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Below, an invitation to distraction: please find a selection of items available for purchase. Poets and artists include Wallace Berman, Joe Brainard, Marcel Duchamp, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Susan Bee, Anne Waldman, Donna Dennis, Susan Howe, and Jack Smith.

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Isolation List 04.28.20
Wallace Berman.
[Postmarked Apr. 4, 1968].

6 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. Unique Verifax print (hand holding transistor radio within which there is a picture of a pointing finger and hand) glued to 6 3/8 x 8 in. card stock to make a large postcard. The card is postmarked Apr. 4, 1968, and addressed “Robt. + Bobbie Creeley 9596 Knoll Road Eden, New York, 14057 Thank you for fine book + beautiful collage. — Wallace B.” Very minor edge wear.

Joe Brainard.
N.d. [c. mid-1970s].

8 x 10 in. painting of pansies on canvas covered board with lengthy inscription to Bob and Bobbie Creeley on verso: "Dear Bob & Bobbie — Came across this old pansy painting of two summers ago, which, at the time I did it, I didn't like. Now it doesn't look so bad to me tho, in fact — I like it. So I'm sending it to you to remember me by until something bigger and better arrives. Take care, and love you both Joe." A beautiful work and wonderful association.

[Untitled]. 1972.
A Sad Story. The Alternative Press, n.d.
Nothing to Write Home About. Little Caesar Press, 1981.
From left to right: [Untitled]. 4 x 6 in. altered postcard depicting Michelangelo’s David . Mounted to card stock 4 5/8 x 6 5/8 in., signed “Brainard - 72.” Inscribed on verso to Bobbie Louise Hawkins in 1973. $950. A Sad Story. The Alternative Press, n.d. 4 x 6 in. postcard. Autograph text and original drawing of a chocolate chip cookie by Brainard. Near fine. $950. Nothing to Write Home About. Little Caesar Press, 1981. Perfect bound wrappers. Cover collage by Brainard, back cover photograph of the author by Chris Cox. Very near fine copy, clean and sharp. $425.
[Ian Hamilton Finlay, ed.].
Poor. Old. Tired. Horse., no. 1. [April 1962].

Folded sheet to make a four-page pamphlet. Editors are listed as J. McGuffie and P. Pond though Finlay is generally cited as the magazine’s editor. Contributors to this issue are Pete Brown, Fyodor Tyutchev translated by Edwin Morgan, Anselm Hollo, Alan Riddell, Gael Turnbull, Lorine Niedecker, Tatsuji Miyoshi, and Finlay. Folded for mailing, tanned at the fold and extremities, and with light wear, yet still a very presentable copy. Early issues of this magazine are quite uncommon.

Jack Smith.
The Beautiful Book.
Granary Books and The Plaster Foundation, 2001.

Saddle-stitched in silk-screened wrappers. This is a faithful facsimile of the original edition published by Piero Heliczer’s press, the dead language. New prints have been made from the original negatives and hand-tipped onto Canford Buttercup paper. The covers by Marian Zazeela are silk-screened in two colors on Tweed weave paper, and the printing and arrangement of the photographs, choice of materials, and nature of the binding are consistent with the four copies of the book given by Smith to Marian Zazeela in 1962. The 200 copies in the present edition are numbered and authenticated by the Plaster Foundation, Inc. As new.


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The following Duchamp items are from the library of poet Ron Padgett who translated Pierre Cabanne's Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp , Viking, 1971. Three of the items are inscribed by MD to RP.
Marcel Duchamp: Painting, Drawings, Sculpture, Graphics, Gallery Lectures.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 1973.

Gallery announcement, 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. printed both sides, for an exhibition opening Nov. 24, 1973 at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Light crease to lower right corner otherwise clean and crisp. From the collection of Ron Padgett, neatly signed by him in pencil.

[Marcel Duchamp, cover designer]. André Breton.
Young Cherry Trees Secured Against Hares / Jeunes Cerisiers Garantis Contre Les Livres.
View Editions / A. Zwemmer / La Jeune Parque, 1946.

