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Materials relating to 'Agrippa (a book of the dead)'

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Documents concerning the production and reception of 'Agrippa (a book of the dead)', a collaboration between William Gibson, Kevin Begos Jr. and Dennis Ashbaugh.

Dates

  • 1991-2005

Extent

0.1 Linear metres (5 physical shelfmarks; 2 digital shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Some items are restricted from access. These are noted in the catalogue.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and item reference, e.g. MS. Photogr. c. 503 fol. 2, or MS. Digital 8/2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Photogr. c. 503, MS. Eng. b. 2160-2161, MS. Eng. c. 7980-7981, MS. Digital 27-28

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6704

Overview

Documents concerning the production and reception of 'Agrippa (a book of the dead)', a collaboration between William Gibson, Kevin Begos Jr. and Dennis Ashbaugh.

Biographical / Historical

Agrippa (a book of the dead), published in 1992, is a collaboration between William Gibson, Kevin Begos Jr. and Dennis Ashbaugh. The work consists of an artists' book with images by Dennis Ashbaugh that are intended to fade after exposure to light, and an enclosed floppy disk containing a poem by William Gibson, which is programmed to erase itself after being read once.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were presented to the Library by Kevin Begos Jr. in 2011.

Related Materials

The Bodleian Library also received from Kevin Begos Jr.:
  1. The deluxe edition of Agrippa, a Book of the Dead. (1992) (now at Rec. b.38).
  2. The presentation box accompanying the deluxe edition (now at Rec. a.25).
  3. The small edition of Agrippa, a Book of the Dead. (1992) (now at Rec. c.98).
  4. The presentation box accompanying the small edition (now at Rec. a. 30).
These items are administered by the Library's Rare Books section (contact: rare.books@bodleian.ox.ac.uk).

Separated Materials

A metal dog tag that reads 'Retirw William Gibson Tsitra Dennis Ashbaugh 1946-48/1992' is now JL896 and a slightly rusted metal plate that reads 'William Gibson Dennis Ashbaugh' is now JL897. They were originally with MS. Eng. c. 7980.
Title
Catalogue of materials relating to the work 'Agrippa (a book of the dead)'
Subtitle
MS. Photogr. c. 503, MS. Eng. c. 7980-1, MS. Eng. b. 2160-1, MS. Digital 27-8
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Nielsen
Date
2012
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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