Paris: Internationale Situationniste, November 1965. Printed wrps., (28pp.). A Situationist tract originally distributed clandestinely in Algeria in July 1965, shortly after Houari Boumédiène's putsch, reprinted here in five languages (French, German, Spanish, English and Arabic) and issued as an advance supplement to Internationale Situationniste #10 (the journal was published in March 1966 and included the same text). Wrappers slightly foxed, marked and lightly damp-stained, with Charles Radcliffe's ownership name to front cover and two small ink marks to back cover. More about ADRESSE AUX RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES D'ALGÉRIE ET DE TOUS PAYS.
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i) Poster. Np. (London): nd. (c. June 1968). Printed offset litho in black on white stock. 76x50.8cm. Probably designed by Robin Fior, though not stated. Illustrated with a photograph on a black ground depicting a reader wearing a Cuban military cap holding up an opened copy of the inaugural issue of Black Dwarf, displaying its famous front page slogan: 'We Shall Fight, We Will Win - Paris, London, Rome, Berlin'. Some light creasing, nicks and short tears to edges, o/w Very Good plus. ii) Stapled 3pp. typescript prospectus addressed to Steve Abrams on Black Dwarf headed paper, dated... More about Original advertising poster for Black Dwarf, headlined "What's black and white and red all...
NY: Black Mask, nd. (1967). Flyer. B/w, 28x21.5cm. A Black Mask statement prepared primarily by Ben Morea in co-operation with writer and activist Dan Georgakas to accompany an anti-Wall Street demonstration planned for early February 1967. The statement accuses "The traders in stocks and bones" of dealing "in a stock exchange of death. Profits rise to the ticker tape of your dead sons. Poison gas rains on Vietnam." The event took place on February 10th and involved around 25 men wearing black balaclavas and carrying large white skull masks, as reported in Black Mask #4: "We have marched... More about Wall St. is War St.
NY: Black Mask, nd. (1967). Flyer. B/w, 28x21.5cm. Illustrated with a painting by Aldo Tambellini with the word 'NOW' emblazoned across it. A text to the verso (its title referring to the local East Village precinct officer, Captain Joseph Fink) begins: "The hippies have become victims of their own ideology." The critique attacks the hippies for becoming "tools of those against whom they have supposedly rebelled" and tells them: "Baby, you haven't dropped out - you've been forced out because this goddamn system is rotten". It concludes with a telling comparison: "The American Indian was forced onto reservations (concentration camps)..... More about Freedom is Not a Gift from Captain Fink.
NY: Black Mask, nd. (c. 1967). Flyer, printed in black on one side only, reproducing one of the most widely chanted anti-war slogans of the day. 14x21.5cm. Some corner creasing, with 1cm. closed tear to lower right edge, o/w Very Good. More about Hey, Hey, LBJ How many kids did you kill today?
NY: Black Flag Anarchists, August 1967. First edition. 4to. Stapled wrps., mimeographed, 8pp. The author's third publication, in which he takes as his starting point Peter Weiss's play, 'Marat/Sade' - "mainly a dialogue between Desire and Need". Bookchin subsequently published numerous influential essays on post-scarcity and ecology. Slightly creased, o/w Very Good. More about Desire and Need.
Chicago: Solidarity Bookshop, 1966. First edition. 4to. Stapled, 16pp, mimeographed + wrapper with illustration by Roland Topor. The second Rebel Worker pamphlet, printing Robert Calese's first-hand account of the thirteen-hour long New York power failure in 1965, which "illuminate[d] a number of anarchist principles... shining through the darkness like a beacon were such anarchist truisms as decentralism, mutual aid, direct action, and the like." Calese was a former trombonist and combat infantryman who became an anarchist after the Second World War and later an activist in the Libertarian League (founded in New York in 1954). Two small mouse nibbles to... More about Blackout.
London: Caribbean Situationist, July 1973. LP record, with accompanying poster (58x46.3cm.). A scarce record featuring Fundi, a Jamaican Situationist, describing the resistance against hierarchical forms of organisation by Caribbean radicals such as Trevor Munroe, a local pro-Soviet Marxist-Leninist. The poster prints English translations of texts by Raoul Vaneigem ('Radical Subjectivity') and Guy Debord ('Thesis 90' from 'The Society of the Spectacle'), and advertises the availability of the LP, accompanied by an illustration of the record sleeve's front cover (a map of the Caribbean with an explanatory legend describing areas of political unrest, revolt and strikes throughout the region... More about None Shall Escape: Caribbean Situationist versus Trevor Menroe (sic).
