Typescript and Galley Proof for the Prologue to Revolvers Aimed... Finger Bowls, by Claude Pélieu
(San Francisco), (Beach Books), (1966). A four-page typescript, signed by Burroughs, of his introduction to Claude Pelieu's book Revolvers Aimed... Finger Bowls, and two long galley pages of proofs corrected by Burroughs, plus one autograph note and one typed note from the publisher, pertaining to the book's front matter. Burroughs' introduction to his friend Pelieu's book is written in what appears to be the cut-up style of his Nova Trilogy. One line refers to "23 revolvers aimed at claude pelieu," and much of the rest is surrealistic in the typical style of his cut-up writings. A note in Burroughs' hand instructs the publisher to print it in one thin column, which the galleys reflect. Pelieu is known as the original French Beat writer, and was known as a postmodern poet and respected collage artist in his own right. He and his wife, Mary Beach, collaborated on a number of projects, and this book was to be published by Beach Books, and distributed by City Lights in San Francisco. Burroughs manuscript material seldom appears on the market these days, and this item represents Burroughs' work in collaboration with a noted and respected friend and artist. [#032745] SOLD
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