Item #40013 Next To Nothing. Paul BOWLES.
Next To Nothing.
Next To Nothing.


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. Faint lower right corner crease to front cover, o/w Near Fine.