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RINGO STARR and his ALL STARR BAND - The Second British Invasion: fully signed tour poster - 1997 - ca. 58 x 45 cm - not for sale
Finely framed copy of the poster issued on occasion of the 1997 USA tour by the fourth incarnation of ex-Beatle Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, featuring former members of Cream (Jack Bruce), Procol Harum (Gary Brooker), Herd/Humble Pie (Peter Frampton), and Free/Bad Company (Simon Kirke).
This great poster has been SIGNED by RINGO STARR, JACK BRUCE, GARY BROOKER, PETER FRAMPTON, SIMON KIRKE and allround sesssionman MARK RIVERA in black feltpen.
NOT FOR SALE, listed here in tribute to the unforgettable Hilary Gerrard (1933-2023), Ringo's longtime business manager, who assembled the signatures and handed the poster over as one of his many surprise presents (while threatening to strangle me in case I would ever try to sell it).
Cheers, Hilary, you will be missed.




CURRENTLY IN STOCK (please feel free to ask for further details):

 



 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LOVE, JOHN LENNON: handwritten text and original drawing on cardboard - New York, 1978 - 15 x 12 cm - 2800 euro
Piece of roughly cut beige cardboard, 15 x 12 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The scrap shows the handwritten text LOVE, JOHN LENNON 78 plus an original self caricature.
PROVENANCE:
Made by John Lennon in Rupert Jasen Smith’s studio, Soho, New York, around Christmas time 1978.
Rupert Jasen Smith (also Andy Warhol’s master silkscreen printer from 1974 until the artist’s death in 1987) was working on a project called YOKO ONO AS MONA LISA, an exclusive silkscreen created by John Lennon, a work not commonly known as there were just a handful of copies made as a present for his wife Yoko Ono.
John Lennon was there to supervise the final printing and while waiting for the results he killed time by making silly texts, doodles and drawings on any material on hand, like scraps of paper, pieces of cardboard, paper bags and even porcelain plates; encouraged by a third person who luckily happened to be at the right place at the right time.
A number of similar pieces made during this session were sold at succesful auctions in Tokyo (Bonham's, 1997) and London (Christie's, 2000 and 2002).
Further details available on request.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LISTEN TO THIS PLATE: handwritten text and drawing on a ceramic plate - New York, 1978 - 21 cm diameter - [SOLD]
Plain white ceramic plate EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The text on the upper rim reads LISTEN TO THIS PLATE (a reference to the 1974 Walls and Bridges publicity campaign), the middle shows an original self caricature which has been signed JOHN LENNON 78.
PROVENANCE:
Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, 1978.
See the first of the Lennon items on this page, further details available on request.
NB: There were two similar plates in the collection: PLATE LOVE and FOOD FOR THE PEOPLE; both were sold at Christie’s London in April 2000. PLATE LOVE ended up in the Toronto Hard Rock Café, the whereabouts of the third one are unknown to us.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LOVE FROM JOHN LENNON: handwritten text and original drawing on paper - New York, 1978 - 12 x 21 cm - 2950 euro
Piece of white paper, 12 x 21 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The ex-Beatle wrote LOVE FROM JOHN LENNON and added an original self caricature, finishing with SOHO 78.
Great item, with a reference to where this piece was actually made.
PROVENANCE:
Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, 1978.
See the first of the Lennon items on this page, further details available on request.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - APPLE XMAS NYC: handwritten text on silkscreened board - New York, 1978 - ca. 12,5 x 25 cm - 3400 euro
Piece of museum board, ca. 12,5 x 25, silkscreened in salmon pink, with traces of green and purple ink, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The sheet shows the text APPLE XMAS NYC and has been signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A superb and colourful piece with reference to three interesting Lennon topics.
PROVENANCE:
Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, 1978.
See the first of the Lennon items on this page, further details available on request.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - original autograph and drawing on envelope - New York, 1978 - 9,5 x 17 cm - 1950 euro
Small semi transparent envelope, ca. 9,5 x 17 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The envelope (torn open on the left hand side but otherwise in great condition) shows Lennon’s ORIGINAL SIGNATURE dated 78 plus an original self caricature.
PROVENANCE:
Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, 1978.
See the first of the Lennon items on this page, further details available on request.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - JOHN DOE: handwritten text and "art work" on cardboard - New York, 1978 - 28 x 21 cm - 2900 euro
Piece of beige cardboard, 28 x 21 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
The sheet shows an exclusive work of art: a "portrait" of John Doe (!) signed JOHN LENNON 78.
A wonderful item and a fine example of Lennon's wit and genius (some fading along the edges).
PROVENANCE:
Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, 1978.
See the first of the Lennon items on this page, further details available on request.
NB: Cambridge Dictionary's entry for JOHN DOE: A name used in a law court for a person whose real name is kept secret or is not known / an average or typical person.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - LOVE, JOHN LENNON: handwritten text on paper - New York, 1978 - 7 x ca. 24 cm - 1400 euro
Piece of irregularly shaped and roughly cut laid grey paper, 7 x ca. 24 cm, EMBELLISHED BY HAND in black feltpen by JOHN LENNON.
This scrap shows the word "LOVE" (between quotation marks) and has been SIGNED BY JOHN LENNON.
PROVENANCE:
Executed in Rupert Jasen Smith (Andy Warhol's printer)'s studio, Soho, New York, 1978.
See the first of the Lennon items on this page, further details available on request.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON / ADRIENNE KENNEDY / VICTOR SPINETTI - The John Lennon Play: In His Own Write - London, Jonathan Cape, 1968 - book in boards with dustjacket - 1st edition thus - 95 euro
Stage adaption of Lennon's In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (1965), as performed by the National Theatre Company in 1967, directed by Victor Spinetti.
Foreword by Victor Spinetti, frontispiece by Tony Walton, stage designer of the play.
A surprisingly bright and clean copy of this uncommon book, with unclipped dustjacket.

(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - A Spaniard in the Works - London, Jonathan cape, 1965 - book in decorated boards - small 8vo - 3rd edition - 45 euro
Contemporary reprint from 1965 (the same year the first edition was published) of John Lennon’s second book, printed in green and brown after a great design by Robert Freeman, with illustrations by the author.
Nice copy, the laminate on the cover partly wrinkled.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON/YOKO ONO - Grapefruit, introduction by JOHN LENNON - London, Sphere Books, 1971 - book in wrappers - square small 8vo - 1st paperback edition - [SOLD]
First paperback edition of the revised and expanded version of Yoko Ono's Grapefruit, a Book of Instructions, which was first published in Japan, 1964, in a limited edition of 500 copies.
This revised edition, first issued in 1970, contains a short but very ap riate introduction by John Lennon.
This copy SIGNED BY YOKO ONO and JOHN LENNON in blue and black felt tip pen on the first blank page.
These signatures were obtained during a short and hectic signing session at the Selfridge's department store, Oxford Street, London, July 1971.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Bag One - Amsterdam, Laurens A. Daane, 1970 - loose sheets in portfolio - oblong folio - 395 euro
Exclusive early Dutch issue of Lennon's (in)famous Bag One, originally a series of erotic lithographs, intended as a wedding gift for Yoko Ono.
For the full (and complicated) story we refer to other sources available, this Dutch (contemporary) issue contains the works in offset in reduced size, 51 x 37 cm.
Complete, but the vulnerable white portfolio shows some wear along the edges, a few damp stains on the back.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Bag One - Amsterdam, P96/ Podulke, 1970 - booklet in wrappers - square small 8vo - 60 euro
A small and rather rare booklet; the catalogue for an exhibition of Lennon's Bag One series in Amsterdam, February 1970.
All images are reproduced in heavily reduced size.

(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - John & Yoko calender - Apple USA 1969 - spiralbound - 20 euro
Original copy of the 26 x 26 cm spiralbound 13 months calender, with b/w photographs and texts by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, originally enclosed with copies of the 1969 Live Peace in Toronto vinyl album.
Good copy, last few pages with a fold.

 


 
(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Skywriting by Word of Mouth - New York, Harper & Row, 1986 - with illustrations by the author - book in cloth with dustjacket - 8vo - 1st US edition - 50 euro
Collection of previously unpublished texts and drawings, including Two Virgins and The Ballad of John and Yoko.
Printed in blue and black and issued in silver-lettered blue cloth with decorated dustjacket designed by Yoko Ono.

(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - AI: Japan through JOHN LENNON's eyes - Tokyo, Shogakukan, 1990 - book in boards with dustjacket and obi - oblong large 8vo - 1st edition - 60 euro
AI (pronounced Eye and meaning Love in Japanese) is a collection of sketches and texts, posthumously issued in this finely produced Japanese book, with texts in Japanese and English.
Good copy, with slightly soiled dustjacket and red obi.
NB: The book was reissued in the USA in 1992, this is the orginal edition.

(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Let’s Have a Dream, Omaggio a JOHN LENNON - Roma, Comune Di Roma Assessorato Alla Cultura, 1990 - book in wrappers - square large 8vo - 30 euro
Catalogue issued on occasion of the exhibition JOHN LENNON, LA GRAFICA, LA MUSICA, LA POESIA, with texts in Italian, except for Yoko Ono’s bilingual introduction.
This finely illustrated publication comes with an audio CD, containing Lennon/Ono spoken word fragments from the 1960's.

(BEATLES) JOHN LENNON - Real Love, the drawings for Sean - London, Little Brown, 1999 - book in glossy boards with dustjacket - oblong 8vo - 1st UK edition - 15 euro
Original UK edition of this book with charming colour illustrations, introduction by Yoko Ono.

 


 
(BEATLES) PAUL MCCARTNEY - Flowers in the Dirt WORLD TOUR PACK - MPL/Parlophone Records UK 1989 - 2 CD plus various items in LP-sized die cut package - 55 euro
31 x 31 x 1 cm package resembling a flight case containing the Flowers in the Dirt CD plus 3” CD single, print of the album cover (by Brain Clarke/Peter Saville), 2 large folding posters (band and family tree), 6 postcards, tour itenerary and bumper sticker.
Individually numbered (total edition unknown), with traces of handling to corners and sides of the criminally vulnerable envelope sleeve, but all die cut lettering in the front fully intact.

 


 
(BEATLES) RINGO STARR - Postcards from the Boys - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2004 - deluxe book in artificial leather in die cut aluminium box - 4to - 690 euro
Published in a limited edition of 2500 copies, all SIGNED BY RINGO STARR.
This is one of 2150 regular copies, bound in artificial leather-covered boards, made to resemble a genuine photo album and packed in a die cut shiny red aluminium and card box resembling a British Royal Mail box.
POSTCARDS FROM THE BOYS comprises faithfully reproduced facsimiles of both sides of 53 postcards sent to Ringo during the years by his fellow-Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
These facsimiles, often containing candid and humorous remarks and/or exclusive drawings, have been hand-mounted on heavy black stock, also showing Ringo's remarks on the postcards, printed in silver.
WARNING: The book was bound in "Quinel nubuk”, a thermo reactive PU material made by Winter & Company. Over the years parts of the binding of many copies got stuck to the inside of the box, with nasty results...
Please ask for details about the condition of this copy before considering a purchase.

