SF: The Diggers c. October, 1966. Original Digger handbill. 28x21.5cm. Printed in black on red stock. An apparently drug-induced stream of consciousness tract, signed 'The Diggers', probably written by Emmett Grogan. Old, very faint central vertical and horizontal folds; minor age-toning to right edge; light handling wear, o/w Very Good plus. One of the earliest Digger broadsides. More about COOL CRANBERRY HORSEHAIRED MOUTH CLUTTERED WITH APPLE CORES
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Original Digger broadside, designed to resemble a clip and save coupon. Possibly printed after the Diggers' 'Death of Money & Rebirth of Haight' parade on December 17, 1966 (the first Digger event to make the newspapers). 35.2x21.6cm. Prints both sides of a dollar bill and the front and back of a Selective Service System Registration Certificate [military conscription]. Tiny nick to right edge; impression from paper clip to top left edge, o/w Near Fine. (Notes From A Revolution, p.22 - actual copy illustrated). More about MOMENTO - ICONS OF A DEAD CIVILIZATION --- CLIP OUT AND SAVE
SF: Communication Company, 1967. A double-sided handbill reprinting two of the earliest Digger broadsides. Single sheet of yellow ring-hole punched paper, gestetnered on both sides. 28x21.5cm. One side prints four interlinked poems co-authored by New Yorkers Emmett Grogan and Billy Murcott (originally printed on the mimeograph machine in the SDS office at the SF Mime Troupe rehearsal space). It begins with a free verse discourse on 21-year old Elaine Esposito, in a coma since the age of six, followed by repeated staccato lines beginning "THE ESTATE means it", each one followed by the name of a significant person..... More about AND NOW I LIVE AND NOW MY LIFE IS DONE MY LIFE NOW AND I LIVE DONE/TIME TO FORGET
SF: Communication Company, c. early 1967. Original handbill. Printed in black on white stock. 28x21.5cm. A long screed, probably written by Emmett Grogan, critiquing commodity capitalism and affirming the Diggers' ideals - "Through FREE diggers expose the lie of the oppressive rationality of commodities and affirm their human superiority… when it is no longer bought with money, the commodity lies open to criticism and modification. Affluence is by no means natural or human, it is simply an abundance of goods." Two old horizontal folds; 3cm. closed tear to left edge; slight handling wear and light creasing. Overall, Very Good. More about TERM PAPER: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POETRY AND REVOLUTION HAS LOST ITS AMBIGUITY
Original Digger broadside, c. January 11, 1967. Legal sized sheet (35.5x21.5cm.). Printed in black on pale green paper. Announces a "Meat Meeting at Glide Memorial Methodist Church", San Francisco, at "9PM Wednesday Night", signed "Diggers Diggers Diggers", with a list of 21 names of others "also there", among them Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Richard Alpert, Michael Bowen, Timothy Leary, Ronnie Davis, Daniel Rifkin, Ron Thelin, Jay Thelin, Chet Helms, Tsvi Strauch, Chester Anderson, Mouse and Gut. Old central horizontal fold; some age-toning, esp. to lower half, with 1cm. closed tear to upper right corner, o/w Very Good. More about ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
Original handbill announcing a benefit reading for the Diggers on January 12, 1967 at Deno & Carlo, a small bar on Vallejo Street in North Beach, San Francisco. Printed in black on twiltone pink stock. 28x21.5cm. Design by Richard Brautigan, featuring illustrations of cartoon flowers and a central image of an all-seeing eye encircled by the words "!Free! We love you !Free! We love you!", with scattered around it the names of some of the participating poets. Among them were Lew Welch, Gary Snyder, David Meltzer, Lenore Kandel and Brautigan himself, who first suggested the event to the..... More about SAN FRANCISCO POETS BENEFIT FOR THE DIGGERS
SF: Communication Company, January 28, 1967. Original handbill, printed in black on white paper. 28x21.5cm. An early and succinct expression of the Diggers' core philosophy, and a direct link to their English forebears. A copy of this handbill held at The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, bears a handwritten note by Chester Anderson: "the diggers are a non-organization of radical hippies. They believe & practice freedom -- which includes feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, befriending the stranger, &c &c, all for free, that being their thing." Small lower right corner paper..... More about IF YOU'RE NOT A DIGGER YOU'RE PROPERTY
SF: Communication Company, January 28, 1967. An original handbill printing an anonymously written polemic by Chester Anderson. Printed in black on white stock. 27.8x21.6cm. Anderson's controversial broadside was issued on the day of Timothy Leary's much-anticipated Psychedelic Celebration at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. In it, he implicitly denounces Leary's self-appointed status as a psychedelic leader and urges acid-heads to commit "psychedelic rape" by surreptitiously introducing non-users to LSD, forcing "them to be free" in order to promote "social evolution". Adopting a similar approach to that of the Merry Pranksters, Anderson calls for a crusade, "an explosion..... More about EVERY TIME SOMEBODY HAS TURNED ON A WHOLE CROWD OF PEOPLE AT ONCE, BY SURPRISE…
SF: Communication Company, January 28, 1967. Legal sized sheet (35.5x21.5cm.). Original broadside. Printed in black on white paper. "How come we haven't done it to the Establishment? Why are we trying to persuade the Establishment that we're all Nice hippies, Picturesque hippies, Beautiful hippies, Harmless hippies. Why are we going through this Uncle Tom routine?" A lengthy, anonymous tract (Chester Anderson?) promoting the idea of giving acid away for free, even dropping "it in any unguarded coffee cup", issued at the time of Timothy Leary's Psychedelic Celebration Number One at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, January..... More about IF ACID DOES WHAT WE KNOW IT DOES, WHY HAVEN'T WE TURNED EVERBODY ON?
SF: Communication Co., January 28, 1967. Original handbill, one of several issued to coincide with Timothy Leary's Psychedelic Celebration Number One at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Printed in black on white paper. 28x21.5cm. Some partial offsetting and discolouration; tiny nicks to upper left side; o/w Very Good. More about INVITATION TO THE PSYCHEDELIC COMMUNITY put up or shut up
SF: Communication Co., January 28, 1967. Original handbill, printed in black on white stock. 28x21.5cm. Reads: 'The time has come to be free. ****BE**** ****FREE**** Do your thing. Be what you are. Do It. NOW This is our secret weapon. This is how to do it. And it's groovey.' The Digger Archives cite this handbill as being the "Earliest publication of phrase 'Do your thing' ". Faint age-toning to lower left and lower right edges; minor handling wear; o/w Very Good plus. More about THE TIME HAS COME TO BE FREE
Original handbill designed by Dave Hodges. SF: Communication Company, February 1967. Printed in blue, red, and yellow on white stock. 28x21.5cm. This now legendary event, "a 72-hour environmental community happening" held at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco on February 24, 1967 was the Diggers' response to the Human Be-In, organised with co-conspirators the Artists Liberation Front. It featured music by the Orkus'tra and poetry readings by Michael McClure and Lenore Kandel. The Com/co gestetners were used to produce the Diggers' own newspaper, the John Dillinger Computer, edited by Richard Brautigan (an early example of the counterculture's..... More about THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS
Original handbill (February 1967). Printed in purple and black on pinkish twiltone stock. 28x21.5cm. Reproduces a wildly hand-drawn text, the words 'Invisible Circus' and 'Free' in large purple-coloured lettering, with the remainder in black. A last-minute, pre-event handbill printed on the Com/co Gestetners upstairs at the Glide Church, mentioning "The John Dillenger Computor" (sic) along with the Artists' Liberation Front, Lion Priests and the Wind Spinners. Fine. More about THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS
Original handbill, probably produced by the John Dillinger Computer during the Invisible Circus (February 1967). Printed in black on white stock. 28x21.6cm. Reads like a cut-up by Burroughs on acid. The end is left hanging, but it's probable that there was no second page. Fine. More about THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS. Stop The Whore Machine… Installment One This Is Outrageous… Revolution Now
Original handbill produced by the John Dillinger Computer (February 1967). Printed in black on white stock. 28x21.5cm. A dense, seemingly William Burroughs-inspired cut-up text, beginning "nova mob take over seems likely repeat nova mob takeover". Fine. More about THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS. flash flash FLASH flash may day condition red
Original handbill produced by the John Dillinger Computer (February 1967), requesting the removal of litter. Printed in black on pale yellow stock. 28.5x21.5cm. Fine. More about THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS. Flash From The Daily Ache
Original handbill produced by the John Dillinger Computer (February 1967). 28.5x21.5cm. Printed in black on pink stock. Illustrated with a simple drawing of a face amidst the waves of the sea. Towards the end the event split into different segments, with other events held at a warehouse in the Financial District, Aquatic Park in Fisherman's Wharf, and, as announced in this handbill, Playland at Ocean Beach (near Golden Gate Park). Fine. More about THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS. Are You Going To The Ocean?
