Some of IT.
Some of IT.


Some of IT.

London: Knullar, (c. July) 1969. First edition, first issue, in card wrappers with Melinex silver foil dw. 176pp. Printed in different coloured inks, with rainbow printing to last few pages. Illustrated with photographs and psychedelic graphics (incl. Graham Keen, David Larcher, Michael English, Mal Dean, Mike McInnerney, and Alan Aldridge).

Felix Dennis's copy, SIGNED and dated by him on the front free endpaper ("Felix Dennis October '69"), and with his bookplate affixed inside the upper wrapper.

The anthology prints a selection of articles from the first two-and-a-half years of IT, much of it drawn from the first twenty issues, featuring contributions from, among others, William Burroughs, including an introduction written specially for the book ("The Function of the Underground Press"); Brion Gysin; Allen Ginsberg; Tuli Kupferberg; Alexander Trocchi; Carl Weissner; Simon Vinkenoog; Kevin Ayers; Artaud; Miles; Hoppy; John Peel; Harry Fainlight; John Esam; John Michell; Courtney Tulloch; Daevid Allen; Jeff Nuttall; Philip Lamantia; plus interviews with Pete Townshend, Claes Oldenburg, Morton Feldman, Buckminster Fuller and Michael McClure.

Lacks errata slip, with reference to the excision of Michael X's contribution (p.68-69). Melinex silver foil dw. lightly creased and slightly rubbed, as usual, but overall a Very Good plus copy (paper label featuring the 'IT' girl's eyes still affixed to the front cover), with excellent provenance from the editor of Oz magazine, IT's friendly rival.