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Here are some older books and T-Shirts that David published whilst he operated Urban Fox Press. Every book cover features an original woodcut design by Billy Childish and was hand stamped by Billy himself. 

The books were produced in small amounts, with most editions numbering less than 50 copies.  They have all been kept in a box since publication so are mint, if there is slight scuffing this is due to each book having been handled by the artists in order to hand stamp the covers.

Those who are interested in the work of Billy Childish know the prices his woodcuts and indeed these books now command so know what a bargain, and an investment, these following deals are.

Any of Billy's books listed below regularly command 80 each on ebay now, and his woodcuts are similarly priced. There are 7 sets of 3 books grouped here, each set is numbered, dated and signed as in the photo. Each set comes with a different pinhole print of Billy, taken on location in Medway, Morocco or Kent by David, similar to the one below. The prints have been produced especially for these sets and are numbered and signed. All of these books are now out of print and will never be re-printed. Contact dave@davewise.biz for further details.

 

 

Set 1

 

The 1st Green Horse, Chatham Girl and A Velvet Silence. These were Urban Fox's most succesful books, each sold just under 500 copies. An edition of The 1st Green Horse is listed by somebody else on ebay for 550. Price for these 3 plus pinhole print is 130

 

Set 2

The Smoking Dog features cartoons and humour from David, Billy and Wolf Howard. A River Anthology features work by many Medway artists, and also documents Billy as he made the film 'That Girl Amonia', the painting 'Trafalgar' (photo above shows plates from this section) and conducted a workshop in woodcutting. The BHHW Field Trip to Krakow/Auschwitz contains colour scetches by Billy and pinhole photos by David and this version, with a 'Lottery Funded' half title page, is 1 of only 5 produced. There were only printed 5 in order to satisfy the funders, the other editions didn't feature this page. Price for these 3 plus pinhole print is 100

 

Set 3

 

   

The Arts In Medway features rare photos, artwork and interviews with those influential on the Medway arts scene such as Billy Childish, Sexton Ming, Traci Emin, Bill Lewis, Graham Day, Wolf Howard and Philip Absolon. Common Ground features cooking recipes by many Medway artists, including Billy. The BHHW Field Trip to High Atlas contains colour scetches by Billy and pinhole photos by David, and this version, with the 'Lottery Funded' half title page, is 1 of only 5 produced. There were only printed 5 in order to satisfy the funders, the other editions didn't feature this page. Price for these 3 plus pinhole print is 100

 

Set 4

Here is the set of BHHW Field trips, to Krakow and High Atlas. A River Anthology features work by many Medway artists, and also documents Billy as he made the film 'That Girl Amonia', the painting 'Trafalgar' (2nd photo above shows plates from this section) and conducted a workshop in woodcutting. Common Ground features cooking recipes by many Medway artists, including Billy. The BHHW Field Trip to Krakow/Auschwitz is with a 'Lottery Funded' half title page, and is 1 of only 5 produced. The High Atlas front cover does not contain a Hillwalkers badge stamp, this is the only book like this in existence, every other one was stamped. Price for these 4 plus pinhole print is 120.

 

Set 5

The Smoking Dog features cartoons and humour from David, Billy and Wolf Howard. The Arts In Medway features rare photos, artwork and interviews with those influential on the Medway arts scene such as Billy Childish, Sexton Ming, Traci Emin, Bill Lewis, Graham Day, Wolf Howard and Philip Absolon. The River Be My Blud contains a collection of Billy's Medway based poems from 1980 to 2005. Walking to Trafalgar documents a walk along the Spanish coastline. Price for these 4 plus pinhole print is 120.

 Set 6 and 7

There are 2 of these sets available, they are identical. Dark Chamber is an exhibition catalogue featuring 10 pinhole photographs each from David, Billy, Wolf Howard and Nhung Dang, produced for a show at Dimbola Lodge. Memories of a Medway Tugboat Captain is the story of John Oliver, edited by Billy and David. 9 Stories of the River Medway is collected stories about Medway by Billy.  Siam though a Pinhole is an A4 collection of images created over a 2 month period exploring the ancient and WWII sites of Thailand and Cambodia. Price for these 4 plus pinhole print is 120.

 

 

T-Shirt created by David, Billy and James Cauty (ex KLF) for the Beijing Olympics

 

 

7 Medium, 1 Large and 1 Extra Large available. Motif is 8.5 inches high by 9 inches wide (covers upper chest). 12.50 each

 

All prices are without postage.

 

All Enquiries - dave@davewise.biz