Ed. Warren Hinckle III & Sidney E. Zion. An eyewitness account by a contributing editor of Ramparts, illustrated with photographs from the event, several of them in colour. According to Ralph Gleason, the Stones, the Grateful Dead's Rock Scully and former Digger Emmett Grogan arranged for the Hell's Angels to be hired as a security force for the free concert. The fateful event was held on 6th December, 1969 at the Altamont Speedway, located approximately sixty miles from the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the epicentre of the counterculture it symbolically wrecked. Also: "The Temptations of..... More about "Altamont: The Woodstock Nation's Pearl Harbor" (18pp.) by Sol Stern in SCANLAN'S...
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NY: Avon Books, 1970. First edition (p/b original). 272pp. Profusely photo-illustrated throughout. Prints accounts from a dozen observers, including Ralph Gleason, Sonny Barger (transcript of an interview broadcast on KSAN), Robert Somma, and 'Lar Tusb' (ie. Richard Meltzer). A tight, square, Near Fine copy. More about Altamont: Death of Innocence in the Woodstock Nation
Three original publications: i) Prospectus. Trigram Press, 1967. Sm. 4to. Slim wrps., stapled (8pp.). Contents include a statement of aims; registration details (printed form loosely inserted); a list of faculty members with brief biographies (Joseph Berke, Cornelius Cardew, Steve Abrams, Barry Flanagan, Bob Cobbing, David Cooper, John Latham, RD Laing, Barry Miles, Jeff Nuttall, among others); a list of guest speakers (including William Burroughs, Richard Hamilton, Allen Ginsberg, Cedric Price, Carolee Schneemann); a list of associated Free Universities in Europe and America; and news of the creation of 'spontaneous universities' in England. Faint dampstain affecting front cover and top corner..... More about ANTI-UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Brighton, Sussex: Unicorn Bookshop, 1968. First edition. 4to. Silkscreened wrps., stapled. Limited edition of 250 copies (of which 50 were signed and numbered by the author). The text was reprinted in International Times #26 (February 16th, 1968), and again a few months later in the first issue (of two) of Pamela Zoline and John Sladek's magazine, Ronald Reagan: the magazine of poetry. Unicorn Books' publisher Bill Butler was busted for obscenity following a police raid in January 1968, during which more than 3000 items were removed from his Brighton bookshop, notable among them three copies of Ballard's slim..... More about Why I Want To Fuck Ronald Reagan
4to. Stapled wrps., 20pp. Illustrated, including cover drawings by John Lennon. Written and compiled by Tony Barrow for NEMS. The Yardbirds performed as part of the support line-up every night, except for three, when they played the Crawdaddy Club. Faint discolouration and light creasing to cover, o/w Very Good plus. More about Original programme from the 'Brian Epstein presents another Beatles Christmas Show' concerts held...
Los Angeles: Capitol Records, (July) 1966. Reel-To-Reel 4-track stereo 3¾ ips tape (YT 2553). 5" clear plastic reel with gold paper label printed in black, contained in card box with colour photographic wraparound cover. Box slightly rubbed and corner-worn, o/w Very Good; tape unplayed by this cataloguer, but appears to be in good order. One of only two Beatles albums released on tape in the US in the 5" format (the others were all 7"); it was re-issued in 1968 in the 7" format at the same speed, and again in 1970, at the higher speed of 7½ ips. More about Yesterday And Today
London: Apple Records, 1970. Limited edition box set (PCS 7096), including "The Beatles Get Back", a 164pp. glossy colour book featuring photographs by Ethan A. Russell and texts by David Dalton and Jonathan Cott. The Beatles' twelfth and final studio album, released on 8th May 1970, almost a month after their break-up.Vinyl excellent, with no spindle wear; sleeve laminate beginning to lift along right edge, with 2cm. lower seam split, o/w Very Good plus; tray intact, with two short splits and rubbed edges; the perfect-bound book is clean and tight, with, unusually, no loose pages; and the card slipcase has..... More about Let It Be
57x44.5cm. Printed offset-litho in black on white paper stock, illustrated with a photo-based image of Newton (a visual echo of Korda's iconic photograph of an earlier martyr, Che Guevara) in (Vietcong) powder blue. After Newton was arrested and charged in October 1967 with the murder of an Oakland policeman, the 'Free Huey' campaign's famous slogan became a rallying cry for both the Black Panther Party he co-founded and Berkeley's New Left, elevating him to mythic status. The BPP held a sequence of rallies in the Bay Area in mid-July 1968, peaking on the 15th, the opening day of..... More about Original 'Free Huey' poster announcing a march from Merritt College (where Huey Newton had earned...
Boston: Beacon Press, 1970. First edition. Qtr. cloth. 4to. 128pp. Introduction by William Worthy. Review copy, with publisher's printed slip loosely inserted. A collection of photographs originally gathered for an exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. The show was abruptly postponed shortly before it was due to open (branded as "too controversial"), but the photographers enlisted the help of local art critics and journalists and it eventually opened. Baruch and her husband were supported by Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver in their project, which began with them taking photographs at a 'Free Huey' rally in Oakland..... More about The Vanguard: A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers
63.5x47.5cm. Illustrated with a photograph of a beaten and bloodied black man being led away by two police officers with a crowd of people and reporters in the background. The caption below reads: "Community Control of Fascist Pig Police." The lower third prints a text noting that the conference is called by the Black Panther Party and the International Liberation School in Oakland, California, on the weekend of 18th-20th July (1969). The address for the Black Panther National Headquarters is listed as well as a brief text on fascism. "Fascism .. The Power of Finance Capital" is printed at bottom..... More about NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR A UNITED FRONT AGAINST FASCISM. Offset poster, printed in black on white...
