[Internationale Situationniste] Internationale Situationniste: Bulletin central des sections de l’Internationale Situationniste 2. Paris: Internationale Situationniste, December 1958. 34 p.; ill.; 24.5 x 16 cm; silver metallic wrappers with text printed in black

[Internationale Situationniste] Internationale Situationniste: Bulletin central des sections de l’Internationale Situationniste 2. Paris: Internationale Situationniste, 2nd trimester 1962. 34 p.; ill.; 24.5 x 16 cm; silver metallic wrappers with text printed in black

The second issue of Internationale Situationniste is the only one to have been reprinted. Originally issued in December 1958, the aluminum foil used for the wrappers was of such poor quality that the majority of copies did not survive the printing process. A second printing was thus realized in the Spring of 1962. It is unknown how many copies of the first printing survive, but they are very rarely seen in the trade.

As stated in the colophon, the content of the second printing is indeed identical to that of the first printing (Tous les textes sont rigoureusement conformes a leur edition originale). However, there are numerous differences in layout, particularly as relates to the size of illustrations, the choice of upper/lower case fonts in titles, and more.

Astute readers can judge for themselves, as we have put the two printings side-by-side to allow a detailed comparison where the differences were most striking. The left-hand side of the picture is the first printing, with the right-sand side is the later reprint.

Full PDF scan of the facsimile reprint by “La Bibliotheque Fantastique” is available at http://www.larevuedesressources.org/IMG/pdf/internationale_situationniste_2.pdf

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http://www.larevuedesressources.org/IMG/pdf/internationale_situationniste_2.pdf

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