Goteborg, Sweden (stated, actually USA): The United Fan Club Society, 1986. LP record (SMS-001-1). Cover photos of Jerry Garcia. Features edited recordings made during Stewart Brand's Acid Test held at San Francisco State University, October 1-2, 1966 (The Grateful Dead, Mimi Fariña, the SF Mime Troupe and The Congress of Wonders were among the participants), interspersed with brief interview segments with Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia taken from a 1980 Tomorrow Show. Near Mint in sleeve. More about The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
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Pleasant Hill, OR: Key-Z Productions, 2002. CD re-issue of the Pranksters' studio recordings from New Year's Eve, 1965, originally issued on LP in 1966, and unofficially released on vinyl in a limited edition in 1983 by Psycho Records in the UK. Also includes the first release of their only other studio recording, "Red, White and Blue Meet Black Vietnam Day 1966", an invitation for the Hell's Angels to join the Pranksters in La Honda, originally intended for release in 1967. Fine. More about Acid Test Volume 1: Sound City Acid Test 1965.
London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. First edition. 4to. Decorated boards. 240pp., with 421 colour illustrations. Aldridge has SIGNED and extravagantly inscribed this copy in black and gold marker pens on the pink front endpaper with the words "All You Need Is Love", and added a drawing of a small spider dangling from the 'e' in his surname, a glowing star and a large outline of an arrow-pierced heart. The artist's lavishly illustrated autobiography, charting his exuberant career from 1963 to the present, interspersed with vivid anecdotes of his encounters along the way with Salvador Dali, Paul McCartney, Steve McQueen, Francis... More about The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes.
Rochdale: Bracketpress, 2011. First edition. 12mo. Amethyst paper covered boards with gilt spine lettering and a tipped-in portrait of the author by Geraldine Bigelow. Letterpress printed dustwrapper on Hahnemühle Bugra Butten paper. Limited edition of 73 numbered copies (this one #7). A collection of poetry ("the cutting edge of free speech"), both personal and political, selected by Stefanie Petrik, including "Market Forces", "The Bus to Bath from Glastonbury", "Love Poem to Gilli", and "All Fucked Up Together". Though there is nothing to indicate it as such, this copy was formerly owned by John Hopkins (Hoppy), for whom Allen... More about soundbites 4 tha reVelation 2012.
Printed in black and deep pink on thin card stock. 22x14cm. Verso blank. Two tiny pinholes to lower edge, o/w Near Fine. More about Promotional card announcing a Mose Allison concert at UC Berkeley, April 23rd, 1967.
Screenprint poster on plain white paper featuring a central image of slogan in bright red shaped in the form of the classic anarchist bomb. No place: nd. (British, probably early 1970s). 50.8x38.2cm. Old, faint central horizontal crease; minor blemishes to image; short, closed tear to left edge; overall, Very Good plus. More about The Anarchist Revolution Is Now.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1972. First English language edition. 8vo. Red cloth. 546pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. Volume 3 in The Documents of 20th Century Art series. Edited by Leroy C. Breunig; translated by Susan Suleiman. Apollinaire's collected writings, with new material added. Near Fine in dw. More about Apollinaire on Art: Essays and Reviews 1902-1918.
NY: Random House, 1999. First edition. Sm. folio. 238pp. Beautifully reproduced collection of Avedon's finest photographs, with texts based on interviews with the subjects by Doon Arbus: Frank Zappa; The Beatles; Andy Warhol; Abbie Hoffman; Alice Cooper; Bob Dylan; Janis Joplin; Brigid Polk; Twiggy; Bernardine Dohrn; Allen Ginsberg; The Fugs; R. Buckminster Fuller; Joan Baez; John Cage, and many others. Fine in dw. More about The Sixties.
Bournemouth: Ralph Gold (Booksellers) Ltd., 1966. First UK edition (originally published in the US in 1960 by Gold Medal Books with the same cover art). Wrps., 224pp. A lesbian pulp fiction novel set mainly in Greenwich Village and the fifth in a series that came to be known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles: "It began all over again with the sudden, startling dream of Laura, the delicate creature Beth had loved so long ago, and now Beth was amazed to find herself streaking back into the dangerous half-world of forbidden love…Here is another penetrating search into the lives... More about Journey to a Woman.
NY: William Morrow, 2000. First edition. 260pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED by Barger on the half-title page. Entertaining first-hand account of the Angels by "the Hell's Angel of all Hell's Angels". Fine in dw. More about Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club.
