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"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle

Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

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The Cat Inside
William S. Burroughs. New York, Grenfell Press, 1986.

Illustrations from ink paintings by Brion Gysin. (Folio) vellum-backed boards, spine lettered in silver. No. 52 of 133 copies printed by the Grenfell Press on J. Green paper.

Signed by Burroughs and Gysin in the colophon. The final collaboration between Burroughs and Gysin, signed by Gysin shortly before his death. Prospectus laid in.

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