Ed./pub. Max Scherr. Newspaper format, each 12pp. Includes Chester Anderson's lengthy letter on racial segregation in Haight-Ashbury; features on The Love Conspiracy Commune; Happening House's Cosmic Egg happening; Trip Without a Ticket at the Diggers' free store; news of Jerry Rubin's mayoral campaign, the Berkeley Provos, the Spring Mobilization, and the arrest of Chet Helms; an article by Lenny Lipton on the Canyon Cinema Co-op and experimental film; and more. These issues are also remembered for Max Scherr running satirical stories, letters and spoof ads. claiming that dried banana skins contained 'bananadine', a fictional psychoactive substance..... More about THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS. 2pp. cover story on the Invisible Circus + further Digger-related articles...
SF: Communication Company, 1967. Legal sized sheet (35.5x21.5cm.). Printed in black on white paper. Illustrated with a group of stick figures. A broadside signed "A Family of Diggers" advising runaways "under 18" to "use the address of the free store (901 Cole) or the psych shop as the return address… [because] the cops have been busting a lot of houses". The third Digger Free Store, 'Trip Without A Ticket', opened at 901 Cole Street in late February 1967, by which time the number of runaways arriving in San Francisco was escalating significantly, many of whom were given support..... More about IF YOU ARE OR IF YOU KNOW ANY RUNAWAYS
SF: Communication Company, 1967. Printed on recto in black on orange paper stock. 28x21.5cm. First printing, with mention of The Diggers as participants: a later printing had their name partially erased in an unsuccessful attempt to assuage their objections (one of which was the entrance charge), and a further edition prints a 23-line 'correction' by Com/co on the verso. Lists music by the Steve Miller Blues Band, Dino Valenti, and The Orkus'tra; lights by The Lysergic Power & Light Company; Happenings by The SF Mime Troupe, Alan (sic) Dienstag & The Pack, and the Diggers; and poetry by..... More about BEDROCK ONE. Original handbill designed by Robert Crumb for the Communication Company's benefit...
Printed in black on off-white stock. 28x21.5cm. Lists music by the Steve Miller Blues Band, Dino Valenti, and The Orkus'tra; lights by The Lysurgic (sic) Power & Light Co.; happenings by The SF Mime Troupe and the Diggers; poetry by Richard Brautigan & the Caped Crusaders, "Plus surprises... Minors & CIA agents welcome". Slight age-toning to edges, o/w Fine. More about BEDROCK ONE. Rockdance-Environment Happening Benefit For The Communication Company. Original...
Printed in black on brown stock. 25.4x17.3cm. Illustrated on one side with a photograph of interracial hands grasping a naked female torso. Lists "Richard Brautigan & the Caped Crusaders", along with the Steve Miller Blues Band, Dino Valenti, The Orkus'tra, the SF Mime Troupe, the SF League for Sexual Freedom, "the diggers you & I et al". Tiny, unobtrusive pinholes to top corners, o/w Near Fine. (Notes From A Revolution, p.15). More about BEDROCK ONE. Original handbill announcing Bedrock One ("a rockdance-environment happening...
Printed in black on green stock. 28x21.5cm. Designed by LB Johnson, with event details embedded in an intricate, psychedelic artwork resembling a Rorschach test inkblot. Near Fine. More about BEDROCK ONE. Original handbill announcing Bedrock One, the Communication Company benefit held at...
7.1x13.1cm. Printed on recto only in black on pale yellow stock. A Fine copy of this rare item of Bedrock One ephemera. More about BEDROCK ONE. Original Bedrock One ticket, printed by the Communication Company for the benefit...
SF: Communication Company, March 24, 1967. Original double-sided handbill. Printed in black on pale blue coloured stock. 28x21.5cm. Prints a photo-illustration of Mana Pardeahtan holding one of his handpainted earthenware pots. The verso prints a retraction to an earlier broadside by Com/co decrying Pardeahtan as a police informer, correcting it with an accurate description of him as a member of The Native American Church. Pardeahtan, who joined the Church in 1948, had recently been busted for possession of peyote (the favourite psychedelic before Owsley started making LSD), and the ensuing court case provided the foundation for..... More about CORRECTION MANA IS COOL!