NY: William Morrow, 2002. First edition. Qtr. cloth. 260pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED by Barger on the half-title page. Barger's true stories of the outlaw biker life, including appearances from Steve McQueen and David Crosby, among others. Fine in dw. More about Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories.
London: Nigel Greenwood Publications, 1982. 10.5x14.8cm. A postcard from Nigel Greenwood's first series with Baxter, this copy SIGNED by the artist in the lower right corner. Fine. More about Artist's postcard.
London: Calder & Boyars, 1980. 8vo. Quarter leather and linen in matching slipcase. Edges and lettering in gilt. One of 100 numbered copies specially bound and SIGNED by the author in advance of the first British edition, this copy out-of-series, signed on the title page but unnumbered. Near Fine in slipcase. Provenance: John Calder. More about Company.
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, nd. (c. 1972). First edition. Sm. 4to. Tape-backed stiff card wrps., stapled, with printed paper title label pasted to upper wrapper. Unpaginated (30pp. + colophon). Classic asylum repertoire, containing a variety of notes, verses, letters and itineraries, written, according to Beiles, in a two-week manic episode. One of 250 numbered copies. Red paper label partially faded, o/w Near Fine. More about Deliria.
LA: Centurion Press, 1974. 4tp. Stapled wrps., 54pp. Ed. Tod Spencer. Illustrated in b/w and colour throughout. An 'Adult' exploitation mag cashing in on the current vogue for the occult - "the three greatest recent social phenomena are 'Deep Throat', Watergate and 'The Exorcist'. In basic terms these represent: sex, politics and the devil." Features lengthy articles on witchcraft, demonic possession (incubi and succubi), and exorcism, plus the 15pp. cover feature, "Satan Speaks: A Talk to Novices of the Satanic Church, San Francisco by High Priest Anton Szandor La Vey". Cover slightly rubbed, o/w Very Good plus, at least... More about BLACK ARTS TODAY #1 (all published?).
London: Tate Gallery, 1983. Sq.8vo. Wrps., 136pp. Illustrated throughout in colour (32 full-page plates) and b/w (142) + SIGNED print. Published to accompany the exhibition held at the Tate Gallery, February-March 1983. Essays by Michael Compton, Nicholas Usherwood, and Robert Melville + bibliography. Includes supplementary 10pp. leaflet entitled "Explanations & Thoughts Toward My Exhibition/A Selection of Work in Progress/Letters from Friends/Bad Reviews - Good Reviews" (including letters from Robert Fraser, Pete Townshend, Ian Dury, and Paul McCartney) + "The Owl & the Pussycat", a colour print of one of the works in the exhibition, signed by Peter Blake, contained in... More about Peter Blake.
London: Lord Kitchener's, nd. (c. 1969). Wrps., (16pp.). A booklet aimed at the tourist, giving an account of how Carnaby Street became the epicentre of 'Swinging' London, and the boutiques that made its name. Ten colour photographs (including the cover) featuring street scenes and shop fronts with 'guys and dolls' posing in the latest 'fab gear'. Very Good plus. More about Carnaby St.
An original Graham Bond Organisation promotional poster (1964). Illustrated with a large b/w photograph of Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker posing on a London rooftop with the almost completed Post Office Tower in the background, and the words "Going up - - up - - up the charts - -". 53.3x38.9cm. Prints the names of the band's booking agent (Charlesworth Presentations) and management (r.a.r. promotions), with their respective telephone numbers printed on small pasted-on labels. Old central horizontal fold; small stain to lower edge; two 1cm. closed edge-tears; overall light creasing and edge-wear. More about Blues Graham Bond.
B/w. 56x35.2cm. Illustrated with a large photograph of a glammed-up Ziggy-era Bowie looking a little glum. Lists support from former Cockette Sylvester and his Hot Band, and Phlorescent Leech and Eddie. Fine. More about Original poster designed by Randy Tuten announcing 'Bill Graham Presents Halloween Weekend',...
Kathmandu, Nepal: Bardo Matrix/Starstreams, 1976. First edition. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. Illustrated with a tipped-in frontispiece photograph and woodblock prints. Printed on handmade Nepalese paper. Cover verifax by Maya; frontispiece collage by Dana Young; title page illustration by Sidney Hushour; Bone Ship Passing by Petra Vogt; skull colophon by Lee Baarslag; Kufic design on back cover supplied by Paul Bowles, who wrote the poem specially for the publisher, Ira Cohen, following his wife Jane's death after a long illness. Bowles is said to have considered this publication the most extraordinary-looking book of all his writings, and one of the most... More about Next To Nothing.
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1976. First edition. Pale red cloth. 187pp. Brautigan's seventh novel, concerning a writer trying to cope with the break up of a relationship. Fine in Near Fine dw. More about Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel.
London: London American Recordings, 1965. Promo 'A' copy 7" single (HL 9990), with release date '10-9-65' printed in black on yellow label. An original UK promotional copy of Brown's mighty, trailblazing funk single, the first of his songs to reach the Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten and winner of his first Grammy Award. Pre-release date written out in black ink and three-digit stamp to 'A' side. Disc excellent in slightly worn, period-correct London Records sleeve. More about Papa's Got A Brand New Bag.
Np.: Moore Publicity, Inc. (1968). Lge. 4to. Colour photo-illustrated wrps., stapled. Unpaginated (20pp.). Souvenir tour programme containing numerous photographs of James Brown, both on and offstage, a lengthy biography, newspaper reviews, and fan club info, together with several pages devoted to appreciations from political dignitaries of his concerts and peacekeeping efforts in the immediate aftermath of Martin Luther King's assassination in April 1968. Very Good plus, at least. More about James Brown New! Official Program.
Los Angeles: Philles Records, nd. (1966). LP record (PHLP-4010). Second issue, preceded by Lenny's self-released edition from two years earlier. Front cover photograph by Bill Thomas. Back cover reproduces a letter from The Rev. Sidney Lanier of St. Clement's Church, NYC, dated January 13th, 1963, and a list of Lenny's attorneys. Disc Near Mint; top right corner ding to sleeve, o/w Very Good plus. More about Lenny Bruce Is Out Again.
Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1984. First edition. Blue cloth backstrip. One of 400 numbered hardbound copies SIGNED by the author. Top edge slightly dusty, o/w Near Fine in publisher's clear acetate dw. More about War All The Time. Poems 1981-1984.
Los Angeles: High Fidelity Recordings, nd. (1957). LP record (R-804). Session bongoist Jack (Bongo) Burger's album of Bongo-Cuban-Latin-Mambo, featuring flautist Buddy Collette. Cover art depicts redhead beatnik girl in multi-coloured striped slacks, perched on a pair of bongos. Disc Near Mint in slightly rubbed sleeve. More about The End on Bongos.
NY: Ballantine Books, 1965. First US p/b edition, with biker gang front cover artwork and William Burroughs's blurb to back cover. 7pp. glossary of Nadsat language, plus afterword by Stanley Edgar Hyman. Page edges slightly tanned, o/w a tight, unread copy with an uncreased spine. More about A Clockwork Orange.
Brighton: Urgency Press Rip-Off, 1973. First edition. Pink pictorial wrappers. Printed on different colour papers. Reprints 10 of the Burroughs 'Academy Bulletins' from Mayfair magazine, along with other articles he wrote for them. Slight age-toning to wrappers, with small, faint stain to top right corner of front cover, o/w Near Fine. One of 650 copies. More about Mayfair Acadamy Series More Or Less.
NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1976. First edition, softcover issue. Front cover photograph of Burroughs with his brother Mort and their father, and frontispiece photograph of his mother, Laura Lee Burroughs, with further photo-illustrations throughout. A mixture of autobiographical fiction about the author's youth and family in St. Louis and material drawn from "Naked Lunch" and "The Wild Boys". Fine. More about Cobble Stone Gardens.
SF: City Lights, 1984. First edition. Black cloth. 228pp. Introductory essays by James Grauerholz, Paul Bowles, and Alan Ansen. Includes "The White Subway", and prints facsimile pages from Burroughs' cut-up scrapbooks, "The Book of Hours", "John Brady's Book", and "The Old Farmer's Almanac". Slight age-toning to pages, o/w Fine in dw. One of only 300 clothbound copies issued. More about The Burroughs File.
NY: Grove Press, 1998. First edition. 532pp. Edited by James Grauerholz and Ira Silverberg. Introduction by Ann Douglas. Prints eight sections and extracts from "The Naked Lunch", along with other selections from Burroughs' most important work. A CD of Burroughs reading (a selection from "The Best of William Burroughs From Giorno Poetry Systems") is contained in a sleeve (unopened) at rear of the book. As new in dw. More about Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader.
