Secondhand

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Constanzo Allione, Allen Ginsberg | Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds | Mystic Fire | 1989 | 18007278433 VHS – 55 minute 1978 film narrated by Ginsberg & featuring Burroughs, Leary, Di Prima, Baraka & many other luminaries. I’m offering this video as a trophy only, as I have absolutely no way of testing it, but it is quite a glorious object in its own right. | £20.00

Toni Arthur | All the Year Round | Puffin | 1982 | Paperback reprint inscribed by the author on the ffep. A postcard, also inscribed by the author, is loosely tipped into the book. | £30.00

Margaret Atwood | Interlunar | Jonathan Cape | 1988 | proof copy, light mark on outer edge, lower corner a little bowed | £20.00

Paul Auster | Mr Vertigo | Faber | 1994 | 1st in unclipped jacket, paper already tanned with age, front cover set v slightly forward, minor wear to edges of jacket | £20.00

Paul Auster | The New York Trilogy | Faber | 1987 | UK 1st in unclipped jacket, paper already tanned with age, spine lightly faded | £30.00

Isaac Babel | Red Cavalry | Knopf | 1929 | UK 1st, no jacket, damp marks on front & back cover, spine still looks good, outer edge foxed, contemporary ownership signature on ffep | £50.00

Stephen Barber | The Anatomy of Cruelty | Sun Vision | 2013 | 0985762527 some wear to cover & edge, upper corner of this oversize book a little bowed, a couple of light marks on outer edge -text pages unmarked | £50.00

Sinclair Beiles | Ashes of Experience | Wurm | 1969 | Quite fervent dedication from author on ffep, along with dedicatee’s signature & rubber stamp duplicating the price on the front flap. Predominantly white cover is worn & marked, outer edge of page block is dusty & marked, & lower corner of ffep is lightly marked | £100.00 

John Berger | Pig Earth | Writers and Readers | 1979 | 0906495059 First edition. A couple of long pressure marks on front brown cloth board, visible on dj but no tearing. Gift inscription on fep. Pages slightly foxed. Dj has slight wear to top and bottom edges, pressure marks on front as noted and one on back. | £35.00

John Blofeld | The Way of Power | George Allen & Unwin | 1970 | 0042940648 First edition in unclipped dusjacket. Some foxing to edge & endpapers. | £30.00

Jacob Bohme [Jacob Boehme], John Rolleston Earle [tr.] | De Electione Gratiae and Quaestiones Theosophicae [On the Election of Grace, etc.] | Constable | 1930 | Very good hardback, light wear to boards. | £75.00

Richard Brautigan | In Watermelon Sugar | Jonathan Cape | 1970 | 0224618504 Proof copy. Unclipped dust jacket over card covers. Blurb on square of white paper pasted to front cover of book. Jacket is taller than cover underneath, & worn at edges with some loss around spine. Front cover of jacket is creased, & there is a fainter crease on card cover underneath & opening pages of proof. Back flap of jacket is marked PROOF ONLY & has a provisional publication date printed on it. A different publication date is rubber stamped on the flap. A significant copy of this beloved book. | £50.00

Ray Bremser | Blowing Mouth / The Jazz Poems 1958-1970 | Cherry Valley | 1978 | some wear to cover & edge | £50.00 

Mikhail Bulgakov | The Master and Margarita | Collins Harvill | 1967 | 2nd impression of 1967 in beautiful unclipped jacket, outer edge of pageblock foxed | £60.00

William S. Burroughs | Cobble Stone Gardens | Cherry Valley | 1986 | minor wear to cover & edge, ink scribble at top corner of ffep, edge foxed, text pages unmarked | £25.00

William Burroughs | Electronic Revolution / Die Elektronische Revolution | Expanded Media Editions | 1986 | 4th edition. Small format paperback with English & German texts printed back to back. Edge foxed, cover rather worn. | £30.00

