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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

NY, Hargail Music Press, (1947). Sheet music by Bowles for this Tennessee Williams poem. The two collaborated a number of times during the period prior to Bowles's first novel, The Sheltering Sky (1949), when his primary creative work was as a composer. Miller E40, approximately 1000 copies printed. Broadsheet, folded to make four pages. 9-1/8" x 12-1/8". Tiny corner chips and minor marginal dampstaining; very good. Scarce in the original, although apparently collected in the 1984 Soundings Press edition of Bowles' Selected Songs. [#017988] $375
London, Peter Owen, 1985. The second British edition of this title first published in 1963. Inscribed by Bowles: "For Mary Robbins/ with best/ Paul B./ 17/XII/92/ Tangier." Robbins was a friend and neighbor of Bowles's biographer, Virginia Spencer Carr; Robbins accompanied Carr on several trips to Tangier, and she housed Bowles when he traveled to the U.S. for surgery in 1994. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a small nick to the rear panel. [#017000] $175
(London), (Transatlantic Review), (1964). Includes "The Oven," translated by Bowles from the Moghrebi of Driss Ben Hamid Charhadi. Signed by Bowles in 1997 in Tangier, at his contribution. Title page detached and laid in; sunning to spine. Good in wrappers. [#031338] $125
Brussels, Sub Rosa, 1990. The liner notes for a CD of spoken word recordings by Bowles, music composed by him, and music he recorded, composed and performed by others. The text of the liner notes is by Randall Barnwell, who produced the recording. Inscribed by Bowles to his biographer, Virginia [Spencer Carr], "with love," in 1994. Liner notes only, no CD. Fine. [#031335] $100
(NY), Abrams, (1993). Text by Bowles and photographs by Brukoff. Inscribed by Brukoff to Peter Matthiessen. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#031827] $70
Santa Fe, Soundings Press, 1989. First thus, a revised, restored edition of the full score and the first time it was formally published in book form: the previous version had been a mimeograph of the score as Bowles originally wrote it in 1949. Fine in wrappers and quite scarce. Bowles's only major, full-length composition, issued on a long-playing record in 1950. [#021030] $45
(Anthology)
NY, Prose Publishers, 1972. No. 4. Contributors include Marius Bewley, Paul Bowles, Edward Dahlberg, Elizabeth Hardwick, William Heyen, Robert Payne, Henri Peyre, Donald Phelps, Reynolds Price, Jack Sullivan, and Virgil Thomson. Bookstore stamp inside front cover; near fine. [#017706] $40
Harmondsworth, Penguin, (1950). Paperback original. Previous owner name and date (1950), pages acidifying; spine folds heavily rubbed; about very good in wrappers. [#013111] $20
NY, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1989). Advance Review Copy. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#711370] $20
London, Peter Owen, (1988). Very Good in wrappers. [#701393] $20
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