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Burroughs, William. 1914-1997. A collection of photographs and personal correspondence from Burroughs to his artist friend David Prentice,

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Lot 248
Burroughs, William. 1914-1997.
A collection of photographs and personal correspondence from Burroughs to his artist friend David Prentice,

Sold for US$ 1,530 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

Burroughs, William. 1914-1997.
A collection of photographs and personal correspondence from Burroughs to his artist friend David Prentice, including
1. 8 Typed Letters Signed ("Bill Burroughs"), 9 pp total, 4to, February 28th, April 4th, 26th, May 15th, June 15th, July 1st, November 8th, 11th and 23rd 1966, most from London, all with original transmittal envelopes, a few envelopes torn;
2. An original pencil sketch by David Prentice of an Orgone Accumulator that he constructed for Burroughs at 77 Franklin St, when he returned to New York City in May 1974;
3. 2 telexes, one from Burroughs, London, May 28th 1966 8.10 am: "Leaving London June 2nd for Paris and Germany suggest later meet London or elsewhere; and David's earlier telex to Burroughs, 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;
4. 5 black and white photographs of Burroughs, most at Centre St, New York, various sizes, 130 x 78 mm to 246 x 190 mm, [c.1965-66].

Provenance: David Prentice, New York artist and friend of William Burroughs, who lived below Burroughs in his Centre Street Apartment building.
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