Santa Barbara, CA: Am Here Books Catalogue Five, 1981/1982. Cover design by Richard Aaron. A Collection of Post-Modern Poetry Books, Manuscripts & Letters. 4to. Stiff glossy wrps. A catalogue of modern literature offered for sale (more than 2000 items), with commentary by Burroughs ("The Last Words of Hassan-i-Sabbah", which runs through the catalogue as a tickertape at the top of each page), Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, and others. A 7" vinyl record of Burroughs reading the text is located in a pocket on the inside rear cover. One of 500 copies. Disc unplayed; wrappers slightly rubbed and lightly soiled, with... More about In The Beginning Was The Word.
London: The Photographers' Gallery & Prestel, 2014. First edition. 4to. 160pp. Includes essays by David Brittain, Susan Laxton, Barry Miles and the curators, highlighting the significance of Burroughs' photographic practice to his entire body of work. Reproduces 150 photographs by Burroughs, many previously unseen, including portraits and self-portraits, location shots from London, Paris, New York and Tangier, and his individual and collaborative experiments with photomontage, assemblage and collage. Fine. More about Taking Shots: The Photography of William Burroughs.
(Nashville, TN): Revenant, 1999 (Revenant 210). Box set consisting of a heavy card photo-laminated outer box containing a heavy card photo-laminated wallet book with 112pp. booklet + 5 CDs (in 5 natural card sleeves) bound into the wallet spine. Booklet contains interviews, essays and rare photos, as well as track info (liner notes by David Fricke, John Corbett and John French). Disc 4 is a partially-enhanced CD video (Macromedia/Quicktime) containing tracks of live footage from 1968-72 performances, including Cannes Beach (1968). Near Mint. More about Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982).
NY: Penguin Books, 1987. First edition. Wrps. (no hardcover issued). SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Carroll's sequel to "The Basketball Diaries", in which he recalls working at The Factory with Andy Warhol and hanging out at Max's Kansas City with the Velvet Underground, and recounts his heroin addiction, attempts to get clean in a northern California retreat, and his eventual return to New York. Pages slightly age-tanned, o/w a Near Fine copy with uncreased spine. More about Forced Entries. The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973.
LA: Rhino Records, 2005. 4xCD compilation box set (R2 74639), including 100pp. illustrated booklet. The Cramps, Flamin' Groovies, Lipstick Killers et al. As new (still sealed in original shrinkwrap). More about CHILDREN OF NUGGETS: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996.
Limited edition photograph of Jimi Hendrix by Ira Cohen, SIGNED by the photographer and numbered #7/100 (Cohen's archivist has stated that the edition was unfinished and fewer than 100 prints were actually signed). 39.5x53.7cm. Undated. Fine. Cohen built his 'Mylar Chamber' in the late 1960s at his loft on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, described by Gerard Malanga as "a kaleidoscope where the reflections being photographed constantly changed." His use of Mylar, a bendable mirrored plastic, allowed him to create hallucinatory images that Hendrix himself thought of as "like looking through butterfly wings." Cohen photographed several... More about Jimi Hendrix in the Mylar Chamber (1969).
NY: Ecco Press, 2006 (second printing of the first US edition). Dustwrapper front cover art by Cohen. SIGNED by the author on the title page, and embellished with his red chop stamp, 'Order of the Unified Heart'. Cohen first introduced the Unified Heart image, a variant on the Star of David, in 1984 on the cover of his previous work of poetry, 'Book of Mercy', and has described the symbol as "A version of the yin and yang or any of those symbols that incorporate the polarities…and try and reconcile the differences". Contains 167 previously unpublished poems and... More about Book of Longing.
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, 1972. LP record (6802 944). One of 500 copies issued to coincide with the 1972 Rotterdam "Poetry International Festival". Edited by Gerard Belart & Carl Weissner. The contributors are: Charles Bukowski ('A Report Upon the Consumption of Myself', 'Something for the Touts, the Nuns, the Grocery Clerks and You'); Carol Bergé ('Piaf and Holiday Go Out'); Ted Berrigan ('The Sonnets: Nos XXXVI, LXXVI); Ray Bremser ('Poem of Holy Madness, Part IV'); Diane di Prima ('Goodbye Nkruma', 'Rant from a Cool Place'); John Giorno and 'Multiple Voices' ('For Fred Herko'); Allen Ginsberg ('Kral Majales'); Ed... More about COLD TURKEY/KLACTO PRESENTS.
