INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).

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INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).

Paris: June 1958-September 1969. Director: Guy Debord. Tall 8vo. Original metallic wrappers in different colours, titled in black. The major periodical of the Situationists, containing the main theoretical texts of the International. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of b/w photographs, cartoons and illustrations.


Contributors include Guy Debord; Asger Jorn; Raoul Vaneigem; Michèle Bernstein; Alexander Trocchi; Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio; Jørgen Nash; Helmut Sturm; Attila Kotányi; Uwe Lausen; Constant Nieuwenhuys; Théo Frey; Maurice Wyckaert; Donald Nicholson-Smith; René Viénet; Mustapha Khayati; and Mohamed Dahou.


Charles Radcliffe's set, with his ink markings in the margins to several paragraphs in the second and third issues. Radcliffe met Guy Debord in Paris in October 1966 on a visit from England with Christopher Gray. Both subsequently became members of the SI, though only briefly, with Radcliffe resigning in November 1967 and Gray expelled shortly afterwards. On their return from Paris they co-edited the second issue of Heatwave, most of which had been produced before their meeting with Debord, who, according to Radcliffe, later gave it his approval.


Condition varies: minor edge and corner wear to wrappers of the first issue; wrappers of #2 chipped and worn (this is the second printing from Spring 1962, the only issue to be reprinted; the poor quality of the aluminium foil used for the cover of the first printing, issued in December 1958, meant that few copies survived the printing process); wrappers of #3 rubbed, with wear along spine; spine of #4 faded; some mottling to cover of #5; issues #6 to #10 damp-affected, with covers mottled and rubbed, and pages rippled along the upper part, with occasional paper loss or tears where pages have previously adhered together at the top edges; wrappers of issues #11 and #12 slightly rubbed.


Overall, a Good to Very Good set of the most important post-war journal of political and cultural revolution in Europe, with an interesting provenance from a former member of the SI and one of England's leading revolutionary activists and theorists of the day.

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