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Little magazines are periodicals that publish experimental and non-conformist work of relatively unknown writers and artists. They are often noncommercial in their outlook and occasionally irregular in their publication. Little magazines played a significant role for the writers and artists who shaped the avant-garde movements like Modernism and Post-modernism across the world in the twentieth century.

Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr...

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The Illiterati 5 (1948) by Eshleman, William, Tom Polk Miller, Kemper Nomland, Jr., and Kermit Sheets (eds.), William Everson, James Broughton, Brewster Ghiselin, Scott Greer, Lee Mullican, Kenneth Rexroth, Sanders Russell, et al

Pasadena, CA: The Illiterati / Untide Press, 1948. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). Near VG. Wide 8vo, 36pp, stapled wrappers. The rare final issue of this important little magazine, founded at the Camp Angel Civilian Public Ser...

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Grist 8 (1966) by Fowler, John, George Kimball, and Charles Plymell (eds.), d. a. levy, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wendell B. Anderson, Judson Crews, Robert Creeley, Ken Irby, Clive Matson (addressed to), et al

Lawrence, KS: Abingdon Book Shop, 1966. 1st edition. Soft cover. Good /No Jacket (as issued). Good+. 4to, 36pp, printed wrappers. Eighth issue of one of the most consistently rewarding counterculture-era literary magazines; includes Allen Ginsberg's...

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Telephone, Numbers 1, 3, 4, and 5 by Maureen Owen, Editor

New York: The Poetry Project, 1969. 4 RARE early issues of this seminal poetry magazine founded in 1969 by Maureen Owen and printed at The Poetry Project. Numbers 1, 3, 4, and 5. No dates on 3 issues, published 1969-1972. Very Good overall, Issue 1, ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Boys‘ Life Magazine, Complete Run, 1959 by Boy Scouts Of America

Boy Scouts Of America, New Brunswick, NJ, 1959; First Edition; Quarto. Full twelve month run of Boy’s Life Magazine for 1959, bound together in publisher’s blue cloth boards with silver titles and official Boy Scout crest impressed on the front. All...

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The Illiterati 4 (Summer 1945) by Sheets, Kermit, and Kemper Nomland (eds.), William Everson, Glen Coffield, Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen, Alex Comfort, George Woodcock, et al

Waldport, Oregon: The Illiterati / Untide Press, 1945. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. Wide 8vo, 28pp, stapled wrappers. Impressive, scarce periodical founded at the Camp Angel Civilian Public Service camp in Waldport, Oreg...

From Philip Smith, Bookseller


People Today June 18, 1952 Marilyn Monroe on Cvr in White 2 Piece Swimsuit & Heels on Ladder, 6/18/52 , All About Marilyn, Hot Rods & Cold Slabs , MAGAZINE is in Small Wooden Frame by VARIOUS

Hillman Publ Periodicals. SMALL Format Magazine, minor rub WEAR, Cover Story + B/W Center Fold of Marilyn in Negligee, VG+, AS-IS, SOFTCOVER, light Creases Back, Wooden Frame has Former Owner Stamp on Back of it. Soft Cover....



Growing Hand (1967) by Cresciman, Vincent J. (ed.), Piero Heliczer, Ira Cohen, Irving Rosenthal, Fielding Dawson, Susan Sherman, Harold Norse, Mel Clay, Maya Andrews, et al

San Francisco: Growing Hand, 1967. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, [iv]+62pp, printed wrappers. This rare literary magazine from 1967 San Francisco includes work by central underground figures such as Piero Heliczer, ...

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The Avalanche 2 (Fall 1966) by Krech, Richard (ed.), Charles Bukowski, Ron Silliman, Duane Locke, Brown Miller, Wesley Tanner, et al

Berkeley: Undermine Press, 1966. 1st edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Near Fine. 8vo, 48pp, stapled wrappers. A scarce psychedelic poetry magazine from 1966 Berkeley. Includes Charles Bukowski and several very early works by Ron Silliman...

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Kuksu : Journal of Backcountry Writing 4 (Work, 1975) by Pendell, Dale (ed.), Gary Snyder, Jaime de Angulo, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, John Brandi, John Oliver Simon, Franco Beltrametti, Barry Gifford, et al

Nevada City, CA: Kuksu Press, 1975. 1st edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket (as issued). Near Fine. 8vo, 144pp, printed wrappers. The rare fourth issue of this little magazine of poetry and writing, edited by ethnobotanist Dale Pendell. Includes work by...

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Burning Deck, Issues 1-4, Complete Run by Edited by James Camp, D. C. Hope, and Bernard Waldrop

Ann Arbor, MI / Durham, CT: Burning Deck, 1962. Issue 1 SIGNED BY AUTHOR poet Anne Stevenson front wrapper. Spring,1962- Spring,1965. The full 4 issue run of this influential poetry journal, and uncommon SIGNED by any of its contributors. Very Good Plus ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Harper’s Weekly: Journal of Civilization by Harper

1875 Harper's Weekly PT Barnum Indians White SLAVES Gn Sheridan Illustrated HUGE Harper's Weekly was an early American magazine published by Harper. Beginning in 1857, it was a primary source of news, fiction stories, humor, satire, and a number of other...

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Fuck You / A Magazine of the Arts, Number 5 Volume 5 by Sanders, Ed (Editor)

New York: The Lower East Side Guild of Motherfuckers / Fuck You Press , 1963. Published Dec. 1963. Near Fine, tiny corner creases to covers else Fine. Features the first appearance in this seminal Mimeograph Revolution publication by Allen Ginsberg - his ...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Floating Bear 33 (1967) - this copy addressed to poet Josephine Miles by Di Prima, Diane (ed.), John Wieners (guest ed.), Jack Spicer, Bobby O'Driscoll (Bobby Driscoll), Philip Lamantia, Kirby Doyle, Robert Grenier, Charles Doria, Alan Marlowe, Janine Pommy Vega, Paolo Lionni, Josephine Miles (addressee), et al

Brooklyn: The Floating Bear (printed: Detroit: Artists Workshop Press), 1967. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 4to, 36pp, stapled self-cover. This 1967 issue of The Floating Bear was printed on high-acid mimeo paper at the D...

From Philip Smith, Bookseller


Ole 6 (Olé; July 1966) by Blazek, Douglas (ed.), Charles Bukowski, Harold Norse, Al Purdy, D. r. Wagner, Brown Miller, George Montgomery, Jeff Nuttall, Larry Eigner, Marcus J. Grapes, Lee Harwood, William Wantling, et al

Bensenville, IL: Open Skull Press, 1966. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG. 8vo, 44 pp (mimeographed), stapled wrappers. Includes two poems by Charles Bukowski ("Nature Poem" and "The Noiseless Care of a Blue Vi...

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