CAGE, John. On Erik Satie.
[New York : 1958]First edition. This 12 page booklet was bound into the ArtNews Annual volume XXVII. The short discourse is written as an imaginary conversation between John Cage and Erik Satie, in which, "because Satie died over thirty years before, neither of us hears what the other says" (Cage). Satie's answers are therefore "ones he is reported to have made and... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 118527
CAGE, John. Silence: Lectures and Writings.
Middleton, CT : 1961First edition, first printing, of Cage's first monograph. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Jean with love and nostalgia for family and place - the Palisades, John Cage". The composer had grown up in the Pacific Palisades, and returned there in the late 50s to write much of this book there. The volume, which... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 133163
CAGE, John. Empty Words.
Middletown, CT : 1979First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For ? with friendship, John Cage". The recipient's name, which is illegible, is in a different ink and may have been inserted at a later date than the rest of the inscription. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 84572
CAGE, John. For the Birds.
Boston & London : 1981First edition in English, first published in French in 1976. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to publisher Marion Boyars; "for you, dear Marion, John Cage (The first sextuple)" The recipient's name and the signature have both been overwritten six times suggestive of the composer's use of chance, number and repetition in the Ryoanji drawings,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122647