 


 
(BEATLES) RINGO STARR - Postcards from the Boys - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2004 - deluxe book in artificial leather in die cut aluminium box - 4to - 690 euro
As above.
The image shows part of the limitation page SIGNED BY RINGO STARR.

 
 

 
BEATLES IN GERMANY - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2002 - deluxe book in embossed fabric-backed boards in perspex slipcase - small 4to - 285 euro
Fine publication on the early Beatles, printed in a limited edition of 1750 copies, all SIGNED by contributors GUNTER ZINT and ULF KRUGER.
Copies were also SIGNED BY TONY SHERIDAN (1940-2013), singer on Beatles recordings from the very early period.
Mint in original decorated perspex slipcase.

 
 

 
BEATLES: Complete set of 60 bubble gum cards - UK, 1964 - 8 x 5,5, cm - 125 euro
Complete set of all 60 pictorial cards issued by A & B.C. Chewing Gum Ltd. in 1964.
This is the first series: black and white photo plus fascimile signature on the front, number and short text in blue on the back.
A close to mint set.

BEATLES: Incomplete set of 56 bubble gum cards - UK, 1964 - 8 x 5,5, cm - 30 euro
Set of 56 (out of 60) pictorial cards issued by A & B.C. Chewing Gum Ltd. in 1964.
This is the first series: black and white photo plus fascimile signature on the front, number and short text in blue on the back.
Incomplete set in fair condition: the numbers 9, 19, 49 and 58 are missing, the back of all cards show residue of glue.

 

 
 
BEATLES: original UPI telephoto - USA 1965 - 20,5 x 18 cm - 85 euro
Original telephoto issued by United Press International, showing 2 images on one sheet.
The caption which usually is mounted on the blank margin has been loosely attached to the back, it reads:
"8/31/1965 SAN FRANCISCO: Despite severe seceurity precautions, some young fans of the Beatles managed to find out where their chartered plane was unloading [...] Jane Semel, 13, of San Francisco, proudly displays cigarette which John Lennon flipped when the quartette climbed into their waiting car."
Fine vintage item, in great condition.

 

 
 
BEATLES: Yellow Submarine movie poster - Italy 1969 - 47 x 67 cm - 65 euro
Orginal Italian poster, announcing the movie Yellow Submarine (Il Sottomarino Giallo) by "i Beatles”, which premiered in Italy in 1969.
This socalled “fotobusta” poster was issued as part of a set of 10, each with a different image on the right hand side.
Very fine unfolded copy, with very mild traces of handling.

BEATLES: Yellow Submarine - New York, New English Library, 1968 - book in paperback - small 8vo - 15 euro
Fine copy of the original first US paperback edition.

BEATLES: Complete Works - Amsterdam, Thomas Rap, 1970 - book in wrappers - narrow 4to - 24 euro
Lyrics of all Beatles songs up until 1969 (White Album) issued as an oddly shaped (31 x 15,5 cm) paperback with some b/w photographs.
A very fine copy of this vulnerable, typically early 1970's Dutch book production.

 

 
 
BEATLES: White Album CD press kit - EMI records UK, 1998 - 2CD, texts and photo's in embossed LP sized portfolio - 85 euro
Original promo only press kit issued on occasion of the release of the 30th anniversary edition of the White Album, comprising a numbered copy of the second edition of the CD (in card gatefold sleeve with extra's), four colour portraits of the Beatles plus 5 A4 sheets with texts.
Some damage to the inside tray, some more damage to surface of the rather flimsy LP-sized portfolio which replicates Richard Hamilton's original cover art.

 


 
(BEATLES) GEORGE MARTIN - Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - deluxe book in full pink calf in decorated box - 4to - 1290 euro
Beatles producer George Martin's detailed account of the recording of the Beatles' classic Sgt. Pepper album, published in a limited edition of 2000 copies, all SIGNED BY GEORGE MARTIN.
This is one of only 350 DELUXE copies, superbly bound in FULL PINK CALF, an exclusive image of George Martin (1926-2016) by PETER BLAKE - designer of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper album cover - set into the front.
These deluxe copies come with a t-shirt, repeating Peter Blake's design, SIGNED BY PETER BLAKE in black sharpie, as well as a signed print by photographer FRANK HERMANN, showing George Martin and the Beatles in the studio.
The text was first published in 1994, this revised edition contains many photographs from various sources, most of them tastefully coloured and enhanced, thus creating the appropriate psychedelic effects.
Mint copy in pictorial box and printed cloth drawstring bag.

 
 

 
BEATLES: Free as a Bird - Apple Records EU 1995 - 12 cm CD single in jewelcase with inlay - [currently not for sale]
4 track CD single by the "reformed" Beatles, in slimline jewelcase with inlay showing a drawing by JOHN LENNON, first published in 1964 in his book In His Own Write, where it served as a frontispiece.
The inlay has been beautifully SIGNED BY RINGO STARR in blue feltpen.
Another item from the best possible source: not only a great recording, but also a fine work of art by one of the Beatles, signed by another Beatle.

 
 

 
BEATLES BY ANDY WARHOL - signed offset print - 1980 - 31 x 90 cm - [SOLD]
Superb offset print showing colourful images of each of the Beatles by Andy Warhol, who based his design on photographs by Dezo Hofmann.
This print has been SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL in black feltpen, vertically along the left hand side.
Issued as an additional dustjacket, without title info, for initial copies of the first edition of the book The Beatles by Geoffrey Stokes (Rolling Stone Press/Times Books) in 1980.
Printed on rather thin paper, therefore with some mild imperfections.

 
 

 
(BOB DYLAN) Original handbill for a BOB DYLAN concert - USA 1963 - 25 x 20 cm - [SOLD]
Vintage handbill announcing a very early concert by BOB DYLAN at the New York City Town Hall, April 12th, 1963; his first ever solo performance in a main venue and the first show ever for which Dylan used his own material only.
The main part of this historic show, attended by a mere 900 people, was recorded by Columbia Records, who never officially released the material.
An historic piece in very fine condition, extremely difficult to find.
Some of the critic's quotes on this handbill:
"One of the most compelling blues singers ever recorded - BBC Radio Times" / "...the very best of the newest generations of citybillies - Hi/Fi Stereo Review" / "He's so goddamn real, it's unbelievable - Sing Out", etc.

 
 

 
(BOB DYLAN) Original mock-up for handbill and poster for a BOB DYLAN concert - USA 1963 - 38 x 26 cm - 2600 euro
Original mock-up for a handbill (SEE ABOVE!) and the poster announcing a very early concert by BOB DYLAN at the New York City Town Hall, April 12th, 1963.
The mock-up consists of 17 pieces of handprinted paper carefully affixed on a sheet of Iamco Supreme illustrating board, also showing some fine handlettering, as well as a roughly reproduced photograph which was replaced by a half-toned image during the actual printing process.
This piece shows some handwritten instructions ("Rush please!") by the uncredited designer who happens to be JULES HALFANT.
Another handwritten note by Halfant learns that this design was also used for a small number of posters ("50 posters / you know size").
NB: Jules Halfant (1909-2001) was the house designer for the Vanguard record company, which is a bit ironic as Dylan was rejected by this label (home of Joan Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and many others) in his early years.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) Barry FEINSTEIN/Daniel KRAMER/Jim MARSHALL - EARLY DYLAN - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 1999 - deluxe book in full morocco in slipcase - 4to - 550 euro
A superb collection of early black and white photographs capturing Bob Dylan in the period 1963 - 1966, with introductions by Arlo Guthrie and each of the photographers.
De luxe edition, 250 numbered copies only, each signed by the publisher, bound in full black morocco with images of Dylan blocked in white on front and back.
Mint copy in original sturdy black cloth-covered slipcase, an image of Dylan silkscreened in white on the front.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) ELLIOTT LANDY - DYLAN in Woodstock - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2000 - deluxe book in suede-backed boards in slipcase - large 4to - 350 euro
Wonderful collection of photographs of Bob Dylan (and The Band!) in the late sixties, issued in a limited edition of 1750 copies, all SIGNED BY ELLIOT LANDY.
One of 1650 regular copies, issued in brown suede-backed boards; the suede is supposed to resemble the material of the jacket worn by Dylan as he posed for the covers of his albums Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) JERRY SCHATZBERG - Thin Wild Mercury; Touching DYLAN's Edge - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - deluxe cloth-bound book in slipcase - square 4to - 290 euro
Superbly crafted book, issued in a limited edition of 1500 copies, all SIGNED BY JERRY SCHATZBERG.
This is one of only 1250 regular copies, finely bound in brown cloth.
The main part of the book is devoted to Bob Dylan, other images include the Rolling Stones, Edie Sedgwick and many others.
Mint, in cloth-covered embossed slipcase and printed cloth drawstring bag.
Publisher's info:
Jerry and Dylan first met in 1965 while the latter was recording Highway 61 Revisited. They became friends and, over the course of the next year, Jerry took an extraordinary collection of photographs of Dylan recording, playing live, socialising and in Jerry's studio. Having just 'gone electric' and in the process of recording Blonde on Blonde, the photos capture Dylan at the most exciting point of his career.

 

 
 
BOB DYLAN - signed promo photograph - 25 x 20 cm - 550 euro
Fine sepia-toned glossy promo photograph reproducing an image from a 1965 session in JERRY SCHATZBERG's New York studio.
This promo photograph, issued in the early 1990's as part of a set of 4 different images, has been boldly SIGNED BY BOB DYLAN in black feltpen.
NB: Schatzberg, of course, was particularly known for the classic photographs used for the cover of Dylan's legendary 1966 Blonde on Blonde album.

 

 
 
BOB DYLAN - signed promo photograph - 20 x 25 cm - 475 euro
Fine sepia-toned glossy promo photograph reproducing an image of Dylan by an unidentified photographer, taken during one of the concerts of the 1976 Hard Rain Tour.
This promo photograph, issued in the early 1990's as part of a set of 4 different images, has been boldly SIGNED BY BOB DYLAN in black feltpen.

 


 
BOB DYLAN - Tarantula - London, McMillan, 1971 - book in boards with dustjacket - 8vo - 1st UK edition - 65 euro
First UK edition of Bob Dylan's first and only novel, written in 1966 but not officially published until 1971 (and heavily bootlegged in the mean time).
Fine copy in unclipped dustjacket, showing an early portrait by Jerry Schatzberg.

BOB DYLAN - Chronicles, Volume One - New York, Simon & Schuster, 2004 - book in embossed boards with dustjacket - 8vo - 1st edition - 30 euro
True first edition of this collection of autobiographical accounts, hardbound, with the vulnerable matt-finished dustjacket, in close to mint condition.

 


 
BOB DYLAN - Time out of Mind - Columbia EU 1997 - two 30 cm vinyl records in sleeve with SIGNED innersleeve(s) - [SOLD]
Original edition of Time Out Of Mind, Dylan's back-to-form album from 1997, issued as a double record set in a single sleeve printed after a stylish design by Geoff Gans.
One of the innersleeves has been boldly SIGNED BY BOB DYLAN in red feltpen.

 


 
BOB DYLAN - The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, the Soundtrack - Columbia USA 2006 - four 30 cm vinyl records in two gatefold sleeves with book in box - 290 euro
Soundtrack for Martin Scorsese's documentary, issued as a set of two 150 gram vinyl double albums, each in a gatefold sleeve showing alternate cover photographs of two of Dylan's best loved albums: Bringing it All Back Home and Blonde in Blonde.
In lift top box also containing a lavishly illustrated 60 page book.
Records and book in mint condition: unplayed and unused, back of box shows some mild traces of storage damage (hype sticker preserved).
Rare and desirable, never reissued on vinyl.

(BOB DYLAN) The BOB DYLAN Scrapbook 1956-1966 - New York, Simon and Schuster, 2005 - book in boards in slipcase - 4to - 1st edition - 40 euro
Slipcased scrapbook with photographs, removable documents and memorabilia offering insight into Dyan's formative years.
Unused copy, with the CD containing excerpts from early interviews plus Dylan's 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival.
With sticker reading Companion volume to No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, a Martine Scorsese picture.

 


 
(BOB DYLAN) TAZ - original silkscreened BOB DYLAN concert poster - 1997 - ca. 83 x 32 cm - 90 euro
Silkscreened poster on heavy matt paper by TAZ (= Californian artist Jim Evans c.s.) announcing a series of Bob Dylan concerts at the EL REY Theatre, Los Angeles, December 1997.
Issued in a limited edition of 400 numbered and signed copies, this is an unnumbered and unsigned proof copy, in mint condition.

(BOB DYLAN) Greil Marcus - Like a rolling stone, BOB DYLAN at the crossroads - New York, Public Affairs, 2005 - book in boards with dustjacket - 8vo – 1st edition/2nd printing - 28 euro
Excellent copy of the hardbound edition of “the definitive biography of the greatest pop single ever made”, with some photographs by Don Hunstein.

(BOB DYLAN) Ingrid Mossinger/Kerstin Drechsel - BOB DYLAN: The Drawn Blank Series - Munich/Chemnitz, Prestel Verlag/Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 2007 - book in boards with dustjacket - 4to - 1st edition - 65 euro
Extensive and finely illustrated work, published on occasion of the FIRST ever museum exhibition of Bob Dylan’s artwork: gouaches and watercolours based on his now famous series of sketches titled Drawn Blank.
More variations, exhibitions, prints and books were to follow; this English language German edition, however, was the first publication.
A close to mint copy. Publisher’s info:
The visual arts have always played a significant role in Bob Dylan's worldview, and drawing and painting served as an outlet for his huge creative energy. Exquisitely reproduced, these intensely colored works are variations of sketches Bob Dylan completed while touring America, Europe and Asia, revealing a new facet of the artist. Bob Dylan's watercolors and gouaches recreate scenes of everyday life in riotous color: hotel room and apartment interiors; land- and cityscapes; views of sidewalk cafes, train tracks and wandering rivers.

 


 
FAIRPORT CONVENTION with SANDY DENNY - set of 5 signatures on an album page - 1974 - 30 x 24 cm - [SOLD]
Album page showing autographs of members of FAIRPORT CONVENTION, the seminal English folkrock band founded 1967.
Their history is a long and complicated one, during the years many members came and went (and sometimes came back again), this line up once again included SANDY DENNY for a far too short period.
The page was inscribed in 1974 after a concert in Glasgow, Scotland, and shows the following signatures in blue ballpoint:
SANDY DENNY (1947-1978), TREVOR LUCAS (1943-1989), JERRY DONAHUE, DAVE SWARBRICK (1941-2016, signing as D.C.E. Swarbrick) and DAVE PEGG. One of the members, presumably Trevor Lucas, added "All the Best, Fairport".
In this formation the Fairports toured extensively, they recorded a live album (Fairport Live Convention, 1974) as well as the underestimated studio album Rising for the Moon (1975).
Rare set of signatures of a wonderful band at a great stage in their (still ongoing) career.

RICHARD FARINA - Been Down So Long, It Looks Like Up to Me - New York, Viking, 1983 - book in cloth-backed boards with dustjacket - 8vo - 2nd edition/1st edition thus - 60 euro
Second edition of Richard Farina's first and only novel, with a new introduction by Thomas Pynchon.
Richard Farina (1937-1966), one of the top talents to emerge from the 1960's New York Greenwich Village folk music scene, died shortly after publication of the first edition of this work.

 


 
GRATEFUL DEAD - Live / Dead - Warner Bros USA [1969] - two 30 cm vinyl records in SIGNED gatefold sleeve - 695 euro
1980’s USA reissue (off white labels) of the Grateful Dead's 4th album, their first of many live albums.
The front of the gatefold sleeve, printed after a design by Bob Thomas (also known for the Dead's skull-and-lightning logo), has been boldly SIGNED in black feltpen by the Dead's 1980's line up, incorporating the late great JERRY GARCIA (1942-1995), PHIL LESH, BOB WEIR, BILL KREUTZMAN and MICKEY HART.
BRENT MYDLAND (1952-1990) signed modestly, as he is not playing on the album; PIG PEN is.

GRATEFUL DEAD - Beyond Description (1973-1989) - Rhino USA, 2004 - 12 CDs in 10 digipacks plus 2 books in decorated box - 140 euro
Deluxe box set containing the Grateful Dead’s post-Warner Bros output (Wake of the Flood, Mars Hotel, Terrapin Station, Built to last, etc.), augmented with a huge amount of bonus material (outtakes, live recordings) on 12 CD’s in digipacks, extensive texts to be found in two 98-page CD-sized books.
All contents mint in stylishly designed, still very close to mint outer box measuring 20 x 16 x 6,5 cm, a thin bronze circular ornament showing the “lightning skull” logo mounted on the front.
NB: Combined sale with the first box THE GOLDEN ROAD (1965-1973), covering the classic Warner Bros years in a similar style, can be arranged.

LEE HAZLEWOOD - Wanted, Bootleg Dreams and Counterfeit Demos - Gazell Records Sweden, 2002 - CD with SIGNED inlay in jewel case - 48 euro
Official Swedish CD, containing original demos of 10 songs by Lee Hazlewood (songwriter, performer, producer, legend, 1929-2007), remastered by him and Al Casey in 2002.
The front of the (wrinkled) booklet, showing an image created by Hatch Show Print, has been SIGNED BY LEE HAZLEWOOD in black feltpen.

 


 
(FRANCOISE HARDY) Eric Dumont - FRANCOISE HARDY, Notes Secretes - Paris, Albin Michel, 1991 - deluxe book in vellum-backed boards in vellum-edged slipcase, with signed photograph - 4to - 1st edition - 195 euro
Early biographical work, with texts and lyrics, with many photographs by Jean-Marie Périer and others.
This copy comes in a skilfully and beautifully created private binding: VELLUM spine with titles in gold, boards pasted over with gold/brown Fabriano paper, strips of vellum placed the fore-edges, placed in a sturdy vellum-edged slipcase covered with similar paper.
This stylish book on the stylish singer comes with a loosely added picture postcard SIGNED BY FRANCOISE HARDY.
NB: Two copies of this book were bound this way as a "labour of love" in the early 2000's.

(FRANCOISE HARDY & OTHERS) Collection of 4 photographs / publicity cards SIGNED by French female singers - 120 euro
4 photographs/publicity cards, general sizes 15 x 10 cm, with portraits of famous French singers, each SIGNED BY HAND in feltpen or ballpoint pen.
This small but fine collection comprises:
FRANCOISE HARDY (signed) PATRICIA KAAS (signed); VANESSA PARADIS (signed with remark "Bisous") plus a smaller sized original vintage b/w photograph by Manfred Showineh, Berlin, depicting and SIGNED by the legendary JULIETTE GRECO, with the remark "Merci".

(FRANCOISE HARDY & OTHERS) Collection of 5 photographs / publicity cards SIGNED by French female singers - 90 euro
5 photographs/publicity cards, general sizes 15 x 10 cm, with portraits of famous French singers, each SIGNED BY HAND in feltpen or ballpoint pen.
This small but fine collection comprises:
FRANCOISE HARDY (2 pieces signed and dated, each with remark "Amitié") PATRICIA KAAS (signed); VANESSA PARADIS (signed with remark "Bisous") and SYLVIE VARTAN (signed, dedication wiped).

 


 
(INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL) David KEENAN - England’s Hidden Reverse: COIL, CURRENT 93, NURSE WITH WOUND, A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground - London, SAF Publishing, 2003 - book in decorated boards - large 8vo - 1st edition - 90 euro
Mint copy of the original hardcover edition of this sought-after book (currently only available as a paperback), with audio CD.
Publisher’s info:
Birthed in the fall-out from legendary "Industrial" units Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, David Tibet’s Current 93, Jhonn Balance and Peter Christopherson’s Coil and Steven Stapleton’s Nurse With Wound represent the real English underground in all its sexual, cultural, and artistic variety. [...] lavishly illustrated with photographs and original artworks, complete with previously unreleased CD.

(INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL) COIL - Musick to play in the Dark 2 - Chalice UK 2000 - two 30 cm coloured vinyl records in single sleeve - 225 euro
Second collection of “Moon Musick” by Coil, the experimental band founded by John Balance and Peter Christopherson.
The 3-sided set (side 4 contains an ETCHED image) was issued in a limited edition of 1360 copies, this is one of 1000 copies on translucent PEARL VINYL, all individually numbered on the back of the sleeve: this is number 1098.
Mint unplayed vinyl, the sleeve (designed by COIL) shows some very mild practically unavoidable traces of handling.
MTPITD 1 was issued in 1999 (500 copies only), both sets have been rereleased in 2021/22 in a variety of colours.

(INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL) NURSE WITH WOUND - Alice the Goon - United Dairies UK 2000 - 30 cm vinyl record in sleeve – 45 euro
Single-sided recording showing an etched design by NWW’s Steven Stapleton on the back, issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, cover design by Steven Stapelton.
First issued in 1995 by White Noise, France (500 copies, single-sided without etching).
Mint unplayed vinyl, mint sleeve.

(INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL) DEATH IN JUNE/CURRENT 93 - Untitled [aka 1888] - New European Recordings UK 1991 - 30 cm vinyl record in gatefold sleeve - 65 euro
Compilation combining recordings by Death In June (side 1) and Current 93 (side 2), issued in a limited edition of 500 copies on CLEAR VINYL.
This untitled album (generally refered to as 1888) was first issued in 1990 on black vinyl (1500 copies), repressed in 1991 on red vinyl (1000) and subsequently on clear vinyl (500 like this).
Mint unplayed vinyl, the stylishly textured and foil-blocked but very vulnerable sleeve comes with mild storage damage.
Please scroll down this page for some excellent pieces of ORIGINAL ART by Current 93’s DAVID TIBET.

 


 
(THE JAM) PAUL WELLER: A Thousand Things - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2007 - deluxe book in calf-backed sikscreened boards plus 30 cm vinyl record in decorated box - large square 4to - 450 euro
The Mod Father's career with The Jam, with The Style Council, as well as his solo years, covered by means of Weller's own words, reproductions of record covers and photographs by Pennie Smith, Nick Knight, Peter Anderson, Lawrence Watson and others.
Published in a limited edition of 2000 copies, all SIGNED BY PAUL WELLER.
This is one of 1650 regular copies in calf-backed decorated boards, each with a vinyl record with exclusive demo-recordings by The Jam.
Mint copy in silkscreened box and printed cloth drawstring bag.

 


 
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - Volunteers - RCA USA [1969] - 30 cm vinyl record in SIGNED gatefold sleeve, with innersleeve and insert - 195 euro
Early 70's (Dynaflex) USA issue of this 1969 album, issued as an anti Vietnam war statement, in a gatefold sleeve showing a weird group portrait by Jim Marshall.
The cover has been SIGNED by MARTY BALIN (1942-2018, official founder of the Airplane) and PAUL KANTNER (1941-2016, the first member chosen) in blue feltpen.

 


 
JETHRO TULL - Stand Up - Reprise USA 1969 - 17,5 cm reel to reel tape in or. decorated box - 60 euro
Jethro Tull's second album, issued as a 3 3/4 I.P.S. tape packed in a hinged box repeating the front and the back of cover of the vinyl album, designed after woodcuts by US artist Jimmy Grashow.
This is the first US edition from 1969, recognizable by the contemporary Reprise logo design which was changed a year later.
Box comes with just some mild traces of handling.

JETHRO TULL - Rock Island press pack - Chrysalis NL 1989 - 45 euro
Rare Holland only promotional press pack for Rock Island, Jethro Tull’s 17th album, issued in 1989.
The front of the folder shows an adjusted version of the album cover (Jim Gibson/John Pasche), inside are a three page biography, two pages of English texts, two 20 x 25 cm b/w photographs plus a smaller one.
Fine but with some traces of handling.

ELTON JOHN's Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy promo poster - MCA USA 1975 - 43 x 56 cm - 50 euro
Original vintage promo poster for Elton John's 9th studio album, reproducing ALAN ALDRIDGE's fabulous cover art, with alternate placement of Geoff Halpin's lettering.
A slightly larger (folded) version of this poster came as a bonus with copies of the original edition of the album.
Some traces of handling, pinholes in all 4 corners, but UNFOLDED.

(LAIBACH) NEUE SLOWENISCHE KUNST - Los Angeles, Amok books, 1991 - textured boards in slipcase - large 8vo - 65 euro
First edition (3000 copies) of this impressively designed work on NSK, the nationally acclaimed Slovenian arts collective, including sections on LAIBACH.

 

 
 
(LED ZEPPELIN) JIMMY PAGE by JIMMY PAGE - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2014 - book in gilt-lettered boards - large 4to - 65 euro
First trade edition of this massive and profusely illustrated book by/on Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, first published in a limited edition of 2500 signed deluxe copies in 2010.
This is the so-called "birthday edition": page 5 shows a rubber stamped ZOSO logo, the name of the publisher and the date "09 JAN 2015", which was Jimmy Pages's 71st birthday.
There are several collectable stamped editions of this book, from various events and occasions, each - obviously - with a different text and date.
Epilogue: "I sat out to create a photographic autobiography. I wanted the images to illustrate the journey of my musical career, beginning as a teenager and continuing throughout my life - Jimmy Page, April 2014".

 

 
 
(BOB MARLEY) KATE SIMON - Rebel Music: BOB MARLEY & Roots Reggae - Guildford, Genesis publications, 2004 - deluxe book in calf-backed cloth-covered boards in silkscreened wooden slipcase - large 4to - 590 euro
A major celebration of the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley by means of over 400 photographs from the archives of photographer Kate Simon, published in a limited edition of 2000 copies, all SIGNED BY KATE SIMON.
This is one of 1650 regular copies, finely bound in calf-backed cloth-covered boards, housed in a wooden slipcase with a silkscreened design in colours.
Introduction by PATTI SMITH, text contributions by members of the Wailers, Island records founder Chris Blackwell and others.
Mint copy.

MANFRED MANN - The Soul of Mann - His Master's Voice UK 1967 - 9,5 cm reel to reel tape in or. decorated box - 40 euro
Collection of early instrumentals by the irresistable Manfred Mann, issued as a 3 3/4 I.P.S. two-track tape in a box showing the same design as the more common vinyl edition.
Box shows some wear, still very acceptable.

(LINDA McCARTNEY) J. Marks - Rock and other four letter words, music of the electric generation - New York, Bantam, 1968 - with photographs by LINDA [McCARTNEY] EASTMAN - paperback - small 8vo - 1st edition - 24 euro
Decent copy of this original 1968 paperback publication with many b/w photographs by Linda Eastman (the later Linda McCartney): a book very typical for the period.

NEW ORDER - Touched by the hand of God - Factory UK 1987 - 18 cm vinyl TEST PRESSING in stickered sleeve - 35 euro
Test pressing of this 1987 non-album single by Manchester's New Order, with handwritten label on the A-side, in generic die cut card sleeve with sticker with release details (another sticker removed, tiny sticker removed from label).
FAC193, handled and obviously played a lot, rare.

(MTV UNPLUGGED) Sarah Malarkey/Charles Melcher a.o. - MTV UNPLUGGED - New York, Pocket books/ MTV books, 1995 - shaped book in spiralbound boards in silkscreened box with PROMO booklet - 4to - 45 euro
Mint copy of this well designed book on the legendary MTV UNPLUGGED acoustic sessions (Clapton, Dylan, Nirvana, REM, Springsteen, Neil Young etc.), issued in spiralbound curved boards resembling part of an acoustic guitar.
All books were individually numbered and packed in a silkscreened folding box.
Added is a rare 12 page PRMOTIONAL BOOKLET, in guitar-shaped wrappers, with spreads on 3 acts in provisional layout and with alternate texts.

PET SOUNDS SESSIONS by the BEACH BOYS - Capitol USA 1997 - promotional press pack in glossy wrappers -30 euro
Official Capitol USA press pack for the release of the 1997 BEACH BOYS PET SOUNDS deluxe box set, including various sets of A4 text sheets, two 20 x 25 cm photographs, a fine colour transparency of the box artwork.
Fine, but with some minor faults to the glossy yellow lettered green 30 x 24 cm wallet.

 


 
(PICTURE DISCS) Paul Shahin - Learn to Dance the Rhumba - Vogue USA 1947 - two 25 cm picture discs in sliding box with extra's - 90 euro
Rhumba lessons for beginners, narrated by Ed Allen Jr., with music by Kiki Hart Orchestra (Dick La Salle and His Society Orchestra on side 4), issued as a set of two 10" picture discs packed in a decorative box with 2 sliding compartments.
A bright and fresh example of this set, the added set of "footsteps" still in its original mylar pouche.

 


 
(PICTURE DISCS) The Hour of Charm All-Girl Orchestra - Rhapsody in Blue, Part I - Vogue USA 1946/47 - 25 cm vinyl picture disc - 35 euro
One of a series of circa 75 spectacular picture discs issued by Vogue record company in the late 1940's.
Catalogue number R725 plays the first half of a version of George Gerswin's Rhapsody in Blue, performed by an orchestra consisting of female members only.

(PICTURE DISCS) Shep Fields and his Orchestra - Aren’t you glad you’re you - Vogue USA 1946/47 - 25 cm vinyl picture disc - 30 euro
One of a series of circa 75 spectacular picture discs issued by Vogue record company in the late 1940's.
Catalogue number R712 plays a track by songwriters duo Johnny Burke and Jimmy van Heusen.

 

 
 
(PINK FLOYD/SYD BARRETT) Mick Rock - SYD BARRETT: PSYCHEDELIC RENEGADES - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2001 - deluxe book in calf-backed gilt cloth in slipcase - 4to - 450 euro
A superb collection of images of the legendary Syd Barrett (1946-2006), founding member of Pink Floyd, published in a limited edition of 950 copies, all signed by photographer Mick Rock (1948-2021).
This is one of 630 regular copies, bound in calf-backed gilt-lettered cloth and housed in a finely decorated cloth-edged slipcase.
Publisher's info:
Psychedelic Renegades is a magnificent book of photography from the period, including the sessions that culminated in the cover for Barrett's first solo album, The Madcap Laughs. As well as the iconic portraits for which Rock and Barrett will be forever associated, many images are seen here for the first time and Rock's memories illuminate the work. The late artist Duggie Fields, Barrett's close friend and roommate, joins Rock in Psychedelicc Renegades, sharing his own first-hand recollections of the times.

 


 
(PINK FLOYD) NICK MASON - Inside Out, a Personal History of PINK FLOYD - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2005 - deluxe book in silver-edged full morocco plus various extra's in cloth-covered box - 4to/50 x 38 cm - 1450 euro
"A Box of Delights" issued in a limited edition of just 500 copies, after a design by STORM THORGERSON, the artist who was responsible for the design of many of Pink Floyd's album covers.
The main attraction of this elaborate production is a copy of drummer Nick Mason's book Inside Out (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), 500 copies of which were hand bound in grey morocco with a colour image by Thorgerson set into the front, all SIGNED BY NICK MASON.
The book is packed in a hinged buckram-covered decorated presentation box, 50 x 38 cm, also containing the following items: Booklet with additional texts by Nick Mason; a set of 12 colour postcards in a hardcover wallet; a Pink Floyd backstage pass; a set of drumsticks; a drum key; a badge; a woolly (Hi!) hat and an original Polaroid photograph showing Mason at work on the project.
Inside Out also contains TWO SILKSCREENED PRINTS in colour by STORM THORGERSON, measuring 50 x 38 cm, each numbered and SIGNED by the artist.
Near mint copy of this most elaborate object, opened once for inspection.

