NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.
NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.

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NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published.

A complete set of the British underground comic produced by IT staff members Mick Farren, Paul Lewis, Ed Barker and Joy Farren, reprinting American strips by Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Greg Irons, S. Clay Wilson and Spain Rodriguez, and providing wider exposure for the work of Ed Barker and Chris Welch. Together with: The Trials of Nasty Tales (1973), published by H. Bunch Associates with the editors of Nasty Tales.

Nasty Tales' first issue reproduced Robert Crumb's centrespread drawing from his own comic, Snatch #1 ("Grand Opening of the Great Intercontinental Fuck-in and Orgy Riot"), and was busted for obscenity (even though the strip had previously appeared in IT). After a nine day trial at the Old Bailey in June 1973, which included defence witnesses George Perry and Germaine Greer, Nasty Tales #1 and its staff were found not guilty. The jury had been split, and their acquittal owed as much to the desire of one juror to get home as to their defence of the right to publish. Another six numbers were published before the end of the trial, but the judge's refusal of costs prohibited further issues. The Trials of Nasty Tales provided a defiant coda, reprinting Crumb's orgy scene with the addition of a juror and dismayed judges, drawn by one of the defendants in the trial, Ed Barker.

Short, closed tear to lower edge of front cover of issue #2, o/w a Very Good plus set of one of the most important publications in the history of British undergrounds comics.

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