London: Peter Owen, 1994. First UK edition. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Joe best Paul Bowles Tanger 20/xi/94" (Joe Ambrose was an Irish writer, performer and organiser of cultural events, including the 'Here To Go' series held in Dublin in 1992 in tribute to William Burroughs and Brion Gysin). Bowles's novella, set in Mali, is illustrated with drawings by the painter and photographer, Marguerite McBey. Corners and head and tail of spine slightly bumped, o/w Fine in Near Fine dw. More about Too Far From Home
NY: Angel Hair Books, 1970. First edition. Sm. 4to. Stapled photographic wrps. (36pp.). Boldly SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Margaret With Love & 'Thanks' Joe". Brainard's first book, an assemblage of memories of growing up queer in Tulsa in the 1950s and his subsequent move to New York, pieced together from snippets and random thoughts, each of which begins with the incantation "I remember". One of 700 copies (from a total edition of 726). Slight rubbing and minor handling wear to wrappers, with very faint creasing to spine, o/w Near Fine. A cult classic..... More about I Remember
NY: Film Culture #30 (Fall 1963). Edited and with an introduction by P. Adams Sitney. Designed by George Maciunas. 4to. Unpaginated (88pp.). Die-cut corrugated textured wrappers, stapled, with a wraparound paper band in yellow and black (designed by Brakhage). Photo-illustrated. The author's first book. Includes a transcript of an interview with Brakhage from Spring 1963, and a collection of his writings on film, esp. mythopoeic film. Small nicks to wraparound band on the lower panel, and small surface loss to upper panel, o/w about Near Fine. More about Metaphors On Vision
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978. First edition. 242pp. SIGNED by Barry Miles on the title page. William Burroughs provides the foreword, and Allen Ginsberg the introduction. Detailed bibliography, with numerous illustrations. Peter Christopherson's copy, with an American bookseller's receipt made out to him loosely inserted. Near Fine, without dw., as issued. More about William S. Burroughs: A Bibliography, 1953-73
SF: City Lights Books (1963), 8th printing, 1978. Wrps., 72pp. SIGNED by both William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg on the title page, the latter adding the date ("3/19/86") and location ("Albany"). An "early epistolary novel" by Burroughs, "detailing picaresque incidents of search for telepathic-hallucinogenic-mind-expanding drug Yage" (back cover blurb). The letters date from 1953 and record his journeys through the Amazon jungle. Includes two drawings by Allen Ginsberg and his 1960 letters to Burroughs. Near Fine. More about The Yage Letters
Leeds: a Tlaloc print-out, May 1966. First edition. Oblong 12mo. Stapled wrps. Seven leaves, roneoed typescript, printed recto only. The author's first book, containing verse originally published in Bristol in the student magazine, Vision. It reconfigures the myth of the lady and the unicorn, a restructuring and rearranging of the folk tale's characters in a way that Carter later explored in her reimagined fairy stories. Her career as a poet was short, concentrated between 1963 and 1966, but more recently her largely forgotten verse has been critically reappraised. Faint horizontal crease and some superficial creasing; minor age-toning; o/w Near Fine..... More about Unicorn
London: Peter Owen, 1973. First edition. Grey boards. 152pp. Translated from the Arabic and with an introduction by Paul Bowles. Choukri's autobiography was initially prohibited in Morocco, deemed offensive due to its references to teenage sexual experiences and drug abuse. Faint edge crease to first few leaves, o/w Near Fine in slightly rubbed and lightly edge-worn dw. (small chip to upper edge of lower panel). More about For Bread Alone
NY: Eagle Post Card View Co., nd. 9.2x13.6cm. + 8.8x14cm. The first postcard prints a b/w photograph showing female impersonators posing at Club 82 in New York City, c. January 1956; the second shows a large group of men, some in drag, others wearing theatrical costume, posing at the club during the same period. 82 East 4th Street, previously the location for the Rainbow Inn, opened as Club 82 in 1953 when impresario Stephen Franse moved into the space and began operating what would become the biggest drag show in America. 35 female impersonators performed a revue three..... More about CLUB 82. Two vintage publicity postcards
NY: Bantam Books, 1971. First mass-market paperback edition. 246pp. The author's fifth poetry collection, first published in 1968 in Canada by McClelland & Stewart, and featuring many poems chosen by Marianne Ihlen. Slight age-toning to pages, o/w a Fine, unread copy of a scarce edition of Cohen's first book to be published after his debut as a recording artist in December 1967. More about Selected Poems, 1956-1968
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1971. First edition. 180pp. + 16pp. + 8pp. photo-inserts (including photographs of John Stephen, Michael Fish, Michael Rainey and Christopher Gibbs, Tommy Roberts, and Peter Golding, among others). Cohn's peerless and influential documentary history, mixing social commentary and cultural criticism. Top corner of front free endpaper clipped, o/w Very Good plus in chipped dustwrapper, especially along top edge of upper panel, with closed tear to bottom edge, wear to head of spine panel and closed tear to top edge of lower panel. The front and rear flaps have been quite severely clipped. A rare title in..... More about Today There Are No Gentlemen: The Changes in Englishmen's Clothes since the War
London: Peter Owen, 1961. First edition. A gothic novel by the British author, poet, painter (briefly a member of the British Surrealist Group) and occultist, extracts from which first appeared in print in 1939. Narrated in the first person and set on an unnamed island, its title is a little used name for the philosopher's stone. The story concerns the narrator's relationship with her uncle, who lives on the island, and his ultimate aim of conquering death. Very Good plus in dw. (slightly faded at spine panel). More about Goose of Hermogenes
55x35.5cm. Both the first and second printings of the poster incorrectly state #187, though it is actually #186; the second printing is identified by a script 'W' at the end of the ticket outlets strip at the bottom. Illustrated with photographs of The Doors by Joel Brodsky. Short crease with associated rubbing to lower left corner; minor rubbing along left edge; o/w Near Fine. More about Original 'Bill Graham Presents' poster designed by Randy Tuten announcing The Doors at the Cow...
8vo. Illustrated wrps., 76pp. + 101pp. Illustrated. Ed. Michael Perkins. Contents include the first appearance of Charles Bukowski's correspondence with Tom McNamara, as well as two poems by Bukowski ("Down to 2 Bottle of Beer and Smoking Old Cigar Stubs" and "Green"), and McNamara's correspondence with Steve Richmond, Lee Harwood, Harold Norse and Doug Blazek. Other contributors include Apollinaire; John Wieners; Ray Bremser; Bonnie Bremser; Clive Matson; Jack Micheline; Ted Berrigan; and Gerard Malanga; plus an interview with the Brothers Kuchar. Wrappers of first issue slightly discoloured, o/w Very Good plus. More about DOWN HERE: A Magazine from the East Village #1-2 (NY: Tomkins Square Press, 1966-1967) - all...
