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The Soft Machine by William Burroughs (Corgi Books)

Contributed by Johannes Vandenheuvel on Sep 26th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    The Soft Machine by William Burroughs (Corgi Books)
    Source: http://kenhollings.blogspot.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.

    A Corgi Book (No. 522 08465 4, 1970). Originally published by the Olympia Press, Paris, in 1961 and then revised for editions published in 1966 and 1968. The first UK edition was the hardback from Calder & Boyars in 1968 with this being the first UK paperback edition.

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    2 Comments on “The Soft Machine by William Burroughs (Corgi Books)”

    1. Buxom wasn’t released before 1975. This cover probably uses the original Baby Fat Black by Milton Glaser. I’ve changed the typeface credits. See also this Use: Lesson No. 1 by Glenn Branca

    2. Ah, scratch that. All the finer details – wider and simpler shades, filled counter of O, less deep notches in M and N, lower middle bar in F – suggest that this is Buxom, and not Baby Fat Black. If the 1970 date for this paperback is correct (and it’s confirmed by the ISFDB), this means that the 1975 date given by MyFonts for Buxom is wrong.

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