Rumney, Ralph. Pourvu que ca dure – Sur le passage de quelques idees a travers le temps. Manosque: Bureau des Inspections Analytiques, June 1999. 14 p.; ill.; 21 x 14.5 cm.; blue wrappers with text in black.
First edition, limited to 100 copies (all stamped). This copy signed by Ralph Rumney “Faut savoir tamponner aussi / A bientot Roger / Ralph”. A second edition, limited to 200 copies and with an explanatory preface by Yves Helias, was published in November 1999.
This brief text by Ralph Rumney was originally to be published in “Le Consul” (Paris: Allia, October 1999). For technical reasons, it was not included in that volume, and is thus issued here in full. In The Map is Not the Territory (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001), we learn that “the text arises from conversations with Michel Guet in November 1998, edited with great care so as to be a definitive statement of Ralph’s relation to the ideas of the SI. On the title page, under his name, he declares himself a member of the Comite Psychogeographique de Londres…The pamphlet begins with a set of definitions from Internationale Situationniste no.1 (1958) (p.26-28)
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Scarce in the trade, with only a single OCLC copy (Centre Pompidou in Paris)