A Distant Book Lifted: Blurbs, Forewords, Afterwords, Introductions, Prefaces, and other items relating to William S. Burroughs. William S. BURROUGHS, Michael STEVENS.
A Distant Book Lifted: Blurbs, Forewords, Afterwords, Introductions, Prefaces, and other items relating to William S. Burroughs.

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A Distant Book Lifted: Blurbs, Forewords, Afterwords, Introductions, Prefaces, and other items relating to William S. Burroughs.

Spicewood, TX: Benjiman Spooner Books, 2001. 8vo. Unpaginated (18pp.).

One of only 5 numbered copies specially clothbound by Don Sanders (this one #2), from a total edition of 130 (there were also 99 numbered and 26 lettered copies in wrappers). SIGNED by Michael Stevens on the title page. Previously unpublished colour photographic print of William Burroughs laid in.

Taking its title from Burroughs' cut-up text, "A Distant Hand Lifted", Stevens' bibliographic checklist provides a list of books for which Burroughs contributed accompanying texts. It came about after Stevens, a book scout, began "spending most of my time seeking out and discovering WSB blurbs on books and reading Burroughs looking for references to other works", before he eventually decided "to make it a full time job to compile these notes and put a book together."

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