Next To Nothing. Paul BOWLES.
Next To Nothing.

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Next To Nothing.

Kathmandu, Nepal: Bardo Matrix/Starstreams, 1976. First edition. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. Illustrated with a tipped-in frontispiece photograph and woodblock prints. Printed on handmade Nepalese paper. Cover verifax by Maya; frontispiece collage by Dana Young; title page illustration by Sidney Hushour; Bone Ship Passing by Petra Vogt; skull colophon by Lee Baarslag; Kufic design on back cover supplied by Paul Bowles, who wrote the poem specially for the publisher, Ira Cohen, following his wife Jane's death after a long illness. Bowles is said to have considered this publication the most extraordinary-looking book of all his writings, and one of the most eloquent in its expression of the ideas that had long obsessed him. One of 500 numbered copies. Fine.

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