SF: White Rabbit Press, 1958. First edition thus, following a mimeographed handout distributed at a reading in 1953. Stitched wrps., 15pp. SIGNED by Robert Duncan on the first preliminary page. Lithographed from typescript and author's holograph. Wrappers slightly age-toned and spotted, o/w Very Good. One of 278 copies (from a total edition of 300). More about Faust Foutu Act 1
Thin tan colour card stock printed in black, featuring quotes from Sing Out and the New York Times, and small insert box reproducing the alternate (slightly larger) Jules Halfant-designed photo-illustrated flyer for the concert. 14x8.5cm. Near Fine. Although he had played the Carnegie Chapter Hall in November 1961 (which virtually no-one attended), and appeared in Greenwich Village clubs and festivals, this Town Hall concert was Dylan's first major solo concert in New York. It was also the first concert at which he played only his own compositions (barring one rearrangement of a blues tune), and he closed the..... More about Original small thin card flyer produced by promoter Harold Leventhal announcing Bob Dylan's Town...
Pale tan colour paper stock printed in black, with photo-illustration and ticket order form to lower half. 14x11.5cm. Old staple marks below promoter's name, o/w Near Fine. The concert took place while Dylan was recording his third album, "The Times They Are A-Changin' ", and included almost every self-composed song from his contemporary sessions, including several, such as "Lay Down Your Weary Tune", which weren't featured on the finished record. It was recorded by Columbia, and tracks from this set were mixed with the Town Hall recordings on the unissued "Bob Dylan In Concert" LP (for which only..... More about Original small flyer announcing Bob Dylan at Carnegie Hall, New York, on 26th October, 1963
Hibbing, MN: Wimp Press, nd. (c. 1970). Quarto. Mimeographed sheets, stapled. 54pp. Cover sheet with spider image, title, author and three-line statement of intent to donate royalties to Caladan Free School (named, as Peter Doggett pointed out in "There's A Riot Going On" [p.347], "for a fictional planet created by science-fiction author, Frank Herbert") and to "contribute to the furtherance of Woodstock Nation." One of several pirated editions of Dylan's novel, taken from the Macmillan proofs after production was delayed following the author's motorcycle accident in July 1966. This one is dated by the reference to Woodstock, and..... More about Tarantula
Ed. Susan Edmiston (later Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner) & Helen Gurley Brown. Large magazine format, each 90pp.-130pp, complete with all poster inserts, the picture flexi-disc, and "Spider-Man" comic book, as issued. A full set of this youth-oriented, mass-market Life-size magazine, covering fashion, music, film, and politics, each issue profusely illustrated in colour and b/w (photographers include Baron Wolman, Michael Soldan, Elliot Landy, Jim Marshall and Linda Eastman). Its contributors include: Mike Jahn; Michael Thomas; Ed Sanders; Don McNeill; Jon Landau; Michael Zwerin; Lillian Roxon; Tom Clark; Nik Cohn; Gerry Goffin; Michael Lydon; Jann Wenner; Tom Wolfe; Pete Hamill; Harlan..... More about EYE Volume 1, #1 - Volume 2, #4 (NY: The Hearst Corporation, March 1968-May 1969) - all published
Original psychedelic poster, designed by The Fool to promote The Beatles' Apple enterprise, 1967. Colour photogravure. 74x56cm. The Fool collective (Simon Posthuma, Marijke Koeger, Josje Leeger and Barry Finch) painted John Lennon's piano and George Harrison's guitar in psychedelic designs, and designed a mural featuring psychedelic imagery similar to this poster for the Apple Store on Baker Street in November 1967. Art students were employed to paint it, and Pattie Boyd's sister, Jenny, was among the shop assistants on the boutique's opening day. Small blemish to lower edge of image; tiny closed tear to lower edge;..... More about A Is For Apple
NY: Broadside Records, 1965. LP record (BR 304 - Mono), with printed insert. Cover photograph of The Fugs by Dave Gahr (taken down the street from the Peace Eye Bookstore). Contains a sequence of tracks chosen by Ed Sanders (with the help of Harry Smith) from the first two Fugs recording sessions, held in NYC in April and July 1965. Disc excellent; old ink numbers written on back page of insert; some splitting to sleeve's lower seam; o/w a Very Good plus copy of the scarcer original mono version of the band's debut album. More about The Village Fugs Sing Ballads of Contemporary Protest, Point of Views, and General Dissatisfaction
NY: ESP-Disk', 1967. LP record (ESP-1038). The Fugs' second album (though their third album release following ESP-Disk's retitled reissue of their first in 1966), containing a collection of outtakes from the two 1965 sessions, and issued by ESP against the band's wishes (Allen Ginsberg also objected to the use of lines from 'Howl' in the song "I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Rot"). Sleeve still partially shrinkwrapped, with 'For Adult Minds Only' sticker to front top left corner, and all four inserts present, as follows: i) Fugs Sur-Prize Package printed sheet. Near Fine;... More about Virgin Fugs
Verso prints venue address and 'Place Stamp Here' spiral. 18x12.5cm. Lists support by the MC5 and the Gang Ashmollyan Quintet, and illustrated with a b/w photograph of Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg by Magdalene Sinclair. Minor corner wear, o/w Near Fine. More about Original postcard reproducing Gary Grimshaw's poster art in miniature announcing The Fugs at the...
Tabloid newspaper format. Also: "Interview With a Realist" (Paul Krassner); the vogue for psychedelic buttons; back cover by Richard Aldcroft (USCO). Newsprint slightly tanned, o/w Very Good plus. More about "Fugs Fuzzbomb Fizzles", a report from Walter Bowart on a rainy day Fugs concert in...
lso: New York's psychedelic discotheque, The Electric Circus (4pp., with 11 colour photos); Phil Ochs; Allen Ginsberg (6pp., including photo taken at pot rally, Hyde Park, 1967); psychedelic body-painting (2pp.); marijuana (5pp.); "Secrets Of The Underground Press" (5pp.); Washington DC band The Fallen Angels (4pp., including one full-page group photo); more. Staples rusty (centrespread loose), o/w Very Good. More about "Inside The Fugs!", a 4pp. photo-illustrated article by Phil Berger in DAPPER (NY:...