William S. Burroughs | Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | 1999 | original text & German translation printed back to back; light wear to cover & edge | £25.00

William Burroughs | Nova Express | Jonathan Cape | 1966 | UK 1st edition in unclipped jacket. | £45.00

William S. Burroughs, Eric Mottram, Jim Pennington | Snack: Two Tape Transcripts | Aloes | 1975 | stapled pamphlet, some foxing to unlaminated card cover, I have noticed one instance of pencil underlining in the text | £30.00

William Burroughs | The Soft Machine | Calder and Boyars | 1968 | UK 1st in very good unclipped jacket, edge & endpapers foxed | £60.00

William Burroughs | White Subway | Aloes | n.d. | spine & edge of cover a little sunned, lower corner slighty bumped | £25.00

Tim Burton | The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories | Rob Weisbach Books | 1997 | First edition. Cloth boards, no dj as issued. Neat gift inscription inside front board. | £20.00

Nick Cave | And The Ass Saw the Angel | Black Spring | 1989 | 1st print in unclipped jacket, a handsome copy | £50.00

John Cooper Clarke | Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt | Vintage | 2012 | Reprint signed on title page by author (“OY VEH! Dr. John Cooper Clarke”). A couple of small pressure marks on cover. | £50.00

Clark Coolidge | Now It’s Jazz | Living Batch | light wear to predominantly white cover | £20.00

Gregory Corso | Selected Poems | Eyre & Spottiswoode | 1962 | in good condition: pale jacket marked, lower corner of last few pages creased | £50.00

Julio Cortazar | We Love Glenda So Much and Other Tales | Harvill | 1984 | 0002719053 Hardback in clipped jacket. Paper tanned with age, a little foxing on edge. Overall, a good looking copy.| £30.00

Aleister Crowley | The Book of the Law | Booklegger / Albion | stapled pamphlet, lightly sunned around the spine | £50.00

Ron Dart | Thomas Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades | Prospect | minor wear to cover, most evident at extremities of spine | £15.00

Simone de Beauvoir | The Second Sex | Jonathan Cape | 1953 | First British publication, in good condition. No jacket, cover worn & marked, edges of page block foxed, rough patch on front pastedown where a bookplate has been removed, ink ownership signature written on half title page. | £60.00

D. A. F. de Sade | The Bedroom Philosophers | Olympia Press | 1965 | minor wear to cover & edge, front cover set a little forward | £15.00

D. A. F. de Sade | Justine or Good Conduct Well Chastised | Olympia Press | 1963 | light wear to cover; edge & white panel of spine foxed; what I assume to be a later price in francs is pencilled on the back cover | £25.00

Marguerite Duras | Suzanna Andler | John Calder | 1975 | Noticeable crease on spine but binding remains firm. Slight wear to cover, paper tanned. Text clean and unmarked. Contains Suzanna Andler, La Musica & L’Amante Anglaise. | £25.00

Francis Durbridge | The Case of the Twisted Scarf | Dodd, Mead | 1961 | U.S. 1st edition in jacket. The front cover design of the jacket looks very impressive indeed, but the spine is rather worn with light blotchy marking, & the front flap is priceclipped. The binding underneath is bright, with a little wear at the edges. Overall, a handsome copy. | £75.00

Simon Dwyer [ed.] | Rapid Eye 1 | R. E. Publishing Ltd. | 1989 | The first printing of Rapid Eye 1 in its original huge format. In very good condition, with the lamination showing the first signs of peeling around the edges of the cover. | £40.00 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti | Back Roads to Far Towns after Basho | 1971 | 2nd printing, outer edge of page block is foxed, otherwise a very good copy | £35.00

Stanley Fisher [ed.]; Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, Jack Kerouac, etc. [contribs.] | Beat Coast East: An Anthology of Rebellion | Excelsior Press | 1960 | spine & adjoining edge of cover lightly sunned, bottom of back cover a little marked | £20.00

