Claeys, Herman J. et al, eds
Narrow 4to, 40 pp, saddle-stapled wraps. Text in Dutch. Debut issue of the periodical issued by the Dutch wing of provo, of four numbers eventually issued (no. 3 didn't appear, and the final number published was no. 5). Includes much coverage of Provo actions in Holland, a piece on anti-Atomic actions in Belgium, etc. Wraps creased, with droplet stains to covers, else very good.
Reichzardt, Jasia, ed
8vo, saddle-stapled wraps. Single issue of the longrunning periodical ably edited by the great Jasia Reichardt. This issue includes a cover reproducing a photomontage by John Heartfield, 'From Munduculum" by Diter Rot, a visual poem by Emmett Williams to back cover, poems by Adrian Henri, contemporary gallery ads, a statement by Michael Kustow on the opening of the ICA at Nash House, etc. Single vertical bend throughout, noticesable toning and odor of tobacco smoke. Good only.
Minarelli, Enzo, ed
Oblong 8vo, wraps. Texts in Italian and English. Illustrated with b/w plates. Inscribed by Enzo Minarelli to Dick Higgins. The catalog for the 1983 exhibition of concrete poetry and other experimental poetries, which included work by Timm Ulrichs, Luciana Arbizzani, Mirella Bentivoglio, Tomaso Binga, Vitaldo Conte, Carlo M. Conti, Betty Danon, Francis Edeline, Giovanni Fontana, Elisabette Gut, Richard Kostelanetz, Arrigo Lora Totino, Enzo Miglietta, Enzo Minarelli, Jean Luc Parant, Romano Peli, Michele Perfetti, Santo S. A., and Vladan Radonovic. Tips soundly bumped, with some creasing to the wraps else very good.
Mulkern, Pat "The Roaming Dreamer" et al, eds
Tabloid format, offset printed on newsprint. Twenty-one issues of the Hobo News, including Vol. 5, No. 32, and Vol. 6, Nos. 13-20, 22-24, 31-33, 35-37, and 40-42, with numbers 68 and 72 of the Bowery News. A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow. A significant collection of the legendary hobo newspaper of the Bowery, which documented the life of itinerant, down and out Bohemia of New York City, and was the subject of an infamous court case concerning the free press which was documented in Life Magazine. "To the vast surprise of a Manhattan police court last week, a mussy little prisoner informed the judge that the issue at stake in his case was not whether he had been caught peddling in Times Square without a license, but whether or not the U.S. people were the enjoy the rights and privileges of a free press. the journal which was thus defended is like no other paper on earth. It is a peach and saffron tabloid full of hand-me-down line drawings and photographs of celebrated sundowners, sentimental verse, advertisements of rabbits' feet and 'surprise novelties.' . It is distributed in Manhattan by its editors, elsewhere by itinerants at 5 cents a copy - 10 cents 'if we can get it.' . Next to the editors of the New Yorker, publisher and staff of the Hobo News are probably the most picturesque group of journalists in the US. Editorial offices - and living quarters for some contributores - are in a cluttered cellar on Manhattan's noisy 17th street. Here publisher Mulkern is surrounded by an editorial board which includes 'Crown Prince Bozo,' Dean o'Brien and Otis O. (The Boomer Poet) Rodgers. Press, linotype and paper, bought on credit by the Roaming Dreamer in 1935, are paid for out of profits on the installment plan." Paper toned, as usual, with some issues split at the spine and the occasional stain. Aside from these faults, the issues remain supple and complete, and in much better condition than normally found. As one might suspect, the paper used was incredibly cheap and fragile, and these are the nicest copies we've seen for a spell.
8 1/4 x 12" sheet, folded once. The program leaflet for this very early series of works held in Köln in 1962, presented by Wolf Vostell's Décollage magazine in the year its first issue was published. Works performed included "aus Cabarets Exotiques et Sentimentaux en moins que une minute" with Vostell and Tomas Schmit as performers, Casnzona No. 24, 27 Episodes for the Aquarian Theater", with Alison Knowles, Agna Reddemann, Roger Reynolds, Frank Towbridge, and Higgins, "Ein Mann geht über die Bühne" with Jed Curtis, and more. Rare very early Fluxus ephemera. Folded once, with some foxing (heavier at verso). Very good.
