Bory, Jean-François, Julien Blaine, eds., Mary Ellen Solt, Gianni Bertini, Jochen Gerz, Paul de Vree, John Furnival, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Timm Ulrichs, et al. First edition. Softcover 8vo in wrappers printed in black and red with pages printed in black. Contains a small loose card laid in and circular die cuts to three pages. 206 pp. Text in French, German, and English. Issue no. 3 of this French experimental, sound, and visual and concrete poetry journal edited by Jean-François Bory and Julien Blaine, of which there were four issues published between 1965-1969. With contributions by Mary Ellen Solt, Adriano and Maurizio Spatola, Thomas A. Clark, Ken Friedman, Gianni Bertini, Jochen Gerz, Carrega, Bob Cobbing, Franco Vaccari, Paul de Vree, John Furnival, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Timm Ulrichs, among others. A richly illustrated anthology of both known and unknown concrete poets of the late 1960s from Europe, Japan, Russia, South America, and United States. This example lacking the small mirror substrate that is supposed to be pasted onto one of the pages. Otherwise very good with rubbing, bumps, and faint creasing to front and rear covers, darkening along spine including a small stain at middle front cover going over spine, single reading crease along spine, and trace amounts of age toning throughout.
de vree, paul First edition of 300, of which this is no. 20. Horizontal softcover 4to in white wrappers printed in black, with pages mostly printed in black, one in color, and one tipped in print in color. 105 pp. Text in Dutch. Signed in black ink by Paul de Vree on colophon page. Artists' book by Paul de Vree featuring an expansive collection of experimental poetry divided up into six chapters, including audio visual poetry, concrete poetry, typograms, visual poetry, explosivities, and texts. Very good with a lightly cocked spine, trace amounts of age toning, scattered staining affecting the front cover and top of spine, and bumps to cover corners. Inside pages bright and clean. Priced accordingly.
gibbs, michael First edition of 200, of which this is no. 169. Saddle-stapled softcover 4to with a strip cloth spine in white wrappers printed in black throughout on rectos. Unpaginated. Artists' book by Michael Gibbs featuring a series of letterform constellations. Very good with darkening and age toning to upper half affecting most pages and a small stain affecting three pages.
CARRIÓN, ULISES Second edition of 200. Invisible bound softcover small 8vo printed in red and purple on dark orange paper. Housed in dust jacket printed in red and purple on white glossy stock. Unpaginated (60 pp.) Parallel text in French, English, and Spanish. Artists' book by Ulises Carrión featuring a series of text works consisting of individual words parallel printed in three languages. This second edition was published by Éditions Héros-Limite who also reissued other scarce titles by Carrión. The first edition was co-published by Beau Geste Press and In-Out Centre in Amsterdam in an unknown edition in 1973 and featured only two languages in English and Spanish. Both editions scarce. Trace amounts of age toning to dust jacket, including light creasing along upper right front cover margin. Else near fine.
Moravec, Rídí Milan, ed., Jirí Valoch, R. M. Rilke, G. Meyrink, G. K. Chesterton, Josefa Jíry, et al. First edition. Saddle-stapled horizontal 8vo in pictorial wrappers printed in black throughout on tan paper. 22 pp. Text in Czech. Signed by Jirí Valoch in green marker on second page. Monthly cultural program issued in 1967 in former Czechoslovakia featuring a selection of poetry, concrete poetry, and literary and movie reviews. With a few early and notable contributions by Jirí Valoch, including two concrete poems and a three-page essay titled ânová poezie' written when he was only twenty-one years old. Essay provides Valoch's philosophical perspective on the evolution of language and concrete poetry with references to Piet Mondrian, Eugen Gomringer, Ugo Carrega, F. T. Marinetti, Pierre Garnier, and the Noigandres among others. Essay closes with a mention of Valoch's first collective exhibition ever opening the same month as the publication of the program at the Music Theater in Ústí nad Labem. This example signed by Valoch. At time of cataloguing, this is the only publication of the ânová poezie' essay we have been able to locate online. Very good with age toning throughout, additional toning to first and last page on account of the high acidity in the covers, and faint scattered spotting to back cover.