Ed./pub. Paul Williams (Chester Anderson #20-23). Early issues mimeographed and stapled; magazine format with colour front covers from issue #11 on. Crawdaddy! was started on the campus of Swarthmore College in 1966 by 17 year-old Paul Williams, and its pioneering rock criticism helped launch the careers of writers Jon Landau, Sandy Pearlman, Gene Sculatti, Peter Guralnick, and Richard Meltzer, as well as that of Williams himself (he left the magazine in 1968). Artists featured in these early issues include: Bob Dylan; The Byrds; Tim Hardin; The Remains; The Animals; Mitch Ryder; The Troggs; Howlin' Wolf; The... More about CRAWDADDY! #4-7, #9, #11-23 (Cambridge, Mass.: August 1966-June 1969).
London: Atlas Press (Atlas Anti-Classics 2), 2005. First edition thus. Sq. 8vo. Wrps., 240pp. Illustrated. Translations by Terry Hale, Paul Lenti, and Iain White, with introductions by Roger Conover, Terry Hale, and Paul Lenti. A new and corrected edition of a book originally published by Atlas in 1995. Collects together works by four writers on the fringes of the Dada movement, with biographical introductions to each author as well as personal recollections by their contemporaries (Vaché died of a drug overdose, Rigaut shot himself, Cravan is believed to have drowned in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, and... More about 4 Dada Suicides: Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma, Jacques Vaché.
NY: The Viking Press, 1974. First English language edition. 8vo. Yellow cloth. 254pp. + 12pp. photo-insert. Volume 13 in The Documents of 20th Century Art series. Edited with an introduction, notes and bibliography by John Elderfield; translated by Ann Raimes. Preface by Emmy Hemmings, Ball's wife and collaborator. As well as Ball's diaries, originally published after his death in 1927, the book includes several other important Dada documents, including the original Dada Manifesto, previously unavailable in its complete form. Dustwrapper spine panel slightly sunned, o/w Near Fine in dw. More about Flight Out of Time: A Dada Diary.
Brussels: Sub Rosa, 2005. CD (SR225). An anthology including contributions from Philippe Soupault, Paul Nougé, Henri Michaux, Salvador Dali, Louis Aragon, Marcel Mariën, among others. 12pp. English/French booklet. Fine. More about Dada, Pansaers et Correspondance (1917-1926).
Penryn, Cornwall: Razor Books Ltd., 2000. First edition. 222pp., including 8pp. photos + index. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Thurlow and Lozano. The story of Colombian actor and dancer Carlos Lozano, who met Salvador Dali in Paris in 1969 while working with the Living Theatre, recounting their intimate twenty year-long relationship. Lozano died a few months after the book's publication. Near Fine in dw. More about Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me: The Memoirs of Carlos Lozano.
London: Headpress, 2007. First edition. Wrps. (no h/c issued), 304pp. Illustrated throughout. Introduction by Mick Farren, who has SIGNED this copy on the title page, along with Duncan 'Sandy' Sanderson; Brian James; Boss Goodman; Nik Turner; Russell Hunter; George Butler; Twink; Austpig (Austen Gates); the author; and one other (unidentified). "[The] story of London's communal bands of the 1960s and 1970s, from the perspective of two of its most crucial exponents. Fuelled by amphetamine psychosis, the Deviants and Pink Fairies were bands of the people, gate crashing festivals and playing for free…[It] is a tale that includes the... More about Keep It Together! Cosmic Boogie with the Deviants and the Pink Fairies.
Paris: U.S.A. Records, 1986. 4to. Black paper covered boards lettered in white. 136pp. Contains b/w photos of the sleeves of hundreds of '60s French Doo-Wop, Motown, Phil Spector and Red Bird EP record sleeves, along with many from other countries, together with track listings, artists' index, numerous promo photos (several of them full-page), and vintage concert posters. Includes the 4-track EP, featuring The Dubs, Randy & The Rainbows and The Willows, originally issued by U.S.A. Records with the book (usually missing). Book Near Fine in dw; EP Mint. More about Fabulous EP's Covers.
NY: St. Martin's Press, 1996. First edition. 324pp. Photo-illustrated. The author's third book, a history of rock casualties, SIGNED and inscribed by her on the title page ("Hey Doll * It's only rock & roll after all!"). Fine in dw. More about Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon.