SF: Communication Company, March 27, 1967. Original handbill, issued in response to the city of San Francisco's health director (the aptly-named Ellis D. Sox) ordering intensive health inspections in the Haight following reports of various diseases spreading through the area. Printed on the Communication Company's Gestetner and sponsored by the Family Dog and the San Francisco Oracle. 28x21.5cm. Black ink on 3-hole punched pale yellow stock. Illustrated with the Family Dog insignia and a simple drawing outlining the street blocks in and around the Haight neighbourhood. The text exhorts everyone to participate in the..... More about OBSTRUCTION
SF: Communication Company, March 27, 1967. Original handbill, gestetnered in red and black (there was also a variant in purple and black). Illustrated with an image of a Plains Indian on horseback in full headdress. Lew Welch's Digger manifesto, and his response to the overcrowding in Haight-Ashbury, in which he suggests living in tribes of fifteen or fewer - "Communal 'families' of 5 adults… and the natural number of children thereby made" - and keeping on the move - "Disperse. Gather into smaller tribes. Use the beautiful public land your state and national governments have already set up..... More about A MOVING TARGET IS HARD TO HIT
SF: Communication Company, c. early April 1967. Original handbill. Printed in black on 3-hole punched pale peach coloured stock. 28x21.5cm. Probably issued following Grogan's return from New York in early April 1967 (he left San Francisco shortly after the Invisible Circus). Prints a characteristically sarcastic comment, "so what", signed "the diggers". Fine. (Notes From A Revolution, p.51). More about EMMETT GROGAN IS BACK!
SF: Communication Company, c. April 1967. Original handbill. Printed in black on 3-hole punched pale yellow stock. 28x21.5cm. A slogan combining Claude Hayward's anarchist sentiments with a self-deprecating warning from Chester Anderson about those who were supposedly guiding the counterculture. Tiny nick to lower edge, o/w Near Fine. (Notes From A Revolution, p.55). More about FUCK THE COMMUNICATION COMPANY
SF: Communication Company, c. early April 1967. Original handbill. Printed in red, black and blue. Illustrated with a psychedelic, stylised face and helmet. 28x21.5cm. Owsley Purple was considered by many to be the best acid, and it seems possible that the flyer was made in response to the police stopping and searching Owsley's car for drugs at the time of his visit to Millbrook in April 1967 (by which time Timothy Leary's home was under round-the-clock police surveillance). Vertical crease and age-toning along left edge; small brown mark to lower right; o/w Very Good plus. (Notes..... More about SHINING SILVER BADGE WITH BIG BLACK GUN HITS LOVELY PURPLE HEAD
SF: Communication Company, April 8, 1967. Original handbill. Printed in black on 3-hole punched pale blue stock. 28x21.5cm. Reads in part: "M.G.M. cameramen, here to film RIOT ON HAIGHT STREET, reputed to be PASSING OUT FREE ACID to make the action more 'Authentic.' It's a bribe, but I'm an easy lay for free acid. Considering the kind of cats they are & where they're at &c, it probably isn't even true. A cheap rumor calculated to produce a picturesque crowd." Fine. Provenance: Ralph Gleason Archive. (Notes From A Revolution, p.141). More about FREE ACID!
SF: Communication Company, April 13, 1967. Original handbill. Printed in black on white stock. 28x21.6cm. Announces a meeting of the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council to debate a proposal to turn Haight Street into a mall, and prints a list of other recommendations, including a "Bus tour of the real Haight-Ashbury… to show historical landmarks & our diverse life." Fine. Provenance: Ralph Gleason Archive. More about HAIGHT MALL-IN?