NY: The Council for the Liberation of Daily Life, April 1968. First edition. Stapled wrps., 42pp. Chasse's examination paper for his entry into the Situationist International. Ken Knabb has described this as "The American section's main publication...a critique of the New Left, actually published shortly before Chasse joined the SI" (he was excluded in January 1970). It also critiques hippies and the sexual revolution: "The whole hippie experience reveals and creates various illusions: the awareness of the dissolution of society is the reconstruction of another society; the disintegration of bourgeois 'moralty' is experienced as sexual liberation; the search through drugs... More about The Power of Negative Thinking or Robin Hood Rides Again.
Paris: SI, December 1965. 8pp. leaflet, stapled. Donald Nicholson-Smith's English translation of this important text on the 1965 Watts rebellion in Los Angeles, its title chosen by Debord to evoke Gibbon's 'The Decline and the Fall'. It was distributed in England by Alexander Trocchi and in the USA by the Rebel Worker group, and conceived as a supplement to Internationale Situationniste #10, preceding its publication by three months. The back page prints an English translation of a collective text by Debord, Raoul Vaneigem and Mustapha Khayati, originally intended as an appendix to another advance supplement to IS #10 (see item #1). Near Fine. More about The Decline and the Fall of the 'Spectacular' Commodity-Economy.
Chicago, IL: Solidarity Communications, September 1967. 4to. Stapled mimeographed, 12pp. + front cover. First American edition, produced by the Rebel Worker group, with a new introduction and postscript by Bernard Marszalek. Covers slightly foxed, with small mouse nibbles along upper edge of back page, o/w Very Good. More about The Decline and the Fall of the Spectacular Commodity-Economy.
Paris: Editions Buchet-Chastel, 1967. First edition. 8vo. Printed wrps., 176pp. Photo-portrait of the author to lower wrapper. Charles Radcliffe's copy, with his pencilled ownership name to front free endpaper. Debord's most important work, published six months before the May 1968 revolt it helped trigger. It contains the major exposition of his notion of the Spectacle and his critique of contemporary consumer culture: "Understood in its totality, the spectacle is both the outcome and the goal of the dominant mode of production…it is the very heart of society's real unreality. In all its specific manifestations - news or propaganda, advertising or... More about La Société du Spectacle.
Detroit: Black & Red/Radical America, 1970. First English-language edition, an unauthorised translation by Fredy Perlman and others. 8vo. B/w illustrated wrps., unpaginated. Illustrated throughout. Charles Radcliffe's copy, with his ownership signature to title page and brief pencilled notes to last page. Blue ink blot to front cover; wrappers slightly rubbed and worn. Good only. More about Society of the Spectacle.
Broadsheet newspaper (8pp.). Texts predominmantly in English, with some in French and Dutch. Published to coincide with the exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures and New Babylon constructions by Constant Nieuwenhuys at the Venice Biennale, and illustrated with photographs and drawings, including a colour centrefold reproducing a detail from 'New Babylon/Den Haag', a watercolour on map by Constant (1964). Contents include an essay by Simon Vinkenoog on 'Life in New-Babylon'; a collection of texts by Constant, including 'The Revolution of Creative Man' (1964): "The international phenomenon of young people who refuse to accept the existing order - the 'hipsters', 'teddy boys'... More about DE NEW BABYLON No. 4 - Edizione Internazionale (Amsterdam: June 1966).
NY: Black Flag Anarchists, August 1967. First edition. 4to. Stapled wrps., mimeographed, 6pp. A theoretical tract by Bruce Elwell (later a member of the American section of the Situationist International), in which he rejects "the retrogressive romantic approach of the Digger spawned psychedelic peasants" and, in reference to the recent uprisings in Cincinatti, Newark, Detroit and Milwaukee, celebrates the introduction of "the revolutionary act into the American corpse in a matrix of delicious poetry of the deed - the attacks on police stations, burnings in the 'downtown areas', a daylight ambush of troops, catching them in 'withering crossfire'!" Slightly creased... More about The Human Condition & Beyond, 1967.
New York: N.Y. Federation of Anarchists, nd. (c. 1965). Ed. Joyce Gardner and Allan Hoffman. Oblong 4to. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (44pp.). Illustrated, including photo-montages by Phil Hipwell. Contents include Murray Bookchin's essay (co-authored with Allan Hoffman and Paul Spencer), 'Towards an Anarchist Manifesto: The Legacy of Domination' (16pp.), along with poems by Jonathan Leake (Resurgence) and the editors; "Glue Sniffer Saturday Night" by anarcho-pacifists Judith Malina and Julian Beck of The Living Theatre; and a short text by Robert Chasse, later a member of the American section of the Situationist International. The NY Federation of Anarchists... More about GOOD SOUP #1 - all published (?).
The original typescript of Christopher Gray's English translation, with his pencilled note and ink correction to the first page and humorous byline to the last page: 'The Occult International of Hermetic Terrorists' (a reference to a critic's description of Raoul Vaneigem's 'Banalités de base' as "a rather irritating form of hermetic terrorism", later quoted approvingly by Vaneigem). Six pages, creased and torn. The translation predates and differs significantly from the version published in Gray's book, 'Leaving the 20th Century' (Free Fall, 1974), and is accompanied by another typescript translation by Gray of the same text ('Comments on the Paris Commune..... More about Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem ).
London: Free Fall Publications, 1974. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 167pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs, documents, cartoon strips and graphics. Reprints 22 texts from Internationale Situationniste, with a preface and afterword by Christopher Gray. Typeset by the Suburban Press and the Wicked Messengers, with graphics by Jamie Reid. Typed slip signed by Ian Franklin of Free Fall loosely inserted, reading in part: "Dear Suckers…Tell us what you think of this worthy tome we want as much feedback as possible. The price of boredom is high." For a long time this influential edition was almost the only source... More about Leaving the 20th Century: The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International.
Np: 1967. Broadsheet, printed recto and verso, folded in three to make a pamphlet (41.7x55.5cm., folded to 21x14cm.). Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and a détourned Batman cartoon. Prints the names of the tract's fifteen signatories, among them Loïc le Reste (who died aged 20 in July 1967), Jacques Le Glou (later a film producer who re-edited Guy Debord's films), and Guy Bodson (author of 'What is Situationism?', published in Le Monde Libertaire in December 1966). The title piece references Raoul Vaneigem's text 'Banalités de Base', which first appeared in Internationale Situationniste #7 (April 1962), and repeats its format..... More about Les Bases de la Banalité.
reduced to a line shot on a PMT machine. London: Osiris Visions (OA 503), nd. (c. 1967/68). Printed offset litho in black on white stock. 76x51cm. An iconic image and the most enduring visual symbol of rebellion to emerge from the sixties. Paper loss to top left corner; surface paper loss to three corners; superficial creasing. Overall, Very Good. More about Original poster reproducing the famous b/w photograph of Che taken by Alberto Korda in Havana on...
Brooklyn, NY: Paredon, 1973. LP record (P-1017), with 12pp. photo-illustrated booklet printing the complete text in English and Spanish. Cover design by Ronald Clyne. The record was released in celebration of Che's 45th birthday, five years after his execution. It contains recordings of speeches given by him in Cuba and at the United Nations, his farewell letter to Fidel Castro (read by Castro), as well as revolutionary songs, including 'Fusil Contra Fusil' (1968), composed and sung by Cuban musician Silvio Rodríguez in homage to Guevara's revolutionary heroism. Disc and booklet Near Mint; sleeve slightly age-toned, with light signs of wear. More about Che Guevara Speaks/Habla El Che Guevara.
London: July and October, 1966. Second printing of the first issue (October 1966), with identical cover and contents (probably reprinted concurrently with the second issue). Edited by Charles Radcliffe and Christopher Gray (second issue only). 4to. Printed wrps. Duplicated sheets, printed recto and verso. 40pp. + 36pp. Illustrated. Both issues of this rare and influential magazine, conceived and produced by Charles Radcliffe shortly after he edited the 'English' edition of The Rebel Worker and immediately following his visit to Amsterdam in June 1966. The first issue includes pieces on the Dutch Provo riots, drug addiction, a.... More about HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
Paris: June 1958-September 1969. Director: Guy Debord. Tall 8vo. Original metallic wrappers in different colours, titled in black. The major periodical of the Situationists, containing the main theoretical texts of the International. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of b/w photographs, cartoons and illustrations. Contributors include Guy Debord; Asger Jorn; Raoul Vaneigem; Michèle Bernstein; Alexander Trocchi; Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio; Jørgen Nash; Helmut Sturm; Attila Kotányi; Uwe Lausen; Constant Nieuwenhuys; Théo Frey; Maurice Wyckaert; Donald Nicholson-Smith; René Viénet; Mustapha Khayati; and Mohamed Dahou. Charles Radcliffe's set, with his ink markings in the margins to several paragraphs in the second and..... More about INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #1-12 (all published).
Paris: L'Internationale Situationniste, 1958. First edition. 4to. Printed wrappers designed by Asger Jorn. 27.7x21.8cm. 140pp. Though not called for, this copy has been SIGNED on the colophon page by Jorn in red crayon, and dated by him '58'. Illustrated with photographs, paintings by the author, and drawings by Dubuffet, Kandinsky, Ernst, Michaux, Alechinsky, Miro, Wols and Pollock, with an original copy of Guy Debord's psychogeographical map of Paris, 'Naked City' (1957), bound in (the map, named after the eponymous film noir of 1948, was printed shortly before and its edges guillotined to fit the book; in a letter... More about Pour la forme: Ébauche d'une méthodologie des arts (In Defence of Form: Outline of a...
Strasbourg: Union Nationale de France Association Fédérative Générale des Etudiants de Strasbourg (Supplément spécial au No. 16 de '21-27 Etudiants de France'), 1966. 8vo. Blue card wrps., lettered in black. 28pp. The first edition of this important pamphlet in which the Tunisian Situationist Mustapha Khayati asserts that political false consciousness is found in its purest state in the student, the most alienated of all sociological categories, whose belief in his own independence is entirely illusory. His contemptuous critique fanned the flames of the 'Strasbourg University Scandal', and, after being reprinted and distributed in Paris, later inspired the revolt..... More about De La Misere En Milieu Etudiant considérée sous ses aspects économique, politique,...
London: BCM/ Situationist International, nd. (1967). Card wrps., 32pp. The first English-language version, edited by Christopher Gray and translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and TJ Clark. Includes a 6pp. postscript ("If you make a social revolution, do it for fun"), written by the four English members of the SI (Clark, Gray, Radcliffe and Nicholson-Smith), on the reactions to the tract's publication and its relevance to politics in England. It concludes: "The only real subversion is in a new consciousness and a new alliance - the location of the struggle in the banalities of everyday life, in the supermarket and the beatclub... More about Ten Days That Shook The University: Of Student Poverty Considered in its economic, political,...
Sm. folio. First and third issues staple-bound, 8pp. and 12pp. respectively; issue #2 consists of a single sheet folded centrally to make 4pp. Illustrated with photographs, détourned cartoons and old engravings, and pages from like-minded revolutionary publications Black Mask and Up Against The Wall Motherfucker. Taking their name from a slogan daubed on the wall of Newgate Prison during the Gordon Riots of 1781, the King Mob milieu came together in London in 1967, forming around the former English members of the Situationist International, with key figures Christopher Gray, Donald Nicholson-Smith, and Dave and Stuart Wise... More about KING MOB ECHO #1-3 (London: 1968-1969).
(the original French poster announced the publication of Internationale Situationniste #11 ). Offset, printed in black on white semi-gloss stock; verso blank. 49.5x34cm. The poster was reproduced on the front cover of International Times #26 (February 16th, 1968) after numerous copies were found flyposted outside their office building on Betterton Street by "some Lone Anarchist Nite Marauder?" (Dick Pountain later claimed responsibility), and sections of it were published over three pages in Oz #10 (March 1968). Loss to top right corner, and small losses to left and right edges, possibly from having been ripped from a wall; creasing throughout; light... More about Poster printed by King Mob reproducing André Bertrand's détourned comic strip, "In Our...
Paris: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 1968. Original silkscreen poster, printed in dark green on thin, tan-coloured paper, with small stamp of the Écoles des Beaux-Arts in lower right corner. 64.7x50cm. Image depicts a large clenched fist raised in solidarity above a factory smokestack and saw-toothed roof. Both the slogan ('The Struggle Continues') and the graphic recur in variant designs in a number of other posters, most of which were printed in what became known as the Atelier Populaire in the occupied lithography studios of the École des Beaux-Arts, Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Two closed 4cm. tears, and one small loss, to left..... More about La Lutte Continue.
Paris: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 1968. Original silkscreen poster, printed in red on beige colour paper. 49.5x32cm. The image depicts a diminutive figure with cap in hand before an impassive President De Gaulle, and the slogan 'ni aumone - ni réforme. REVOLUTION' ('neither alms nor reform. REVOLUTION'). Conservation linen lined. Near Fine. More about Ni aumone - ni réforme. REVOLUTION.
Paris: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 1968. Original sikscreen poster, printed in dark blue on white paper, with stamp of the Écoles des Beaux-Arts to lower left corner. 56x41cm. The poster depicts workers outside the huge Renault-Billancourt factory on the outskirts of Paris holding up a large placard reading 'Renault-Billancourt. Auto-Défense' ('Renault-Billancourt. Self-Defence'). The strike began on May 16th and immediately triggered a wave of further strikes and occupations, initially in Paris, then throughout France, spreading rapidly into the public sector and soon eclipsing the student revolt that preceded them. Conservation linen lined. Near Fine..... More about Renault-Billancourt. Auto-Défense.
Philips, 1968. LP record (77.757, Canadian issue). Produced by Claude Dejacques. Recordings made between May 2nd-30th 1968, featuring Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Alain Peyrefitte, Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Mendes-France, Francois Mitterrand, Edgar Pisani, Charles De Gaulle, and Michel Debre, and interviews and reports from the occupations in the Sorbonne, Nanterre, L'Odéon, the Renault factory at Billancourt, and elsewhere. Excellent in very slightly rubbed sleeve. More about Les Journées de Mai 68 Par Les Journalistes de R.T.L. Présentation de Jean-Pierre Farkas.
Paris: Le Terrain Vague, June 1968. First edition. Sm.4to. Wrps., unpaginated. Lewino's text focuses on the ten days between May 3rd and May 13th 1968, profusely illustrated with photographs by Jo Schnapp of graffiti and slogans daubed on the walls and streets of Paris during the events. Very Good. One of the first books to appear in the immediate aftermath of the revolt. More about L'Imagination au Pouvoir.
Notting Hill, London: 1970. Edited by Paul Sieveking, who also provides an introduction, although his name does not appear. Pamphlet, 24pp. Illustrated with détourned comic cartoons. Sieveking's own copy, with brief annotations by him in pencil and ink on the first page and inside upper wrapper (inscribed "Edited by Paul Sieveking, London 1970"). The booklet includes translations of 'The Conquest of Space in the Time of Power' by Eduardo Rothe (from Internationale Situationniste #12), 'The End of the Christian Era' by Roger Langlais, and 'Masters Without Slaves' by Raoul Vaneigem. Edges of wrappers slightly faded, with slight creasing. Very Good. More about OMPHALOS #1: Ramifications of Situationist Theory.
Np. (Oxford), nd. (c. Summer 1969). Two loose sheets, one of them with centre fold. 6pp. Illustrated. 34.7x25cm. Little is known about who the Oxford Motherfuckers were and this publication states only that "The Wall is published by the Oxford Motherfuckers, a secret society, with the assistance of King Mob." Its title suggests both the slogan 'Up Against the Wall' and the locally infamous Cutteslowe Walls (built in Oxford in 1934 with the intention of keeping the poor in the Cutteslowe Estate divided from the rich). The front page headline quotation of the Martha and the... More about THE OXFORD WALL - A Paper for Criminals of Want.
8vo. Stapled wrps., (32pp.). Cover by Rufus Segar. Contents largely devoted to the Dutch Provos, including "This is Provo" by Roel Van Duyn and other extracts from Provo magazine; a brief text, "About New Babylon", by Constant Nieuwenhuys; and Charles Radcliffe's account of his recent visit to Amsterdam, reproduced from Heatwave (advertised inside the back cover as "Britain's wildest, most incandescent, experimental libertarian journal"). Very Good. More about ANARCHY #66 (London: Freedom Press, August 1966).
Wrps., 152pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs, cartoons, and drawings. Entire issue devoted to the Dutch Provos, including English translations of texts by Harry Mulisch, Constant, Lucas Van Der Land, Lucebert and many others, plus a chronology. Charles Radcliffe's copy, with his ink ownership name to front cover (Radcliffe visited Amsterdam in June 1966 and his account of his experiences there appeared in the first issue of his magazine, Heatwave, which closely aligned itself with the Provos, who he proclaimed as part of the 'World Revolution of Youth'). Short split at crown of spine; wrappers slightly soiled, o/w Very Good. More about DELTA Volume 10, #3 (Amsterdam: Autumn 1967).
Edited by Hans Mol, Ger Brouwer and Kees Graf. 8vo. Stapled wrps. Unpaginated (28pp. + 32pp.). Screenprinted covers by Kees Graf: #5 in black, mauve and orange, and #6 in black, cerise and indigo blue. Printed offset on different paper stocks; some pages with irregularly cut angles, including one with drilled holes. Illustrated with drawings, photographs and an innovative use of graphics. Includes full-page ads. for local fashion house, JV Noorden, who supported Ontbijt Op Bed ('Breakfast in Bed'). The magazine ran for 11 issues between April 1966 and June 1967 and had connections to the Provos in... More about ONTBIJT OP BED #5 + #6 (Maastricht: September/October 1966).
Chicago, IL: Chicago Branch of the General Recruiting Union of the Industrial Workers of the World, Spring 1964-December 1966. Wrps., side-stapled. Mimeographed, pagination varies (26pp.-56pp.; 248pp. in total). Illustrated. Edited by Franklin Rosemont. The first issue of The Rebel Worker (named after a Wobbly paper dating from around 1919) was published on May Day 1964, and its young contributors (most were under 21) consisted of Tor Faegre, Robert Green and Franklin Rosemont, later joined by Bernard Marszalek and Penelope Bartik, all of whom had already been active in the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) or other left-wing/anarchist... More about REBEL WORKER #1-7 (all published).
Ed. Jonathan Leake and Walter Caughey. 4to. Stapled wrps. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pagination varies. Most issues printed on different colour papers. Illustrated. Resurgence emerged following lectures given by Sam Dolgoff, Russ Blackwell and others at meetings of the Libertarian League in New York in the early 1960s attended by Jonathan Leake, then still a high school student, and Walter Caughey. Leake and Caughey billed their magazine as the organ of the Resurgence Youth Movement, said to be founded on August 10th, 1964, though its existence as a group was unclear. It first appeared in September 1964 in New... More about RESURGENCE #3/#6-#12. NY: Resurgence Youth Movement, July 1965-December 1966 (#3/#6-#7, #9-#10);...
Each 28x21.5cm. Both severely chipped and nibbled along the right-hand edges, probably from small rodent activity, with old central horizontal folds. The first calls for "Anarchists, Goblins, Punks, Saints, Wild Men, Dope Freaks, Dropouts, Vagrants, Sorcerers" to unite "If You Want To Put Down This Kiss-Ass Society", signed the Provo/Resurgence Youth Movement "New York, Chicago, London, Earth" (a nod to the group's two closest affiliates, The Rebel Worker and Heatwave). The second calls for "Guerillas, Migrants, Slaves, Dropouts, Anarchists, Provos, Proles" to unite, and demands that "Bourgeois elements must get out of the revolutionary movement. Pacifists... More about Two mimeographed flyers, 'Provos of New York' and 'War or Revolution', issued by the Resurgence...
NY: Resurgence Youth Movement, December 1966. Mimeographed flyer, folded once to make four pages. 21.6x35.5cm. (unfolded). The flyer, handwritten in an edgy style and embellished with ornate swashes, begins by declaring that "1966 Is The First Year Of A World Revolution Of Youth. In 1967 It Will Happen Again Bigger Than Ever Before". It continues overleaf: "This Year The Youth Of The World Came Out In The Streets And Put Terror In The Hearts Of The Politicians And Cops And Bosses Who Make War On The World! We Showed Them In Our Music, Our Riots, And... More about Brother Anarchist Youth Bulletin.
Chicago, IL: (Solidarity Bookshop), c. February 1966. First edition. 4to. Stapled mimeograph, 17pp. + front cover illustrated with a machine gun-toting Bugs Bunny. Prints a collection of articles by Bruce Elwell, Jim Evrard, Lawrence Decoster, Gaston Bachelard ("Surrationalism", reprinted from Inquisitions #1, 1936), and Walter Caughey ("Reflections on Invisibility", reprinted from Resurgence #1, 1964). Small nibbled chip to lower edge of last two pages; small stain to front cover, o/w Very Good. More about REVOLUTIONARY CONSCIOUSNESS.
Silkscreen, printed in black on white stock by the Poster Workshop, Camden, north London. 77x50.7cm. Illustrated with a boldly-drawn graphic depicting a chain breaking in two. In his memoir of the 1960s, co-organiser Michael Prior described the event as "both more and less than anyone expected. A few hundred people pitched up including assorted poets and playwrights. Jean-Luc Godard wandered around filming so there is to this day, so I am told, some kind of record. A car was towed into the square and set on fire. Various meetings were held and disrupted in desultory kind of ways"... More about Original poster announcing the Revolutionary Festival held at Essex University, February...
4to. Side-stapled. 29 sheets, printed offset-litho and duplicated, rectos only. The first of six issues published by the Suburban Press, an anarchist publishing house co-founded by Jamie Reid in 1970 with Jeremy Brook and Nigel Edwards in South Norwood as a community printing press to support squatters, the women's movement and other radical currents. Its opening article proclaims that "This system is wrong, HERE IN ENGLAND. The system must go. Revolution is the means. Revolution is change. Revolution is every second of our lives dedicated to this end." Further articles satirise suburbia and discuss the role... More about SUBURBAN PRESS #1 (London: Suburban Press, nd. ).
London: Project Sigma, nd. (1964). Ten mimeographed foolscap sheets, side-stapled. Issued as no.2 of the Sigma Portfolio (8pp.), here stapled together with no.14 (Portfolio List), no.5 (Sigma: General Information), and no.12 (Subscription Form). The first separate edition of Trocchi's important text, the beginning of his Sigma Project and his attempt to establish an international network of countercultural activism (Trocchi was one of the founding members of the Situationist International, and before that, a member of the Lettrist International). It was originally published in New Saltire Review in 1962, subsequently as 'Technique du Coup du Monde' in Internationale Situationniste... More about The Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds.
NY: ESSO (1968). Tall foolscap flyer mimeographed from handwritten original (35.5x21.5cm.), produced by ESSO (The East Side Service Organization, sometimes known as the East Side Survival Organization), giving the Motherfuckers' store front address of 341 East 10th Street and the date March 15th. ESSO was the 'business name' established by UAW/MF to encourage donations of money to help with the influx of hippie runaways and street people into the Village in the mid-'60s. The flyer is divided into two halves printing two texts faced in opposing directions and separated by the word 'FIREBOMB' (a provocative reference to the... More about Firebomb.
NY: UAW/MF; ESSO (1968). Mimeographed handbill protesting about how "Last Nite The Man Busted One of Our Crashpads". 28x21.5cm. In Osha Thomas Neumann's memoir, "Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker" (2008), this handbill is transcribed on pages 71-72 amid context about UAW/MF activities and mimeograph handbill production: "The Motherfuckers have been called a 'street gang with analysis.' An anarchist affinity group that took a little magazine shop called Gem's Spa as its unofficial street headquarters, they set up crash pads that were raided constantly. In this case, 'With sorrow we had excluded our brothers the Runnaways + our beautiful... More about Bust Us Out Of Our Pads? We're Back In The Streets. Street Meeting T'Nite 8PM St. Marx x 2nd Ave.
NY: Up Against The Wall Motherfucker (1968). Mimeographed handbill printing an attack on politics and all politicians: "We Don't Give A Goddamn If Johnson Lives Or Dies. If Kennedy Is or Isn't. We Have Nothing To Do With Them Or Their Politics Except As Objects To Be Destroyed. They Are Cowboys and Yankees. We Are Indians (And This Time We Win). Celebrate The End of Politics And The Beginning of Revolution - The End of Death/The Beginning of Life". 28x21.5cm. The reference to cowboys and yankees originated from an SDS national convention debate during which Carl Oglesby argued... More about We Are Indians.
Notting Hill, London: Christopher Gray, no date (July 1966). Blue wrps., stapled. 32pp. Printed by Equity Printers (Terry Chandler). Translated by Christopher Gray and Philippe Vissac. The first English edition of 'Banalitiés de Base' (a text which had originally appeared in Internationale Situationniste #7 and #8, 1962-63), not authorised by Vaneigem or by Guy Debord. Charles Radcliffe's copy, with his ink ownership name to title page. This copy has Christopher Gray's name and address squiggled over in blue ink and the English Situationist group's stamp added below. Gray and Radcliffe first met at a London anarchist meeting at the Lamb... More about The Totality For Kids.