THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.
THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.

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THE FANATIC #1-6 + issue #21/2 + The Fanatic off-print + The Fanatic Supplement (Bath/Amsterdam/London/Frankfurt: c. 1975-c. 1980) - all published.

A complete set of The Fanatic, envisioned by its founder, John Michell, as a magazine that anyone could publish using the publication title The Fanatic: "The two principal qualifications of a fanatic preacher are, his inward light, and his head full of maggots, and the two different fates of his writing are, to be burnt or worm-eaten" (Jonathan Swift).


i) Fanatic #1: The Special Cosmological Issue from Bath. 4to. Wrps., 12pp., unbound. Edited, written and published from Bath by John Michell, c. 1975. Designed by Carl Willson (including masthead). Light creasing and age-toning.


ii) Fanatic #2: Special Low Mindedness Issue. Edited, written and published from Amsterdam by William Levy, c. late 1975/early 1976. Sm. folio. Wrps., 8pp. Designed by Willem de Ridder. Fine.


iii) Fanatic #21/2: Special Dutch Issue. Edited, written and published from Amsterdam by Susan Janssen, c. 1976. Tall 4to. Stapled wrps., 4pp. Designed by Willem de Ridder. Fine.


iv) Fanatic #3: Children & Pets. Edited, written and published from Bath by John Michell, c. 1976. 4to. Wrps., 4pp., unbound. Designed by Carl Willson. Includes "Beasts' Liberation" by Heathcote Williams. Cover slightly rubbed, o/w Near Fine.


v) Fanatic #4: Internal Exile Special. Edited, written and published on the move by John Nicholson and Cecilia Boggis, c. 1976. 4to. Stapled wrps., 16pp. Lightly worn. Very Good.


vi) Fanatic offprint: A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File. London: Open Head Press, c. 1976. Lge. 4to. Stapled wrps., 8pp. Compiled by Mae Brussell. Written and edited by Bruce Roberts. Very Good.


vii) Fanatic #5: The Silver Jubilee Issue - A Paper of Passion. London: Open Head Press, c. July 1977. Edited by Heathcote Williams; designed by Richard Adams. 4to. Stapled wrps., 56pp. Includes contributions by Abbie Hoffman; Robert Crumb; Lord Buckley; Jim Morrison; Ed Barker. Very Good plus.


viii) Fanatic Supplement: Illuminatus/ Immortalist. London: Open Head Press, 1977. Edited and written by Heathcote Williams and Jonangus Mackay; designed by Richard Adams. Folio. Wrps., 8pp. Produced to coincide with Ken Campbell's staging of the Illuminatus trilogy at the National Theatre. Includes an interview with Robert Anton Wilson and Bob Shea. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus.


ix) Fanatic #6: D'Fanatic. Frankfurt: Studio Malaria, c. 1980. Edited, written and designed by Heinz Peter Weiss, Micky Remann, Johannes Beck, Indulis Bilzens and William Rottger. Folio. Wrps., 36pp. Near Fine.


Most individual issues of The Fanatic are scarce, complete sets even more so, and no record can be found of another set ever having been offered for sale.

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