SF: Communication Company, c. April 1967. 4to. Four gestetnered sheets of white paper stapled at top corner, printed in black, rectos only. A Digger leaflet providing extensive legal advice, concluding "There are also S.F. Ordinances against virtually anything you can think of. An important one being a curfew for minors. Stay off the streets after midnight. Since the Mayor has declared war on the hippies, you can expect constant harrassment. It is expected that there will be large numbers of undercover agents operating in the Haight-Ashbury neigborhood. WATCH FOR THEM." Near Fine. More about THE RULES OF THE GAME WHEN YOU'RE BUSTED
SF: Communication Company, May 1967. Original gestetnered handbill with psychedelic lettering. 28x21.5cm. A solicitation for donations of beads for Country Joe & The Fish to give away on their upcoming tour of the East Coast, which immediately followed their appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967: "Spread Hippie Culture". Fine. More about COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH WOULD DIG TO HAVE BEADS TO GIVE TO KIDS AS THEY DRIVE EAST
SF: Communication Company, May 1967. Original handbill. Printed in green on white stock. 28x21.6cm. Free food was at the heart of the Digger ethos, and this handbill announces a free dinner on May 1 at the Family Service Agency on Gough St. (founded in 1889 as Associated Charities, the first general, nonsectarian relief organisation in San Francisco). Three days later, the Diggers offered free spaghetti to office workers on the steps of City Hall. Very faint lower left corner crease, o/w Fine. Provenance: Ralph Gleason Archive. More about SPAGHETTI DINNER FREE - FREE
SF: Communication Company, 1967. Original double-sided handbill.Printed in black on white stock. 28x21.5cm. A paean to zucchini, with one side printing an invitation to a 'Zuccini Feast', and the other a detailed recipe and the exhortation, 'Eat Free Eat Free'. The Diggers' distribution of free food, their first life-acting intervention, began in the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park in late September/early October 1966, and continued on a daily basis for more than a year (sometimes with the help of Richard Brautigan). Free food was central to the Diggers' philosophy ("free because it's yours"), and their activism was an..... More about ZUCCINI FEAST EAT FREE
SF: Diggers, 1967. Original poster, designed by Peter Berg. Printed in deep turquoise on white paper. 56x44.5cm. The illustration, which later featured on the back cover of "The Digger Papers", was drawn from a turn-of-the-century photograph by Arnold Genthe of two Chinese Tong assassins smoking and leaning hipster-style against a brick wall on Jackson Street in San Francisco's Chinatown. Above them is the ideogram for revolution (from the I Ching), at their feet is the motto "1% FREE". This evocative slogan was intentionally ambiguous, inspired in part by the Hell's Angels' 1% patch worn on their..... More about 1% FREE
SF: The Diggers, 1967. Original handbill printing Stanley Mouse's template of cut-out heads and hands, taken from Arnold Genthe's post-San Francisco earthquake photograph of two Chinese Tong members. 28x21.5cm. Printed in black on white paper. Mouse's template was incorporated into Mike McKibbon's stencil for the '1% Free' poster. Small nicks to upper right corner; small red mark to left edge; slight handling wear. (Notes From A Revolution, p.116 - actual copy illustrated). More about 1% FREE
SF: Communication Company, c. May/June 1967. 21.5x8cm. Illustrated. Printed on both sides. Reproduction of a real dollar bill embellished by hand by the Diggers with small graphics and slogans and gestetnered by the Communication Company: "Within a Free Frame of Reference... The free men of the whole world (Not to be construed to be 'real' in any American sense)". Below is George Washington's picture (printed upside down), and below that "DIGGER DOLLAR!" On the verso is printed: "a manifestation of the new economic spirit arising out of the radical change now facing Western man. Will he survive..?"..... More about DIGGER DOLLAR
SF: Communication Company, c. July 1967. Original handbill. Printed in black on white stock. 28x21.5cm. Illustrated with a simple drawing of a house with a large sign reading 'Free' attached to it. The Reno Hotel, located at 252 Sixth Street, was donated to the Diggers, and it was one of several Digger pads around the city. The handbill announces the plan "to have all night center, sack out places for singles & couples, free movies, theater, acid rescue, dream life for street orphans, everything we have is yours... All will be free", signed "yr brothers, the diggers" (a..... More about BROTHERS THE DIGGERS HAVE A HOTEL THREE FLOORS TO HOUSE OUR PEOPLE
Corte Madera, CA: Communication Company, August 1967. Three sheets (6pp.), each printed on both sides, stapled at top corner. 28x21.7cm. The newsletter prints an extensive roundup of news, opening with an account of the hippies' sometimes uneasy relationship with the black community (many of the Haight's original black residents had been driven out by the rising rents) - "An intensive educational campaign has been conducted on Haight Street to acquaint the nouveau hippies with our black heritage, assert the brotherhood that has existed between our tribes since the Depression, and establish that the black & psychedelic revolutions are..... More about HAIGHT/ASHBURY NEWSLETTER 8/4/67
