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Ten around the 10th

Zines loom large again this month, but we do have the first issue of Outsider, a handprinted little magazine from New Orleans, some Black power items, a vintage sewing pattern, etc.


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#1 Cross-Dressing, American Theater

No author given. Neil Burgess’s New County Fair. Song Book. Dick’s Publishing House. New York: no date, presumed late 1890s. Pink wraps, with a center front cover portrait illustration of Neil Burgess dressed in drag. 20 pp., including covers. Primarily an advertising book for works published by Dick’s Publishing house, with this containing the lyrics to several songs featured in the New County Fair play/musical starring Neil Burgess. Burgess was an American actor from the mid to late 19th century, noted for playing female roles, specializing in elderly women, and playing a variety of women in vaudeville performances. GOOD condition. Uneven fading. Faint vertical fold crease present. Some chipping, tearing and minor loss along the extremities, with splitting at the head and tail of the spine. Heavy toning to the text block. Owner’s name stamped to one page. $100.00

#2 Black Liberation, Feminism

Gordon, Vivian V. Black Women, Feminism, and Black Liberation: Which Way? Third World Press. Chicago: 1985. First edition, stated. Illustrated yellow wraps. 86 pp. A work exploring the conflicts at the intersection of Black femininity and racism, asking if feminism is strictly a white woman’s movement and how do Black women interested in feminist causes resolve the conflict between Black liberation and feminism. By Vivian Gordon, a professor and activist who held the directorship of the then newly established African-American studies program at UVA beginning around 1974. She often fought against the administration of UVA on behalf of Black students and in defense of the program, but eventually resigned in 1980. The book is in GOOD condition. Moderate dampstaining along the spine, upper fore edge and upper edge, sporadically affecting the pages throughout. Spine reinforced with clear tape. Minor soiling and curling. Some scuffing along the extremities. Owner’s name on the inside front cover. $55.00

#3 Little Magazine, Handprinting, Outsider #1

Di Prima, Diane; Snyder, Gary; Olson, Charles; Ginsberg, Allen; Hughes, Langston; Creeley, Robert; McClure, Michael; Bukowski, Charles; Miller, Henry; Jones, LeRoi; Burroughs, William S.; Ogden; G.C.; Kupferberg, Tuli; Blackburn, Paul et al. The Outsider. Number 1. Fall, 1961. Loujon Press. New Orleans: 1961. Illustrated wraps. Handprinted issue. 101 pp. Rear cover with photos of some of the writers within, and more photos included in the interior. Debut issue of this little magazine from New Orleans, an influential magazine that published the who’s who of poetry and literature, including early work by Charles Bukowski. This issue features William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), G.C. Ogden and many others. GOOD condition. Minor fading and toning. Moderate wrinkling/creasing along the spine, with minor bumping and creasing along the other edges. Heavy toning to the text block. $200.00

#4 LGBTQ+, Zines

Anderson, Beth; Anderson, Laurie; Weiner, Hannah et al. Ear Magazine. Summer Issue. Vol. 4 #5/6. New Wilderness Foundation, Publisher. New York: no date, circa 1976. Tabloid newspaper format. 12 pp. Single issue of this journal/zine devoted to new music in all its forms. Ear Magazine published from 1973 to 1991. Originally established in San Francisco, Ear began to publish in New York as well, when Beth Anderson moved there. She left Ear in 1978. This issue features photos of Brian Eno and Kathy Acker, among others; three architexts by Laurie Anderson, which depicts the use of doors and other objects to play music; an article on punk rock/rock/synthesis aesthetics by Beth Anderson; a piece by Hannah Weiner, etc. GOOD condition. Horizontal fold crease present. Heavy foxing/spotting to the front cover, with general toning. Minor soiling. Some creasing and bumping along the edges. Ad on the rear cover circled in blue ink. Scattered minor foxing in the interior. $75.00

#5 AAPI, Zines

Lee, Patrick J. Time’s Up #6. The Yellow Kid. May, 1997. Airik Lee Productions. Burbank, CA: 1997. Stated second printing. Wraps. 24 pp. A comic style zine recalling autobiographical episodes in the author’s life, this focusing on his Chinese heritage and his perception of it as a child/teen. Signed by the author on the front cover. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning and wrinkling. $30.00

#6 [AAPI, Zines]

Sin, Tara. Lycheenaut. Perhaps Issue 1. Tara Sin, Publisher. San Francisco: no date, circa 1999. Illustrated wraps. 8 ½ by 7 inches. 32 pp., including covers. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. Presumed first issue of this zine by zinester Tara Sin (also the mastermind behind We Like Poo). This issue introduces the zine, discusses a variety of topics, including Faye Wong, a popular Canto-mando pop singer, various pop culture topics, etc. Wrapped Litchi gum stapled to the inside rear cover. VERY GOOD condition. Minor edgewear, with a small stain from the gum packet on the rear cover. $65.00

#7 Zines, Pop Culture, Music

Tolentino, Noel, et al. Waffle No. 3. Bean Burrito Productions. Santa Cruz: no date, circa 1993. Illustrated white wraps. 8 ½ by 7 inches. Unpaginated. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. Third issue of this zine that covered punk and indie rock, as well as pop culture. Edited and created by Noel Tolentino, also known for his zine Bunnyhop. This issue with an interview with Mike D of the Beastie Boys; an interview with the Breeders; an article reprinted from another zine in which the author discusses her sexual relationship with her boyfriend who was diagnosed with AIDS; an article on strippers, stripping and a strip club owned by a woman, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning and edgewear. $55.00

#8 Black Panther Party, Black Power

Various authors. The Black Panther. Black Community News Service. December 27, 1969. San Francisco: The Black Panther Party, Publisher, 1969. Tabloid newspaper format. 20 pp., including covers. Rear cover art by Emory Douglas. Black and white photos throughout. Single issue of this long running newspaper issued by the Black Panther Party, offering news of its actions, members and discussing of Black Panther Party ideology and philosophy, as well as the goals of the organization. This with a lengthy piece by David Hilliard; a statement from Huey Newton; mention of the assassination of Fred Hampton in the context of continued persecution of Black Panther members, etc. GOOD condition. Horizontal fold crease present. Moderate uneven browning. Paper slightly brittle. Light soiling and wrinkling. $150.00

#9 Fashion, Sewing

Ladies’ Home Journal Patterns 8478. Ladies’ and Misses’ Shirtwaist. The Home Pattern Company. New York: no date, presumed early 1900s. Illustrated envelope with 6 tissue templates (all present as called for). An early home sewing pattern for a woman’s shirt or blouse, with instructions printed on the envelopes. GOOD condition. Envelope rather wrinkled, creased and toned, with minor soiling and staining. Tissue templates intact, with moderate scattered foxing. A few small chips and tears along the edges. $45.00

#10 Nigerian Folk Song Lyrics

The Irepo African Cultural Dance and Social Group Song-Book. No publisher, place or date. Illustrated wraps. 8 ½ by 5 ½ inches. 16 pp., including covers. A collection of lyrics to a variety of songs from the Irepo region of the Oyo State in Nigeria. Words most likely from the Yoruba language, given that the language is the most dominant in that region. GOOD condition. Moderate uneven toning to the wrappers. Some dampstaining, mostly to the rear cover. Light soiling. Minor general curling to the piece. $55.00

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