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2137 Tanger Socco by Paul Bowles; illustrated by Ira Yeager. Paul Bowles, the composer, writer, and translator, lived in Tangier, Morocco, from 1947 until his death in 1999. Bowles was part of the expatriate cultural milieu surrounding Gertrude Stein in Paris in the 1930s, and in turn artist Ira Yeager, a generation younger, became part of the expatriate cultural milieu surrounding Bowles and his wife Jane in Tangier in the 1960s. Others in this group were William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsburg, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, and Truman Capote. This book comprises twenty previously unpublished letters from Bowles to Yeager, eight original relief prints hand colored by Yeager, and one original oil and acrylic painting by Yeager set into the cover. The book is named for the address from which Bowles wrote. Ira Yeager is a popular California artist who studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff and became part of the Bay Area Figurative Art movement, however Yeager stayed with representational art. The illustrations in this book demonstrate that commitment. The edition is one of thirty unique copies plus four printer’s proofs each signed by the artist, the printer Peter Koch, and the editor Susan Filter.

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2137 Tanger Socco by Paul Bowles; illus Ira Yeager

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Feb 25, 2017