Item ID: 8005 Boekie Woekie 1986. bookseller BOEKIE WOEKIE.

Boekie Woekie Catalogue No. 1

Boekie Woekie 1986.

Illus. throughout (several in color). Oblong thick 8vo, semi-stiff pictorial wrappers, metal fastener. Unpaginated. Amsterdam: 1986.

Boekie Woekie’s first catalogue, issued several months after the bookshop’s founding in January 1986. A collaborative effort and filled with snapshot images of many of the books, this is an important catalogue heralding the opening of the artist-run shop and its considerable efforts to distribute artists’ books worldwide. The original founders were Henriette van Egten, Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, Jan Voss, Pétur Magnússon, Kees Visser, and Saskia de Vriendt.

The catalogue lists 130 items, some with prices. It includes work by Voss, Thorkelsdóttir, van Egten, Visser, Magnusson, de Vriendt, Oey Tjeng Sit, Ragna, etc. At the end is a helpful index arranged by artist. There are also advertisements for upcoming exhibitions at the store.

A near fine copy; minuscule stain to the upper wrapper & a bit of foxing to the edges.

❧ Not in A. Desjardin, The Book on Books on Artists Books (2nd ed.: 2013).

Price: $350.00

Item ID: 8005