THE THIRD MIND. William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin.


New York: The Viking Press, 1978. First Edition. Attractive copy of this collaborative work between Burroughs and Gysin. "Burroughs, known to have worked more productively in collaboration with others, wrote that the title stemmed from Think and Grow Rich, a twentieth-century guide to salesmanship by Napoleon Hill, who counseled that when two minds work together there is always a third one that results. Others have interpreted the third mind as coming from the interaction of writing and visual art" (Eric C. Shoaf. "Books and Broadside Prints by William S. Burroughs." RealityStudio). Amomg the more elusive Burroughs items, which has never been reprinted in English post-1982. Item #5163

First Printing. Ocatavo (21.75cm); charcoal gray paper and black cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [x],194,[4]pp; illus. Touch of wear to spine ends, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $12.95), with light shelfwear, and some mild yellowing to upper and lower flap edges; Near Fine.

Price: $300.00

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