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Dividing Line Books


Evan Miller

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Offering rare and interesting materials in the fields of modern literature, counterculture, artists' books, and more.

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7002 Forest Ave. Apt. 3L , Ridgewood, NY, 11385, United States

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Dividing Line Books offers interesting and rare books across a variety of subjects, with emphases on modern literature and counterculture. We are currently developing specialties in the fields of artists' books, the literature of the psychedelic movement, and other avant-garde streams of the mid-20th century and beyond. We are always interested in acquiring new material in these and other fields, and warmly welcome inquiries of any nature.

Featured Items

Beaubo by Jim Gulyas and Richard Sassoon

This uncommon 1967 publication is a manifesto of sorts, outlining in a disjointed, satirical fashion a fictional religion known as “Beauboism.” The written contents—presumably all the work of Sassoon—vary from “excerpts” of pseudo-mystical and pseudo-mythological source materials, to loosely related stories and prose poems, with pronounced emphases on the profane, lascivious, and/or scatological. Profusely illustrated throughout with Gulyas’s black-and-white line drawings, which articulate an absurd and psychedelic vision of reality very much in sync with Sassoon’s.


Sassoon is best known for his tempestuous early relationship with American writer Sylvia Plath. Though he reportedly wrote poetry throughout his life, aside from a few appearances in literary journals, Beaubo is his sole book-length credit. Gulyas’s drawings can be found in several other contemporaneous Bay-area counterculture artifacts, including Child’s Hat. Beaubo was published by Frank Westbrook’s Bindweed Press, which produced some of the era’s most recognizable rock posters for venues like the Avalon Ballroom.


Unspeakable Visions of the Individual [First 8 Issues of This Beat-Era Literary Journal]

A contiguous set comprising the first three volumes (eight total issues) of this literary journal, which anthologized the later output of Beat-era writers. Published and edited by the husband-and-wife duo of Arthur and Kit "Glee" Knight, who took the journal's title from Jack Kerouac's "Belief & Technique for Modern Prose," a methodological "list of essentials" composed at the prompting of Allen Ginsberg. To the best of our knowledge, the journal went on to run through fourteen volumes, issued in various formats, many of which, to some confusion, had other primary titles: "The Beat Diary," "The Beat Road," etc.


California, PA: The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual / TUVOTI, 1971-1973. Quarto; first three issues side-stapled, subsequently saddle-stapled; printed black-and-white wraps.



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All items packaged in new cardboard boxes amply cushioned with biodegradable packing peanuts. Pamphlets and other flat materials items are occassionally shipped in bubble-mailers with internal cardboard supports. All books with dust jackets are fitted with brand new archival protectors prior to shipping.

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