Thursday, May 31, 2012

journals by Jeff Nuttall (1968)

Journals Jeff Nuttall Unicorn Bookshop Brighton, England (c)1968 Unpaginated, staple-bound, oversized chapbook from early in the career of this multifaceted artist. Jeff Nuttall was every bit a renaissance man and this unique chapbook attests to. The drawings are incredible. His body of work was overwhelming. Most of these entries were written in 1967. Rare in itself. Worth the search, a treasure to behold.

Monday, May 28, 2012

second avenue by Frank O'Hara(1960)

Second Avenue
Frank O'Hara
New York, New York

Unpaginated staple-bound chapbook with cover art by Larry Rivers. A must for collectors of O'Hara. The interesting thing about this particular copy is that the gutter of the book is so centered that someone missed that the text on the last page of text has been cut off (the text went beyond the page!) A printer's error. It's the little things that make the biggest difference, all the same.

Consists of a single poem, In Memory of Vladimir Mayakovsky.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Blennerhassett Island and the Burr Conspiracy by Norris Schneider (1966)

Blennerhassett Island and the Burr Conspiracy
Norris F. Schneider
The Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, Ohio
(c)1966 - 4th edition, 2nd printing.

36 page staple-bound chapbook of well researched episode of US history dealing with the attempted political coup led by Aaron Burr. Fascinating reading. Well worth the find.