[New York]: Tony Weinberger, 1971. First edition. Oblong 4to, mimeographed from holograph, drawing, and edited typescript. According to the printed colophon, the book was intened to be released in a run of 100 numbered copies, but a holograph note in Tony Weinberger's hand in orange ink revises that down to 92. Initialled at the colophon by Weinberger.
A companion piece to Tony Weinberger's infamous book of stories concerning his time as bartender at the famed music venue. According to the colophon, "This text started at the request of the publicity-director at Bobbs-Merrill fr a clarifiying statement of 1000 words as I was totally dis-satisfied with what she had done to-date for my book The Max's Kansas City Stories. Three of us sat with a tape-machine bull-shitting around the subject - while very stoned - for four hours. That tape was then edited down to one hour and then DW transcribed it. After blue-penciling it for five hours I realized I could ot in a form satisfactory to B-M write out why the form of the book was not comprehensible to them."
We believe the DW referenced in the colophon must be Diane Wakoski, whom the published version of the book was dedicated to.
1" crease to one tip, else fine. Item #24968