First edition. 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in) sleeve with an opening along right edge printed in black on recto and verso. Housing a two-sided cardboard plate with an orange and yellow round die cut rotatable disc also printed in black and bound at middle with a brass rivet. Text in French. Inventive visual documentation of the May '68 events in the form of a two-sided plate with two die cut discs each titled âREACTION' and âREVOLUTION'. Both discs can be rotated to reveal a description of what transpired on a specific date alongside a small photograph. Front of sleeve features a full bleed photograph of the demonstration, and back of sleeve reproduces text excerpts about the event from Le Monde. No. 3 in the Editions Agentzia series founded and edited by Jean-François Bory and Jochen Gerz. Sleeve with trace amounts of age toning, bumps to corners, wear along extremities, and a small indent at middle from brass rivet, else near fine. Inserted two-sided cardboard plate near fine with faint indents to paper around brass rivet.
First edition. Large softcover square 8vo in blue wrappers with pages mostly printed in black, some in color, and with two foldouts. Unpaginated [52 pp.] Text in French. Issue no. 9 of this quarterly Belgian artists' periodical with a focus on art and visual and concrete poetry. With contributions by Thierry Agullo, Charles Autrant, Gianni Bertini, Etienne Bertozzi, Daniel Biga, Robert Kayzer, Dr. Leon, Werner Lambersy, André Miguel, Cécile Miguel, Norge, Clemente Padín, Michele Perfetti, Jean-Marie Le Sidaner, Christian Tobas, Jean-François Bory, Jochen Gerz, Roland Flexner, Marie-Claire Gouat, Jean-Claude Moineau, André Morlain, Jean-Pierre Verheggen, and Chimele Vernon among others. Cover design for this issue by Clemente Padín. Very good or better with darkening along spine, trace amounts of age toning throughout, and light wear along cover extremities.
First edition. Softcover 8vo in wrappers printed in black and red with pages printed in black. Contains a tipped in leporello publication, a small loose card and a white 33 RPM flexi disc housed in white paper sleeve laid in, and letterform die cuts to fifteen pages. 176 pp. Text mostly in French, some English. Final issue no. 4 of this French experimental, sound, and visual and concrete poetry journal edited by Jean-François Bory and Julien Blaine, of which there were four published between 1965-1969. With contributions by Julien Blaine, Jochen Gerz, Alan Schifres, Jean-François Bory, and Jean-Claude Moineau. Includes a tipped in die cut leporello by Julien Blaine and two laid in items, one of which is Jean-Claude Moineau's flexible record titled âmanuel de conversation courante livre deux: la poésie s'écrit comme elle se prononce'. Very good with rubbing and faint scattered foxing to front and rear inside covers, single reading crease along spine, and trace amounts of age toning throughout.
First edition. Large single sheet folded four times as issued printed in black on recto and verso on glossy white stock. 61 x 43 cm unfolded, 22 x 15.5 cm folded. To which is added one postcard blind debossed on recto and printed in black on verso on white card stock, one smaller card printed in black on recto on thin white cardstock rubberstamped at verso, a vertically folded sheet printed in black on recto on newsprint, a small white envelope hand-titled in black ink at front containing pencil shavings, two larger A4 sheets printed in black on rectos on white and blue paper respectively, and a 4-page folded newspaper section printed in black and red. Text in French. Issue no. 13 of this quarterly Belgian artists' periodical with a focus on art and visual and concrete poetry. This issue being a folded sheet with contributions by Michele Perfetti, Jochen Gerz, Maurizio Nannucci, and André Morlain among others. One of the more notable contributions include Maurizio Nannucci's computer art project from 1971 titled ânine colours' consisting of computer-generated color combinations. Aside from the large folded sheet, our research has not been able to confirm which or how many items were originally issued with no. 13. This lot contains eight items in total including the large folded sheet alongside an artists' postcard by André Morlain, a small card by the publisher, a printed sheet titled âVerticalement', a small white envelope with a handwritten title in ink that reads âon taille une bavette (modèle d'écriture)' containing pencil shavings, two printed sheets, one of which is titled âCristal Cubique' by P. A. Gette, and an appropriated section from the Belgian newspaper Femmes d'Aujourd'hui featuring a dress pattern. Large sheet, postcard, small card, sheet printed on white paper, and envelope all near fine with faint handling creases, bumps to corners, and trace amounts of age toning. Remaining three items very good with heavy age toning on account being printed on high-acidity paper.
