Lot #364
Tony Glover's Poetry, Artwork, and Photography Book Collection

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Estimate: $800+


Collection of 28 poetry, artwork, and photography books from the personal estate of Tony Glover, which is highlighted by an unbound galley proof of Mapplethorpe by Robert Mapplethorpe, hardcover with dust jacket, published in 1992 by Random House, which was sent to Glover by poet and musician Patti Smith, who personally obtained this preliminary copy from Mapplethorpe’s studio. Included with the book is an ALS from Smith, penned inside a greeting card, which reads: “Hi Tony, Sorry this took so long, it’s the unbound sheets from Robert’s Studio. So it came from a good place. Thank you for the Rimbaud, and your work. All the best to you and yours.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, which Smith has annotated: “This has been sitting around for months. Sorry.”

Book titles are as follows (signed examples are noted):

Art of India: Sculpture and Miniature Paintings (University of Minnesota, 1969)
Avant Garde #8: Picasso’s Erotic Gravures (September 1969)
Black Book by Robert Mapplethorpe (1986)
Carnival Strippers by Susan Meiselas (1976)
Dim Lake by Gregory Bitz, Leon Huscha, and Sisson (1975)
Doctor Benway by William S. Burroughs (1979)
Gustav Klimt: Erotic Drawings by Hans H. Hofstatter (1980)
Ha Ha Ha Ha by Nicholas Africano (1989; signed)
Hot Shots by Norman Seeff (1974)
Idols by Gilles Larrain (1973)
Imprints: A Photo Project by Tom Berthiaume (2006; signed)
Jungle Fever by Jean-Paul Goude (1981)
Love on the Left Bank by Ed van der Elsken (2nd impression)
Mati Klarwein: Collected Works 1959-1975 (1988)
Nirvana Pate: The Lost Erotic Poems by Gregory W. Bitz (1989; signed)
The Paris Review: Fall 1965
Pistils by Robert Mapplethorpe (1996)
Pushing Ink: The Fine Art of Tattooing by Spider Webb (1979; signed by Marco Vassi and Charles Gatewood)
Rat Catching by Crispin Glover (1988; signed)
RE/Search #12: Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual (1991)
Sisters by David Hamilton (1973)
Some Women by Robert Mapplethorpe (1989)
Sun Exercises by Michael Dennis Browne (1976)
Taylor Mead: Excerpts from the Anonymous Diary of a New York Youth (1962; signed)
Tom of Finland (Taschen 1992)
Tulsa by Larry Clark (1971)
Tuschen/Etrics: Poems from a Cloth Room, and Paris by John Tuschen (1974)
In overall very good to fine condition, with some loose pages, and scattered wear to some dust jackets, most noticeably to Some Women, which bears some tears and missing paper.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Hollywood
  • Dates: #606 - Ended April 14, 2021