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the journal of the lip
Alfred Jarry Journal of the LIP 1 
1 Journal of the LIP 1
Sable 138 EP (December 2010 vulg.)
64 pp., 16 x 24 cm, decorated paper wrappers,
Contents:
Dr. Mises, "Comparative Anatomy of Angels"
Alfred Jarry, "Charles Filiger"
Robert Irwin, "Book of the Astrolabe" (extract).
Limited to 345 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
301 copies, numbered 1 to 301, £12 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-51-6
 
Paul Etienne Lincoln <em>An Observatory of Collected Cicerones</em> 
2 An Observatory of Collected Cicerones
Gidouille 138 EP (June 2011 vulg.)
72 pp., 16 x 24 cm, individually letter-press printed cover
Descriptions of 8 works by artist Paul Etienne Lincoln, amply illustrated throughout and each work given a full-page, colour description taken from the original artist's posters.
Contents:
Panhard Special
Bad Bentheim Schwein
Hyperbaric-Hypobaric
Sinfonia Torinese
New York-New York
The Equestrian Opulator
An Aurelian Labyrinth
Battersea Bee Station
Limited to 345 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
301 copies, numbered 1 to 301, unavailable
ISBN 978-1-900565-52-3
 
 <i>The Bleaching Stream</i> 
3 The Bleaching Stream
Absolu 139 EP (September 2011 vulg.)
80 pp., 16 x 23.5 cm, decorated printed cover
Peter Blegvad, President of the LIP, in conversation with Kevin Jackson
A transcription divided into 5 chapters, abundantly illustrated with cartoons, sketches and diagrams by PB as well as several photographs plus 3 full-colour plates, including new works and others seldom seen before.
Contents:
The Empire of Play
Exile on Milk Street
Apollinaire's Handkerchief
The Opposite of Telephone
A Mib so Intensely Itself
Limited to 501 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, signed by PB and KJ, unavailable
301 copies, numbered 1-301, unavailable
The remainder, un-numbered, are hors series, unavailable
ISBN 978-1-900565-53-0
 
 <i>Ptyxis</i> 
4 Ptyxis
Absolu 139 EP (September 2011 vulg.)
20 pp., 16.5 x 24 cm, decorated printed cover, outsize to pages
Mallarmé's celebrated "Sonnet in x" in its translation by Stanley Chapman, together with material exegetical and epistolary
Bilingual verse translation, introduction and texts, 2 author photographs plus a frontispiece design by Peter Blegvad.
Contents:
Mallarmé "Sonnet in x"
Sandomir Exegesis of the Word Ptyx
Extracts from Mallarmé's Letters
Limited to 345 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
301 copies, numbered 1-301, £6 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-54-7
 
 <i>A Chronological Pantheon of Pataphysics</i> 
5 A Chronological Pantheon of Pataphysics
Palotin 139 EP (April 2012 vulg.)
Large folded illustration diagram (c.83 x 118 cm) in colour-printed sleeve with accompanying booklet (36 pp., 15 x 21 cm, decorated printed colour cover) both contained in numbered, printed, purpose-made envelope and sealed with Institutional sticker.
A Chronological Pantheon of Pataphysics
The reproduced drawing by Adam Dant portrays some 150 individuals throughout history whose remarks on the Science are also represented, along with fuller exegesis as to their relevance and interest laid out in the explanatory booklet by Alastair Brotchie.
This commentary, provided with illustrational material itself, and the exemplary ubumorphic diagram, combine to offer an infographic approach to understanding Pataphysics in the historical context.
An essential document.
Limited to 499 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, signed by Dant & Brotchie and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
455 copies, numbered 45-499, £15 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-62-2
 
 <em>The Rebel</em> 
6 The Rebel
Absolu 140 EP (September 2012 vulg.)
126pp., 16 x 24 cm., decorated paper cover
Previously unpublished filmscript by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson
Shooting script for the Anthony Hancock film, The Rebel, featuring several variants compared with the version as released along with a number of excised scenes. No such script has been previously published and this edition furthermore includes 10 b/w stills from the film, along with 35 colour reproductions of paintings and sculpture featured therein as reconstructed by members of the Institute for the Hancock exhibition put together in 2002 (vulg.). The artists are indicated in a concordance, linking the works to the scenes in which they appear, marginalia note interesting divergences between script and finished movie, plus a brief introduction.
Limited to 499 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, signed by Galton & Simpson and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
455 copies, numbered 1-455, £15 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-58-5
 
 <em>Pope Joan, A Historical Study</em> 
7 Pope Joan, A Historical Study
Clinamen 140 EP (April 2013 vulg.)
64pp., 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
By Emmanuel Rhoïdis, in a translation by Charles Hastings Collette, with additional translations by Gabriella Daris and Antony Melville.
The text decorated with illustrations of popes by Jacques Carelman and from L’Ymagier and elsewhere, together with an introductory essay, fully annotated.
Limited to 299 numbered copies
33 numbered copies, bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, £18 Buy item
266 copies, numbered 1-266, £12 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-19-6
 
John White <em>Albus Liber I: Exploits and Opinions of John White, Composer</em> /  <em>Albus Liber II: The Music of John White</em> 
8 & 9 Albus Liber I: Exploits and Opinions of John White, Composer / Albus Liber II: The Music of John White
Clinamen 141 EP (April 2014 vulg.)
Issue 8: 86pp., 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
Compiled and authored by Dave Smith and with contributions by various hands, with an introduction by Gavin Bryars. Abundantly illustrated throughout.
Issue 9: 8pp., 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover and containing two CDs of previously unreleased music, more than 140 minutes in all including classics such as "Gothic Chord Machine".
These two issues of the Journal are published as companion pieces and are only available to buy as a pair.
Each limited to 347 numbered copies
44 numbered copies: issue 8, signed by the composer and two principal authors, bearing the stamp of the President, the composer's mark and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor; issue 9, signed by the composer and bearing the stamp of the President, the composer's mark and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, £45 Buy item
303 copies, numbered 1-303, £30 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-24-0 and 978-1-900565-29-5
 
 <em>On Pataphysical Equivalence</em> 
10 On Pataphysical Equivalence
As 142 EP (November 2014 vulg.)
124pp., 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
Edited by Thieri Foulc, Dominique Lacaze and Alastair Brotchie, with translations by François Naudin and portraits by Magnus Irvin.
This issue of the Journal doubles as Fascicle 7 of the DDT and presents a series of texts and other pieces based on a special issue of the Collège magazine, the Correspondancier, on the same subject. New texts have also been added, along with various illustrations, a number of which from an equivalent source by Chris Kenny, with annotations throughout.
Limited to 299 numbered copies
33 numbered copies, bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
266 copies, numbered 34-299, £18 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-71-4
 
 <em>Characteristics Particular to the European Elephant</em> 
11 Characteristics Particular to the European Elephant
Clinamen 142 EP (April 2015 vulg.)
98pp., 18 pages in colour, 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
By Pascal Varejka, Regent of Elephantology at the Collège de ’Pataphysique, translated by Florence Uniacke.
Being a translation of the author's Singularité de l’éléphant d’Europe, augmented by more than 80 illustrations.
“What is the connection between the European elephant and the body hair of the Virgin Mary? It is by means of such considerations that this sly and erudite work remorselessly tramples epistemological boundaries both terrestrial and metaphysical — while simultaneously delineating a new realm in emblematic and metaphorical elephant studies.” Roberto Fortunato
Limited to 366 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, signed by the author and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
322 copies, numbered 45-366, £18 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-68-4
 
  <em>On the Location of the Archæopteryx in Piero della Francesca’s “Nativity”</em> 
Supplement 1 On the Location of the Archæopteryx in Piero della Francesca’s “Nativity”
Palotin 142 EP (May 2015 vulg.)
16pp., 8 pages in colour, 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
By Adam Dant, Regent of Restitutive and Subliminal Imagery at the Collège de ’Pataphysique.
Transcript of the lecture pronounced by Dant on his appointment as Regent together with the visual material which accompanied it.
“The gravidity of Mère Ubu and her deliverance are celebrated in the non-vulgar calendar at the same time of year as the Christian calendar marks the birth of Jesus. What could be more inevitable than that the Bureau for the Investigation of Subliminal Images should discover the archæopteryx, along with its mother and her familiars, in works of art celebrated by ‘high’ culture, and especially in representations of the nativity of Christ? Adam Dant’s Inaugural Lecture does exactly this within the Nativity of Piero della Francesca, and the import of the communication of the creatures revealed is unmistakable.” Roberto Fortunato
Limited to 201 numbered copies.
44 numbered copies, signed by the author and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
157 copies, numbered 45-201, unavailable
ISBN 978-1-900565-72-1
 
 <em>Disquisition on the Difficulty of Communicating With the Dead</em> 
12 Disquisition on the Difficulty of Communicating With the Dead
Décervelage 143 EP (February 2016 vulg.)
138pp., 16 pages in colour (mostly sepia), 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
By Giorgio Manganelli, translated by John Walker, together with "Conversations With Death" by Victor Hugo (trans. John Harman) and texts by Oscar Wilde, Donald Parsnips, Simeon Edmunds and Andrew Lanyon, together with inkblots by Peter Blegvad, Sardon and examples from The Ghosts of My Friends, tondi by Adam Dant plus a Prolegomenon.
Limited to 299 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, signed by the mortal authors and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, £22.50 Buy item
255 copies, numbered 45-299, £15 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-74-5
 
 <em>An Exhibition of Non-Painted Paintings</em> 
13 An Exhibition of Non-Painted Paintings
As 144 EP (November 2016 vulg.)
120pp., 28 pages in colour, 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
By Thieri Foulc, translated by Chris Allen, in which the author (Provéditeur-Éditeur Général of the College of 'Pataphysics) presents a wide-ranging selection of several of his own non-painted paintings chosen from a larger corpus assembled over the years. Thematic groups include those on "Tables", "The Life of St Z", "Small Sections" and "Images of Suffering".
Limited to 333 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, signed by the author and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, £22.50 Buy item
289 copies, numbered 45-333, £15 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-78-3
 
 <em>Exegesis: Comprising Texts Related to Various Subjects</em> 
14/15 Exegesis: Comprising Texts Related to Various Subjects
Clinamen 144 & Gidouille 145 EP (May 2017 & June 2018 vulg.)
194pp., 8 pages in colour, abundantly illustrated in black and white, 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
Being divided into the sections "Theometry", "Boris Vian", "Alphonse Allais", "Eructation" and "Erotology", accompanied throughout by material both explanatory and diverting in the form of Notes, Glosses, Commentaries and Critiques. A hugely wide-ranging and exceptionally heterogeneous collection which features, amongst others, Jarry (on the surface of God), Kurt Gödel, Fernando Arrabal; Thieri Foulc, Harry Mathews, Dawn Ades, Gavin Bryars; Donald Parsnips, and with a copy of Allais's April Foolish Album tipped in.
Limited to 355 numbered copies. Numbers A to L are reserved for contributors (with Guide)
44 numbered copies, signed by the several perpetrators (for which a Guide is included, limited to 56 copies) and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, £42 Buy item
299 copies, numbered 1-299, £28 Buy item
ISBN 978-1-900565-79-0
 
 <em>Petrus Blegvadus se ipsum Effingebat</em> 
16 Petrus Blegvadus se ipsum Effingebat
Absolu 145 EP (September 2018 vulg.)
40pp., mostly unnumbered, 4 pages in colour along with 12 full-page illustrations in black and white, 16 x 24 cm., decorated printed cover
A series of self-portraits ("Who of?") by Peter Blegvad, President of the London Institute of 'Pataphysics, evolved along the lines of his celebrated enquiry into the themes of "Imagined, Observed, Remembered". The plates are introduced by a discursive text by the author, and the journal is accompanied by a most convenient device, a Presidential Framing Apparatus by Adam Dant.
Limited to 299 numbered copies
44 numbered copies, signed by the artist and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, unavailable
255 copies, numbered 45-299, £9 Buy item
ISBN 978-0-9931487-4-3
 
 <em>The Painting Machine & Its Regent</em> 
17 The Painting Machine & Its Regent
Phalle 145 EP (September 2018 vulg.)
138pp., fully illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, 16 x 24 cm.
The first half of this issue of the Journal discusses the situation of Regents in general and then presents a survey of painting machines designed by various hands and described in texts by Raymond Roussel, Jean Ferry and Brian Reffin Smith. The second, longer half begins with the first published extract of the "Chronology of the LIP", with particular reference to Magnus Irvin, the recently appointed Regent of The Painting Machine at the Collège de 'Pataphysique, which, along with a number of appendices, documents some of his works, methods and lack of methods.
Limited to 344 numbered copies.
44 numbered copies, signed by the artist, Regent Smith and the Sec. Iss. and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisitor, with tipped-in original drawing by Irvin, on (unused) toilet paper blind-stamped with the Captain Magno logo and signed, unavailable
300 copies, numbered 45-344, £15 Buy item
ISBN 978-0-9931487-6-7
 
 Supplement on <em>Clerical Amateurism</em> 
17.5 Supplement on Clerical Amateurism
Absolu 146 EP (8 September vulg.)
20pp. including cover, illustrated throughout in black and white, 16 x 24 cm.
A photo essay from the Secretariat of Issuance on the pastimes of ecclesiastics, preceded by a short justification of pataphysical amateurism. Published to accompany the exhibition of these and other postcards from the collection of the Pataphysical Museum were shown at Table-Top Museums at the Art Workers' Guild in London on 16 Absolu 146.
Limited to 201 numbered copies.
44 numbered copies, signed for the Secretariat and bearing the stamp of the President and the imprimatur of the Benign Inquisito, unavailable
157 copies, numbered 45-201, £9 Buy item
 
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