SF: City Lights, 1974. First US edition. Wrps., 56pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page (dated 1994), with the addition of his "AH" mantra. A long poem based on a train ride, 22nd-23rd July, 1966. Fine. More about Iron Horse
NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1978. First edition. Wrps., 64pp. Back cover photo of the author by Gerard Malanga. SIGNED and inscribed by Allen Ginsberg on the title page: "for Sue Miles/ us Back in London, after evening gossip over table at Hanson St./ with love/ Allen Ginsberg/ November 10, 1979". Ginsberg regularly stayed in Sue and Barry Miles's flat in Hanson Street when he was visiting London. In addition, Ginsberg has made a small number of holograph annotations to the text, and on p.54, relating to the extract from his journals concerning the CIA's LSD experiments, he has..... More about Poems All Over The Place, Mostly Seventies
Silkscreened promo poster produced under the imprint Jacob & The Coloured Coat for Luv-Me Film Productions Ltd., 1967 (London: Osiris Visions OA301). Printed in pink, black, and gold on white stock. 50.4x37.8cm. Stamp of Interurban Arts to verso (the US importer and distributor of Hapshash posters). Small top centre edge and corner losses from old tack holes; short tear to lower left corner; some edge wear and overall superficial creasing. Overall, Very Good. More about Luv Me
Np. (France): Shandar, nd. (1974). LP record (SR 83 512), second issue (originally released in 1971). Features musicians Pip Pyle, Didier Malherbe, and Daevid Allen, among others, with vocals by the latter's partner, Gilli Smyth, on two tracks and a short, 12 second clip of spoken word by William Burroughs at the end of "Love Song for Zelda", thought, according to his bibliographers, "to have been supplied by Daevid Allen and to have originated in the soundtrack of the film Towers Open Fire." Vinyl excellent in textured pink sleeve, slightly faded along the spine. More about Obsolete
Screen print poster poem on glossy white paper stock. 64.8x49.4cm. SIGNED, dated ('11.xi.68'), titled and numbered ('5/75') by the artist in orange ink along the lower edge. The poem reads: "You Skewer Through Me Bleeding Electric On The Brightly Lit Supermarket Counters Of Your Mind". The image of a beef cut reproduces one of Henri's series of hyperrealist Meat paintings, an example of which, "Meat Painting II - In Memoriam Rene Magritte" (1967), won an award in the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition in 1972. In the November 1968 issue of Studio International (the same month as this poster..... More about Meat Poem
NY: Daylark Press, Inc., 1968. First edition. Oblong 32mo. Stapled wrps. A sequel to 'The Instant Button Book' published in the previous year, featuring a blank button attached to the front cover and five pages of adhesive colour stickers printing multifarious slogans in a comic dilution of the hippie/political vogue of the day. Designed by Larry Ottino, Marty Solomon and Harvey Toback, they include "Virginity isn't incurable", "Warning: I am naked beneath these clothes", "God Save The Queens!", and "Lydia Pinkham is a Pill Head" (Pinkham was the C19th American inventor of a herbal-alcoholic women's tonic for menstrual..... More about Son of the Instant Button Book
Np.: Graffunni Royaume Ltd., 1969. Reproduces a series of 26 corny slogans, illustrated with a generic cartoon hippie in different poses. Made in Japan in a rayon/nylon mix. 65x69cm. Printed in black on a pink ground. The slogans include 'Fly With LSD', 'America Is Going To Pot', 'I'm For Sexual Freedom', 'You Come First', 'Trip Or Treat', 'LSD Melts In Your Mind - Not In Your Hands', and 'Draft The Beat'. Neatly folded in four. Near Fine. More about A vintage novelty scarf
Chatham, Kent: New Voice, 1963. First edition (New Voice Pamphlet One). Sm. 4to. Orange wrps., stapled, with yapp edges (similar format to early Writers Forum publications). Mimeograph, unpaginated (22pp.). The author's first collection to appear in England, following his small book of poetry in Finnish published in Helsinki in 1956. Slight creasing to edges of wrappers, o/w Very Good. More about & What Else Is New
Each 34pp.-62pp. Illustrated throughout with colour and b/w photographs, and cartoons by Ed Barker and Gilbert Shelton. Edited and published by Lee Harris, who has SIGNED the first issue on the contents page. Harris opened one of Europe's first head shops in 1972 on the Portobello Road, and founded the magazine in 1977 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Summer of Love, modelling it on High Times. His editorial in the first issue stated its aim as "presenting an enlightened and informative, as well as entertaining, attitude to dope and related subjects - views and approaches..... More about HOME GROWN #1-10 (London: Alchemy Publications, 1977-1981) - all published
Wichita, KS: The Wichita Publishing Co., distributed by The Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, Inc., 1951. First edition. 8vo. 101pp. SIGNED by L. Ron Hubbard in ink on the front free endpaper. An early work by the founder of the Church of Scientology, written in 1947 and preceding "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" (1950). It was originally titled "Scientology: A New Science", then retitled "Abnormal Dianetics" when it was presented to the medical and psychiatric profession in early 1948. The book predates Hubbard's classification of Scientology as an "applied religious philosophy", and in it..... More about Dianetics: The Original Thesis
NY: Something Else Press, Inc., 1966. 8vo. Cloth-covered boards (160pp.). A facsimile of the original edition (published in Berlin in 1920) and one of the first reprints of original Dada documents to appear in either America or Europe (Huelsenbeck was then a Jungian analyst practising in New York and a friend of Something Else publisher Dick Higgins' family). Its publication coincided with the fiftieth anniversary of Dada and helped stimulate interest in its history. Contributors include Tristan Tzara, Francis Picabia, Hugo Ball, Philippe Soupault, Hans Arp, and many others, most written or translated into German (a translation of..... More about Dada Almanach
4to. Unpaginated (80pp.). Illustrated colour cover ("This is The Band Book! Turn on to the Rock Scene of the Bay Area and exclusive photos of The Rolling Stones in San Francisco!"). Early promo for two dozen Bay Area rock bands, including The Charlatans, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and The Holding Co., Quicksilver Messenger Service, along with many others now forgotten. Profusely illustrated with photographs (many rarely seen Matrix shots by Herb Greene), management details and booking info. Also includes photos of Bob Dylan and friends; 'personages' Chet Helms, Rock Scully, Danny Rifkin and others; double-page..... More about I.D. MAGAZINE. SF: c. late 1966. First San Francisco Edition
Printed in black on a dayglo pink ground, featuring an illustration of King Kong. 76.5x41cm. The festival was headlined by The Who on the Saturday, and by Bob Dylan and The Band on the Sunday night. Dylan's comeback, more than three years after his motorcycle accident, may have been due in part to organiser Ray Foulk selling the idea of the island's literary heritage of Tennyson, Keats and Edward Lear to him, though the promise of a voyage on the QE2 and a fee of almost £40,000 for a one-hour set may have had even greater appeal... More about Original poster designed by David Fairbrother-Roe announcing the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival of...
