Alla Zappa
Urban Gwerder

Painting Box Press, Zürich Switzerland
1976 1st edition
ISBN –
80 pp, paperback, 30 x 21 cm
German/English


This is the 1st edition of the book from 1976 – 5000 copies. The title on the cover is in red.

From all editions this first one has the best quality. All the text is printed on nice grayish paper and all the pictures on a thick glossy paper. Inside covers are printed in maroon.

This print – as all 3 official prints – feature a non-rectangular shape, where pages are cut on a 5-degree bias.

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Alla Zappa
Urban Gwerder

Edition Bücherkarawane, Adliswil Switzerland
1979 2nd edition
ISBN –
82 pp, paperback, 30 x 21 cm
German/English


This is 2nd edition from 1979 – 6000 copies. The title on the cover is in black. Also take a look at the copyright notice on page 66 'Fotoindex'.

The quality of both, text and picture section is a little bit lower than in 1st edition. Inside covers are printed in black. Added one last page containing Bücherkarawane edition ad. This 2nd print was distributed in Germany by Norbert Obermanns and my copy also includes an insert paper with address and phone number of Nobbi.

 
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Alla Zappa
Urban Gwerder

Realistic Dream Factory, Recklinghausen Germany
1993 3rd edition - "Limited Re-Print"
ISBN –
80 pp, paperback, 30 x 21 cm
German/English


This is the 3rd edition of the book printed in Germany. On title page is written: "Limited Re-Print of 1000 issues". The title on the cover is in red.

The 3rd print has the lowest quality. This is just a facsimile reprint, where all the text and pictures are printed black on a simple white paper, except inside covers, which are again red.

 
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The Story Of Frank Zappa
Urban Gwerder

? Germany
? bootleg print
ISBN –
76 pp, paperback, 39 x 20,5 cm
German/English


One bootleg print of Alla Zappa is circulating. When and where it was printed and what was the print-run is not know. We think that it was printed in Germany and the print-run was low. One copy of this edition was offered in auction as a first probe print of Alla Zappa. This is not true, as stated by the author Urban Gwerder. No probe prints existed and this one is a bootleg copy, said Urban.

This print is simple facsimile reprint of the 1st edition. Some pages with pictures are dropped, some pages are changed (instead of four pages in the middle section a 2-page score of "Dancin' Fool" is printed). Most notable changes are of course the usual rectangular shape of the book and another  cover and title.

 
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