DERMÉE, Paul; TZARA, Tristan; BRETON, André; APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume; DELAUNAY, Robert, et al.
A collection of ephemeral publications, 1917 – 1960s. Dada and Surrealism – both diffuse artistic, literary and intellectual movements – were defining stages in the history of Modernism. Dada took shape in 1916 in Zurich at the famous Cabaret Voltaire, emerging in the work of artists and poets such as Tristan Tzara and Hans Arp. …
CHALFANT, Henry; PRIGOFF, James
London : Thames & Hudson, 1987. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. An early study on graffitti as an artform, in New York, London, Bristol, Paris, Sydney, Copenhagen, Paris etc.
DUNCAN, David; DRUCKER, Mort (b.1929)
Redford, MI : Stabur Press, 1988. ‘This is volume number 625 of one thousand in the Limited Edition Hardcover, signed by Mort Drucker [his signature beneath]’ (colophon). Quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp 96, illustrated throughout in black-and-white; a superb copy of this very scarce signed limited edition. ‘Mort …
[Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book]. [U.S.A.] : Gaby Semo, [c.1980]. Quarto (305 x 230 mm), unbound, black card “wrappers”, the upper wrapper with title and artist’s name printed in white with original photograph onlaid,  preliminary sheets (including printed titles), followed by  sheets each with an original black-and-white photographic print on matte …
WITKIN, Joel-Peter et al
Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Witkin, Duane Michals, Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, August Sander, Lee Friedlander + Jim Dine, Rene Magritte, Shuji Terayama, David Hockney, Christian Boltanski. Tokyo : Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. Exhibition catalogue. Quarto, paper wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated. Text in Japanese. Signed by Joel-Peter Witkin in red ink. “Joel-Peter Witkin …
RENAY, Liz [DOBBINS, Pearl Elizabeth, 1926-2007]
Portland, OR : Playlark Productions, . First (and only) edition. Octavo, photo-illustrated wrappers, 157 pp, black-and-white photographic illustrations (all featuring Renay) throughout; a fine copy. Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins (1926-2007), known as Liz Renay, was an American author and actress who appeared in John Waters’ film Desperate Living (1977). ‘The phrase “Blonde Bombshell” conjures images of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield …
Zurich : Black Sheep Press, 1985. First edition. Small quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (mild handling wear to fore-edge of upper wrapper), unpaginated, photo-illustrated throughout; a very good copy. Irish post-punk art rock band Virgin Prunes were formed in Dublin in 1977. Published shortly before the band’s break-up in 1986, this fan tribute is a collection …
TOM OF FINLAND et al.
Los Angeles : AMG, 1955 – 1971. 15 issues (an incomplete but substantial run beginning with vol. 5, no. 4 through to vol. 20), octavo, pictorial wrappers, each approximately pp. 32, black and white photographs, one issue with burn marks along spine. Together with : Athletic Model Guild’s Nude Wrestlers & Wrestling Information Catalog, vol …
Toronto : Jonathan Pollard, [c. 1980]. Quarto, boards made from recycled cardboard, lettered and with labels, pp. , illustrated. “A comic / magazine for penance, macho posturing and ritual purification” – the magazine. A single copy recorded on WorldCat (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kunstbibliothek)
[McKUEN, Rodney Marvin "Rod", 1933-2015]; AZTEC SERVICES PTY. LTD.
Also titled: Aztec Services Pty. Ltd. (Kenn Bodziak, Managing Director) presents the first Australian tour of Rod McKuen, March 1972. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, b/w/ photographic illustrations, double-page music notation for As I Love My Own; a fine copy. Programme for American singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen’s 1972 Australian tour. A cultural …
SANTOS, Raye; McCAFFREY, Richard; FITZGERALD, f Stop; KLEIN, Howard
Oakland : Last Gasp of San Francisco, 1981. Third revised edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. The punk scene in San Francisco in the 70s, illustrating local as well as visiting bands, concerts and their fans.
New York : The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1988. Quarto, illustrated folding wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. Detailed exhibition catalogue focussing on McLaren whose diverse talents as artist and businessperson included managing The Sex Pistols.
A biography. New York : Flash Books, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp.104, illustrated.
KERRY, John and VIETNAM VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR
New York : Macmillan, 1971. First edition. Quarto, silver-lettered black cloth in dustjacket (tear to corner of front flap), pp. 174, illustrated. Photographic record of the anti-war movement. John Kerry served as 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017.
[U.K.] : [MOD?], [c.1965]. Octavo leaflet, 210 x 135 mm, staple bound,  pp, black-and-white photo-illustrations of products; prices in US dollars; in pristine condition. Rare and stunning underground catalogue for custom-made erotic fashion, suitable for dominatrices, bondage aficianados, exotic dancers, leather and latex fetishists, and plain old attention seekers. Presumably for legal reasons, the …
AUDEN, W. H. (1907 - 1973)
New York : the Fuck You Press, 1965. First separate edition. Quarto, printed wrappers, pp. 12. Limited to 300 copies, 10 additional deluxe editons in three variations also printed. The platonic blow, sometimes known as The gobble poem, is an gay erotic poem which graphically describes an act of oral sex between two young men. Originally composed in 1948, …