New York: Art & Design International [and] Jaap Rietman, Inc., (1982) & (1985). First Edition. Wraps. 4tos. both. First volume, tape bound; the second, spiral comb. Each as issued. Both near fine. Both also warmly INSCRIBED by Friedman to Something Else publisher and fellow Fluxus member Dick Higgins. The first reads: "'Read Higgins!" / James Joyce / [drawing of a pen] / For DH / with love / Ken Friedman / 20 October '82." The second, inscribed in two different ink, is: "To Dick S. Higgins, / friend, Fluxbrother, / mentor, in gratitude / for two [drawing of a smiley face sticking its tongue out] decades / of good memories / Ken Friedman / 1985 / [drawing of a hand]. 233 and 251 leaves respectively, printed rectos only. Both very good plus. Very Good +. Item #12660
Two-volume catalogue of Friedman's happenings and other Fluxus performances. The first volume includes events through 1967, the latter updates though 1983's. Higgins and Friedman collaborated on a book "The epickall quest of the Brothers Dichtung and other outrages" (Printed Editions, NY, 1978). In addition, Friedman was the general manager of Higgins' Something Else press in the 1970's. A fine association between these two key Fluxus figures. The revised 1985 edition of this title is scarce; OCLC locates 8 copies. The 1982 edition, however, is rare. We find no listing for it in OCLC, locating only a copy at Northwestern described as [1982?] but not matching the bibliographic details of this copy.