The Velvet Underground: Un mythe new-yorkais
New York: Rizzoli, 2009. 4to, 316 pp. Hardcover. First French edition. Johan
Kugelberg, ed. Foreword by Lou Reed. Association copy, signed and dedicated
by Lou Reed to Vaclav Havel on front free endpaper. Light shelf-wear to dust
jacket. Discoloration on back endpaper.
The most valuable association copy of this book in existence. This French edition
of the book was signed and dedicated by Lou Reed to contributor Vaclav Havel,
playwright, poet, and first president of the Czech Republic. In his inscription,
Reed thanks Havel for “the duet,” referring to his performance that year in
Prague with opera singer Renee Fleming at a concert commemorating the 20th
anniversary of the former Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution.