Item #40093 An Anecdoted Topography of Chance (Re-Anecdoted Version). Daniel SPOERRI.
An Anecdoted Topography of Chance (Re-Anecdoted Version).


An Anecdoted Topography of Chance (Re-Anecdoted Version).

NY: Something Else Press, 1965. First English-language edition, “Done with the help of his very dear friend Robert Filliou and Translated from the French, and further anecdoted at random by their very dear friend Emmett Williams”. Pale grey cloth. 214pp. Dustwrapper photograph by Vera Spoerri. Illustrations by Roland Topor.

Daniel Spoerri’s taxonomy of 80 objects gathered on the blue tabletop in his room at Hotel Carcassonne, 24 Rue Mouffetard, Paris on October 17, 1961, each one meticulously numbered and annotated. Robert Filliou’s biographical blurb printed on the dustwrapper’s lower flap mentions that the Rumanian-born author had once been “an apprentice bookseller in a bookstore that also sold stuffed animals. He stole a mounted frog and was dismissed.”

Fine in Near Fine dw. The sixth publication from the Something Else Press.

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