First edition. Softcover 8vo in white wrappers printed in black with pages also printed in black. 85 pp. Text in French. Book by Francis Edeline documenting the lasting impact of the artist couple Pierre and Ilse Garnier. Illustrated throughout with examples of visual and concrete poetry and several essays dissecting their work. Surface abrasion at upper front cover, faint staining to front and rear cover and text block foredge, and a bump at top right corner affecting all of the pages. Very good.
First edition. Softcover 8vo in wrappers printed in red and pages printed in black. Unpaginated. Text in French. Voluminous artists' book by Jean-Claude Moineau featuring a selection of texts on the topic of language alongside graphics, artwork, concrete poems, and photography. By the French artist, writer, critic, and teacher at Université de Vincennes Paris 8, Département arts plastiques, and founding member of the group Meta-Art, who was only active as an artist for a few short years in the late 1960s. No. 25 in the Editions Agentzia series founded and edited by Jean-François Bory and Jochen Gerz. Very good with trace amounts of rubbing to covers, a small bump to upper right front cover, and age toning to pages on account of the paper quality.
First edition. Saddle-stapled softcover 4to in stiff glossy wrappers printed in black. With pages printed in black on recto sides only, and two postcards printed in black affixed to one page. Unpaginated [12 pp.]. To which is added two mailed envelopes, one with two A4 sheets folded twice, the other with one A4 sheet folded twice, the first of which are printed in black on verso, the third on recto and verso, with additional rubber stamps and small collage elements on all three. Artists' book and related mail art by Henri Niotou featuring a collection of concrete poetry and picture puzzles created 1976, 1977, and 1978. A selection of the pages from the book were reproduced as mail art the same year and treated in various ways with rubber stamps and collage elements. Mailed envelopes addressed to Swedish experimental sound and poetry group Fylkingen. Book very good or better with trace amounts of scuffing to covers, bumps to corners, and age toning on account of the paper. Envelopes and letters very good with signs of being mailed, including handling creases and bumps to corners.
First edition. Large softcover 8vo in silk screened red and black wrappers with pages of varying sizes printed in black and varying colors. Unpaginated [42 pp.] Text in French. Issue no. 14 of this quarterly Belgian artists' periodical with a focus on art and visual and concrete poetry. With contributions by Thierry Agullo, Chantal Grate, Danny, Jean-Pierre Dubois, Marie Claire Gouat, Robert Kayser, Maguy Frimat, Nicolas, Justine Envermer, and Jacques Simon. Very good with age toning and offset rubbing to covers on account of the thick ink, a faint vertical fold line and a small closed tear along front right cover margin on account of the oversized covers.
First edition of 50, of which this is no. 17. Nine 10 x 14.8 cm cards printed in black on rectos on card stock. Housed in a two-panel folder also printed in black on card stock. Signed and numbered in pencil by Jirí Valoch on last card. Artists' book by Jirí Valoch in the form of eight unbound plates that can be rearranged featuring a collection of haikus on the colors green and yellow with the ninth and final plate being the colophon. One in a series of new year's cards published by Valoch. At time of cataloguing, WorldCat locates no holdings. Rare. Trace amounts of age toning along folder extremities and offset rubbing to versos to a few of the cards. Else near fine.
First edition. Softcover 8vo in wrappers printed in black and pages printed in black. Unpaginated. Text in Italian and French. Artists' book by Franco Vaccari featuring a selection of photographs and texts on street art and graffiti. No. 21 in the Editions Agentzia series founded and edited by Jean-François Bory and Jochen Gerz. Lacking the belly band accompanying some examples. Very good with trace amounts of rubbing to covers, including faint spotting to inside front cover, and a small bump at upper right front cover.
First edition. Softcover 8vo in wrappers printed in blue and pages printed in black. Includes seven tipped in items consisting of various die cuts sheets of papers in different colors printed in black. Unpaginated. Text in French and Italian. Artists' book by Eugenio Miccini on the topic of poetry and visual and concrete poetry relating to language and its impact from a social and political standpoint with several tipped in visual and concrete poems. No. 30 in the Editions Agentzia series founded and edited by Jean-François Bory and Jochen Gerz. Very good with trace amounts of rubbing and ink offset to covers from the printing process, small surface abrasion at lower left front cover, and age toning to pages on account of the paper quality.