20x25.1cm. The Airplane performed on two consecutive nights, during which Spencer Dryden made his live debut with the band. Other artists listed on this scarce handbill include Pete Seeger and John Fahey. Old pinholes to top corners, with associated wear, short corner creases, faint vertical and horizontal folds, and old tape residue to corners of verso. More about An original handbill announcing the 9th Annual Berkeley Folk Festival (July 1966), featuring a...
SF: privately printed for Bill Graham and the Airplane, 1968. 4to. Wrps., 32pp. Full-colour photo-illustrations, drawings, lyrics, surreal texts, etc. Distributed on tour following the release of "After Bathing at Baxter's". Includes a great full-page colour shot of the Airplane, Grateful Dead, QMS, Big Brother & The Holding Co., and The Charlatans in a group pose in Golden Gate Park. Minor crimping to spine, o/w Near Fine. More about Jefferson Airplane Tour Book
Telford, Shrops.: Borderline Productions, 1993. First edition. Lge. 4to. Wrps., 404pp. + 8pp. colour insert reproducing rare record sleeves. Illustrated throughout. Very Good plus. Together with: September 1997 Update (2nd ptg., 1998). 4to. 160pp. Illustrated. Near Fine. More about Fuzz, Acid And Flowers: A Comprehensive Guide to American Garage, Psychedelic and Hippie Rock...
Multi-colour flower design by Dahlgren featuring Easter bunnies speeding around the perimeter. 47cm. diameter. Near Fine. More about Original circular psychedelic poster announcing Canned Heat with in-house light show by Omega's...
SF: City Lights, 1960. First edition. Broadside, folded in fifths (measures 5x5" when folded). The correct first edition (mustard-yellow paper, printed in black). Minor handling wear and slightly dusty, o/w Very Good plus. More about Rimbaud
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1966. First US edition. Dustwrapper design by Lawrence Ratzkin. The author's first book, and one of the first novels to draw upon the Beatles as its inspiration. Very Good plus in dw. More about All Night Stand
London: Donald Carroll, 1967. First edition. Sq.8vo. Pictorial laminated boards. 80pp. The book prints poems interspersed with quotations taken from tape-recordings made with Brian Patten, Roger McGough and Adrian Henri, all of whom SIGNED and inscribed this copy at the time of publication to their friend, noted bookseller and publisher, Bernard Stone: "From one stone to another - Brian/ & another Roger McGough/ for the rollingest stone - Adrian Henri 14.iii.67". Illustrated with photographs throughout, including the frontispiece shot of Ringo Starr signing his autograph, and all the contributing poets - Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, Brian Patten, Pete..... More about The Liverpool Scene. Recorded Live Along The Mersey Beat
NY: Douglas, 1971. LP record (Douglas 14). Front cover art by Abdul Mati Klarwein. Douglas originally billed the record as "a highly-charged collection of 5 of Malcolm X's most memorable raps", which were "recorded live before black audiences during the two years preceding his death and run from 30 seconds to five minutes long. Included are 'By Any Means Necessary' [his speech at the founding rally of the organisation of Afro-American Unity in 1964], 'Our African Identity' and 'This Is the Era of Revolution' ". Disc excellent; sleeve slightly rubbed, with evidence of old price sticker..... More about By Any Means Necessary
The Manson "Love and Terror Cult" issue, featuring the famous 'Svengali' cover photo of Charles Manson by Laurence Merrick. Contains 12pp. photo-illustrated feature, "The Wreck of a Monstrous 'Family' ", printing numerous photographs of Manson, his followers, and the Spahn Ranch where they lived. Also: reaction to the My Lai massacre; Albert Goldman on Lord Buckley; Apollo 12 (4pp.); Coco Chanel (8pp.). Slight wear to front cover fore-edge, o/w Very Good. More about LIFE Magazine, Vol. 67, #25 (19th December, 1969
Original badge, manufactured by the Horn Company of Philadelphia, and distributed in Lawrence, Kansas, c. 1970. The badge, which bears a photo of Manson, was issued at a time when he was regarded as a revolutionary hero by some segments of the American Left, including the Weathermen faction of the SDS, who praised him for having offed some "rich honky pigs" and proclaimed 1970 "The Year of the Fork" in his honour (they even produced a bumper sticker, "Manson Power - The Year Of The Fork!"). The badges were conceived as a fundraising tool by the..... More about Free Charles Manson
Front cover feature by John Montgomery, "When Satan Told The Cult To Kill! Kill! Kill!" (18pp.). Illustrated with numerous photographs of the perpetrators, victims and crime scenes, including 10500 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon and the LaBianca's Waverly Drive home in the Los Feliz neighborhood. Inside Detective was a true crime pulp magazine that ran from March 1935 up until the mid-1990s. Edges slightly worn and frayed, o/w Very Good. More about INSIDE DETECTIVE (Sparta, IL: March 1970
Ed. Max Scherr. Tabloid newspaper format. Features front cover illustration and centrespread printing Manson's extensive reply to a letter from 'HR' to his criminal defence attorney, Irving Kanarek, which argued that Manson was "a product of the American Dream - not the hip generation." Manson's response claims that he had "lived all of my life at the bottom of your American Dream, with the blackman, Mexicans and other discards that your society doesn't want to face…". Both letters were sent to the Barb by Manson Family member, Sandra Good, whose letter to the paper is also printed. Old central horizontal..... More about "Your American Dream Killed All The Free People" in BERKELEY BARB #257 (17th July, 1970
Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Co., 1970. First edition (p/b original). 256pp. Illustrated throughout with many rare and previously unpublished photographs. One of the first books on the Manson Family, "The true story of the satanic Charles Manson cult and the Sharon Tate-LaBianca murders". A tight, square, Near Fine copy. More about 5 To Die
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1971. First edition, first issue, preceding the copies with a printed disclaimer tipped-in by the publisher following The Process Church's $1.5m. libel suit against the book (in chapter five Sanders implicates Process involvement in Manson's cult). 412pp. An extensively researched account, based on the author's regular reports for the Los Angeles Free Press. Very Good plus in dw. (minor wear at head and tail of spine panel and faint crease to lower flap). More about The Family. The Story of Charles Manson's Dune Buggy Attack Battalion
LA: Nash Publishing, 1971. First edition, second printing. Red cloth. 431pp., maps and drawings. Detailed account of the Manson trial, with courtroom drawings by Bill Lignante. Very Good plus or better in dw. More about Witness To Evil. The Inside Story of the Tate/La Bianca Murder Trial
NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1974. First edition. Qtr. cloth. 502pp. + 26pp. + 24pp. photo-inserts. The book takes its title from the apocalyptic race war Charles Manson believed would occur, and who named it after the Beatles song on the White Album he mistakenly assumed had something to do with hell. Bugliosi, the chief prosecutor in the 1970 trial, presents his firsthand account of the cases of Manson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and other members of the Manson Family, and recounts the circumstantial evidence demonstrating that Manson had orchestrated the killings. It subsequently won an Edgar..... More about Helter Skelter: The True Story of The Manson Murders
Terra Haute, Indiana: Moonmad Press, 1976. First edition. 226pp. Includes devotee's correspondence with Manson, interviews with Manson in jail, his trial testimony, a pro-Manson letter reprinted from the LA Free Press, Manson's letter to Timothy Leary, songs by Manson, an interview with his mother, letters from 'Squeaky' Fromme, Manson letters reproduced in holograph facsimile, and more. Near Fine in very slightly rubbed, price-clipped dw. More about Charles Manson: Love Letters To A Secret Disciple
Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1978. First edition. 223pp., incl. 16pp. photo-insert. SIGNED on the title page by Charles 'Tex' Watson, who was found guilty of the murders of seven people - Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Leno LaBianca and Rosemary LaBianca - and sentenced to death in October 1971 (he escaped execution following the California Supreme Court's decision to invalidate all death sentences imposed in the state prior to 1972). Watson, who converted to Christianity in 1975, writes in his inscription: "To my Christian Brothers: I am so happy..... More about Will You Die For Me? The Man Who Killed For Charles Manson Tells His Own Story
NY: Barricade Books, 2000. First edition. 346pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. The first biography of Sharon Tate (recently portrayed by Margot Robbie in Tarantino's latest movie), exploring the connections between Hollywood and Charles Manson. Based on numerous interviews, including with her sister, agents, and celebrity friends such as Michelle Phillips, along with unpublished trial transcripts, Manson Family psychiatric examinations, and unpublished correspondence. Fine in dw. More about Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders
London: Secker & Warburg, 1967. First UK edition. 255pp. An American novel, featuring protagonist Norman Mott, a 'hoople' or yokel, now best remembered for providing record producer Guy Stevens with the name for the British rock band, Mott the Hoople. Though there is nothing to identify it as such, this copy is said to be the actual book Stevens read in Wormwood Scrubs whilst imprisoned for drug offences in 1968. According to the accompanying letter of provenance provided by its former owner, the book was acquired from Elton John's drummer, Roger Pope, to whom Stevens gave it after..... More about Mott The Hoople
Washington, DC: Guild Press Ltd., 1964. First edition. Stapled photographic wrappers. 55pp. An underground how-to manual offering pointers on everything from etiquette to the tools needed to attract a young gay man. The "good cruiser", the book advises, should be a good talker, since "Gays, as we all know, are very fond of talking". Further advice discusses "How Much Time It Will Take", "Discretion", "Imagination", and "Money". Near Fine. More about The Beginner's Guide to Cruising
London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1970. First edition. Olive colour cloth-covered boards. 245pp. A firsthand account of popular culture in Britain during the 1960s, encompassing music, art, fashion, TV, theatre, the underground press and the changing attitudes to drugs. Melly, who had previously contributed to The Observer's December 1967 colour supplement special on London's underground scene, borrowed the book's title from a line in Thom Gunn's poem, "Elvis Presley" (1957). Near Fine in price-clipped dw., with slight wear at head and tail of spine panel and extremities. More about Revolt Into Style: The Pop Arts in Britain
The famous hippie issue ("The New Society: who's winning the battle of the generations?"), with almost the entire contents devoted to the London underground scene. Front cover colour photograph by Maureen Green and Adrian Flowers of a blonde model holding a flower and wearing a variety of badges featuring an array of characters and slogans. Contents include a "Who's Who In The Underground" (illus.), including Miles, Hoppy, Mark Boyle, Caroline Coon, Joe Boyd, Richard Neville, Jim Haynes, Pete Brown, John Peel, Hapshash et al; Tony Palmer's reviews of "10 of this year's most surprising LPs"; "Inside the Underground"..... More about OBSERVER MAGAZINE (London: 3rd December, 1967
NY: Harcourt, Inc., 2005. First edition. 350pp. + 8pp. photo-insert. A biography of Jack Parsons, the rocket engineer and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, who ran the Agape Lodge, the Californian branch of Aleister Crowley's Thelemite Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and inspired fellow Lodge member L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology cult (Hubbard moved into Parsons' Pasadena mansion in August 1945 and participated in sex magic rituals, before later defrauding him). Parsons married artist Marjorie Cameron in 1946 (later an associate of Kenneth Anger, Curtis Harrington, Dennis Hopper and Wallace Berman), and sparked her involvement..... More about Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons
Offset litho. 76.3x51cm. The festival was organised by Mick Farren, along with fellow former Worthing High School pupil, Gez Cox, and Ed Barker, who designed the poster. It featured appearances by the MC5, The Pretty Things, Kevin Ayers, Shagrat, the Edgar Broughton Band, Mungo Jerry, Mighty Baby and the Pink Fairies, among others (Free were billed but didn't play), as well as appearances by Jeff Nuttall, Alexander Trocchi and William Burroughs. Several pieces of sellotape have been affixed along the edges on the back of the poster, which have bled through and are clearly visible from..... More about Original poster announcing the Phun City free festival held at Ecclesden Common, near Worthing in...
The photograph dates from 1967 and appears on the UK sheet music for Pink Floyd's third single, 'Apples and Oranges'. Contemporary ink inscription to verso (band members' names, venue and dates); light handling wear and minor corner creases, o/w Very Good. More about Original 10x8 b/w publicity photograph of the Pink Floyd, issued by Premier Talent Associates,...
