Collectible Books

Jeremiad Chants, subtitled An Absolute Polemic, was published independently by William Levy and illustrator Peter Pontiac in 1979. With a print run of only 500 copies and Fluxus artist Willem de Ridder as a designer, this little book is a true countercultural gem. Levy’s seductively packaged but caustic chapters would…
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sold outSinclair Beiles was born in Kampala, Uganda in 1930, the only child of Jewish South African parents of Russian descent. The family moved back to Johannesburg when young Sinclair was six years old. There he studied at Wits University before starting a wandering existence in the early 1950s. Beiles…

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Natural Jewboy – subtitled ‘an epic wonder tale composed of stories, chants & rhapsodies, or an evening with the author’ – is a collection of prose and verse by William Levy published by Ins & Outs Press, Amsterdam in 1981. William Levy (1939) developed into a spearhead of the European underground soon after he had left the US in 1966. As co-editor (with John Michell) of the controversial “Souvenir Programme for the Official…
€ 100.00

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sold outLes Champs Magnetiques was written long before any surrealist manifesto had been published, and is regarded as the birth of surrealism. The book is the first experiment with ‘écriture automatique’, a literary technique derived from free association in psychoanalysis. The result is an enchanting and evocative collection of prose and poetry. written as in…

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sold outFollowing the Parisian May 1968 revolt and the Democratic Convention riots in Chicago later that year, Liberty or Death was put together by Mary Beach and “freaked out & zapped” by her partner Claude Pélieu for City Lights Books in 1968. The edition was released as an ‘international protest’ and was dedicated to countercultural revolutionaries as…

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