Glossy paper-covered boards with dust jacket and cover designed by Marcel Duchamp. Bilingual edition translated by Edouard Roditi, drawings by Archile Gorky. This is no. 69 from an edition of 1000 copies, of which 25 have original drawings by Gorky and are numbered and signed by author and artist. In very good condition, crisp and bright, with a small bump to the head of the spine. Dust jacket is tanned at the spine and rear panel and worn at head and foot of spine, with two closed tears at the cut-out in the head of the Statue of Liberty. From the collection of Ron Padgett with his neat pencil signature on f.f.e.

Marcel Duchamp, Walter Hopps, and Richard Hamilton.
Marcel Duchamp:
A Retrospective Exhibition
(by or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy).
Pasadena Museum of Art, 1963.

Saddle-stitched wrappers with printed acetate jacket. Inscribed to Ron Padgett. Very fine condition.

Robert Lebel, with chapters by Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton, and H.P. Roche.
Marcel Duchamp. 
Paragraphics Books / Grossman Publishers, 1959.

Printed wrappers. First American edition. Translated by George Heard Hamilton. Inscribed to Ron Padgett. A very good to near fine copy with strong spine and corners.

Marcel Duchamp,
George Heard Hamilton, and Richard Hamilton.
The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even; a typographic version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp’s Green Box translated by George Heard Hamilton.
Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd, 1960.

Printed paper over boards with clear acetate jacket. Crown of text block a little dusty, else very near fine, clean, and crisp in acetate jacket likewise very near fine. Inscribed by Marcel Duchamp to Ron Padgett on the title page.

Susan Howe.
Coracle Press, 2002.

Cloth over boards with printed dust jacket. This is from an edition of 300 numbered copies signed by the poet. With collage material and one insert. As new.

Susan Howe.
Hinge Picture.
Telephone Books, 1974.

Side-stapled wrappers. Cover by Susan Howe. This is the poet’s first book, printed and published by Maureen Owen’s small press. A beautiful copy, bright and sharp with a couple of tiny spots on the front cover.

Susan Howe.
Grenfell Press, 2019.

Printed letterpress on Somerset and Whatman in an edition of 46 numbered and signed copies. Handbound in Japanese Teachest by Claudia Cohen. The book comprises 70 pages of Howe’s collage poems accompanied by “Envoi,” issued as a chapbook printed on Whatman. The two books are enclosed in a slipcase made of Teachest and Satogami. As new.


[Photo on left courtesy of Grenfell Press. Close-ups of text are from separate openings.]
Susan Howe and Susan Bee.
Bed Hangings.
Granary Books, 2001.

Sewn in wrappers. This is from an edition of 26 copies lettered and signed by poet and artist. Poems by Howe with pictures by Bee. As new. Read more at Granary Books .

Susan Howe.
Bedhangings II.
Coracle Press, 2002.

Cloth over boards with embossed label. This is from an edition of 300 numbered copies. As new.

Susan Bee.
Talespin .
Granary Books, 1995.  

Susan Bees collages were printed offset on Rives BFK, then hand-painted by the artist. 44 pp. Bound in cloth over boards by Daniel E. Kelm and staff at the Wide Awake Garage. This is from an edition of 40 copies numbered and signed by the artist. Long out-of-print, as new.


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[Pictured in addition to cover: pp. 41–42 and 7–8.]
Anne Waldman and Donna Dennis.
Nine Nights Meditation.
Granary Books, 2009.  

Nine Nights Meditation was designed by Philip Gallo and printed at the Hermetic Press. The text was set in Medieval Roman type and printed letterpress on Innova Soft Texture Natural White paper. The original gouaches were digitally printed. The edition comprises 40 copies plus 2 artists proofs numbered and signed by poet and artist and bound in printed paper and cloth over boards and with a slipcase by Judith Ivry. As new.


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