Thursday, 3 February 2011
WILLIAM BURROUGHS ARCHIVE FOR SALE
If you’ve exhausted the list of William Burroughs material on Amazon you could try Ken Lopez Bookseller who has:
“A substantial archive of manuscript material, correspondence, and books and printed matter, mostly signed. The manuscript material comprises some hundreds of pages, mostly from the 1950s to the 1980s, much of it unpublished [….] Most of this material never appeared in print, or appeared in markedly different form… It is likely that this is one of the largest collections of original Burroughs material still in private hands; outside of that which James Grauerholz (Burroughs's longtime assistant) has, it may be that this is the single most extensive archive that is yet to be institutionalized. For the time being, it is being offered only as a single lot, but serious inquiries for significant portions of it are invited.”
It's currently on hold for $260,000. You can view the collection here but please don’t try to outbid me. Cheers.