Abracadabra Nos. 1–5 (All published)
Luxembourg: Abracadabra & Authors, 1977 – 1981. Softcover 8vos in saddle-stapled wraps, offset printed in black and white. Unpaginated. Text mostly in English, with some in French, Italian, and Dutch.
A complete and collated run of this seminal Italian publication published in Luxembourg featuring a cross pollination of some of the best experimental poetry, concrete poetry, poetry, essays, collages, and art from Europe and the Americas.
A sampling of contributors in each issue include:
No. 1 – Philip Whalen, Joe Brainard, Anne Waldman, Julien Blaine, Michael Gibbs, Franco Beltrametti, Adriano Spatola, Harry Hoogstraten, et al.
No. 2 – Leo van der Zalm, Steve Lacy, Milli Graffi, Anne Waldman, Julien Blaine, Carl Weissner, Susanne Hahn, John Giorno, Markuz Raetz, Charles Plymell, et al.
No. 3 – Flavo Ermini, Steve McCaffery, Magnus Hedlund, Dick Higgins, Jochen Gerz, Ted Berrigan, Adriano Spatola, Susanne Hahn, et al.
No. 4 – Michael Andre, Marcello Angioni, John Cage, Franco Beltrametti, Mara Cini, Brion Gysin, Dick Higgins, Harry Hoogstraten, David Weiss, et al.
No. 5 – Diether Roth, Marcello Angioni, Adriano Spatola, Tom Raworth, bpNichols, Milli Graffi, Julien Blaine, Dick Higgins, Giuliano della Casa, The Tinklers, et al.ed.
All issues very good, with sunning to spine and top edge of the cover and the usual overall age toning throughout on issue no. 1. Trace amounts of rubbing to cover, a bump to the crown of the spine, and light age toning to pages on issue no. 2. Trace amounts of rubbing to covers including some ghosting from another book on the back cover of issue no. 3. Bump to bottom right corner of issue no. 4. Trace amounts of rubbing to covers including a small stain on the front, age toning to pages, and rusted staples on issue no. 5. Item #57