Single folded sheet (2) pp. Fine condition. In his Esquire column in August 1963, Mailer attacked modern architecture for its lack of ornament and complexity. Vincent Scully, a professor of art history, published a reply in Architectural Forum, April 1964, and this piece, Mailer's rebuttal, was printed with it. One of Mailer's scarcer publications, only 100 copies were printed. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Gargoyle, Guignol, False Closet
Publisher: Privately printed at the Dolmen Press
Publication Date: 1964
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Dolmen Press Limited, Dublin, 1964. Condition: Near Fine. First separate printing. One leaf folded to make four pages. One corner a little bumped, slightly soiled, very near fine. An extract from a correspondence about modern architecture, addressed towards Yale professor Vincent Scully, who had questioned Mailer's opinion of modern architecture in Architectural Forum. One of only 100 copies privately printed. Very uncommon. Seller Inventory # 373013
Book Description Dublin: Privately printed at the Dolmen Press, 1964, 1964. Single folded sheet, pp. 2. In fine condition. First separate edition, one of 100 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Mailer on the front cover to Herb Yellin (1935-2014) the American book collector and founder of the Lord John Press in 1976 to publish signed limited editions of significant American authors: "For Herb Yellin, cheers, cheers. Norman Mailer, March 1992." Yellin published two of Mailer's works: Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots in 1980, and How the Wimp Won the War in 1992, the year Mailer inscribed this offprint. A scarce item, this article was first published in the Architectural Forum journal in April 1964, and features Mailer's rebuttal in a debate with Vincent Scully, professor of art history at Yale. Previously, in his Esquire column in August 1963, Mailer had attacked modern architecture for its lack of ornament and complexity; Scully published his reply in Architectural Forum, and Mailer's rebuttal was printed with it. Seller Inventory # 109702