 


 
(PINK FLOYD) NICK MASON - Inside Out, a Personal History of PINK FLOYD - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2005 - deluxe book in silver-edged full morocco plus various extra's in cloth-covered box - 4to/50 x 38 cm - 1600 euro
As above.
Absolutely PRISTINE copy of this most elaborate object, UNOPENED in original STILL SEALED shipping box.

(PINK FLOYD) Rick Sanders - PINK FLOYD - London, Futura Publications, 1976 - paperback - small 8vo - 20 euro
Original edition of this rather early work on Pink Floyd, with 16 pages of illustrations in black and white. A fine copy.

 


 
PINK FLOYD - The Division Bell PROMO SET - EMI Spain 1994 - CD + cassette in 32 x 32 cm box (design: Hipgnosis) - 150 euro
Official EMI promo set comprising the original CD and cassette versions of Pink Floyd’s 14th album The Division Bell, packed in a stylish 32 x 32 cm shiny black hinged box, with titles in silver.
The CD and cassette (with different artwork!) are neatly placed in a black die cut tray, the inside of the lid shows the artwork of the front of the cover of the vinyl album, created by Storm THORGERSON.
We have seen similar sets which were issued for the UK and France, each with different text booklets in the appropriate languge.
This set, however, originates from SPAIN, it comes with a copy of the magazine Popular 1: 48 pages in Spanish, entirely devoted to Pink Floyd, poster as a centrefold, plus an A4 advertisement of the album.
RARE, with minor traces of handling.
NB: Artwork made in the UK, CD and cassette manufactured in Holland.

 


 
PINK FLOYD - The Division Bell - USA 1994 - 30 cm blue vinyl record in gatefold sleeve, with insert - 40 euro
Great album, great sleeve (Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis), great colour vinyl (BLUE!), great condition but unfortunately a (very well made) bootleg.

PINK FLOYD - Pulse - EMI EU 2005 - 2 x DVD in card portfolio with inlay - 18 x 13 cm - 24 euro
2 disc set, including the first filmed performance of Dark Side of the Moon in 5.1 surround sound plus many other spectacular features.
8 page booklet designed by Hipgnosis included.

 


 
(PINK FLOYD / STORM THORGERSON) TAKEN BY STORM, the album art of STORM THORGERSON - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2007 - deluxe book in full calf with various extra's in grey cloth box with drawers - 4to / 40 x 30 x 30 cm - 1290 euro
Another elaborate publication, issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, comprising the following items, each exclusively created for the occasion:
A signed copy of the trade edition of the book Taken by Storm (London, Omnibus Press) finely bound in embossed full PURPLE LEATHER and with a unique photograph inset on front and back; a small monograph; a notebook of unseen ideas; set of postcards; set of greeting cards; pack of playing cards; coasters; a T-shirt and a 3D viewmaster.
Also added are FOUR SILKSCREENED PRINTS in colour, measuring 40 x 30 cm, each numbered and SIGNED BY STORM THORGERSON, being:
- An alternate version of Pink Floyd's DIVISION BELL album cover image.
- The cover art for Pink Floyd’s PULSE DVD.
- The album cover image for PETER GABRIEL’s first album.
- Poster design for a 2002 exhibition by Thorgerson.
All contents mint in a big sturdy grey cloth-covered box with drawers, in original shipping box.

 


 
POLICE - Every Breath You Take, the Singles - A&M USA 1986 - 30 cm vinyl album in SIGNED sleeve - 140 euro
USA edition of this great compilation album featuring songs like Roxanne, Message in a Bottle and many others.
The front of the sleeve, showing a photograph by Michael Ross, has been SIGNED BY STING, ANDY SUMMERS and STEWART COPELAND in gold and silver paintpen.
Some damage to the back of the cover.

 


 
(POSTER ART) Roger CRIMLIS & Alwyn W. TURNER - Cult Rock Posters 1972/1982 - London, Aurum Press, 2006 - book in wrappers - 4to - 38 euro
Mint copy of the only decent work ever published on the subject: posters from the glam, punk and new wave era.
Publisher’s info:
David Bowie's satin, tat and lipstick were the essence of glam, the spirit of punk was embodied in the rips in the Sex Pistols' Union Jack, while the Ramones posing in the New York streets shouted urbanism and decay [...].With the aid of personal interviews with stars, artists, photographers and fly-posting mafiosi, they reveal the unknown stories behind the posters featured and chart the music that inspired a generation.

(POSTER ART) Spencer DRATE/Judith SALAVETZ - SWAG, Rock Posters of the 90's / SWAG 2, Rock Posters of the 90's and beyond - New York, Abrams, 2003/2005 - 2 books in wrappers - 4to - 2 volumes 40 euro
Two fully illustrated volumes (all published) covering work by more recent rock posters artists like Mark Arminski, Art Chantry, Coop, Shepard Fairey, Bob Masse, Tara McPherson and many many others.

 


 
(PUB ROCK) DR. FEELGOOD - Tales from DR. FEELGOOD - 1975 - comic book in selfwrappers - 40 euro
24-page comic style booklet, issued on occasion of the 1975 Malpractice tour, with illustrations by Joe Petagno, Hamish and Martin Stone, several photographs plus a text by Hugo Williams.
Great copy of this rare official publication.
NB: You shouldn't call the doctor if you can't afford the pills.

(PUB ROCK) DR. FEELGOOD - Malpractice - Columbia USA 1985 - 30 cm DEMO vinyl record in original sleeve - 24 euro
White label DEMO copy of the US version of Dr. Feelgood's second album, with promo sticker with track info pasted on the front.
Photography by Keith Morris, artwork by Joe Petagno.
A great record in used but still very decent condition.

 


 
(ELVIS PRESLEY): ELVIS & THE BIRTH OF ROCK, the photographs of LEW ALLEN - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - deluxe book in full BLUE SUEDE in decorated box - large 4to - 550 euro
Collection of formerly mainly unpublished black and white images with texts by Lew Allen, Mike McCartney a.o., issued in a limited edition of 1750 copies, all SIGNED BY LEW ALLEN and MIKE McCARTNEY.
This is one of 350 DELUXE copies bound in FULL BLUE SUEDE (!) with tooling in silver, with a set of 3 EXTRA PRINTS (Elvis, Everlys, Bobby Darin), each SIGNED by the photographer.
This delicately and inventively designed work (by Design Sensation, they were also responsible for Genesis’ glorious Beatles-related Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper, see above) captures Elvis on stage and behind the scenes, Buddy Holly playing and traveling, only one year before his untimely death, the Everly Brothers, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, Dion and the Belmonts, Duane Eddy and many others.
Mint in original decorated box, in printed cloth drawstring bag.

 


 
(ELVIS PRESLEY): ELVIS & THE BIRTH OF ROCK, the photographs of LEW ALLEN - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2006 - book in full BLUE SUEDE in decorated box - large 4to - 550 euro
As above.
The image shows the 3 SIGNED photographs which came with the deluxe edition only.

 


 
(PUNK!) THE RAMONES, NEW YORK 1976 - original photograph by ROBERTA BAYLEY - 70 x 100 cm - [SOLD]
Superb black and white photograph, printed in 2001 in a limited edition of 35 copies, titled, numbered and SIGNED BY ROBERT BAYLEY in black ink below the image.
This classic shot - of course - was used for the cover of THE RAMONES first album, released in 1976.
One of the most ICONIC images of punk; a KILLER in ANY size, let alone this HUGE!
Roberta Bayley, in PUNK: the book (AENIGMA/Kunst Editions, 2001):
The cover image was just one of those perfect moments when everything came together. The frame before it and the frame after it aren't great, but for that one moment, everybody looked right - exactly like The Ramones.

 


 
(PUNK!) ROBERTA BAYLEY - PUNK: THE BOOK - Amsterdam/New York, AENIGMA books & prints/Kunst Editions, 2002 - 25 photographs hinged on loose sheets in wooden slipcase - folio - [please inquire]
A wonderful book production, issued in a limited edition of only 76 copies, comprising 24 black and white photographs by New York photographer Roberta Bayley, 25 x 20 cm, initialled RB, hinged on large sheets of grey boards, also showing a facsimile of her handwriting, telling a colourful story behind each photograph.
Nearly all pictures were taken during the period 1976 to 1979 in and around the legendary New York CBGB's, they include classic images of Blondie, Elvis Costello, The Damned, Richard Hell, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Joe Strummer, Televison, Talking Heads, Johnny Thunders, etc. etc.
The exclusive introductions by Debbie Harry (Blondie), Richard Hell (Television, Heartbreakers, Voidoids), John Holmstrom (illustrator and founding editor of Punk Magazine) and Legs McNeil (resident punk/author of Please Kill Me) were SIGNED BY DEBBIE HARRY, RICHARD HELL ,McNeil and Holmstrom.
Also included are a signed portrait of Roberta Bayley by GODLIS, a silkscreeened print recreating the cover of Punk Magazine nr. 3, April 1976 (Joey Ramone by John Holmstrom, numbered and signed) plus a copy of the 25th anniversary issue of Punk magazine (winter 2001).
PUNK is presented in a handmade wooden and cardboard slipcase, measuring 45 x 30 x 6 cm, the front and back have been covered with original pages from Punk Magazine # 6, 1976, the Legend of Nick Detroit, hand titled in gold by Roberta Bayley.
Photo editing: Sally Norvell and Eric Schneyderberg.
Co-published by AENIGMA books & prints (tell me all about AENIGMA books & prints.)

 


 
(PUNK!) ROBERTA BAYLEY - PUNK: THE PORTFOLIO - Amsterdam/New York, AENIGMA books & prints/Kunst Editions, 2002 - 25 photographs in portfolio - 4to - [please inquire]
The companion volume to PUNK: THE BOOK, the work listed above, issued in a limited edition of only 24 copies.
This edition comprises all Roberta Bayley's 24 photographs (plus Godlis' great portrait) not "just" initialled but now FULY SIGNED, NUMBERED and FULLY TITLED in the blank lower margin and placed in a handmade and handtitled portfolio, 30 x 24 cm, which also includes a title page, forword, contents pages and a signed colofon.

 


 
(PUNK!) ROBERTA BAYLEY - set of 5 photographs and 5 PUNK stickers - Amsterdam/New York, AENIGMA books & prints/Kunst Editions, 2002 - 150 euro
Set of 5 photographic prints, measuring 12,5 x 17,5 cm, each showing ROBERTA BAYLEY's iconic image of the RAMONES, accompanied by 5 unused copies of the red on silver sticker used for PUNK: THE BOOK (see above!).
Like all the prints in the book, these are RC photographs, professionally printed on Ilford Multigrade IV photographic paper with a Pearl finish.
These items were meant to be part of a presentation portfolio for PUNK: THE BOOK, a project-in-a-project in a very limited edition that never fully materialized.