Vostell, Wolf, ed. [La Monte Young, George Maciunas, Nam June Paik, Arthur Köpcke, Nam June Paik
4to, seven folding leaves, each bound in full french card wraps with an additional leaf tipped onto cover. The very rare first issue of the artists' periodical, which ran to 7 issues and was of central importance to Fluxus, Happenings, intermedia and other new art movements of the 1960's. Each folding leaf is devoted to the work of a single artist. This issue includes work by Arthur Köpcke, George Maciunas, Benjamin Patterson, Nam June Paik, and La Monte Young. Benjamin Patterson's contribution is perforated as issued. Wraps a bit creased and rubbed with some spots of foxing, some crumpling and small chips to the leaf tipped onto cover, and a small stain at back cover. This appears to have been a copy sent through the mail, with a small German post rubberstamp to back cover, some paper adhesion (perhaps where an address label was removed) and a few straty pen marks. Despite stated faults, and sturdy and complete copy of a true rarity.
Boonstra, Rommert, curator
4to, 103 pp, printed on newsprint and bound in illustrated wraps along upper edge. Text largely in Dutch, with some English contributions. Artists' book created in conjunction with the 1977 experimental intermedia festival Ongelukkige Liefde [aka Unhappy Life] festival in Holland, instigated by Boonstra Rommert and the Arts Lab de Lantaren. With contributions, some of them very funny, from Robert Wilson, Christopher Knowles, Hans Citroen, Bob van Persie, Neil Hornick, Rommert Boonstra, Eve Merriam, Theo Mineur, Willem van Drunen, Dicky Brand, I.O.U. Theatre, Henk Tas, Ank Switser, S. Cohen et al. Rare. Though the colophon states that 1500 copies were printed, this is the first example we've seen, and OCLC locates only a single holding worldwide.
Biggs, Rebecca et al, eds. [Rebecca Solnit]
Tabloid format, printed on newsprint. the ninth issue of this art zine out of the Bay Area, full of coverage of the art, music, lit, mail art and fashion scenes in the Bay Area, as well as tons of great period ads. This issue is notable for including a very early essay by Rebecca Solnit, "The Wasteland", on The Candlestick Point Environmental Arts Project, as well as contributions by SDAvid Prowler, Alix Pitcher et al. A very good example, never folded, with noticeable toning, though the pages remain supple.
4to, v, 137 +  pp, +  facsimile manuscript sheets laid in at rear, with errata slip tipped in facing p.  listing 17 items. With cancel slip to title page changing the date to 1937, with the High Holborn address. Fore edges of text untrimmed. All sheets laid into the card folder which was printed to hold the facsimile sheets. Though not marked as such, from the library of Gerrit Lansing. An unusual state, which matches most points of the Subscriber's edition, which had been limited to 250 copies. However, this copy is not bound in orange paper boards, as usually found, but instead consists of loose sheets laid into a folder which bears the same printed cover as that used to hold the smaller facsimile sheets. The Comment is printed inside the back of the folder. The folder is darkened and chipped at extremities, and cracked and nearly separated at the spine for about half of its height, with a large chip missing from the upper margin of back panel, and with several closed tears. The interior sheets are lightly toned, heavier to the facsimile sheets, which show some fraying and chipping to the margins of several of the sheets. A well-used example.
Square 8vo, offset printed and saddle-stapled into photographically illustrated wraps illustrated with a photograph of a work by Stephen Spera. With the original accompanying C90 cassette, with printed labels, housed in a hand-labelled card insert and case. Third issue of the industrial and experimental music fanzine, the zine with all kinds of info on the bands included; Atomic Thinkers, Brent Wilcox, KMZ, Savage Republic, Port Said, Neef, TV Toy, Alan R. , Gen Ken, and Peter Cataham. Zine fine and still housed in the unprinted plastic sleeve. Cassette labels are toned with glue remnants, and the case is scuffed and scratched as is the unprint insert card. Not play tested but visually very good.