Friday, May 17, 2013

Featured: Edward Gorey's Vinegar Works




Edward Gorey, The Vinegar Works
Two hardcover books in an illustrated slipcase (missing The West Wing)

(The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Insect God, and The West Wing first saw publication as part of the Vinegar Works boxed set in 1963.)
















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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Featured: The 80s








Patio Table #2, 1983
Published by Citizens For Non-Linear Futures

Three illustrated oblong stapled pamphlets and one illustrated insert in an illustrated envelope







Exit #1
Published by George Petros, edited by Adam Parfrey
Illustrated paperback folio





Exit #2
Published by George Petros, edited by Adam Parfrey
Illustrated paperback folio
 








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Wednesday, May 15, 2013



Michael McMillan: The ZZZZZ Series And Other Stories
Staple-bound folio, 24 pages, full color

"Underground comics and art legend Michael McMillan's first solo publication in 40 years. Here are his hitherto unseen ZZZZZ Series of immaculately painted comic strips, each a different tone poem about life in a visual memory loop. Also included images from his days in the 1970s underground comics scene: exacting, pointillist drawings with a distinctly modernist take on pulp, science fiction, and the new age era. Published in conjunction with his retrospective exhibition at Tomato House. Essay by Dan Nadel."




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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Featured: Georges Perec's Dream Diary







Georges Perec, La Boutique Obscure
Paperback

"The beguiling, never-before-translated dream diary of Georges Perec …

In La Boutique Obscure Perec once again revolutionized literary form, creating the world’s first “nocturnal autobiography.” From 1968 until 1972 — the period when he wrote his most well-known works — the beloved French stylist recorded his dreams. But as you might expect, his approach was far from orthodox.
Avoiding the hazy psychoanalysis of most dream journals, he challenged himself to translate his visions and subconscious churnings directly into prose. In laying down the nonsensical leaps of the imagination, he finds new ways 
to express the texture and ambiguity of dreams — those qualities that prove 
so elusive.
Beyond capturing a universal experience for the first time and being a fine document of literary invention, La Boutique Obscure contains the seeds of some of Perec’s most famous books. It is also an intimate portrait of one of the great innovators of modern literature."





"GEORGES PEREC (1936-1982) was a French novelist, filmmaker, documentary maker and essayist. In death he remains a member of Oulipo, the workshop of potential literature. He is most famous for the novels Life: A User’s Manual and A Void." -Melville House




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Monday, May 13, 2013

Featured: Two Swell Sci-Fi Covers




Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Paperback






Richard Wilson, Those Idiots From Earth
Cover by Richard Powers
Paperback




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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Featured: Two Books





Fran Striker, The Lone Ranger And the Silver Bullet
Hardcover





James Fenimore Cooper, Pioneers
Hardcover




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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Featured: Two Books





Alexander Wat, Lucifer Unemployed
Paperback








Rene Daumal, A Night Of Serious Drinking
Paperback
(scarce)
SOLD!



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Friday, May 10, 2013

Featured: Three Big Golden Books




Farm Stories
K. and B. Jackson, Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
Hardcover






Gustaf Tenggren, Tenggren's Story Book
Hardcover





Georges Duplaix, Animal Stories
Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky
Hardcover




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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Featured: Two by Lovecraft




The Lurking Evil
Paperback








The Doom That Came To Sarnath And Other Stories
Paperback




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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Featured: Two Children's Books





Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio
Paperback






Hans Christian Anderson, Fairy Tales
Illustrated by Arthur Szyk
Paperback




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Featured: Sun Ra







"This once-lost trove of photographs date from 1972, a pivotal year for the musician, composer and mystic Sun Ra. Half of the photos in this book are of interior, space-themed murals made by Ra-colleague and musician Ayé Aton — spectacularly weird and beautiful in their 1970s supersaturated color. From the same period, a cache of never-published photographs taken on location in Oakland for the film Space is the Place, features Ra in full regalia, wearing outrageous and beautiful Egyptian costumes. A rare glimpse behind the scenes of the architect of Afrofuturism."







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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Featured: Three Books from New Directions




Walter Abish, Minds Meet
New Directions, Hardcover 
(out of print)







Coleman Dowell, Mrs October Was Here
New Directions, Paperback







Henry Miller, The Colossus Of Maroussi
New Directions, Paperback




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