Topor. Fine in VG+ jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Ivory cloth, lettered in copper and black, dark blue topstain. As issued, with numerous leaves still unopened along bottom edges. xx, 214 pp., illus. endpapers, all 80 catalogued object illus. in line drawings. Pictorial dust jacket lightly rubbed along edges and top front corner, light shelf wear, 1/2" triangular closed tear midway down rear joint; verso shows illus. of all objects catalogued internally in terms of their placement upon the table; now in mylar. 1st American edition; first published in Paris, 1962 as Topographie Anécdotée* du Hasard. Very scarce issue by the avant-garde and experimental Something Else Press, founded by Dick Higgins in 1963, which published approx. 50 volumes between then and its demise in 1974, its list of authors including John Cage, Gertrude Stein, Claes Oldenburg, John Giorno, Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, Merce Cunningham, Marshall McLuhan, and Jackson Mac Low, among others.
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