Item #4648 Tarantula. Robert Zimmerman.


Item #4648

np: nd [c. 1969]. 4to, 56 pp, mimeographed from typescript in orange ink.
Illustrated title page.

Side-stapled into card covers with title erratically rubber-stamped, as usual.
A bootleg edition of Zimmerman’s experimental novel of the same name, which
was written in 1966, but not issued until 1971, during which time a number of
creatively assembled bootleg editions appeared. This edition likely from 1969,
as it prints an interview with Dylan discussing the text by Jann Wenner which
appeared in Rolling Stone that year. The covers for this edition, which rumor
has it was sold at dodgy bookstalls in London, were rubber-stamped, with great
variety from cover to cover.

Zimmerman was the recipient of a Nobel Prize for literature in 2016, and is also
a musician and songwriter.

Staples rusted, with some toning and creasing to covers. Very good.