Wallace Berman – Cover and Book Art

Lamantia, Philip and Antonin Artaud. NARCOTICA
lamantia_narcoticaSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1959
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.25? x 8.5?, 16 pages, (750 copies). Cover photographs by Wallace Berman. Published as Auerhahn Pamphlet No. 1. Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 5)

McClure, Michael. THE NEW BOOK / A BOOK OF TORTURE
New York: Grove Press/Evergreen Original, 1961
First edition, perfect-bound paperback, 64 pages, (4000 copies). Cover painting by Roy Kuhlman, author photo on rear cover by  Wallace Berman.
(Clements A7)

McClure, Michael. GHOST TANTRAS
San Francisco: City Lights, 1964
First edition, perfect-bound wrappers, 1500 copies (20 signed copies in boards). Cover photograph of author by Wallace Berman.(Clements A16)

Heliczer, Piero. THE SOAP OPERA
ph_soapoperaLondon: Trigram Press, 1967
First edition, hardcover, 500 copies. Illustrated by Paul Vaughan, Robert Harding Brown, Augusto Geninam Ferro, Wallace Berman, Jean-Jacques Label, Harold Chapman and Andy Warhol.

Hirschman, Jack. BLACK ALEPHS 
blackalephshcLondon: Trigram Press, 1969
First edition, perfect-bound wrappers and hardcover (including 100 numbered and signed) issued simultaneously, 155 pages. Cover and half-title illustrations by Wallace Berman.


THE FLOATING BEAR, Issue #37, edited by Diane di Prima
floatingbear37New York, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers, cover art by Wallace Berman.




FRUIT CUP, No. ZERO
fruitcupfSan Francisco: Beach Books, 1969
First edition, stapled wrappers. Illustrated by Wallace Berman.




McClure, Michael. HYMNS TO ST GERYON & OTHER POEMS / DARK BROWN
London: Cape Goliard Press, 1969
First UK edition, hardcover in dust jacket, with a metallic wrap-around band with the words “silver grahhr rainbow” in pink, two books of poetry bound back to back and reversed. Cover art by Wallace Berman.

CATERPILLAR, No. 14, edited by Clayton Eshelman
caterpillar14New York & Sherman Oaks, 1970
First edition, paperback. Cover art “Topanga Seed” by Wallace Berman.




Meltzer, David. LUNA
lunaLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press 1970
First edition, paperback, 1226 copies (200 numbered and signed, and 26 lettered and signed hardcover copies), printed prospectus.  Cover art by Wallace Berman.


CATERPILLAR 17, edited by Clayton Eshelman
caterpillar_17Berkeley & Sherman Oaks, 1971
first edition, paperback, cover art by Wallace Berman.




Perkoff, Stuart Z. ALPHABET
alphabetLos Angeles: The Red Hill Press, 1973
First edition, stapled wrappers, 6.5″ x 9.25″, 32 pages. Cover art by Wallace Berman.




Meltzer, David. HERO/LIL
hero_lil_hcLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973
First edition, 1175 copies (175 numbered hardcover copies), printed prospectus. Cover art by Wallace Berman.



Mallarmé, Stéphane. IGITUR
igiturLos Angeles: Press of the Pegacycle Lady, 1974
First edition thus, 600 copies (100 signed in boards), printed prospectus, translation by Jack Hirschman. Cover photograph by  Wallace Berman.


Rothernberg, Jerome. ABULAFIA’S CIRCLE  
abulafiaMilwaukee: Membrane Press, 1979
First edition, stapled wrappers, 5.25″ x 8″, 24 pages, published as Tree #6. Cover art by Wallace Berman.



McClure, Michael. REBEL LIONS 
New York: New Directions, 1991
First edition, paperback original, cover art by Wallace Berman.