Hamish Fulton | Wild Life | Pocketbooks | 2000 | light wear to cover & edge, CD is present at back of book | £17.50

Knut Hamsun | Mothwise | Gyldendal | n.d. | some wear to cover, most evident on spine, name on ffep, light offset from illustrations in book | £30.00

Chester Himes | Pinktoes | Olympia Press | 1961 | cover worn & intermittently faded, spine creased, some wear to edge, original price of 15 N. F. printed on back cover | £30.00

Anselm Hollo | The Man in the Treetop Hat | Turret Books | 1968 | No 53 of 100 copies signed by author & artist. Spine & top edge of back cover of jacket faded, a little foxing to edge of pageblock. | £25.00

Herbert Huncke | The Herbert Huncke Reader| 1997 | hardback in jacket, minor wear to cover & edge, ready to post in UK | £50.00

M. Ilin | 100,000 Whys: a Trip around the Room | Routledge | 1942 | Fourth impression. No jacket, cloth cover is worn & marked, lightly faded at the spine & edge. Endpapers are foxed. Text pages & illustrations are in very good condition. | £30.00

Jack Kerouac | Desolation Angels | Andre Deutsch | 1966 | UK 1st edition, no jacket, cover worn, outer edge foxed. | £50.00

 Jack Kerouac | The Dharma Bums | Andre Deutsch | 1959 | UK 1st with corrected publication details pasted onto publication information page, light wear to bright unclipped jacket, rather worn red boards underneath, outer edge foxed, book slightly slant | £250.00

Jack Kerouac | Doctor Sax | Andre Deutsch | 1977 | UK 1st in unclipped jacket. Spine rather faded (does not affect legibility), edge of cover a little sunned – edge of book & flaps foxed, a little foxing on main area of jacket, reverse of jacket a little dampmarked around lower edge of spine – overall a very handsome copy indeed | £60.00

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg [reader] | Mexico City Blues (242 Choruses) | Shambhala | 1996 | Kerouac’s text read by Ginsberg. Two cassettes in rather worn slipcase. Tapes appear to be in mint condition, but have not been tested by me. | £20.00

Jack Kerouac | Pic, The Subterraneans: Two Novels | Andre Deutsch | 1973 | 0233956476 UK 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Jacket is in beautiful condition, book has some wear to outer edge, but is otherwise in vg condition. | £100.00

Jack Kerouac | Safe in Heaven Dead | Hanuman | 1991 | 0937815446 mini book in wrapper, large label trace or similar on back cover, minor wear to cover & edge | £25.00

Jack Kerouac | San Francisco Blues | Pacific Red Car | 1991 | light wear to cover & edge | £30.00

James T. Jones | A Map of Mexico City Blues | Southern Illinois | hardback in jacket | £25.00

Gerald Nicosia | Memory Babe | Grove Press | 1983 | first printing in unclipped jacket; some wear to edges of jacket, most evident at the extremities of the spine; top edge of pageblock foxed | £20.00

Philip Lamantia | Selected Poems 1943-1966 | City Lights Books | 1967 | Pocket Poets Series Number Twenty. Light foxing to unlaminated cover, small dark mark on lower edge of page block, otherwise a lovely copy. | £30.00

Ursula le Guin | City of Illusions | Victor Gollancz | 1971 | UK 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Ex-library copy with expected marks & signs of use, front cover set forward. Dust jacket is in lovely condition except for offset marks from the tape used to secure its protective cover. | £50.00

T. C. Lethbridge | Gogmagog: The Buried Gods | Routledge | 1975 |Hardback in unclipped jacket. 1975 Routledge edition, not the book club reprint which sometimes turns up. Initials on ffep, small academic bookshop sticker on back cover. Front cover set slightly forward. | £45.00

Wyndham Lewis | The Childermass | John Calder | 1965 | minor wear to edges of cover, corners of spine are chipped, lower edge is a little dustmarked, an apparently unread copy | £30.00

