Barnet: Homosap Inc., 1966. First edition. Foolscap format, mimeographed from typescript and drawing, with found leaves bound or pasted in, and holes cut into the first mimeographed leaf, as issued.
My Own Mag was the most innovative and provocative little magazine of the 1960's. Nuttall was a suberb and intuitive editor, and the texts which appeared in My Own Mag would have made the magazine famous in the history of the form. It was Nuttall's particular genius, however, to make the texts inseperable from the form of the magazine, a marriage made not only by being printed on the the page but through it, by burning it, by folding it and interleaving it with found pages of the existing world of print - a world which would never be the same.
This issue contains several important texts by William S. Burroughs - “Nut Note on the Column Cut up Thing," "WB Talking," Quantities of the Gas Girls," and "Untitled" [Maynard & Miles C137, C138, C139, and C140]. It also includes work by Bill Butler, John Moore, John Keys, and Claude Pelieu. Last but not least, the introduction by Nuttall, which densely covers 3 pages and is printed on smaller sized paper stapled to the cover, is essential - "I have every wish to change the world but no desire to leave it."
Some light indenting and wear to extremities, else fine. Item #29268