NY: Canongate, 2007. First US edition. 598pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. SIGNED by the author. The definitive history of the relationship between rock music and the revolutionary counterculture between 1965 and 1972, weaving a complex thread of many narratives into an epic story encompassing everyone from the Black Panthers to the Yippies, and Bob Dylan and John Lennon to James Brown and Fela Kuti. Fine in dw. More about There's A Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of the '60s.
Np: Zerocks, nd. (1970). Double LP set (LB 1-4). The first bootleg LP of the 'Royal Albert Hall' (ie. Manchester) show to be released in the United States. Also includes the Town Hall, New York, 1963 and Adelphi Theatre, Dublin, 1966 concerts. Excellent soundboard recording quality. Discs Near Mint in Near Fine in sleeve. More about Looking Back.
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1971. First authorised UK edition. Omits the introduction from the first Macmillan US edition, and adds dustwrapper notes by Michael Gray. Cover photograph of the author by Jerry Schatzberg. Near Fine in dw., slightly age-toned along upper edge, with faint damp stain at tail of spine panel and light soiling to upper edge of lower flap. More about Tarantula.
London: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2002. First edition. Illustrated paper-covered boards, with clothbound spine. 4to. Unpaginated. Artist's book, limited to 1000 copies numbered and SIGNED by the artist. Reproduces the work shown in the exhibition held at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, along with Dzama's 15pp. essay in the form of a scrapbook collage, "Royal Art Lodge". Near Fine. More about Drawings for Dante.
Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, 2006. First edition. Illustrated paper-covered boards. 4to. 144pp. Published to accompany the Nigel Prince-curated exhibition of Dzama's work held at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, and later at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. Includes a 7pp. interview with the artist, and colour plates covering the entire range of his work, including drawings, dioramas, sculptures and costumes, scrapbook drawings, film and video. Bibliography. One tiny bump to fore-edge of upper board, o/w Near Fine. More about Tree with Roots.
NY: The Viking Press, 1983. First edition thus. Qtr. cloth with blue paper-covered boards. Front cover photograph by David Gahr. The reissue of Fariña's first and only novel (Fariña was killed in a motorcycle accident two days after its original publication in April 1966), with a new 10pp. introduction by Thomas Pynchon in which he discusses the novel and their relationship at Cornell. Pages edges slightly tanned, o/w Fine in Near Fine dw. This edition had a very small print run in hardcover. More about Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me.
NY: Tor, 1996. First edition. Black paper-covered boards. 384pp. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Felix [Dennis] Very Best Wishes - Mick (Nightime is the Rightime)". The first in Farren's sequence of vampire urban fantasy tales, nicely inscribed to his old partner in crime at Oz and Nasty Tales. Fine in dw. More about The Time of Feasting.
London: Futura/ Dempsey & Squires, 1976. First edition. Folio. Wrps., 95pp., of which 75pp. are colour reproductions of posters featuring the work of Martin Sharp, Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, Barney Bubbles, Gary Grimshaw, Stanley Mouse, Rick Griffin, and many others. Wrappers slightly rubbed, with faint corner creasing, o/w Very Good plus. More about Get On Down. A Decade of Rock and Roll Posters.
Christchurch, NZ: Prototype Publications, 1983. EP 7" record (PR 2025). Four songs by Boris Vian translated and arranged by Carol Woodward and Bill Direen, first performed at Soluble Fish Ensemble Productions in January/February 1983, Christchurch, New Zealand. Disc Mint; slight corner wear to VG+ picture sleeve. More about Feast of Frogs.
The fee was £20.00. Guitarist Mickey Finn (Mickey Waller, not to be confused with percussionist Michael Finn of Tyrannosaurus Rex) later played with Sam Gopal (1969-70) and the Heavy Metal Kids (1972-74). Small chip to top left corner, o/w Very Good plus. More about A performance contract issued by Galaxy Entertainments Ltd. on January 19th, 1966 for the...
Lge. 4to. Stapled wrps., 44pp. Illustrated throughout. A pilot, pre-publication issue of an apparent Rolling Stone spin off ("not for general circulation"), published as an intended monthly magazine by Philip Freund and edited by John Burks, though no trace of it nor copies of subsequent issues can be found. Contents include interviews with Jerry Garcia by Michael Goodwin (6pp.) - conducted in the rear section of a Boeing 747 and originally intended as a screenplay - and Groucho Marx by Robert Altman, Jon Carroll and Michael Goodwin (5pp.); reviews by Chet Flippo, Ed Ward, Richard Meltzer, Greil Marcus, John Marks... More about FLASH Number 0 (SF: Amazing Grace Publishing, 1971).