 


 
(PUNK!) JOEY RAMONE by John Holmstrom - signed silkscreened print - 41,5 x 28,5 cm - 145 euro
Silkcreen in black on white card, showing an image of Ramones singer Joey Ramone (1951-2001), printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, all numbered and SIGNED BY JOHN HOLMSTROM.
Total edition of this fine print was 100 copies, 76 prints were issued as part of the publication PUNK by ROBERTA BAYLEY (Amsterdam/New York, Aenigma books & prints/Kunst Editions, 2002, see above).
This is one of 24 extra prints, numbered 77 up to 100.
The image reproduces the cover of the third issue (April 1976) of PUNK, the legendary US magazine founded by John Holmstrom.

 


 
(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 6 - New York, 1976 - newspaper-sized magazine - 110 euro
The 6th issue of PUNK magazine: THE LEGEND OF NICK DETROIT, a “fumetti” (a photo comic) starring Richard Hell, Debbie Harry a.o., written and directed by Legs McNeil, edited by John Holmstrom, with Roberta Bayley as director of photography.
This issue comes in the shape of a folding 42 x 27 cm tabloid: this copy has never been opened.

(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 6 - New York, 1976 - mnewspaper-sized magazine - 85 euro
As above.
Copy with mild traces of handling, but still in excellent condition.

 


 
(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 8 - New York, 1977 - magazine in wrappers - 4to - 75 euro
The 8th issue of PUNK magazine: Ramones, Tubes, Sex Pistols.
Photographs by Bob Gruen, Chris Stein and others, cover by Steve Taylor.
Surprisingly fine condition.

(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, volume 1, issue 17 - New York, 1979 - magazine in wrappers - 4to - 45 euro
The 17th issue of PUNK magazine, the last of the classic first volume, featuring the Clash, David Johansen and others.
Ace photographer: Roberta Bayley.
Surprisingly fine condition.

(PUNK!) PUNK MAGAZINE, 25th anniversary issue - New York, 2001 - magazine in wrappers - 4to - 10 euro
Anniversary edition, issued in 2001, with features on the Cramps, Roberta Bayley's colour photo's (Blondie, the Damned, Richard Hell, Johnny Thunders), etc.
As new condition.

 


 
(PUNK!) Stephen Colegrave & Chris Sullivan - PUNK, the definite record of a revolution - New York, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2001 - book in wrappers - square 4to - 1st US edition - 95 euro
Original US paperback edition of this huge book on Punk, with classic images by many photographers.
This hefty book (originally published by Cassell, London, with a different subtitle) covers the period 1975 - 1979, preceded by captions on the Velvet Underground, the MC5, Iggy Pop and The Stooges and David Bowie.
The extensive first chapter on the Velvet Underground has been illustrated with 24 photographs by Nat Finkelstein, this copy therefore contains Finkelstein's urgent recommendation, written in black feltpen:
"BUY THIS BOOK OR ELSE! / NAT FINKELSTEIN."

(PUNK!) Stephen Colegrave & Chris Sullivan - PUNK, a life apart - London, Cassell, 2001 - book in cloth with dustjacket - square 4to - 1st UK edition - [SOLD]
Original UK edition of this huge book on Punk, illustrated with classic images by many photographers, in black silver-lettered black cloth and dustjacket.
This hefty book covers the period 1975 - 1979, preceded by captions on the Velvet Underground, the MC5, Iggy Pop and The Stooges and David Bowie.
The extensive first chapter on the Velvet Underground has been illustrated with 24 photographs by Nat Finkelstein, this copy comes with a dedication in black feltpen: "DISCO SUCKS, AENIGMA RULES / NAT FINKELSTEIN."
NB: Mr. Finkelstein was always right.

 


 
(PUNK!) SNIFFIN’ GLUE, the essential PUNK accessory - London, Sanctuary, 2000 - book in die cut wrappers - 4to - 55 euro
Fascimile edition of the complete run of SNIFFIN’ GLUE, the seminal DIY Punk zine from the UK published by Mark Perry in 1976/77.
The reprint comes with extensive chapter with new texts and photos plus a foreword by John Cooper Clarke.
A close to mint copy of a great book.

 


 
(RECORD CCOVER ART) VAUGHAN OLIVER/23 ENVELOPE - set of 12 postcards - UK 4AD, ca. 1990 - 10,5 x 15 cm - 50 euro
Set of 12 promotional postcards showing designs created by Vaughan Oliver and 23 ENVELOPE for a number of UK record label 4AD releases by Cocteau Twins, This Mortail Coil and others.
The wraparound band (showing the 4AD catalogue number PAD23) comes with some mild traces of handling.

(RECORD COVER ART) Rick Poynor - VAUGHAN OLIVER, visceral pleasures - London, Booth-Clibborn, 2000 - book in embossed boards with dustjacket - large 4to - 125 euro
Extensive monograph on the influential graphic designer Vaughan Oliver (1957-2019) and his collaborations 23 ENVELOPE and V23, best known for their distinctive designs for the UK record label 4AD (Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, but also Pixies, Breeders, etc).
Close to mint copy if this desirable book, which was designed by Vaughan Oliver and Martin Anderson.

 

 
 
LOU REED - Sally Can't Dance - RCA USA 1974 - 30 cm vinyl record in SIGNED sleeve with innersleeve - [SOLD]
Lou Reed's 4th solo album, succesor of Berlin, in a colourful and highly decorative sleeve designed by Acy Lehman and David Byrd, which has been finely SIGNED BY LOU REED in white feltpen on a lightly coloured surface.

 

 
 
ROBBIE ROBERTSON - first album promo pack - Arista EU 1989 - or. decorated box - 45 euro
Promo only pack for THE BAND's Robbie Robertson (1943-2023)'s first solo album, issued in 1989, comprising the full album on a cassette tape, 2 versions of a track on CD, lyrics, media cuttings and a publicity photograph.
Packed in a finely crafted 29 x 22 x 3 cm glossy picture box with decorations based on the album cover (some surface damage).

 


 
ROLLING STONES - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones Records USA 1971 - 30 cm vinyl record in die cut zipper sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - [SOLD]
Original WHITE LABEL STEREO PROMO issue of the classic Rolling Stones album, in the famous zipper-sleeve made after a design by Andy Warhol; one of the landmarks in the history of pop album sleeve design.
Promo copies all came with a promo sticker on the front, a lips-and-tongue-logo-sticker with track-listing on the back.
This rare item has been finely SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL in black feltpen on the front.
Good copy, with innersleeve, showing the usual light damage (nothing severe) to the vulnerable die cut front, some heavier imperfections to the spine.
Ignoring the utterly rare MONO promo issue, this is as CLOSE as one can get to Warhol’s original art work.
For more fine signed items by ANDY WARHOL, please click HERE.

 


 
ROLLING STONES - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones Records Germany, 1971 - 30 cm vinyl record in die cut zipper sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - 85 euro
Vintage German presssing of the album in the famous zipper-sleeve made after a design by Andy Warhol; one of the landmarks in the history of pop album sleeve design.
The following characterstics make sure this pressing was manufactured in Germany in 1971, the first year of release:
A4/B3 matrix numbers, no "promotone" on labels, large rounded zipper, double sided "TWEN" insert, etc.
Apart from some small indentations in the sleeve and the vinyl (caused by the zipper) and some very mild wrinkling in the die cut part at the top of the front of the sleeve, this album is in wonderful conditon.

ROLLING STONES - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones Records Holland/Germany, ca. 1980 - 30 cm vinyl record in die cut zipper sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - 50 euro
Later Dutch presssing of the album in the famous zipper-sleeve made after a design by Andy Warhol; one of the landmarks in the history of pop album sleeve design.
Issued in the early 1980's in a sleeve manufactured in Germany, still with a working zipper and a similar insert.
Sleeve and vinyl in exceptionally fine condition.

 


 
ROLLING STONES - EXILE on Main Street Deluxe Box Set - Rolling Stones Records EU, 2001 - two 30 cm vinyl records, 2 CDs, DVD, cloth-backed book + postcards in triple gatefold sleeve in slipcase - 160 euro
Extensive deluxe reissue of the classic 1972 album comprising two 30 cm vinyl records, 2 CD's a DVD, packed in a triple gatefold sleeve reproducing most of the original album art by John van Hamersveld, Norman Seeff and Robert Frank.
Also added is finely designed deluxe 64-page cloth-backed hardcover book with superby printed photographs by Dominique Tarlé and Ethan Russell and various texts and other images plus a the black envelope with a set of 4 large size postcards (which remained unopened).
All contents mint, unplayed and unused, in sturdy slipcase.

(ROLLING STONES) The ROLLING STONES Complete works - Amsterdam, Thomas Rap, 1971 - book in wrappers - narrow 4to - 28 euro
Lyrics of all Stones songs up until 1971 (Sticky Fingers) issued as an oddly shaped (31 x 15,5 cm) paperback in shiny silver wrappers.
A fine copy of this vulnerable, typically early 1970's Dutch production, wrappers slighty scratched.

DAVE VAN RONK - The Mayor of Macdougal Street, a Memoir - Cambridge MA, Da Capo Press, 2005 - book in boards with dustjacket - 8vo – 1st edition - 24 euro
Mint copy of the hardbound edition of Dave van Ronk’s autobiography, written in cooperation with Elijah Wald, with a foreword by Lawrence Block.
In Greenwich Village, Van Ronk was king of the street, he reigned supreme”- Bob Dylan.

 


 
ROXY MUSIC - vintage press photo card - NL 1972 - 18 x 23,3 cm - 85 euro
Glossy promotional photocard on heavy stock, issued in 1972 by ARIOLA Eurodisc Benelux, Haarlem, Holland, with printed logo and address details of Island Records UK on the back.
The uncredited photographer is BRIAN COOKE, the image is one out of a series shot during the sessions for the first ever Roxy Music press pictures, London, September 1972, a mere 3 months after the release of their first album.
An uncommon piece and an uncommon image, great condition, some mild traces of handling.

 


 
(ROXY MUSIC) BRYAN FERRY - handwritten lines from the song OH YEAH on a notebook page - 1980 - 18,5 x 11 cm - [SOLD]
High quality blank notebook page showing the following lines, neatly handwritten in blue ink by Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry:
They're playing "OH YEAH" on the radio! / Bryan Ferry.
This quote from the chorus of the song OH YEAH was written out for a Dutch journalist during a session for an interview to be published in a Dutch pop periodical OOR, July 1980, just after the release of Roxy Music's 7th album Flesh and Blood, on which the song was first released.
A great and well preserved item.
NB: OH YEAH was issued as a succesful single worldwide in 1980, it did not hit the charts here in Holland.

