Carl Williams Rare Books

5 [CONZO (Joe). [The Cold Crush Brothers onstage at Harlem World Club].

59 x 38.8 cm. (image) within an approximately 2cm. border, b&w photograph, conservation framed and glazed, one of an unknown edition signed on the lower margin in black pen. N.p., n.p., printed/developed 2005, £300.00

Fine. No copy in Cornell. Probably the display copy from 2005’s ‘Born in The Bronx’ exhibition at the Vinyl Factory from whence this acquired from the galleriste.

1 [DYLAN (Bob)], JUDKINS (John). [Bob Dylan].

Original poster. 70 x 60.5 cm., printed in colour offset lithography, titles in black on bottom edge, signed and dated in the stone by the artist. N.p. [London],  [I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet], LK76, A Lord Kitchener’s Valet Poster, 1969. SOLD.
Corners creased, rolling folds. Uncommon institutionally with no copies on Worldcat and V&A.
From the shop that sold Jimi Hendrix his coat.

4 [CONZO (Joe).  *”J.D.L., Harlem World 1982”*.

22.6 x 33.9 cm. (image) in an approximately 2 cm. border, b&w photograph, conservation framed and glazed, the first of 20 handnumbered copies captioned on the lower margin by the photographer. N.p., n.p., printed/developed 2005, £300.00
Fine. A    copy in Cornell.
The premier and display copy from 2005’s ‘Born in The Bronx’ exhibition at the Vinyl Factory. Conzo is a photographer of the early Hip-hop scene, his subject Jerry Dee Lewis, or JDL, was a member of the Cold Crush Brothers who appeared in the film Wild Style. He is shown smoking a joint in Harlem World Club.

2 [DYLAN (Bob)], ALDRIDGE [Alan] & WILLCOCK [Harry]. Dylan Don’t Look Back Alan Price Joan Baez.
Original poster. 75.3  x 50.6 cm. (approximately), offset colour lithography, the central image in a black border, conservation framed and glazed, signed and dated ‘1971’ by Aldridge in black pen with a paraph and two kisses on lower right of image. N.p. [London], n.p. [Leacock Pennebaker, n.d., 1967.  POA.
Near fine.
The promotional poster for the UK release of the film, a strange erotic-psychedelicimage. The film was a fly-on-the-wall documentary from Dylan’s 1965 UK trip. A beautiful piece of memorabilia from his ‘Judas’ period.


3 [THE CLASH], LOWRY (Ray) (Graphic design) & SMITH (Pennie) (Photography). London Calling The Clash. 18 Track Double Album Includes The Single London Calling. Two For a Fiver! On Album Or Cassette. Buy Your Copy Here.
Original promotional placard. 62 cm squared., titles in reverse white, photomontage in pink and black on stiff card. N.p. [London], CBS Clash 3, CBS Clash 403, £850.00
Corners quite rubbed, edges scratched, pinholes on each corner. Crisp bright colour of the very fugitive Dayglo type pink.
Rare, this cataloguer has only seen the green variant on paper on the open market before. No copy on Worldcat, no copies in the British Library or V&A.
One of the truly great posters of ‘rock’, and of arguably some kind of national importance, that was derived from Lowry’s uniform cover for the album that graphically references Elvis, Pete Townsend’s  auto-destructive onstage routines and the first words heard on the BBC World Service in 1922.