Np.: Fakefluxus reproduction for Tate by Kit Grover, 2000. Black card box with clear plastic lid, containing 25 envelopes (26.5x11.4cm.), each printed with a photograph of a calfskin glove, and 30 sheets of stationery (24x20.8cm.), each printed with a photograph of an open hand. Originally designed by George Maciunas in 1973 and included in Fluxpack 3, published by Flash Art in Milan and Wooster Enterprises Editions in New York in 1975. Maciunas designed three different sets of Flux Stationery (the other two were 'Foot in shoe' and 'Torso in fur coat'), citing them as examples of what he... More about FLUX STATIONERY: HAND IN GLOVE.
LA: United Artists, 1973. Double LP record set (UA-LA067). Gatefold cover (featuring brief sleeve notes by Greg Shaw), incorporating an 11pp. booklet (illustrated by Sätty) written by Nat Freedland, an LA Free Press columnist and author of an eponymous book. Recordings feature interviews with, among others, Anton Szandor LaVey (Satanism), Alan Watts (Meditation), Thelma Moss (ESP), Louise Huebner (Witchcraft), Rosemary Brown (Spiritualism), and Barbara Birdfeather (Astrology), along with two "Satanic inspired rock recordings" by Black Widow. Discs Near Mint in original inner sleeves; top corner clip to gatefold cover and small lower edge tear to one page of the booklet..... More about The Occult Explosion.
Poster screenprinted in red on semi-gloss white paper, 79.2x53.7cm.; oblong flyer screenprinted in black on off-white semi-gloss paper with adhesive to verso, 12.7x51cm. The concert, a benefit for BIT (a countercultural communications network conceived by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins in 1968), provided Funkadelic with their big London show on their first UK tour (according to Kris Needs, a show at the Royal Albert Hall was said to have been pulled when a copy of 'Free Your Mind…and Your Ass Will Follow' found its way to Marian Herrod, the venue's letting agent, who disapproved of the naked woman on the..... More about Original poster + flyer announcing a BIT benefit concert headlined by Funkadelic at the...
Approx. 35x30cm. Mounted, framed and glazed (frame measures 50x44cm.). Unexamined out of frame; colours slightly faded; light scratches to frame. Gear's merchandise and packaging capitalised on the current fashion for the British flag (a symbol of 'Swinging' London since Kit Lambert's Union Flag jacket of 1964), most famously in their Michael English-designed sunglasses that featured a Union Jack underlay printed across the lenses. NB Interior photo of Gear for illustrative purposes only and not included. More about An original paper carrier bag from Gear, Tom Salter's Carnaby Street boutique, featuring a Union...
NY: Harper & Row, 1986. First edition. Crimson cloth-covered boards. 90pp. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Ginsberg at the heading of the title poem on page 47, dated 1986 and with his 'AH' mantra. The title work, one of Ginsberg's last major poems, describes a dream in which his mother, Naomi, appears alive and well in the Bronx. Near Fine in dw. More about White Shroud: Poems 1980-1985.
NY: Dey St. (William Morrow), 2015. First edition. 278pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED by the author. Gordon chronicles her life, from growing up in the southern California suburbs, via her art school days and early years in the late '70s/early '80s New York downtown art and music scene, through to her co-founding noise band Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore and their eventual break up. Numerous cameo appearances along the way include Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dan Graham, Richard Prince, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Fine in dw. More about Girl In A Band. A Memoir.
Np.: Cat N Dog Records, nd. (late 1976). Bootleg LP record (517). Recorded live at Oakland Stadium, California, October 10th, 1976. Jerry Garcia encouraged fans to tape the Dead's shows, though the quality of the resulting bootlegs was often poor. This one is an exception, with decent sound quality. It was put out by Wizardo, one of the top bootleggers of the day, and was one of the last on its WRMB label, issued shortly before the FBI began its crackdown on bootleggers in 1977. Disc Near Mint in lightly worn, partially shrinkwrapped sleeve. More about Dead Relix.
Pittsburgh, PA: Gateway Recordings, nd. (1964). LP record (GLP 9007). Original issue, with burgundy label lettered in silver. SIGNED by Dick Gregory on the back cover of the sleeve. A live recording made at San Diego State College, with the sale proceeds of the record intended for "the LeFlore County Board of Supervisors (Mississippi) in order that they may continue the distribution of surplus food to those in need, both white and Negro alike" (from Gregory's sleeve notes). Disc excellent in slightly worn sleeve, tape-repaired along upper and lower seams. More about My Brother's Keeper.