Lawrence Lipton | The Holy Barbarians | W. H. Allen | 1960 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. Some loss to upper edge of jacket, top corner of front flap creased, cerise lettering on spine faded a tone. Endpapers tanned. | £40.00

Barry MacSweeney | The Boy from the Green Cabaret Tells of his Mother | New Authors Ltd | 1968 | Hardback 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Edges of jacket are lightly sunned. | £50.00 

Eimear McBride | A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing | Galley Beggar Press | 2013 | Printed by Clays, so presumably a second impression. Adam Mars-Jones quote on sticker on front cover. Cover lightly scuffed. | £20.00

Richard McBride | Memoirs of a Natural-Born Expatriate | Alan Swallow | 1966 | paperback with some wear to cover & edge | £30.00

Michael McClure, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Meltzer [eds.] | Journal for the Protection of All Beings: A Visionary & Revolutionary Review, No. 1: Love-Shot Issue | City Lights Books | 1961 | Paper tanned with age, card cover foxed, some loss to extremities of spine, the spine has become buckled about a quarter of the way down its length, with a short split where it adjoins the back cover and a crease extending onto the adjoining edge of the front cover. Still a good copy of this significant publication. | £80.00

Andrew M. McKenzie | The Hafler Trio: ” “””” ” – being an Exposition and Elucidation of an Eternal Work by the Hafler Trio | Trapart | 2013 | 9789198018714 light wear to cover & edge, light reading crease to front endpaper | £25.00

Henry Miller | Black Spring | Obelisk Press | 1938 | Second Edition. Printing of October 1938. Price has been obscured on front flap & back cover, & replaced by an updated publisher’s price stamped on back page. | £40.00

Henry Miller | Gallery One: Henry Miller Water Colours. Reopening exhibition 1st March-24th March 1956. | Gallery One | 1956 | Folded sheet with an introductory note (presumably by Victor Musgrave), a list of the 17 paintings by Miller shown in the front room, & a further list of the 11 paintings by other artists shown in the rear room (including the young Gillian Ayres). A further sheet reprints an article from the Times of March 12 1956: “The Novelist as Painter: Further Episode in Gallery One”. The front of the main sheet is marked, with a little tea splash on one upper corner & a paint or ink mark beside the title. A row of numbers (prices in guineas?) has been lightly written alongside the list of Miller’s watercolours. The Times offprint has old light crease marks from being folded into quarters at some time, & the exposed edges are somewhat worn. | £50.00 

Henry Miller | Nexus | Weidenfeld and Nicholson | 1964 | First edition. Brown cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine bright. Slight pressure mark where spine meets front board. Neat pencil ‘p77’ on fep, marginal pencil line marks passage on ‘vulgarity’ on that page. Paper slightly miscut on p331, 1cm tear where the excess has been folded back in. Dj is entire, slightly sunned but not faded. Stamped ‘Publication 17 Jul 1964’ inside the dj. A bright and attractive copy. | £35.00

Henry Miller | Sunday after the War | New Directions | 1944 | no jacket, very light wear to oatmeal cloth cover | £15.00

Henry Miller | The Time of the Assassins | Neville Spearman | 1956 | Hardback 1st edition in unclipped jacket. Endpapers are browned. | £30.00

Henry Miller | The World of Sex | Olympia Press | 1957 | lower edge dustmarked, spine a little worn & foxed | £25.00

Lawrence Durrell | The Happy Rock: about Henry Miller | Village Press | 1973 | lower edge slightly bumped | £15.00

Michael Fraenkel | The Genesis of The Tropic of Cancer | Village Press | 1973 | exaggeratedly tall & narrow book is very slightly bowed, lower edge of cover is a little sunned | £15.00

Knud Merrild | All The Animals in The Zoo: about Henry Miller | Village Press | 1973 | exaggeratedly tall & narrow book is very slightly bowed | £15.00