4to. Wrps., unpaginated (16pp.). Cover, artwork and full-page photographs of the band members by Hipgnosis, featuring graphics relating to 'The Man' and 'The Journey', two suites of music performed by Pink Floyd during their 1969 tour. Also includes an EMI ad. for the first two Floyd albums, an ad. for John Peel's column in Disc, and a psychedelic ad. for IT (with John & Yoko's naked bottoms peeking through the design). Light creasing and handling wear, with short lower corner crease to front cover. Overall, Very Good. More about Original 1969 Pink Floyd UK tour programme (12 dates, May-June
Roma: End of Kali-Yuga Editions, 2013. First edition. 8vo. Wrps., 208pp. Illustrated throughout. Limited edition of 555 numbered copies. A history of The Process Church, based on the author's extensive archive, featuring numerous illustrations of rare publications, documents, and photographs of Processeans and disciples. A Fine copy of an already very scarce publication. More about The Process: Archives, Documents, Reflections and Revelations
Watercolour paint on fibre paper; 29x39cm. + 21x37.6cm. The first of the two paintings depicts a seated male figure looking out of a window from within a brick-walled interior, with decorative curtains to each side, probably the windmill on the Greek island of Aegina where the Australian-born artist and musician lived for two years during the mid-'60s. The second painting is multi-coloured and highly decorative, featuring rainbow motifs, a distant sunset, and a central image of a peacock, probably painted in Aegina shortly before the artist's departure for London in late 1968. Rothfield, a flautist who..... More about Two original paintings, each signed by the artist, dated 1966 ('Aegina Greece') and August 1968...
Printed in black, dayglo pink, orange and yellow on white paper stock. 14.7x24.8cm. The package tour also featured several other acts, each listed on the flyer, among them the Jeff Beck Group, who performed their debut gig on this date, a shambolic and under-rehearsed first appearance by all accounts. A power cut, possibly caused by a mischievous member of The Small Faces pulling the plug, forced them offstage, at which point Rod Stewart, as he later recalled, realised his flies had been undone during their opening number. They subsequently returned to the stage, but the disaster led Jeff..... More about Original flyer with postal booking form still attached announcing The Small Faces and Roy Orbison...
Woodstock, NY: Hanuman Books, 1994. First edition. Broadside (50x26.8cm.), printed in two colours by Leslie Miller at the Grenfell Press for Hanuman Books. Illustrated with an antique engraving of Tibetan sacred eyes. A poem written written in 1994 "after reading the autobiography of the His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama". Fine. More about A Small Entreaty
22.5x14.9cm. The card reproduces the Gompers Saijo-designed poster in miniature (a black background with red design and text in white, and a central b/w photograph of Snyder with a dog). Near Fine. More about Large postcard announcing a "Zen Benefit" (for the Zen Mountain Center), featuring Gary...
London: Steam Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo. Three leaves, including a full-page illustration by Carol Ann Duffy, stapled into printed card covers. SIGNED by Ralph Steadman and Duffy on the title page. The Steam Press was a partnership between Steadman and the bookseller, Bernard Stone. Wrappers slightly faded along edges, o/w Very Good plus. One of 500 copies. More about Who? Me? No! Why?
LA: Universal/The Criterion Collection #175, February 2003. Box includes 24pp. colour booklet, with illustrations by Steadman, featuring an essay by Village Voice film critic, J. Hoberman, and two pieces by Hunter S. Thompson. Supplementary material includes: three audio commentary tracks, by director Terry Gilliam, actors Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi, and Hunter S. Thompson; deleted scenes, with commentary by Terry Gilliam; a collection of storyboards and production designs; a stills gallery; a selection of Hunter S. Thompson correspondence, read on-camera by Johnny Depp; 'Hunter Goes to Hollywood', a short documentary by Wayne Ewing;..... More about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Two-disc DVD, SIGNED and inscribed by Ralph Steadman to Felix...
8vo. Photographic wrps., 24pp. (incl. cover). Pub./ed. Steve DeCanio. Prints "Collect Telegram from a Mad Dog", a long poem by Thompson. Spider (its title deriving from its original eight-man editorial board, or a strained acronym for "sex, politics, international communism, drugs, extremism and rock’n’roll") was a small magazine involved in the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley. It was banned on the Berkeley campus in March 1965, partly for the use of the word 'fuck' in one of its articles, and quickly became a cause célèbre among the students and activists (Thompson added to the agitation by..... More about SPIDER Magazine Vol. 1, #7 (Oakland, CA: October 1965
Original metal badge, made in Japan, c. 1966/67. 3.5cm. diameter. The slogan arose from the early controversy surrounding Twiggy's figure, thought by some to be a negative influence on young women. Marshall McLuhan famously stated that "Twiggy is an X-ray, not a picture", and bumper stickers and badges reading "Forget Oxfam, Feed Twiggy!" began appearing. At the time Twiggy felt that she got the blame for inventing anorexia, but claimed that she "always ate sensibly - being thin was in my genes… I just couldn't put on weight." Faint scratches, o/w Very Good plus. More about Feed Twiggy
Np.: Minnow Co. Ltd, 1967. American-made azalea pink lace knee-high opaque stockings in their original packaging, with inlay card (29x12cm.) reproducing a close-up photograph of Twiggy in pink, yellow and orange tones. Unopened, with original price label attached. More about Trimfit Tights Inspired by Twiggy for the 'Now' People
Flyer designed by Hipgnosis, printed in red, yellow and black on white semi-gloss paper stock. 29x18cm. Short lower left corner crease, o/w about Near Fine. Programme oblong 8vo. Stapled wrps., 8pp. Prints song lyrics from 'Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages' and 'Unicorn', followed by photographs of Marc Bolan, Steve Peregrine Took, and John Peel "and his ladye" (a hamster). Also prints full-page ads. for IT (with John & Yoko's naked bottoms peeking through the psychedelic design), and Marc Bolan's book of poetry, 'The Warlock of Love', plus ads. for a record shop in Soho..... More about Original flyer announcing Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 22nd February,...
