NY: Stonehill, 1978. First edition, softcover issue. 4to. 418pp.+ 24pp. colour photo-insert. Profusely illustrated throughout, including many rare graphics. Main contributors Michael Aldrich and Michael Horowitz, with Richard Ashley. Slight wrinkling and minor lift to laminate along extremities, o/w a tight, Near Fine copy of the most complete reference work ever published. More about HIGH TIMES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RECREATIONAL DRUGS
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Np.: Franco, 1967. A "like wild party pep-up" novelty item, offered in both male and female variants, this one 'Hers'. Six items contained within a clear plastic bag, gathered at the top by a printed card, featuring: i) black cap, with shaggy blond hair attached to inner rim; ii) pair of black plastic spectacle frames; iii) string of beads; iv) paper flower; v) large yellow and pink "I'm A Hippie' pinback button; vi) small reefer, helpfully identified as "Grass". Button discoloured, flower faded, o/w Very Good. More about HIPPY KIT
NY: Big Toe Records, nd. (1971). LP record (Big Toe 1). An anarchic sound collage of TV and radio interviews with Hoffman, recorded speeches, and demonstrations, interspersed with music by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and appearances by Jerry Rubin. Hoffman subsequently disassociated himself from the record (later issues have a hilarious disclaimer pasted on to the back cover). Disc excellent (small ink insc. to side 2 label) in Very Good plus sleeve (small corner bumps). More about Wake Up, America!
NY: Ellipsis Arts…, 1996. First edition. Box set containing a 96pp. quarto-size colour illustrated book + 18-track CD (73 min.). A nicely put together package, a spin off from Bart Hopkin's journal Experimental Musical Instruments (1985-96), combining a lavishly illustrated glossy book (foreword by Tom Waits) and a CD featuring Clara Rockmore's Theremin playing, Jacques Dudon's aquavina, an array of Harry Partch's inventions, Hans Reichel's Daxophone, Don Buchla's synthesisers, Jean-Claude Chapuis' glass instruments, and much else, including Qubais Reed Ghazala's bullfrog-mimicking short-circuited household gadgets. Book and CD Fine; box Near Fine. More about Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones: Experimental Musical Instruments
Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1980. First edition. Wrps., 224pp., incl. 4pp. photo-illustrations. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. A collection of autobiographical pieces. Some rubbing to head and tail of spine, o/w a tight, Near Fine copy. More about The Evening Sun Turned Crimson
- "The greatest pop festival ever held in this country". Printed in purple ink on white stock (25x19cm.), with psychedelic illustration. Verso blank. Lists the participating bands - The Jefferson Airplane (their first UK appearance), The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Move, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Fairport Convention, The Pretty Things, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, and others. Some faint creasing to top left corner, o/w Fine. More about Original handbill designed by David Fairbrother-Roe announcing "The Great South Coast...
Thin pale pink paper, printed in black. Illustrated with the famous image of Lord Kitchener pointing at the viewer taken from Alfred Leete's army recruitment poster of 1914. Approx. 43x34cm. Mounted, framed and glazed (frame measures 59.8x50.7cm.). Faint fold marks and light creasing; unexamined out of the frame. I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet was initially a market stall on Portobello Road, run by Ian Fisk and John Paul. They opened a shop on Portobello Road in 1966 (managed by Robert Orbach), then added new outlets in Carnaby Street and Piccadilly Circus, before taking over Kleptomania from Tommy Roberts... More about An original item of paper packaging advertising the clothing boutique, I Was Lord Kitchener's...
