Hanuman Books series, complete.Madras & New York: Hanuman Books, 1986-92 Stock Code: 142477
Very scarce complete set of the Hanuman Books series, including the rare Kerouac "Manhattan Sketches" which was withdrawn after complaints from the Kerouac estate. The books were handmade in India, with the small format based on Indian prayer books (Hanuman being the favoured Hindu deity of editors Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente), and distributed from the Chelsea Hotel, New York.
The complete run comprises: 1. John Weiners, A Superficial Estimation (1986); 2. David Trinidad, November (1986); 3. Eileen Myles, Bread and Water (1987); 4. Taylor Mead, Son of Andy Warhol (1986); 5. Francis Picabia, Who Knows - Poems and Aphorisms (1986); 6. Henri Michaux, By Surprise (1987); 7. Amy Gerstler, Primitive Man (1987); 8. John Ashbery, The Ice Storm (1987); 9. Herbert Huncke, Guilty of Everything (1987); 10. Manuel Rosenthal, Satie, Ravel, Poulenc (1987); 11. Rene Daumal, A Fundamental Experiment (1987); 12. Bob Flanagan, Fuck Journal (1987); 13. John Wieners, Conjugal Contraries & Quart (1987); 14. withdrawn following complaints from the Kerouac estate Jack Kerouac, Manhattan Sketches (1987, with iconic Ginsberg photograph of Kerouac on front cover); 14. Willem de Kooning, Collected Writings (1988); 15. Cookie Mueller, Fan Mail, Prankletters, and Crank Calls (1989); 16. Sandro Penna, Confused Dream (1988); 17. Vincent Katz, Cabal of Zealots (1988); 18. Alain Danielou, Fools of Gold (1988); 19. Edward Denby, Willem de Kooning (1988); 20. Max Beckmann, On My Painting (1988); 21. Gary Indiana, White Trash Boulevard (1988); 22. Jean Genet, Rembrandt (1988, this copy with apparently spurious signature); 23. David Trinidad, Three Stories (1988); 24. Allen Ginsberg, Your Reason and Blake's System (1988); 25. Rene Guenon, Oriental Metaphysics (1989); 26. Eileen Myles, 1969 (1989); 27. Gregory Corso, Mind Field (1989); 28. Rene Daumal, The Lie of the Truth (1989); 29. Elaine Equi, Views Without Rooms (1989); 30. Ronald Firbank, Firbankiana (1989); 31. David Hockney, Picasso (1990); 32. Simone Weil, On the Lord's Prayer (1990); 33. Jack Smith, Historical Treasures (1990); 34. Cookie Mueller, Garden of Ashes (1990); 35. Beauregard Houston Montgomery, Pouf Pieces (1990); 36. Bob Dylan, Saved! The Gospel of Speeches (1990, this copy with half a ticket stub for a 1990s Evening with Bob Dylan laid in); 37. Richard Hell, Artifact (1990); 38. Henry Geldzahler, Looking at Pictures (1990); 39. Francis Picabia, Yesno (1990); 40. Robert Creeley, Autobiography (1990), 41. Dodie Bellamy, Feminine Hijinx (1990) 42. Jack Kerouac, Safe in Heaven Dead (1994); 43. Candy Darling, Candy Darling (1992); 44. Nick Zedd, Bleed Part One (1992); 45, Patti Smith,, Woolgathering (1992); 46. William S. Burroughs, Painting & Guns (1992); 47. Robert Hunter, Idiot's Delight (1992); 48. Robert Frank, One Hour (1992), plus unnumbered Rene Ricard, God With Revolver (1990, in larger format).
The set also contains a laid in letter from the Editors concerning "court cases in Madras" holding up the publishing of Bob Flanagan's Fuck Journal and Cookie Mueller's Fan Mail.
50 volumes, 49 miniature octavo, one larger octavo. Original card wrappers.
Photographically illustrated wrappers, and occasional photographs within throughout.
Some minor marking and toning to spines but a really excellent set, the rare Kerouac #14 in particularly fresh condition.
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