Beiles~Sinclair – ‘Deliria’
Author: Sinclair Beiles Publisher: Cold Turkey Press, Rotterdam Year: 1971
First edition. Sm. 4to. Tape-backed stiff card wrps., stapled, with printed paper title label pasted to upper wrapper. Unpaginated (30pp. + colophon). Classic asylum repertoire, containing a variety of notes, verses, letters and itineraries, written, according to Beiles, in a two-week manic episode. One of 250 numbered copies. Fine.
Cold Turkey Press is a legendary underground publishing house, which was active in Rotterdam from 1970 to 1976. Gerard Bellaart, artist and initiator, resumed the editing and publishing in 2006. Publications include a.o. Ira Cohen, William S. Burroughs, Heathcote Williams, Samuel Beckett, Sinclair Beiles, Jean Arp, Antonin Artaud, Kurt Schwitters, Ed Sanders, Ezra Pound and Gerard Bellaart himself. who is also responsible for the visual quality of all published Cold Turkey Press editions.