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Gaberbocchus Press : A collection of 43 items from the Gaberboccus Press, some signed, some publicity material and Christmas cards laid in, and the scarce novel written in collaboration with the German psychiatrist Karl Theodore Bluth, by Anna Kavan, Themerson, Stefan and other authors

Author Name    Themerson, Stefan and other authors

Title   Gaberbocchus Press : A collection of 43 items from the Gaberboccus Press, some signed, some publicity material and Christmas cards laid in, and the scarce novel written in collaboration with the German psychiatrist Karl Theodore Bluth, by Anna Kavan

Binding   Paperback/Hardback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher   London Gaberbocchus Press

Seller ID   30415

A collection of forty three items. All octavo, unless otherwise indicated. All Gaberbocchus Press, London unless otherwise indicated. All first editions, unless otherwise indicated. 1. Bluth, K.T. and A. Kavan. The Horse's Tale. Original grey cloth. 112 pp. 1949. Printed in Lubeck by Moll-Winter. Spine lettering faded but just legible. Age-darkening to leaves throughout, probably due to poor quality paper. No ownership names. Binding firm. Scarce. VG. 2. Jarry, Alfred. Ubu Roi. Drama in Five Acts … Followed by the Song of the Disembraining. Stiff pictorial card wraps. 192 pp. Third edition, 1966. Translated from the French and with a preface by Barbara Wright. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. First published in 1951. Spine creased and covers slightly edgeworn. Slight lean to spine. Printed on coloured paper. Photographic illustrations at rear. Good. 3. Manning, Hugo. This Room before Sunrise. Original grey cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 62 pp. 1952. Slight darkening to dw spine. Internally clean. VG/VG. 4. Russell, Bertrand. The Good Citizen's Alphabet. Original red cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Unpaginated. 1953. With colour illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Dw partially faded with tears & slight chipping to extremities. Slight fading to boards. Loosely laid in are some publication materials from the press. Internally clean. VG/Good. 5. Sisson, C.H. An Asiatic Romance. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 144 pp. 1953. Clean copy. VG/VG. 6. Themerson, Stefan. Professor Mmaa's Lecture. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. With the original wrap-around banner. 254 pp. 1953. Inscribed by the author Stefan Themerson on the half-title and dated 1968. Preface by Bertrand Russell. Drawings and endpapers by Franciszka Themerson. Slight fading to dw spine. A fresh clean copy. VG/VG. 7. Themerson, Franciszka. The Way it Walks: A Book of Cartoons. Stiff pictorial card wraps. 30 pp. 1954. Black series no.3. Slight marks to covers. Illustrations throughout by Franciszks Themerson. VG. 8. Grabbe, Christian-Dietrich. Comedy, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning: A Play in 3 Acts.. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 64 pp. 1955. With drawings and collages from contemporary papers by Dr. S. Willoughby. Dw partially faded, torn & edgeworn. Internally clean. VG/Good. 9. Barnard, Gwen. The Shapes of the River: The London Thames. Original grey cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Unpaginated. 1955. Text by Eugene Walter. Dw chipped, torn & edgeworn. Internally clean. Colour illustrations throughout by Gwen Barnard. VG/Good. 10. Queneau, Raymond. Exercises in Style. Original yellow cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. 199 pp. 1958. Translated and with a preface by Barbara Wright. Slight darkening to dw spine. VG/VG. 11. Themerson, Stefan. Kurt Schwitters in England: 1940-1948. Original pictorial laminated boards. Large 8vo. 64 pp. 1958. Illustrations. Printed on coloured papers. Slight marks to boards. VG. 12. Buchanan, George. Bodily Responses: Preceded by Other Poems and Followed by Footnotes. Original boards in pictorial dust wrapper. 47 pp. 1958. Illustrations. Some offsetting to endpapers, otherwise clean copy. VG/VG. 13. Laughlin, James. Confidential Report & other poems. Original yellow boards in printed dust wrapper. 40 pp. 1959. Clean copy. VG/VG. 14. Buchanan, George. Green Seacoast. Original green boards in pictorial dust wrapper. 127 pp. 1959. Slight fading to dw spine. Internally very clean. VG/VG. 15. Lang, Harold and Kenneth Tynan. The Quest for Corbett: Written for Radio. Stiff card wraps. 112 pp. 1960. Presentation by Franciszka Themerson. Spine lettering slightly faded. Illustrations. VG. 16. Buchanan, George.. Conversations with Strangers: Poems and Notes. Original boards with printed dust wrapper. 45 pp. 1961. Dw slightly marked. Internally very clean. VG/VG. 17. Blakeston, Oswell. The Night's Moves: A Thriller.. Stiff card wraps. 125 pp. 1961. Loosely laid in is a card with autograph note regarding publication of the book. Clean copy. VG. 18. Themerson, Stefan. Cardinal Pölätüo. Original black boards in pictorial dust wrapper. 184 pp. 1961. Slight edgewear to dw. Internally clean. Bright copy. VG. 19. Hausmann, Raoul and Kurt Schwitters. Pin and the story of Pin. Edited and introduced by Jasia Reichardt. Stiff card wraps. 56 pp. 1962. Designed by Anna Lovell. Text in English and French. Illustrations. Internally clean. Covers and spine slightly darkened. VG. 20. Themerson, Franciszka and Stefan Themerson. Semantic Divertissements. 4to. Pictorial stiff card wraps. 16 pp. 1962. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Covers stained & marked. Internally clean. VG-. 21. Blakeston, Oswell. Fingers. Stiff card wraps. Unpaginated. 1964. Illustrations by Herbert Jones. VG. 22. Buchanan, George. Morning Papers. Original boards in printed dust wrapper. 152 pp. 1965. Dw slightly marked. Internally clean. VG/VG. 23. Themerson, Stefan. Bayamus and the Theatre of Semantic Poetry: a Novel. New and revised edition. Stiff card wraps. 111 pp. 1965. Clean copy. VG. 24. Fetherston, Patrick. Three Days After Blasphemies. Unpaginated. 1967. Stiff card wraps. 100 poems by the author. Slight rubbing to wraps. Four-page publisher's list loosely laid in. Internally clean. VG. 25. Themerson, Stefan. Wooff Wooff or Who Killed Richard Wagner? Stiff card wraps. 65 pp. Reprint published 1967. First published in 1951. Clean copy. VG. 26. Themerson, Stefan. Tom Harris. Original yellow boards with silver lettering to spine. 349 pp. 1967. Spine faded and boards stained & marked. Slight staining to fore-edge. Internally clean. Good+. 27. Themerson, Stefan. Special Branch: A Dialogue. Stiff card wraps. 96 pp. 1972. Internally clean. Loosely laid in is a Christmas card illustrated by Franciszka Themerson and signed by Stefan Themerson. VG. 28. Themerson, Stefan. Logic, Labels & Flesh. Stiff card wraps. 208 pp. 1974. Illustrations. Slight staining to covers. Internally clean. VG-. 29. Themerson, Stefan. On Semantic Poetry. Stiff card wraps. 128 pp. 1975. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Slight staining to covers. VG-. 30. Themerson, Stefan. General Piesc, or the Case of the Forgotten Mission. 1976. Stiff card wraps. With the original wrap-around banner. 54 pp. Signed by the author on the half-title. VG. 31. Themerson, Francszka. The Way It Walks: A Book of Cartoons. 1988. Stiff card wraps. 25 pp. Gaberbocchus/Turret, Amsterdam. B&w illustrations by the author. First published in 1954. VG. 32. Themerson, Stefan. Collected Poems. Stiff card wraps. 171 pp. Gaberbocchus Press, Amsterdam. Reprint 1998. Illustrations by Franciszka Themerson. Clean copy. VG. 33. Thermerson, Franciszka and edited by Nicholas Wadley. The Drawings of Franciszka Thermerson. Gaberbocchus Press, Amsterdam. 104 pp. 1991. 4to. Stiff card wraps. VG. 34. Themerson, Stefan. The Urge to Create Visions. Gaberbocchus and De Harmonie, Amsterdam. 95 pp. 4to. Slight wear to covers. VG. Related Items: 35. Themerson, Franciszka. Forty Drawings for Friends: London 1940-1942. Original pictorial black cloth in plain off-white dust wrapper. 12mo. Unpaginated. Privately printed. London, 1943. Limited edition. This is copy no. 14 of an edition limited to 25 numbered copies. This copy presented to Jankel Adler. Black & white illustrations throughout. Scarce. VG. 36. Themerson, Stefan. Croquis dans les Tenebres. Hachette and The Continental Publishers & Distributors Ltd. London, 1944. 35 pp. Stiff card wraps. Limited edition. Published in an edition of 500 copies, this is one of 40 copies hors commerce. Full-page illustration by Franciszka Themerson. Text in French. VG. 37. Themerson, Stefan. The Lay Scripture, Or, a Draft for a Preface to a Textbook of Physics. Anthony Froshaug. London, 1947. Unpaginated. Stiff pictorial card wraps. Limited edition. This is copy no. 10 of an edition limited to 120 copies. Inscribed on the copyright page by the author: 'To Jankel [Adler] with love, Stefan T.' Colour frontis drawing by Franciszka Themerson. Loosely laid in are two typed carbon copy letters from Jankel Adler. Covers darkened at edges. Good. 38. Themerson, Stefan. Bayamus. Original black cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Editions Poetry London Ltd., London, 1949. 92 pp. First edition. Frontis and other drawings by Franciszka Themerson. Dw chipped & torn at spine and edges, with some loss. Internally clean. Published in wraps in 1965 by the Gaberbocchus Press, this is the true first edition in book form from 1949. VG/Good. 39. Themerson, Stefan. The Adventures of Peddy Bottom. Editions Poetry London Limited. London, 1950. 12mo. 112 pp. First edition. Pictorial boards. Cover design by Franciszka Themerson. Illustrations also by Franciszka Themerson. Slight age-darkening to board edges. Internally clean. Re-issued in 1954 by the Gaberbocchus Press, this is the true first edition from 1950. VG. 40. Themerson, Franciszka. Franciszka Themerson: Paintings, Drawings and Theatre Design. 7th December 1977 - 7th January 1978. Small 4to. 24 pp. Stiff pictorial card wraps. Gruenebaum Gallery. New York,. 1977. Wraps rubbed, worn & creased. Creasing to internal leaves. Black & white illustrations throughout. Fair to Good. 41. Themerson, Franciszka. Music.: A Suite of Drawings. Themerson Estate. Pictorial stiff card wraps. London, 1988. Unpaginated. Designed by Nick Wadley. B&w illustrations throughout. VG. 42. Themerson, Stefan. Kurt Schwitters on a Time Chart. 4to. Unpaginated. Printed stiff card wraps. Huis Clos. Oude Tonge, 1988. Text in English. Text in Dutch on opaque leaves in pocket at rear. Illustrations. Slight edgewear to wraps. VG. 43. Themerson, Franciszka and edited by Nick Wadley. Rysunki / Drawings. Unpaginated. Pictorial stiff card wraps. Gaberbocchus w Polsce. Chelm, 2007. Published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Franciszka Themerson's birth on 28 June 2007. B&w illustrations throughout. VG; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Price = 3500.00 GBP



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