NY: Abbeville, 1987. First edition (with superior binding to later printings). Black cloth, embossed. 516pp. Dustwrapper design by Wes Wilson. SIGNED at the time of publication by Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, David Singer, Jim Phillips, Mark T. Behrens, John Seabury, Robert Bennett, Mark Barbeau, and James Stark, along with the author, Paul Grushkin, and photographer, Jon Sievert. Reproduces more than 1500 posters in full-colour, plus handbills, tickets, ephemera, etc. Especially strong on the psychedelic years in San Francisco, 1965-71, including a complete listing of the Family Dog and 'Bill Graham Presents' numbered series. Fine in Near Fine dw. More about The Art of Rock. Posters from Presley to Punk.
B/w, dimensions vary (28.8x21.2cm.; 24.5x17.8cm.; 25.2x17.2cm.). Printed captions to versos, with Camera Press stamps to two of the prints. Jerry Hall was discovered by fashion agent Claude Haddad sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach. She subsequently moved to Paris where she shared an apartment with Grace Jones and Jessica Lange (two of the shots show her posing at a table on the Café de Flore terrace in August 1974). Her modelling career took off when she appeared on the cover of Roxy Music's album 'Siren' in 1975, and further fame and celebrity status followed after she left Bryan..... More about The New Face of '75. Three original syndicated press photographs of Jerry Hall by 'Suze', 1974.
SF: The Art Trip, nd. (c. late 1990s). Psychedelic silkscreen poster, SIGNED by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. Beautifully printed by Roger Bernhardt at the Art Lab in San Francisco under the artists' supervision in an edition of 250 numbered copies (this one #65; it seems that only the low numbered prints from this edition were signed by both English and Waymouth). 84x57cm. Fine (stored rolled). Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate. More about CIA vs. UFO - Pink Floyd.
SF: The Art Trip, nd. (c. late 1990s). Psychedelic silkscreen poster SIGNED by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. Beautifully printed by Roger Bernhardt at the Art Lab in San Francisco under the artists' supervision in an edition of 250 numbered copies (this one #65; ; it seems that only the low numbered prints from this edition were signed by both English and Waymouth). 84x57cm. Fine (stored rolled). Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate. More about Save Earth Now.
SF: The Art Trip, nd. (c. late 1990s). Psychedelic silkscreen poster SIGNED by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. Beautifully printed by Roger Bernhardt at the Art Lab in San Francisco under the artists' supervision in an edition of 250 numbered copies (this one #65; it seems that only the low numbered prints from this edition were signed by both English and Waymouth). 84x57cm. Fine (stored rolled). Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate. More about The Who - I Can See For Miles.
Original unused concert poster, designed by Barney Bubbles, with lower venue/date section left blank, c.1972. Offset litho, printed in red, yellow, black and silver inks on white stock. 76x50.7cm. The large central image depicts a large shield, adopted by the band as a key part of their visual identity and later used on many album and single covers. Some surface creasing and light crinkling of the paper from long-term storage. Provenance: Dik Mik. More about The Space Ritual.
London: Omnibus Press, 2004. First edition. 546pp. + three 8pp. photo-inserts. An epic account of the English space-rock band and stalwarts of the underground scene. From their first, brief gig in Notting Hill in August 1969, via run-ins with the police, immigration authorities and taxman, to their chaotic personal lives, immersion in the drug culture and championing of free festivals, the author chronicles their long, strange trip, based on numerous interviews with band members past and present. Fine in dw. More about The Saga of Hawkwind.
Offset litho, printed in black on buff colour paper. 44x33.3cm. Artist unknown. Lists support from Jack Monk, Lady June (who has highlighted her name on this copy in red), Tony Wilkes, Ray Smith (the cover artist for Henry Cow's first album), Anthony Marshall, and Dave Stewart (formerly of Egg, and later, Hatfield and the North). In spite of their avowedly anti-commercial attitude, the attention received in the rock press from these concerts led to Henry Cow signing a contract with Virgin Records. Faint traces of old blu tack to corners of verso, o/w Near Fine. Provenance: Lady June (June Campbell..... More about A small poster announcing Henry Cow at Kensington Town Hall, November 17th (1972), the third in...
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.
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.