three in Germany, one at Brigham Young University. Rare.

$750.00

HORRIBLE SUCESO : FRAGUADO POR EL DEMONIO Y DESTRUIDO POR EL ADMIRABLE Y PORTENTOSO MILAGRO DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE, ENTRE LOS ESPOSOS MARIA JULIANA DELGADO Y PEDRO GARCÍA
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HORRIBLE SUCESO : FRAGUADO POR EL DEMONIO Y DESTRUIDO POR EL ADMIRABLE Y PORTENTOSO MILAGRO DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE, ENTRE LOS ESPOSOS MARIA JULIANA DELGADO Y PEDRO GARCÍA

By [Posada, José Guadalupe]

Mexico City: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, [ca. 1900]. First Edition. Broadside. Near fine. José Guadalupe Posada. Halfsheet, approximately 11 3/4 x 8 inches, printed recto and verso. In Spanish. Woodcut illustration, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, and ornamental border in recto. Toning, 3/4-inch marginal closed tear, not affecting text, else fine. News halfsheet illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), the immortal Mexican printmaker, at the press of celebrated Mexico City publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (1850-1917). Guadalupe's wood engraving depicts the "horrible event" of the prior September at Ocotlán, in which the Virgin of Guadalupe came to the aid of a virtuous, long-battered woman whose husband had secretly sold her to a demon six years earlier, and whom the demon had now come to collect at a mountain monastery. Hearing her weeping and prayers, the Virgin assumed the woman's identity while she slept and presented herself to the demon, who, when he realized he had been tricked, let out a frightful roar. A striking piece, rare, and in excellent condition despite the extreme fragility of its paper.

$400.00

THE LAMBS PUBLIC GAMBOL : FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD SUFFERERS [caption title]
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THE LAMBS PUBLIC GAMBOL : FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD SUFFERERS [caption title]

By [The Lambs Club]

[New York: The Lambs, 1927]. Softcover. Very good. W. Spencer Wright. Quarto. [8] pp. Pictorial self-wrappers. 78 unique contemporary ink autograph signatures on front and rear wrappers. Early soft vertical fold (affecting all leaves), minor soiling to wrappers, with two-inch stain in rear wrapper. Very good. Program for the Lambs Club's 1927 Public Gambol, held May 15 at the Knickerbocker Theatre, benefiting the victims of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. The cover art, by W. Spencer Wright, features a nude satyress with a shepherd's crook and a lamb at her feet peering through a crack in a fence. The program is signed by Wright and 77 fellow Lambs, including such stage luminaries as Walter Catlett, Bill Desmond, Leon Errol, Lew Fields, Eddie Foy, David Warfield, and "Shepherd" Tom Wise.

$300.00

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