Item #40289 The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles. Heathcote WILLIAMS.
The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles.
The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles.
The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles.
The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles.
The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles.
The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles.

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The Abdication of Queen Elizabeth the Second. “The Truth about My Mother” H.R.H. Prince Charles.

No place (Notting Hill): no pub. (Open Head Press), nd. (1976). First softover edition. 8vo. Wrps., 8pp. (uncut), gathered by a black tassel string, with a sheet of handmade Japanese lace paper bound in. Text printed in black, red and green inks.

Holograph note from Heathcote Williams loosely inserted: “for Bill Levy, who cunningly suggested getting Ms. Battenburg to do some P.R. for the paperback version, from the author + printer August ’76.”

At one point Williams’s satire was read out as a news item on a pirate radio station (Rebel Radio), causing the police to cordon off the street from which the transmission was being made and leading to seven arrests.

Wrappers slightly age-toned, with a few spots to upper panel.

Loosely inserted is the author’s “Fuckingham Palace Frolicks”, a postcard featuring his satirical caricatures of Royal members fucking one another, originally published privately in an edition of 200 copies in Paris in 1970 (illustrated in Suck #8 and Ins and Outs #3).

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