Bonhams : Burroughs, William. 1914-1997. 5 Typed Letters Signed ("Bill Burroughs"), 5 pp total, 4to, April 4th, 26th, November 8th and 23rd 1966,
Burroughs, William. 1914-1997. 5 Typed Letters Signed ("Bill Burroughs"), 5 pp total, 4to, April 4th, 26th, November 8th and 23rd 1966,

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Lot 192
Burroughs, William. 1914-1997.
5 Typed Letters Signed ("Bill Burroughs"), 5 pp total, 4to, April 4th, 26th, November 8th and 23rd 1966,

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 950 - 1,400
Burroughs, William. 1914-1997.
5 Typed Letters Signed ("Bill Burroughs"), 5 pp total, 4to, April 4th, 26th, November 8th and 23rd 1966, to his New York friend David Prentice, four with envelopes, a few envelopes torn.
WITH: two telexes, one from Burroughs to David, London, May 28th 1966 8.10 am: "Leaving London June 2nd for Paris and Germany suggest later meet London or elsewhere; and David's reply New York, May 28th 11.40 am: "Make reservations for me at the Rushmore for the evening of the 2nd"; and 2 postcards, dated January 1966, sent from Burroughs in Gibraltar to David Prentice; and 4 other ephemeral pieces, several hotel receipts for Burroughs, and a 1 page ALS from Alan Marlowe, President of the American Theatre for Poets, to Bill.
Provenance: David Prentice, New York artist and friend of William Burroughs.

A fine correspondence between Burroughs and his artist friend David Prentice, who at this period lived downstairs from the apartment Burroughs rented on Center St, New York City, and to whom he entrusted his trunk of papers relating to the Third Mind project when he moved out of New York in 1965. The chatty letters discuss the idea of sub-letting his place as well as Burroughs's life in London, Paris and Tangiers and moving around from city to city every 3 months or so.
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