GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.
GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.

182.

GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first issue, printed news sheets, and a limited edition CD signed by Muz Murray and John Hurford.

i) Complete set of Gandalf's Garden, numbers #1-6, together with the rare first issue variant of #1 (with amorphic lettering on the front cover left empty and no lettering visible on the image of the egg). 4to. Each issue 30pp.-34pp. Founded by Muz Murray (who later ran a shop of the same name at the World's End in Chelsea) and featuring the artwork of John Hurford and others, Gandalf's Garden was the first of the underground mystical magazines and pioneered the coverage of esoteric religions. Murray named his magazine after the White Wizard from "Lord of the Rings", and described it in the opening editorial as "soulflow from the pens of creators - mystics, writers, artists, diggers, delvers and poets", seeking "to stimulate our own inner gardens if we are to save our Earth and ourselves from engulfment". The range of features includes articles on Glastonbury; the Tibetan Monastic Centre in Dumfriesshire; Aleister Crowley; UFOs; the Selene Community in Wales; Swedenborg; the Krishna Commune; Steiner Schools; "Mescaline, Mysticism and Meditation"; the underground press by Thomas King Forcade; a piece by the HAPT Diggers; interviews with Bart Huges (reprinted from Transatlantic Review #23), Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Third Ear Band, Robert Wyatt and Quintessence; poems by Christopher Logue, Adrian Mitchell, Peter Finch, Marc Bolan and others; articles by John Peel; a glossary of hip terminology; ads. for Middle Earth (Captain Beefheart and The Fugs), Oz, It, and Splash Posters. The cover art for a seventh issue was created, but it never materialised. Variant issue #1 Fine; second issue #1, with flower-filled front cover lettering, slightly rubbed, o/w Very Good plus; #2 signed by John Hurford on the front cover (featuring his artwork), Near Fine; #3 Very Good plus; #4 slightly rubbed along spine, o/w Very Good plus; #5 Very Good plus; #6 slightly rubbed along spine, o/w Very Good.

ii) 'Gandalf's Garden Grows Here'. Original promotional flyer, designed by John Hurford, featuring the 'Open Hand, Open Heart and Searching Single Eye' motif. Single quarto sheet, printed in purple, illustrated with an open hand/third eye and 'Love'. Fine.

iii) There Is No East or West at World's End Just Gandalf's Garden. Original handout announcing the schedule of yoga and meditation meetings at Gandalf's shop in Chelsea (1969). Illustrated with the open hand/third eye emblem in purple. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good.

iv) Gandalf's Garden - Metamorphosis. A 3pp. stapled hand-out announcing the closure of the magazine, the priorities of "setting up a city ashram and a country house retreat", and a request for readers' suggestions and "help in any way to keep the Gardenscene growing and expanding". The second page prints a list of contents from each of the six issues. Faint central horizontal fold and light creasing.

v) The Complete Gandalf's Garden. A CD reproducing the covers and content of all six magazines, plus archival photographs of the Gandalf's Garden shop and its staff (with their personal recollections), a lengthy article by Muz Murray ("The Life and Times of Gandalf's Garden"), artwork (some unpublished), reviews, newspaper articles and mentions. Signed on the verso of the inlay card by Muz Murray and John Hurford, who designed the cover art. One of no more than about ten copies produced.

Sold