Benjamin Péret, Rémy de Gourmont, Harry Mathews

The Printed Head

Atlas Press

1990 - 1991

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Signed set of Series I of The Printed Head, a special series of shorter works for subscribers of the Atlas Press, this set includes thirteen volumes by various authors.

  • Sold as a set of 13.
  • Achim Von Arnim, Cecil Helman, Albert Ehrenstein, Remy de Gourmont, Oskar Pastior, Harry Mathews, Rikki Ducornet, Benjamin Péret, Xavier Forneret, Eric Basso, Marcel Mariën, Günter Brus, Alastair Brotchie.
  • London: Atlas Press, 1990-1991. 
  • Octavo.
  • Limited edition, this is number 9 of 250. 
  • Volumes 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 are signed by their authors.
  • Paperbound fascicles.
  • Housed in a slipcase with paper label to one board and spine.

1. Achim Von Arnim, Gentry By Entailment, Translated by Alan Brown.

2. Cecil Helman, The Golden Toenails of Ambrosio P, signed.

3. Albert Ehrenstein, Tubutsch, Translated by Malcolm Green.

4. Remy de Gourmont, Stories In Blue, Black, Violet, Green & Mauve, Translated by Frederick Reeves Ashfield.

5. Oskar Pastior, Poempoems, Translated by Malcolm Green, signed.

6. Harry Mathews, The American Experience, signed.

7. Rikki Ducornet, The Butcher’s Tales.

8. Benjamin Péret, Mad Balls, Illustrated by Yves Tanguy, Translated by James Brook.

9. Xavier Forneret, The Diamond in the Grass, Translated and with an Afterword by Terry Hale.

10. Eric Basso, Equus Caballus, with errata slip, signed.

11. Marcel Mariën, The Life and Death of La Belle Desiderata, Translated by Terry Hale in collaboration with Michael Richardson, Sarah Whitfield & Marcel Mariën, signed.

12. Günter Brus, Picturepoems, Translated by Malcolm Green, signed.

13. Alastair Brotchie, Documents Pertaining to Ubic Gestation, signed.

From the Limitation Page: "The Printed Head is Limited to 250 copies. The First 50 are signed, where mortality permits, and of these the first dozen are reserved for the publishers and contributors. Numbers 13 to 150 are reserved for subscribers to the series. Numbers 151 to 250 are available for sale as individual titles. This is no. 9." Atlas Press began publishing in 1983, and specializes in extremist and avant-garde prose writing from the 1890s to the present day. It is the largest publisher in English of books on Surrealism and has an extensive list relating to Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, the Oulipo, the Collège de ‘Pataphysique, Vienna Actionists among others.

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Very mild rubbing to slipcase all volumes sharing the limitation number of 9, reserved for the publishers and contributors.

First Edition, Signed
Modern first editions, Fine bindings


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