Alfred Perles | My Friend Henry Miller | Neville Spearman | 1955 | at first glance, a very good hardback in unclipped jacket – but the book shows traces of being pored over & lived with: there are a few pencil markings in the margin, what look like light cigarette singe marks in the top corner of a couple of pages, a light splash at the edge of one page of the bibliography | £30.00

Emil Schnellock | Just a Brooklyn Boy: about Henry Miller | Village Press | 1973 | lower edge of cover is very slightly sunned, a little wear to corners, plain white back cover is marked | £10.00

A. L. Morton | The World of the Ranters | Lawrence & Wishart | 1970 | 0853152209 hardback, no jacket – an ex-library copy in very good condition | £20.00

Raymond Mungo | Famous Long Ago | Beacon | 1970 | hardback in unclipped jacket; jacket is rather worn, with a closed tear on the upper edge; small label trace on ffep | £15.00

Leonard Nimoy | I am Not Spock | Celestial Arts | 1975 | 0890871175 1st printing of November 1975. Book still looks good, but there is some wear to the cover, most evident at the edges of the spine, & a closed 2cm split at the bottom of the fold of the spine/front cover. The top corner of the front endpaper has been snipped off. The text pages & photographic section are unmarked & in very good condition. | £65.00

Harold Norse | Hotel Nirvana: Selected poems, 1953-1973 | City Lights | 1974 | 0872860787 cover lightly worn & foxed, text pages in very good condition, ready to post in UK | £45.00

Jeff Nuttall | Mr Watkins Got Drunk and had to be Carried Home: A Party Piece Cut-Up by Jeff Nuttall from an Idea by William Burroughs | Writers Forum | 1968 | stapled chapbook in very good condition | £50.00

Jeff Nuttall, Brion Gysin, Asa Benveniste, Paul de Vree, Bob Cobbing | wf pmphlt 1 | Writers Forum | n.d. | 8 page stapled pamphlet, light foxing to paper, outer edge a little worn | £100.00

Peter Orlovsky | Clean Asshole Poems, Smiling Vegetable Songs | City Lights | 1980 | 1980 second printing. Edge & white areas of cover foxed, faint pencil traces on ffep, text pages in vg condition. | £75.00 

David Palladini | Aquarian Tarot | Morgan Press | 1970 | Complete deck of 78 cards in two part box. Box is worn at corners of the top section, edge of the lower section. The cards have very evidently been used, with edges which I can only reasonably describe as grubby, & light marking from tea splashes & suchlike on some of their faces. That having been said, the cards still look good, with a delicacy & depth to the printing which took me by surprise. | £50.00 

Kenneth Patchen | Hallelujah Anyway | New Directions | n.d. | Hardback with pictorial cover in unclipped jacket. Spine of jacket is faded but fully legible, edges of jacket are worn. Very top of spine of the hardcover is sunned. Pre-decimal sterling price is marked on front flap in pencil. | £40.00 

Claude Pélieu, William S. Burroughs [intr.], Mary Beach [tr.] | With Revolvers Aimed … Finger Bowls | Beach Books | 1967 | cover & edge worn, edge foxed, no problem with text pages | £20.00

William Plummer | The Holy Goof – a biography of Neal Cassady | Thunder’s Mouth Press | unread copy with very light wear from storage/display | £30.00

J. H. Prynne | Pearls that Were | Equipage | 1999 | 1900968959 light wear to cover & edge | £100.00

J. H. Prynne | Streak—Willing—Entourage Artesian | Barque | 2009 | a few marks on cover, lower edge shelfmarked | £100.00

Alexander Sandilands | A Hundred and Twenty Negro Spirituals Selected Chiefly with a View to their Being Used by Africans in Africa | Morija Sesuto Book Depot | 1951 | hardback, no jacket | £20.00

Nicholas Saunders | Alternative London | Nicholas Saunders | 1970 | handsome copy with a crease at the lower corner of the front cover, paper tanned with age | £30.00

