Item #39347 MY OWN MAG #12 (Barnet, Herts.: May 1965).
MY OWN MAG #12 (Barnet, Herts.: May 1965).


MY OWN MAG #12 (Barnet, Herts.: May 1965).

Ed. Jeff Nuttall. Mimeographed foolscap sheets, stapled.

Includes a 1pp. piece on Trocchi's Project Sigma by Jeff Nuttall: "To be sigma, as I understand it, is to hold the following simple premise - that people must now change or become extinct." It concludes with "a list of people and organisations My Own Mag has made contact with who, in different ways, seem to be attempting to bring such a change" (among those included in the list are "The Situationists… Allen Ginsberg etc…. Tuli Kupferberg & Birth Press… Wm. Burroughs & Fellow Time-Space travellers… Jim Haynes… The Castalia Foundation… RD Laing and the Philadelphia Foundation… Bruce Lacey… Joan Littlewood & her Fun Palace… Dom Sylvester Houédard… Hamilton Finlay & The Wild Hawthorn Press…".

Nuttall did the mimeographing for Trocchi's Sigma portfolio, as he did for My Own Mag, using the machine where he taught in Barnet, north London. Other contributors to this issue include William Burroughs ("The Last Words of Dutch Schultz" [first appearance, 3pp.] and "Letter to Sunday Times" [part of Apomorphine Times, a magazine edited by WSB]); and Carl Weissner. Bold ink inscription by Jeff Nuttall to front cover - "Message on Pg 4!!".

Old, faint central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus.