Np.: Dennis Publishing Pty. Ltd., 2011. First edition. 4to. Perfect bound illustrated wrps., 62pp. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout, including the author's early and recent collages. Issued to accompany the exhibition celebrating Anderson's life and work held at the University of Sydney during February-March 2011 (and elsewhere since). SIGNED and warmly inscribed by Jim Anderson on the title page to Felix Dennis: "For Felix - with much love my very best wishes and thanks for everything of course Jim". Together with a printed card issued for the exhibition signed and inscribed by Anderson to Felix Dennis, dated "25/2/11"... More about Lampoon: An Historical Art Trajectory, 1970/2010.
OZ, INK, COZMICS AND AFTER
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Tabloid newspaper format. Designed by George Snow. 20pp. + inserts. "Britain's first ever really alternative Mail Order Catalogue", presenting a cornucopia of countercultural artefacts, from dope paraphernalia to Bean Bag Sag Chairs, and psychedelic posters to Oxford Loon Skirts and Whole Earth Waterbeds, each one accompanied by a descriptive caption, many of them illustrated (the last mentioned with a full-page cartoon by Ed Barker). Portrayed on the catalogue's front cover, Bruce Sawford, an old school friend of Felix Dennis's and former rhythm guitarist in his band, The Flamingos, first appeared in Oz #43 (July 1972). Dubbed 'Bruce the... More about BRUCE - The Mail Order King. First Catalogue - From the Team that Brought You Oz Mail Order...
Stapled wrps., unpaginated (32pp.-46pp.). Formats vary, mostly quarto or small quarto. A rare set of all twenty comics published by Felix Dennis's imprint, together with The Trials of Nasty Tales, co-published by H. Bunch "in league with the editors of Nasty Tales" in 1973. The content of the first five issues includes a mix of US and UK material (Robert Crumb; Greg Irons; Kim Veitch; Jay Kinney; Rod Beddall; Dave Gibbons; William Rankin; Malcolm Livingstone; and others), with the third issue (described by Mal Burns in his 'Comix Index' as "…a landmark in British alternative graphic publishing") devoted... More about COZMIC COMICS (London: H. Bunch Associates, 1972-1975) - all published.
A 4pp. brochure printing the advertising rates and other information for Cozmic Comics. London: H. Bunch Associates Ltd., c. December 1973. Printed in black on thin card stock, folded once to make four pages, with one side coated pale yellow. 29.5x21cm. (folded). Designed by Richard Adams. Illustrated with a cartoon strip by Chris Welch to front and back cover, and reproductions of various issues of H. Bunch publications and Crumb's 'Three Graces' to page three. Inside front cover prints ad rates and other information. Slight surface loss to upper and lower right edge of front cover, with minor handling wear... More about COZMIC COMICS ADVERTISING RATES & DATA.
London: Bloomsbury/ Kitchen Sink Press, 1997. First UK edition. Folio. Red paper-covered boards. 250pp. Edited and designed by Peter Poplaski. The first collection of the entire range of Crumb's work, lavishly reproduced in colour and b/w. This copy has been SIGNED and inscribed by Crumb to Felix Dennis on the half-title page: "to FELIX DENNIS from R. CRUMB SAUVE, FRANCE Jan. 1st., 1998". A superb association copy. Dennis frequently reprinted Crumb's work in Oz, most famously in the School kids issue, and in Cozmic Comics, the first issue of which features Crumb's 'Three Graces' on the... More about The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book.
Agency stamps to verso, along with a brief caption in aniline purple: 'Felix DENNIS of the OZ trio. Mar 72 Ref 56167'. Photographer unknown. Edges unevenly trimmed. Approx. 12.6x10cm. Near Fine. More about A small b/w photo agency photographic print of Felix Dennis, taken in March 1972.
Large quarto. Stapled illustrated wrps., 64pp. Ed. Christian Pattison and Michael Sims (with contributing editor Jim Anderson). Front cover and inside front cover art by Martin Sharp. Includes 15 poems "from long-dead poets" chosen by the editors and 16 poems by Felix Dennis, including "Illustrated Apes" (September 2005). Profusely illustrated throughout, including work by Michael English, David Hockney, Martin Sharp, John Lennon, and Takayo Akiyama. Printed publicity letter from Felix Dennis laid in, but lacking the CD of him reading his poetry. Very Good plus. More about THE ILLUSTRATED APE #21 - The Felix Dennis Poetry Oz Issue (London: December 2005).
London: Ebury Press, 2015. First edition. Dark blue paper covered boards. 369pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. The authorised biography/hagiography of Felix Dennis, from street-selling 'pusher' of Oz magazine, via Bruce Lee, a global publishing empire and extreme wealth, through to reclusiveness, tree conservation, poetry and philanthropy. As new in dw. More about More Lives Than One: The Extraordinary Life of Felix Dennis.
Catalogue of posters, designed and collated by Felix Dennis. London: ECAL, nd. (c. Spring 1968). 13 tall quarto sheets, printed in black on both sides, bound at the side by a white plastic spine clip. Reproduces 57 posters offered for sale (Osiris, Unicorn and various head shop and personality posters), with titles and dimensions, along with discount rates and terms, a wholesale price list, and a full-page ad. for Oz magazine. Front cover and frontispiece reproduce drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, whose work was offered for sale by ECAL in a set of 8 prints priced at 2 guineas (the V&A's... More about EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS ARTS LIMITED (ECAL).
London: MacGibbon & Kee Ltd., 1970. First edition. Maroon paper covered boards. 354pp. Author's photograph to rear dustwrapper flap by Pete Sanders. Greer's best-known work and a key text of the feminist movement in the 1970s. Much of the book was written in her downstairs studio at the Pheasantry in Chelsea, and her article, 'The Politics of Female Sexuality', for the Cunt Power issue of Oz (#29, July 1970) paved the way for its publication in October 1970. In it, she argues that women suffer not from penis envy, as Freud believed, but from the castration of their... More about The Female Eunuch.
Four items of H. Bunch stationery, together with Richard Adams's original layout drawing for the logo and a quantity (22) of small cut-up trial proofs, c. 1972/73. Includes three unused sheets of letterhead stationery and one compliments slip, each featuring Honeybunch as a postage stamp logo. The designer's original draft design in black ink was made for the Great Newport Street address, and produced in dark brown on pale brown paper, later printed in colour on off-white stock with a modified design to coincide with the change of address to Goodge Street in 1973. Single pinhole to top edge of... More about H. BUNCH ASSOCIATES LTD.
(the numbering went awry from issue #20 on, with the last seven issues being incorrectly numbered, eg. #22 states #23). Co-founded by Ed Victor, Richard Neville, Andrew Fisher and Felix Dennis, and edited by Alex Mitchell, Richard Neville, Ed Victor and Andrew Fisher. Tabloid newspaper format, initially produced weekly (the original intention was daily), subsequently fortnightly. Title logo designed by Richard Adams. An offshoot of Oz, Ink was an ambitious attempt at a more orthodox alternative paper (the dream was of a politicised version of Village Voice for London), but ultimately it was thwarted by competition from Frendz... More about INK #1-29 (London: May 1971-February 1972) - all published
announcing the paper's launch and setting out its aims and ideals, together with an unused sheet of Ink letterhead stationery and a printed schedule for the paper's weekly typesetting requirements reproducing Richard Adams's holograph text in facsimile. Three foolscap sheets of white paper, printed in black. Lower corner crease to press release, o/w Fine. More about Original Ink double-sided press release (late April 1971),
White cotton with Hollander label, featuring the Ink 'splash' logo designed by Richard Adams screenprinted on the front in blue. Slight wear to neckline and seams, with small hole to front; colour slightly faded, o/w Very Good. Provenance: Richard Adams. More about An original Ink short-sleeved T-shirt (1971).
Sydney: The University of NSW, College of Fine Arts/Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 2003. SIGNED by Martin Sharp on the front cover (which reproduces his 'Plant a Flower Child' poster), and by Richard Neville on the title page. The catalogue to the exhibition curated by Nick Waterlow, with an introductory essay by him. 14x16cm. Wrps., 120pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w, featuring the larrikinism of many Australian artists in '60s London, including album covers, paintings and posters by Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley's Christie murder series, Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series, photographs by Lewis Morley (including his Christine Keeler..... More about LARRIKINS IN LONDON: AN AUSTRALIAN PRESENCE IN 1960s LONDON.
Sydney: The University of NSW, College of Fine Arts/Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 2003. SIGNED on the front cover by Louise Ferrier and Jenny Kee, and on the title page by Richard Neville. Louise Ferrier and Jenny Kee famously appeared naked on the front cover of Oz #17 (December 1968), shortly after their brief threesome with Richard Neville, referred to in the latter's memoir, Hippie Hippie Shake. Their long-standing friendship is reflected in this unique signed copy of the catalogue, which also features another shot from Bob Whitaker's 1968 photo session of Louise and Jenny. Fine. More about LARRIKINS IN LONDON: AN AUSTRALIAN PRESENCE IN 1960s LONDON.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First edition. Yellow paper covered boards. 362pp. SIGNED by Richard Neville and Martin Sharp on the title page. 'Headopoly - an Underground Almanac Poster-Game' (conceived by Jon Goodchild, then working at Rolling Stone in San Francisco, and modified by the author with Jim Anderson) loosely inserted in rear pocket, as issued, with psychedelic dustwrapper design by Martin Sharp, whose illustrations also appear on the title page. Neville began writing the book in 1968, commissioned and coaxed by Ed Victor at Cape. Its working title, 'Flower Power', was changed late on to 'Play... More about Play Power: Exploring the International Underground.
London: Bloomsbury Press, 1995. First edition. 376pp. + 24pp. photo-illustrated, including 8pp. in colour. Colour endpapers reproduce 29 early Oz covers; chapter headings illustrated with drawings by Martin Sharp. Dustwrapper design features a collage of Oz front covers. SIGNED by the author on the title page, with the addition of a peace symbol and drawing of a heart shape, dated by him "20th May 1995", two days after the publication date. Review copy, with publisher's printed sheet loosely inserted. Neville's "gripping psychedelic memoir…a love story as well as an inflammatory social history" (publicity blurb). Errata slip present, making... More about Hippie Hippie Shake: the Dreams, the Trips, the Trials, the Love-Ins, the Screw-Ups...the Sixties.
London: Bloomsbury, 1996. First edition. 8vo. Glossy card wrappers with illustrated paper dustwrapper (no hardcover issued). 216pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page. An anthology collecting Neville's articles and essays "on everything from parenthood and pot-culture to movies and mysticism, vasectomy and new age backpackers: from 'Howling All the Way to the Talk Shows', a new dad's baleful view of Allen Ginsberg, to 'Rupert in Ecotopia', which mocks a media magnate in the next millennium" (jacket blurb). Near Fine. More about Out of My Mind. From flower power to the Third Millennium: the seventies, the eighties and the...
Sydney: Richmond Ventures Pty. Ltd., 2002. First edition. 12mo. Wrps., 80pp. Book design by Michael Killalea. SIGNED by the author on the title page. One of Neville's last books, a collection of futurist aphorisms framed around corporate excess and the destruction of nature. Fine. More about Footprints of the Future: Handbook for the Third Millennium.
London: Pan Books, 1980. First p/b edition. 354pp. + 354pp. photo-insert. SIGNED by Neville on the title page. Originally commissioned as a quickie-biography of Charles Sobhraj, a serial killer who preyed upon Western backpackers on the hippie trail through Southeast Asia, the book subsequently turned into a nightmare assignment for Neville and his co-author and wife, Julie Clarke. It took over two years to complete, though it did eventually became a bestseller. Sobhraj is still behind bars in Kathmandu's largest prison. Reading crease to spine; page edges tanned, o/w Very Good. More about Bad Blood: The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj.
An original card invite, letterhead notepaper and reply form for the Oz 20th Anniversary Ball, designed by Richard Adams. The event, subtitled "The Resurrection of an Old Conspiracy", was organised by Annie Harbord and held at The Roof Gardens above the former Derry & Toms store on Kensington High Street on September 4th, 1991. The card invite features a colour illustration of Robert Crumb's Honeybunch Kaminski on the back, and gives the ticket price of £20.00. All three items Fine. More about OZ 20th ANNIVERSARY BALL.
London: Chatto & Windus in association with Felix Dennis, 2001. First edition. 4to. Grey paper-covered boards. 262pp. + fold-out maps of Fitzrovia. Dustwrapper and book design by Richard Adams. Illustrated throughout with photographs, paintings, old engravings, and cartoons, with original woodcut drawings by Cliff Harper. Foreword by Felix Dennis, who financed the book. SIGNED and inscribed by Felix Dennis on the title page: "Tony and Carol from Felix 12/01" (Tony and Carol Bennett founded the Hassle Free Press in 1975, publishing and distributing underground comics, later changing the name to Knockabout Comics, which, like Dennis, published the work of Robert... More about Characters of Fitzrovia.