Iain Sinclair | Buried at Sea | Worple Press | 2006 | 43/50, signed on title page, handwritten text by author on half title page, various inserts | £40.00

Iain Sinclair | Downriver | Random House | 1993 | hardback in jacket, 2nd impression of US 1st edition, inscribed by author on half title page | £40.00

Iain Sinclair | The Kodak Mantra Diaries | Albion Village Press | 1971 | There is a distinct wobble to the profile of this tall thin ringbound publication. The outer edge of the front cover is marked, & there is some wear to the edge, most evidently at the corners. Still an impressive artefact. No problem with text pages. | £60.00

Iain Sinclair | Lights out for the Territory | Granta | 1997 | 209/250 signed & numbered copies in slipcase | £150.00

Iain Sinclair | Lud Heat | English Language Society / Lewis-Graham Press | 1986 | 2nd edition, signed by author on title page | £100.00

Iain Sinclair | Radon Daughters | Jonathan Cape | 1994 | 1st edition in jacket, inscribed by author on title page, flyer for reading by Sinclair loosely inserted | £50.00

Iain Sinclair | Suicide Bridge | Albion Village Press | 1979 | 1st edition, signed by author on title page | £150.00

Gary Snyder, Mimi Osborne [illus.] | All in the Family | U C D Library Associates | 1975 | No. 171 of 200 copies, signed by both author & artist. | £50.00 

Gary Snyder | Earth House Hold: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries | Jonathan Cape | 1970 | 0224618431 hardback in jacket, name on ffep | £40.00

James Campbell, Gary Snyder | High Peak Haikus: An Interview with Gary Snyder | Beat Scene | 2006 | No. 17 of an edition of 100. | £20.00 

Gary Snyder | A Range of Poems | Fulcrum Press | 1967 | second edition in unclipped jacket, previous owner’s name on ffep | £35.00

Howard McCord | Some Notes to Gary Snyder’s Myths & Texts | Sand Dollar | 1971 | name on ffep | £15.00

Ralph Steadman; Andrew Lambirth | Red Alert | October Gallery | 1990 | light external wear | £15.00 

V. Vale & Andrea Juno [eds.] | Re/Search #4/5: A Special Book Issue – William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Throbbing Gristle | V/Search | 1982 | cover is a little scuffed, & there is a missing patch of lamination at the top edge of the back cover; text pages are in very good condition | £25.00

Robert Wang | Tarot Psychology: Jungian Tarot-Set | Urania | 1988 | plastic video-type box, paperback book, deck of 78 cards plus 2 cards promoting other A G Muller publications – book & all cards in lovely condition, some wear to box, including cracked inner hinge | £60.00

Lew Welch | Courses | Cranium Press | 1968 | some wear to cover, previous owner’s initials on ffep | £20.00

Lew Welch | How I Work as a Poet | 2001 | some wear to corners, edge foxed, back cover lightly scuffed – text pages unmarked | £50.00

Lew Welch | I, Leo | Grey Fox | 1977 | pale card cover & edge of pageblock foxed | £25.00

Philip Whalen | The Unidentified Accomplice or, the Transmissions of C. W. Moss | Coyote | 2006 | hand lettered text, plain cover under printed wrap | £20.00

Kenneth White | The Cold Wind of Dawn | Jonathan Cape | 1966 | hardback 1st in unclipped jacket, outer edge foxed, a handsome copy | £40.00

Clough Williams-Ellis | England and the Octopus | Geoffrey Bles | 1929 | 2nd printing in dustjacket: ex-library copy with usual markings, heavy foxing on blank last page of text block, preceding the plates; overall still a good looking book | £50.00

Robert Anton Wilson | Schrodinger’s Cat: The Universe Next Door | Pocket | 1979 | 0671821148 good looking copy with smooth spine, light general wear to cover & edge, light foxing | £25.00

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