 


 
PATTI SMITH - Early work 1970-1979 - New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 1994 - deluxe book in cloth with dustjacket in slipcase - 8vo - 1st limited deluxe edition - [SOLD]
Limited deluxe edition of this collection of early poems and prose (Ha! Ha! Houdini, Witt, Babel. a.o.) and hitherto unpublished texts by the great PATTI SMITH, embellished with photographs by Robert MAPPLETHORPE, Judy Linn and others.
This special edition is limited to 150 copies only, all NUMBERED and SIGNED BY PATTI SMITH on the limitation page, in full black cloth lined along the fore-edges with speckled paper, lettering in silver on front and spine, in sturdy pictorial slipcase.
A close to mint copy (nr. 57) of this fine and rare book, not te be confused with the "regular" first hardback edition which came in cloth-backed boards and a similar dustjacket with a design after Robert MAPPLETHORPE, without slipcase.

 


 
SPARKS - signed setlist - 2001 - 27 x 21 cm - 85 euro
Original set list (This Town, Amateur Hour, Something for the Girl, Beat the Clock, etc. etc.) used by the wonderful SPARKS during 2 concerts in Los Angeles and Anaheim, October 2001.
The sheet has been dedicated and SIGNED BY RON AND RUSSELL MAEL in black marker, one of the brothers added SPARKS.

SPARKS - signed indexcard - [2001] - ca. 15 x 11 cm - 45 euro
Blank index card SIGNED BY RON AND RUSSELL MAEL in black marker, one of them added SPARKS.

 


 
(STIFF RECORDS) HITS GREATEST STIFFS - Stiff Records UK 1977 - 30 cm vinyl TEST PRESSSING in sleeve - 40 euro
Test pressing of this collection of early Stiff single tracks (A and/or B sides) by Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, the Damned, Richard Hell and others.
The record comes with unmarked "Island Records Manufacturing Ltd" labels and in completed sleeve designed by the late BARNEY BUBBLES (= Colin Fulcher), with printed card innersleeve.

(STIFF RECORDS) IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS - Do it yourself - Stiff/Epic USA 1979 - 30 cm vinyl record in sleeve + 18 cm vinyl single - 30 euro
The inimitable Ian Dury's second album, in a fine sleeve printed after a design by BARNEY BUBBLES who used a wide range of Crown Wallpaper designs for the background of the front, resulting into a series of some 35 different covers worldwide.
The US edtion came with a extra 18 cm vinyl record, Hit me with your Rhythm Sticks, also in a Barney Bubbles sleeve.

 


 
(STIFF RECORDS) IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS - Do it yourself PROMOTIONAL POSTER (design: BARNEY BUBBLES) - Stiff/Dureco NL - 50 x 35 cm - 160 euro
Uncommon item: a promotional poster announcing the Dutch issue of Ian Dury & the Blockheads' second album Do It Yourself, printed on genuine wallpaper made by the famous Dutch company Goudsmit Hoff.
The poster follows the design by BARNEY BUBBLES (see item above).
Great condition, folded twice, some restauration to the upper part of the back.
NB: The UK promotional campaign for the album became legendary because of the ""wallpaper guerilla raids"; this is a different matter (and obviously an additional wallpaper design).

 


 
(STIFF RECORDS) Promotional flyer - Stiff Records UK 1978 - ca. 21 x 15 cm - 45 euro
Rare promotional flyer issued by the legendary Stiff label, announcing the first (and only) single Whoops A Daisy by HUMPHREY OCEAN (= British painter Huphrey Butler-Bowdon), released in June 1978.
Also pictured is the incredible Ian Dury: "Wot abaht purchasing me friend's first single?!!"
Mint condition.

(STIFF RECORDS) Set of 2 promotional flyers - Stiff Records UK 1978 - ca. 21 x 15 cm - 35 euro
2 promotional Stiff Records flyers from Summer 1978: STUFF FROM STIFF and STIFF RELEASES FOR THE RED HOT SUMMER MONTHS.
Mint condition.

(STIFF RECORDS) BE STIFF ROUTE 78 TOUR MAP - Stiff Records UK 1978 - folding map in wrappers - 55 euro
Charming promotional item: a finely designed folding map, 52 x 45 cm, also showing detailed info on tour dates, participating artists and their recordings: Mickey Jupp, Jona Lewie, Lene Lovich, Rachel Sweet and Wreckless Eric.

(STIFF RECORDS) Set of 3 SON OF STIFF TOUR pvc stickers - Stiff Records UK 1980 - 7,5 x 12,5 cm - 15 euro
Some great looking pieces of promo material for Stiff's third and final tour: Any Trouble, Dirty Looks, Ten Pole Tudor a.o.

(SURFPUNK) THE ASTRONAUTS play 4 songs inspired by the art of JEFF KOONS - New York, Heaven Records, 2002 - 18 cm vinyl record in or. wraparound sleeve - 60 euro
Recording by the Bielefeld surfpunk outfit The Astronauts, issued on occasion of a 2002 Jeff Koons exhibition in Bielefeld, Germany.
According to the text on the sleeve, this record is "Das Offiziele Absolut Nicht Offiziele Souvenir", issued in a limited edition of "only 43 copies".
Our copy is numbered 43, just like all the other copies we have seen....

(SYMPHONIC ROCK) BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - All is savely gathered in - Eclectic Discs UK 2005 - 5 CDs plus book in folding wallet - 80 euro
Anthology comprising 5 CDs plus a finely designed 60 page book telling the band's history from 1967 up to 1997.
Mint, in a sturdy carboard wallet measuring 26 x 15 x 3 cm.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Ape or Monkey - original pastel drawing on black paper - 1993 - ca. 29 x 21 cm - 550 euro
Original pastel drawing by David Tibet, poet, artist and founder of Apocalytic Folk Outfit Current 93, executed on a sheet of black paper.
This piece has been titled APE OR MONKEY, dated and signed in red ink on a sticker pasted on the back.
NB: Compare THREE FACES OF PAN AS GOD, a triptych commissioned from David Tibet by Coil co-founder Jhonn Balance in 1993, as depicted an described in Tibet's privately published HOW I FLOWERED APOCALYPSE CARTOONS (2005), see below.
The drawing offered here was executed on the same day and completed in the same style, including the signed and dated sticker on the back.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Bookpage from: How I Flowered Apocalypse Cartoons (2005) [FOR REFERENCE ONLY]
Bookpage from the publication mentioned above, showing the tryptich THREE FACES OF PAN AS GOD.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - [untitled] - original pastel drawing on black paper - [1993] - ca. 29 x 21 cm - 450 euro
Original pastel drawing by David Tibet, poet, artist and founder of Apocalytic Folk Outfit Current 93, executed on a sheet of black paper.
This piece, executed in the same period as the work listed above, remained unsigned, but it's David Tibet all over!

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Calling for Vanished Faces - original pastel drawing on black paper - 1999 - ca. 42 x 29 cm - 990 euro
Original pastel drawing on black paper: the ORIGINAL DESIGN used for the cover of CALLING FOR VANISHED FACES, a 1999 compilation album by Current 93, the Apocalyptic Folk Outfit founded by David Tibet in 1984.
The sheet has been titled and signed by David Tibet in golden ink on the upper right hand corner.
A wonderful piece of outsider art, unfortunately with some damage in the left hand upper corner (not affecting the image!).
We add a copy of the CD, the album was never issued on vinyl.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - All the Pretty Little Horses - handwritten lyrics - [ca. 2000] - ca. 29 x 21 cm - [SOLD]
Handwritten lyrics for ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES, a traditional lullaby from the USA, calligraphed by David Tibet who recorded the song in 1995/96 with his band Current 93 and had it released on the album with the same name.
The full text was calligraphed in white ink on a single sheet of A4-sized black paper, titled and signed on the back, packed in a custom made hinged black cloth box, with titles blocked in white on front and spine.
N.B.: For a very short period only David Tibet (= David Michael Bunting, 1960) made works of art out of his lyrics, using his distinctive, curly, almost hypnotic handwriting, thus creating a number of weird and wonderful, close to illegible pieces....

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Larkspur and Lazarus - signed print - 2002 - ca. 40 x 52 cm - set of 2, see below: 340 euro
Sheet of heavy paper, printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, reproducing the pastel made for the FRONT of the cover of SOFT BLACK STARS, a vinyl album with recordings by David Tibet’s CURRENT 93, issued in 1998.
The print has been FULLY TITLED, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY DAVID TIBET, in white ink in his highly distinctive handwriting in the blank black lower margin.
Issued on occasion of an exhibition combining the talents of David Tibet and Steven Stapleton (Nurse with Wound), London, 2002.
NB: Larkspur and Lazarus is also the title of one of the songs on the album.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Chewing on Shadows - signed print - 2002 - ca. 40 x 52 cm - set of 2, see above: 340 euro
Sheet of heavy paper, printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, reproducing the pastel made for the BACK of the cover of SOFT BLACK STARS, a vinyl album with recordings by David Tibet’s CURRENT 93, issued in 1998.
The print has been FULLY TITLED, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY DAVID TIBET, in white ink in his highly distinctive handwriting in the blank black lower margin.
Issued on occasion of an exhibition combining the talents of David Tibet and Steven Stapleton (Nurse with Wound), London, 2002.
NB: Chewing on Shadows is also the title of one of the songs on the album.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Thunder Perfect Mind PROMO POSTER - 1992 - 42 x 29 cm - 120 euro
Original promo poster, issued by World Serpent Distribution, London, announcing the release of CURRENT 93’s seminal album THUNDER PERFECT MIND, issued in 1992.
A near mint, unfolded copy of this rare small promo poster, pictured here with a copy of the 2013 CD version plus the 2017 vinyl pressing with revised artwork.

DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - concert poster - 1992 - 56 x 42 cm - 80 euro
Original poster announning a concert by CURRENT 93, Nurse With Wound’s STEVEN STAPLETON and folk legend BARRY DRANSFIELD (who’s performance had to be cancelled) at the Royal Standard pub and music venue, Walthamstow, UK, July 1992.
A very fine, unfolded copy of a rare concert poster.

DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Welcome to Catland also known as Pussy Dom - broadside - 1996 - 35 x 23 cm - 24 euro
Broadside on heavy paper, commemorating performances by CURRENT 93 in New York, 1996.
Signed and numbered copies of this piece exist.

(DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93) Ptolemaic Terrascope, Volume 2, nr. 2 - UK 1991 - magazine in wrappers - large 8vo - 20 euro
Issue of the UK magazine devoted to old and new psychedelia, with a text on Current 93 written by David Tibet.
Comes with a 7" black vinyl bonus disc containing the track Broken Birds by Current 93.

 
 

 
DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Maldoror is Dead - London, Durtro, 2002 - with a frontispiece by Ruth Bayer - book in wrappers - large 8vo - 125 euro
Fine book containing the lyrics for Maldoror is Dead, a song written by David Tibet in 1982 and first issued on the album Nature Unveiled (1984) by Current 93, printed by hand by Alan Anderson (Tragara Press) in a limited edition of 200 copies, all SIGNED by David Tibet.
Added is a CD in handprinted sleeve containing 3 versions of the song.

DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93 - Maldoror is Dead - London, Durtro, 2002 - CD in handprinted sleeve - 40 euro
As above.
Separate edition of the CD, issued in a limited edition of 333 numbered copies, in handprinted sleeve.
Mint, in original clear plastic wallet.

(DAVID TIBET/CURRENT 93) THOMAS LIGOTTI - This Degenerate Little Town - London, Durtro, 2001 - with a frontispiece by DAVID TIBET - handprinted book in stiff paper wrappers in cloth box - large 8vo - 1st edition - 220 euro
Poem in prose, hand printed by Alan Anderson (Tragara Press) in a limited edition of 160 copies, all SIGNED BY THOMAS LIGOTTI and initiator/published David Tibet, who provided the edition with a frontispiece.
Mint copy in fine custom made RED CLOTH-COVERED BOX with fine lettering on the spine, also holding the compact disc, featuring Ligotti reading the poem, accompanied by a musical setting composed and performed by Current 93's David Tibet.

 


 
VELVET UNDERGROUND - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground and Nico - Verve Records Japan 1978 - 30 cm vinyl record in gatefold sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) - [SOLD]
1978 Japanese reissue of the Velvet Underground classic first album, first issued in 1967, faithfully reproducing the original (second state) gatefold sleeve by Andy Warhol, peelable banana included.
This mint unpeeled copy, complete with the original obi, has been delicately SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL in black felt tip pen on the front.

 


 
VELVET UNDERGROUND - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground and Nico - MGM UK 1971 - 30 cm vinyl record in gatefold sleeve (design: ANDY WARHOL) [SOLD]
1971 UK edition of the legendary first album by the Velvet Underground, originally issued in 1967, reproducing the classic (but non-peelable) banana art work by Andy Warhol.
Liner photography by Billy [Name] Linich and NAT FINKELSTEIN, his image of Andy Warhol holding a tambourine has been INSCRIBED AND SIGNED in black feltpen.
Curiously enough this is the first UK edition of this album in the famous banana-sleeve; earlier UK pressings came in a non-gatefold sleeve with colour photographs (credited to Hugo/Paul Morrissey, to be found on the back of the US sleeve) placed on the front.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - Andy Warhol: Double Tambourine - Amsterdam, Art Unlimited, n.d. - signed offset print - 43 x 60 cm - 220 euro
Fine offset print on thin but sturdy board, showing the image ANDY WARHOL: DOUBLE TAMBOURINE, a photomontage based on Finkelstein's 1966 portrait of Andy Warhol first published in 1967 on the inside of the cover of the VELVET UNDERGROUND's first album (see above).
This print is one out of a series of 10 copies which were SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN in Amsterdam, at the premises of AENIGMA books & prints, 2001.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - Five Factory Photographs - Amsterdam, AENIGMA books & prints, 2001 - 5 digital prints in oversized silver-lettered cloth-covered box - oblong folio - [SOLD]
Luxuriously designed box set, issued in a limited edition of only 10 (TEN!) copies (plus 2 A.C.) with 5 images shot by Nat Finkelstein in and around Andy Warhol's Factory between 1964 and 1967, with a emphasis on the VELVET UNDERGROUND, NICO and EDIE SEDGWICK.
All prints (ca. 27 x 18 cm) were digitally printed by the artist on A4 size sheets in his New York workshop, September 2001 (!), they come fully titled, numbered and SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN, who also wrote a short preface.
Concept and design by Eric Schneyderberg.
Mint, in a finely hand-crafted 38 x 32 cm silver-lettered black cloth-covered box, stylishly lined with black VELVET.
NB: This is the first out of a series of three luxury collaborations between Nat Finkelstein (1933-2009) and AENIGMA books & prints (what the [#$%] happened to AENIGMA???).

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - digital photograph of NICO - New York/Amsterdam 2001 - 22 x 28 cm - 295 euro
Digital print showing a close up of NICO (Christa Päffgen, 1938-1988) posing for Andy Warhol while being filmed for one of his many screen tests, 1966.
Printed for FIVE FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS (see above) in an edition of 10 (plus 2 A.C.) copies on matted paper.
SIGNED and inscribed underneath the image: "NICO (SCREEN TEST) / AENIGMA (A.C) / NAT FINKELSTEIN" in blue ballpoint pen.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - digital photograph of ANDY WARHOL and the VELVET UNDERGROUND - New York/Amsterdam 2001 - 22 x 28 cm - 275 euro
Digital print showing Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, setting up for a show at fashion designer Betsey Johnson's Paraphernalia, New York, March 1966.
Printed for FIVE FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS (see above) in an edition of 10 (plus 2 A.C.) copies on matted paper.
This, hoewver, is the only existing PROOF on GLOSSY paper, SIGNED and inscribed "ANDY + THE VELVETS (1966) / AENIGMA SERIES 1-10 / NAT FINKELSTEIN 2001" in black ink on the back.

(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - digital photograph of ANDY WARHOL and the VELVET UNDERGROUND - New York/Amsterdam 2001 - 22 x 28 cm - 160 euro
Digital print showing Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, setting up for a show at fashion designer Betsey Johnson's Paraphernalia, New York, March 1966.
Printed for FIVE FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS (see above) in an edition of 10 (plus 2 A.C.) copies on matted paper.
This is an unnumbered and untitled proof print SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN on a sticker on the back.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - Oh! This is Fabulous, the Silver Age at the Factory, 1964-1967 - Rotterdam, Bébert, 1989 - book in wrappers - 4to - 85 euro
Collection of black and white photographs, taken in and around Andy Warhol's Factory, with texts by Nat Finkelstein and others, with many b/w photographs of the Velvet Underground, Nico, Lou Reed, John Cale and others.
This copy SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN.

NAT FINKELSTEIN - Oh! This is Fabulous, the Silver Age at the Factory, 1964-1967 - Rotterdam, Bébert, 1989 - book in wrappers - 4to - 40 euro
As above, unsigned copy.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) NAT FINKELSTEIN - Oh! This is Fabulous, the Silver Age at the Factory, 1964-1967 - Rotterdam, Bébert, 1989 - book in wrappers - 4to - [from the vaults, not for sale]
As above.
One of the pages dedicated and inscribed by the photographer: NICO WAS A LADY - Nat Finkelstein.

 


 
VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO; first recording sessions - original photograph by NAT FINKELSTEIN - 40 x 50 cm - [SOLD]
Original photograph, 40 x 50 cm, depicting a pensive NICO in the studio, during the recording of their first Velvet Underground album, November 1966.
The photograph has been SIGNED BY NAT FINKELSTEIN below the image.
1966 image, printed later, purchased directly from the artist, not part of an edition.
In case you are interested in other work by NAT FINKELSTEIN, please click HERE.

 


 
(VELVET UNDERGROUND) MICHAEL LEIGH - The Velvet Underground - New York, MacFadden, 1964 - paperback - small 8vo - 1st edition/3rd printing - 24 euro
Third printing of this famous novel, March 1964, published a mere 6 months after the original, in exactly the same shape.
The title of the book became an inspiration for the band which was formed late 1964.
Tight and clean copy with some minor faults only.

(VELVET UNDERGROUND) Clinton Heylin - All Yesterdays' Parties: the VELVET UNDERGROUND in Print, 1966-1971 - Cambridge MA, York Da Capo Press, 2005 - book in boards with dustjacket - 28 euro
Hardcover edition of this work, containing “the most complete VU discography assembled to date, a biographical overview, photographs, posters, and other visual evocations of the period throughout".

 


 
THE WHO - Tommy - Polydor EU 2013 - 3 CDs, DVD and poster in hardback book in slipcase - 110 euro
Extensive deluxe reissue of Tommy, a rock opera by The Who, first issued in 1969 in a triple gatefold sleeve designed by Michael McInnerny.
The superbly illustrated 80 page casebound book holds 3 CD's with tracks, live tracks and out-takes, a DVD plus a poster and is housed in a studt slipcase.
Mint, hypesticker preserved.

THE WHO - Quadrophenia - Polydor EU 2008 - two 30 cm vinyl records in gatefold sleeve with book - 40 euro
2008 fascimile repressing of Pete Townshend's Mod opera, first issued in 1973 and made into a movie in 1979.
Two mint 180 grams vinyl discs in near mint heavy card gatefold, a 44-page (!) book with photographs by ETHAN RUSSEL pasted in.

 


 
(THE WHO) Ross Halfin - MAXIMUM WHO - Guildford, Genesis Publications, 2002 - deluxe book in calf-backed silkscreened boards in slipcase - large 4to - 275 euro
Fine collection of photographs of the early Who, by Colin Jones, Dominique Tarlé, David Wedgbury (who shot the images for the cover of the Who's first album), Baron Wolman and others, accompanied by contemporary texts by Who-members Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle.
Published in a limited edition of 1500 copies, all signed by compiler Ross Halfin.
This is one of 1250 regular copies, bound in calf-backed boards, the Who's logo and Mod target silkscreened in colours on the front.

(FRANK ZAPPA) Ten Years on the Road with FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION - DisCreet USA 1974 - booklet in wrappers - 4to - 45 euro
Promotional publication, printed after a design by Zappa's court designer CAL SCHENKEL, mainly comprising reproduced clippings from various publications.
Included are 2 loose glossy prints with images of several line ups of the Mothers plus a folding chart with info.
This 32 page booklet has been reprinted and/or counterfeited many times, this, however, is an original.

 


 
(VARIOUS ARTISTS) GENESIS PUBLICATIONS: BROCHURES and ANNOUNCEMENTS - please inquire
In the early 1990's we started offering works by GENESIS PUBLICATIONS, although most of these fine works are sold out now, we still carry a large collection of their excellently designed BROCHURES and ANNOUNCEMENTS concerning books on:
BEATLES (and Beatle-related), ROLLING STONES (and Stones-related), David BOWIE, Bob DYLAN, Eric CLAPTON, Jimi HENDRIX, The WHO, Bob MARLEY, QUEEN, PINK FLOYD (and Floyd-related) etc. etc.
If interested please inquire.

 


 

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