Something Else Press Inc, New York 1964. Publishers cloth. Dustjacket. 271 (1) + 86 (2) pp. good condition, one small closed tear and small paperloss on lower spine, one coenr with small paperloss. Bookseller Inventory # 39076
Title: Jefferson s Birthday. Postface.
Publisher: Two titles in the same book. They begin from opposite sides. 1964.
Book Description Something Else Press, New York, 1964. First Edition. First volume published by Higgins's Something Else Press. "Jefferson's Birthday consists of all the things Dick Higgins wrote, composed or invented between April 13, 1962 and April 13, 1963."; Postface is one of the main accounts of the Fluxus movement. An attractive copy of this wear-prone title. One of 1,200 copies. Octavo (20.75cm); dark blue-green buckram, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; teal topstain; dustjacket; 271; 90pp; illus. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $5.95), with some light wear to spine ends and extremities, and touch of dustiness to front panel on Jefferson's Birthday. Bookseller Inventory # 35230
Book Description Something Else Press, USA, 1964. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. MInt copy in DJ and brodart protection, one of 1200 copies, a scarce Something Else Press book and the first one published Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025416
Book Description Something Else Press, New York, 1964. First printing. 360 pp. (271; 89), 8vo. Two books back-to-back. Blue buckram and gilt spine, in illustrated dust-jacket. Light spotting to foredge and endsheets, otherwise a very nice copy in a very good, unclipped jacket with edgewear, a couple of short closed tears, and a very small loss at one corner. The first book of the Something Else Press and a crucial document of Fluxus, marking Higgins’s departure from the group (at least, as directed by George Maciunas). Macunias was originally to be the book’s publisher, but long delays drove Higgins to establish his own press. Jefferson's Birthday "consists of all the things that Dick Higgins wrote, composed, or invented between April 13th, 1962 and April 13th, 1963" (April 13 being Thomas Jefferson’s birthday); Postface is a long memoir of "the development of the new arts," and one of the main accounts of the origins of Fluxus, in which Higgins articulates his criticisms of Macunias’s approach. This copy is inscribed on the first blank, in the year of publication, from Higgins to Fluxus colleague Nam June Paik, and then inscribed on the second blank at a later date from Paik to a Mr. McKay. A marvelous association for an important book. Bookseller Inventory # 3618