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Lens

Lens

Regular price $375.00 Sale

Frank Kuenstler. Lens. New York: Film Culture, [1964]. First separate edition, first appearing in the Summer 1964 issue of Film Culture (no. 33). Association copy, inscribed by the author on the second preliminary blank for poet and musician Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs: "To Tuli / Frank / Nov. 1964." Quarto in three gatherings of sixteen (10.5 x 8.5 inches; 266 x 215 mm.). [4, blank], 91, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's binding in the original blue wrappers, printed in red and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; no endpapers. Backstrip and wrapper edges somewhat dulled; spine very gently leaning with some minor crimping near the crown; a couple soft surface scratches on the rear wrapper; corners very slightly worn; touch of soiling near base of the spine on the front wrapper. Very good.

"[A] book so extraordinary that it was completely unnoticed at the time (of publication)" (Kostelanetz, A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes, accessed online); zeltil, A Bibliography of Conceptual Writing, p. 95. (#10069).