Printed offset litho in black on white paper stock, rather than the usual silver metallic foil. Probably a publisher's test print (the verso has a partial, smudged image of Mike McInnerney's 'Arthur Brown Flowerman Versus Fuzz Game' poster). 76x50.8cm. Vaughan's psychedelic design is based around David Bailey's photograph of Vogue cover model Sue Murray (widely mistaken to be Jean Shrimpton). An alternate, more commonly found version, features just one image of Sue Murray's face. Faint brown patches to upper left section and left edge; blue ink from verso very faintly visible to centre image and at top right; o/w Near..... More about 'Double head' poster (London: Big O Posters, 1967
Telford, Shrops.: Borderline Productions, 1994. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 260pp.+ 24pp. photo-insert. Includes interviews with Bryan MacLean, Sky Saxon, Arthur Brown, Mark Volman, Ted Nugent, Vanilla Fudge, Fever Tree, 13th Floor Elevators, ? and the Mysterians, the Kingsmen, Buckinghams, and others. Slight bump to top corner; minor wear to head and tail of spine, o/w Near Fine. More about Psychedelic Psounds: Interviews From A to Z with 60s Psychedelic and Garage Bands
London: Anthony Blond, 1964. First edition. 256pp. The author's third book, a dystopian novel describing a near future in which the adults have committed suicide with 'Easiway' pills and the teenagers have taken over. The epigraph prints four lines from a poem by Jack Lindsay, the source of the book's title. In March 1966 Andrew Loog Oldham announced that the book would be the basis of the Rolling Stones' film debut, with the band portraying members of a teenage gang, as well as writing the soundtrack. Allen Klein was co-signed as producer, Gillian Freeman reportedly wrote..... More about Only Lovers Left Alive
SF: People's Press, nd. (1970). Large newspaper format (8pp). 58x41cm. Heavily illustrated instructions on building a paper movie inside a simple wooden frame, or a 'cranky'. The publication prints an introduction to women's liberation, intended to be performed as street theatre by a small number of women, including two to crank the story along, one to read, and others to produce sound effects with tambourines, pots and pans, and kazoos. The opening text explains: "A cranky is a paper movie or cartoon sequence inside a simple wooden frame. The moving paper roll unwinds (is cranked) onto..... More about This is a cranky… or rather, it CAN be a cranky
Philadelphia: Concert Hall Publications for Woodstock Ventures Inc., 1969. 4to. Photo-illustrated wrps., saddle-stapled. 52pp., with thin translucent paper endpapers. Printed in colour inks on different colour stocks of paper. Edited by Michael Forman; designed by Bertram Cohen. Arnold Skolnick's logo of bird on guitar neck reproduced on p.50 alongside band line-up. Illustrated throughout with psychedelic art and band promos with photographs of the performers (most of them by Elliott Landy): Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Iron Butterfly, The Band, the Incredible String Band, etc., plus record company ads., and several short texts..... More about Original programme, "Aquarian Exposition: Woodstock Music & Art Fair"
Printed in black and red on pale blue basket weave card imprinted with the logo of the Globe Ticket Company. $18 advance three-day tickets were also offered, but these $24 tickets were meant to be sold at the venue. Fine. More about An unused three-day $24 ticket for the Woodstock Festival, Friday 15th-Sunday 17th August, 1969
Lettered in red on beige basket weave card stock imprinted with the logo of the Globe Ticket Company. These individual $8 tickets were intended for sale at the venue on the day. Near Fine. More about A set of three unused Woodstock Festival one-day $8 tickets, Friday 15th-Sunday 17th August, 1969
Np. (San Francisco): nd. (c. 1991). Printed on fine quality art paper. 76x56cm. SIGNED by the artist in the lower margin, and by Richie Havens and Grace Slick, two of the performers at this legendary event (the former was the first act to appear on stage, and his impromptu performance of 'Freedom' set the tone and encapsulated the spirit of the festival). Fine. More about A limited edition screenprint of Arnold Skolnick's famous poster announcing the "Woodstock...
Edited and assembled by Johnny Brewton in an edition of 226 numbered and lettered copies, this one #69. Numerous inserts, fold-outs, perforated stickers, broadsides, chapbooks, etc., bound by a plastic clasp at spine. Features an interview with Hubert Selby Jr. by J.T. Dockery, plus a series of letterpress broadsides by Wanda Coleman, Charles Bukowski ("The Word"), Billy Childish, Dan Fante, and A.D. Winans. Other contributors include Allen Cohen; Bern Porter; Picasso Gaglione; Mark Faigenbaum; Michael Montfort (colour photo of Bukowski); ruth weiss; and Joolee Peezlee. Fine in clear plastic bag, as issued. More about X-RAY Magazine #7. SF: X-Ray Book Co., Fall 1998
Ventura, CA: X-Ray Book Co., (2002). Limited edition of 100 numbered copies. Clear plastic envelope gathered at the top by printed card and two metal clasps, containing a grab-bag of assorted pamphlets, broadsides and other ephemera from previous issues of X-Ray Magazine. The assortment features the only appearance of a leaflet printing Charles Bukowski's "Be Cool, Fool", and also includes a letterpress chapbook, "A Visit From Jake" by Richard Brautigan (first issued in X-Ray #6), the first separate printing of a piece written in Oregon in the mid-'50s. Fine. More about X-RAY SPARE PARTS: Select Ephemera from Past Issues of X-Ray
4to. Stapled covers, 26pp. Illustrated. Ed. Pete Frame and Ian Mann. The premiere issue, published in association with Vibrations Magazine (Cambridge, Mass.). Zigzag was started by Pete Frame, who named his magazine after the Captain Beefheart track 'Zigzag Wanderer', as well as the cigarette papers used for rolling joints. Contents include the cover feature on Fairport Convention; an interview with Christine Perfect; a review of Leonard Cohen's novel, 'Beautiful Losers'; lengthy record reviews, including Led Zeppelin's debut album; and a full-page ad. for Caravan's first LP. Tiny rubbed patch to front cover, o/w Near Fine. More about ZIGZAG - The Rock Magazine No. 1 (Luton, Beds.: Framework, April 1969
Paris: Olympia Press, July 1959. First edition. 12mo. Wrps. Dustwrapper designed by William Burroughs. Issued as no.76 in the Traveller's Companion Series. 1500F price on lower wrapper not cancelled (copies distributed following the revaluation of the Franc in January 1960 had the printed price stamped over). A very clean, Near Fine copy in a bright and intact dustwrapper, showing just a little age-toning along the spine panel and upper edges, with two tiny nicks at head of spine and one to the upper edge of the lower panel, and two very short splits at the head of each..... More about THE NAKED LUNCH