[Glover, Tony. (1939–2019)]

Collection of 28 Volumes from Tony Glover Collection

Collection of 28 poetry, artwork, and photography books from the personal estate of Tony Glover. 
Book titles are as follows (signed examples are noted):

Art of India: Sculpture and Miniature Paintings (University of Minnesota, 1969)
Avant Garde #8: Picasso’s Erotic Gravures (September 1969)
Black Book by Robert Mapplethorpe (1986)
Carnival Strippers by Susan Meiselas (1976)
Dim Lake by Gregory Bitz, Leon Huscha, and Sisson (1975)
Doctor Benway by William S. Burroughs (1979)
Gustav Klimt: Erotic Drawings by Hans H. Hofstatter (1980)
Ha Ha Ha Ha by Nicholas Africano (1989; signed)
Hot Shots by Norman Seeff (1974)
Idols by Gilles Larrain (1973)
Imprints: A Photo Project by Tom Berthiaume (2006; signed)
Jungle Fever by Jean-Paul Goude (1981)
Love on the Left Bank by Ed van der Elsken (2nd impression)
Mati Klarwein: Collected Works 1959-1975 (1988)
Nirvana Pate: The Lost Erotic Poems by Gregory W. Bitz (1989; signed)
The Paris Review: Fall 1965
Pistils by Robert Mapplethorpe (1996)
Pushing Ink: The Fine Art of Tattooing by Spider Webb (1979; signed by Marco Vassi and Charles Gatewood)
Rat Catching by Crispin Glover (1988; signed)
RE/Search #12: Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual (1991)
Sisters by David Hamilton (1973)
Some Women by Robert Mapplethorpe (1989)
Sun Exercises by Michael Dennis Browne (1976)
Taylor Mead: Excerpts from the Anonymous Diary of a New York Youth (1962; signed)
Tom of Finland (Taschen 1992)
Tulsa by Larry Clark (1971)
Tuschen/Etrics: Poems from a Cloth Room, and Paris by John Tuschen (1974)
In overall very good to fine condition, with some loose pages, and scattered wear to some dust jackets, most noticeably to Some Women, which bears some tears and missing paper.

David Curtis Glover, better known as Tony "Little Sun" Glover, was an American blues musician and music critic, most notably associated with "Spider" John Koerner and Dave "Snaker" Ray in the early 1960s folk revival. Together, the three released albums under the name Koerner, Ray & Glover. Glover was also the author of diverse "harp" (blues harmonica) songbooks and a co-author, along with Ward Gaines and Scott Dirks, of an award-winning biography of Little Walter, Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story.  His close friendship with Patti Smith dates to 1972 when he helped bring her to the Guthrie Theater for her first Twin Cities performance. She invited the bluesman to join her on stage many times in the ensuing years. In one of their last appearances together in 2009 at Walker Art Center, she formally, humorously apologized to him for being a no-show on his late-night radio show for KDWB-AM in the early 1970s. The reason she stood him up? She saw a big rat on her way to the studio and freaked. “I ran back to my hotel and never said anything to Tony," she said. "He was too cool to say anything.”  On his death in 2019 she wrote: “I have known Tony Glover for nearly half a century. As our Little Sun, a fine musician, a dignified and expressive harp player, and a knowledgeable and fair-minded writer. I will always remember the low timber of his voice, his distinct midwestern drawl and his wry sense of humor. Tony was modest yet knew who he was, he knew his own worth. He was a loyal, discreet and benevolent friend. He was a man with an unshakable personal code. He was Little Sun Glover, leaving us silently, his rays quietly reverberating." ("Patti Smith pays homage to Minnesota music legend Tony Glover..." Minnesota Start Tribune, May 31, 2019) (19874)