An original Syndication International press photograph of Bianca Jagger at the Regine Club, New York City, January 13th, 1978. B/w, 10x8". Near Fine. Printed caption to verso reads, in part: "Bianca Jagger…has launched herself on a wild round of nightly parties on the chic New York disco scene, flirting, drinking champagne and, as always of course, dancing and dancing and dancing. But friends confide a different story - - Bianca is using the high life to submerge her sorrow over Mick's liason with Texas model Jerry Hall in Barbados." Five months later Bianca filed for divorce on the grounds..... More about Bianca lets things slip at New York's glamorous Regine Club
Each transparency held in a 2 inch square rectangular card. Near Fine. Resnick was a central part of the New York scene in the '70s and early '80s, regularly hanging out at CBGB's, Max's and the Mudd Club, and taking pictures backstage or in the dressing rooms. Her subjects included John Lydon, Arto Lindsay, Iggy, Johnny Thunders, David Byrne and Debbie Harry, along with Joseph Beuys, Laurie Anderson, Kathy Acker, William Burroughs, Andy Warhol and many others. Sometimes she would invite them to her studio for photo sessions, on other occasions she would be commissioned by a magazine... More about Three 'Authenticolor' 35mm. slides of Mick Jagger taken by Marcia Resnick in her studio in New...
NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1969. First edition. Wrps., 96pp. 8vo. Photo-illustrated throughout. Slightly rubbed, o/w a tight, Near Fine copy of the first book on Jim Morrison. More about Jim Morrison and The Doors: An Unauthorized Book
Original poster featuring Peter Kennard's détournement of John Constable's 'The Hay Wain', incorporating three cruise missiles, and printing the slogan 'No Nuclear Weapons' in bold red lettering. 42x60cm. Originally created for CND and regarded as one of the defining images of the anti-nuclear campaign, Kennard's photomontage was both a response to the stationing of cruise missiles at RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire, and to a Ministry of Defence leaflet that portrayed the missiles in delicate watercolours. Short lower right corner crease, o/w Near Fine. More about Haywain with Cruise Missiles (c. 1981
Shelton, CT: First Editions Library, nd. Beautifully produced facsimile edition of the original Viking Press edition of 1957. As new in dustwrapper and housed in publisher's grey cloth-covered slipcase (still shrinkwrapped). More about On the Road
NY: Random House, 1979. First edition. 400pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. SIGNED and inscribed by the author. An excellent, well-researched biography (McNally spent six years interviewing all the major figures involved with Kerouac and the Beats). Near Fine in price-clipped dw. More about Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America
NY: Penguin (1999), 4th printing. Wrps. Issued as part of the 'Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century' series. Psychedelically SIGNED by Kesey inside the upper wrapper in multi-coloured metallic inks. The author's first published book, originally inspired while under the influence of peyote at the hospital at Menlo Park where he worked. Fine. Provenance: Zane Kesey. More about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
NY: Viking, 1990. First edition. Sq.8vo. 216pp. Illustrated in colour and b/w throughout, including more than 150 colour photographs by Ron Bevirt. SIGNED and inscribed by Kesey on the blue sky/white cloud front free endpaper, and by fellow Prankster Ken Babbs on the following page. Kesey's reexamination of the Merry Pranksters' epic, acid-fuelled coast-to-coast 1964 voyage in their psychedelic bus, featuring verbatim transcripts of Neal Cassady monologues. Minor superficial damage at head of spine, o/w Near Fine in price-clipped dw., with small loss to head of spine panel. More about The Further Inquiry
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1993. First edition. 352pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. SIGNED and inscribed ("Enjoy your collective ass off…") by Krassner (dated 1993). Hilarious memoir by the founder of The Realist, including accounts of his encounters with Norman Mailer, Dick Gregory, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Jerry Garcia, and many others. Fine in dw. More about Confessions of a Raving Unconfined Nut. Misadventures in the Counter-Culture
NY: Seven Stories Press, 1999. First edition. Wrps. (no h/c issued), 340pp. SIGNED by the author. Collects 21 interviews from The Realist, including Jerry Garcia, Tim Leary (twice), Ken Kesey, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, Hugh Hefner, Arianna Huffington, Terry Southern, Alan Watts, Ram Dass, and Norman Mailer. Fine. More about Paul Krassner's Impolite Interviews
No place, no date. 41x27cm. Printed in deep cerise pink on white stock. Anton LaVey's younger daughter, Zeena, gave birth to Stanton at age 13, and raised him in The Church of Satan's headquarters, 'The Black House', in San Francisco. Fine. More about Small poster depicting Anton LaVey in characteristic Ming the Merciless pose in front of his...
Petaluma, CA: Acid Test Productions, 1997. First edition, deluxe issue limited to 475 copies bound in purple cloth, SIGNED by Randy Tuten, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Mari Tepper, Lee Conklin, Herb Greene, and Country Joe MacDonald. 4to. 235pp.+ index. Includes essays by Gene Anthony, Walter Medeiros, and the Art Research Editor for the book, Jacaeber Kastor. Beautifully illustrated in colour, extensively researched, and well-chronicled document of the entire 'Bill Graham Presents' series of posters, handbills, and tickets, featuring the work of, among others, Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Rick Griffin, and Bonnie Maclean. Fine in Near Fine dw. and... More about The Art of the Fillmore. The Poster Series, 1966-1971
Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2001. Published to accompany the exhibition held at Centre Pompidou, Galerie 1, between March 15th and June 18th, 2001. Sq. 4to. Silver illustrated boards. 440pp. Copiously illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Foreword by Mark Francis. Texts in French. Fine. A chronologically organised cultural smörgåsbord of work from the United States, Britain, France and elsewhere, intended by its curator, Catherine Grenier, to demonstrate that Pop Art was part of a larger international phenomenon that included architecture, design, movies and music. It begins with the Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition 'This Is Tomorrow' and Richard Hamilton's collage, "Just..... More about LES ANNÉES POP 1956-1968
NY: Little, Brown & Co., 2005. First edition. 338pp. + two 16pp. photo-inserts. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Lesh chronicles how the Dead's signature sound emerged, from their earliest gigs at Frenchy's Bikini-A-Go-Go through to the Acid Tests and beyond: "The bass player for the greatest improvisational band in American history tells the full, true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead" (jacket blurb). Fine in dw. More about Searching For The Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead
Ed. Dave Laing, then John Pidgin from October 1973 on. Pagination varies (56pp.-82pp.). Designers and illustrators include Barney Bubbles, George Snow, Kevin Sparrow and Peter Till. All issues Very Good plus to Near Fine. A complete set of this monthly magazine, whose contributors reads like a who's who of music writers, including Charlie Gillett, Simon Frith, John Tobler, Karl Dallas, Phil Hardy, Gary Herman, Richard Williams, Tony Scaduto, Jonh Ingham, Mike Leadbitter, Ian Whitcomb, Greil Marcus, Chris Salewicz, Michael Gray, Mick Gold, Gene Sculatti, Ed Ward, Bill Millar, Rob Finnis, Lester Bangs, Pete Wingfield, and Peter Guralnick... More about LET IT ROCK #1-35 (London: October 1972-December 1975) - all published
Np.: Vandal Publications Ltd. for Gear, 1966. Offset litho poem poster, illustrated with images of Marilyn Monroe, produced for sale at Tom Salter's Gear boutique, Carnaby Street. 57.8x44.3cm. Printed by Harrison & Sons Ltd. Edition size unknown. Logue created his first poster poem, 'To My Fellow Artists', with Germano Facetti in 1958, who subsequently introduced him to Derek Boshier and Pauline Boty at the Royal College of Art. Logue wrote 'Gone Ladies', an adaptation of Villon's 'Ballade des dames du temps jadis', in 1966 and dedicated it to Boty, who died that year at the age of 28. Old corner... More about Gone Ladies. For Pauline Boty
Np.: Vandal Publications Ltd. for Gear, 1967. Offset litho poem poster, illustrated with a large Chicago police file photograph from 1926 of mobsters Eddie Diamond, Jack 'Legs' Diamond, Thomas 'Fatty' Walsh and Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano. 56.9x43.2cm. Printed by Compton Printing Ltd. and sold at Tom Salter's Gear boutique in Carnaby Street. Edition size unknown. Near Fine. More about Crime One