SF: Free City Collective, no date (c. October 1967). Twelve broadsides (including cover sheet), bound with a metal paper clip to upper left side, some printed recto and verso, others recto only. Stock varies; printed in different colour inks. Illustrated. 35.5x21.7cm. Cover sheet prints a swastika-shaped cross/ mandala, "the universal signature of primitive man" (Ringolevio, p.380). The first collection of the Free City Collective's broadsides, printed on Com/co's Gestetner silkscreen stencil duplicator after it had been appropriated by the Diggers in August 1967 and moved to the Trip Without a Ticket's basement at 901 Cole Street (the Diggers..... More about FREE CITY NEWS
SF: Free City Collective, no date (c. late 1967/early 1968). Ten broadsides (including cover sheet), originally bound with a metal paper clip to upper edge, all except one printed on one side only. Stock varies; printed using a Gestetner in different colour inks. Illustrated. 35.5x21.7cm. The second collection of the Free City Collective's broadsides, including an image of Ho Chi Minh and LBJ embracing, with the caption "And then, of course, the cops came"; an erotic text illustrated with Japanese shunga; and a back page illustration of a delicate branch of leaves with the provocative coda: "Fuck Off"..... More about FREE CITY
Original broadside announcing the Free City Convention at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, May Day (1968). Printed in red, orange and black on cream stock. 36.5x23.5cm. Asks the question in bold lettering "How Do You Want To Live?", illustrated with an alternative version of the Seal of the City and County of San Francisco, with the wording changed to "Eternity Is Now". The Free City Convention (a parody of the upcoming Democratic Convention in Chicago) brought the Hell's Angels and Diggers together, with added input from Jefferson Poland of the Sexual Freedom League. In "Summer of..... More about FREE CITY CONVENTION
3pp. carbon copy typescript of Peter Berg's text, with minor ink holograph emendations by Emmett Grogan. The text appears on p.22 of "The Digger Papers", omitting the final two sub-headings, 'Bloodlight' and 'Free City', and with the order of words in the line beginning 'Vernal equinox' altered. Grogan has made several, mainly typographic, emendations in blue ink. The text was probably written sometime around June 1968 and revolves around Berg's concept of 'life-acting', and the Digger credo of 'free' everything and its evolution toward a Free City and ultimately a Free Planet. Slight rust..... More about FREE CITY BLOODLIGHT
SF: Communication Company (states "printed by the Diggers"), 1968. First edition. 4to. Twelve sheets (each 26x20cm.), printed on rectos only in multicoloured inks, loosely enclosed in folding colour card cover, with orange-tinted photograph of the author by Larry Keenan to back cover. Poetry by the Secretary for the San Francisco chapter of the Hell's Angels, known as Freewheelin' Frank, produced in striking psychedelic calligraphy embellished with hand-coloured drawings. His biography was dictated to Michael McClure and published in 1967. Lower corner crease to one sheet, o/w Near Fine. (Notes From A Revolution, p.84-87). More about 666: "The Hymn to Lucifer"
Pamphlet, 24pp., newsprint. Front cover prints a simplified variant of the swastika-shaped cross from the cover sheet of Free City News (item #108); back cover reproduces Peter Berg and Don Cochrane's '1% FREE' poster. A collection of Digger articles, poems, drawings and photographs ("an attempt to convey the flavor and feeling-tone of a revolutionary community"), including unattributed contributions from Richard Brautigan ("All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace"); Gary Snyder ("A Curse on the Men in Washington, Pentagon"); Lew Welch ("Final City, Tap City: Crack at the Bottom of It"); Wallace Berman; Peter Berg ("Trip Without a...... More about THE DIGGER PAPERS. Published as THE REALIST #81 (NY: Paul Krassner, August 1968
NY: Paul Krassner, August 1968. 4to. Pamphlet, 24pp., newsprint. In return for distributing The Realist issue, which sold for 35c., Krassner agreed to print a further 40,000 to be given away free by The Free City Collective (the name by which the Diggers called themselves from July 1967 on). The front cover reproduces the same swastika-shaped cross/mandala from Free City News, but eliminates the Realist title and does not print Krassner's "Memo to the Reader" and its list of contributors. Slight age-toning to paper edges; faint indentation to front cover lower right corner; o/w Near Fine. (Notes From A Revolution..... More about THE DIGGER PAPERS
Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1998. First edition. 368pp.+16pp. photo-insert. SIGNED and warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page to Jack Shoemaker, editorial director and vice-president of Counterpoint Press: "for Jack, without whom, literally, there would have been no book. You planted the first seed, nurtured & sheltered it, and you of all, deserve its fruits. From yr friend, zen brother & admirer - a deep gassho Peter Coyote Washington 9/98". Coyote's erudite and highly enjoyable account of his journey through the counterculture, from his early experiences as an actor with the San Francisco Mime Troupe..... More about Sleeping Where I Fall: A Chronicle
Santa Monica, CA: Foggy Notion Books/NY: Fulton Ryder, Inc., 2012. First edition. 4to. Stiff card illustrated wrappers. 176pp. Introduction by Peter Coyote. This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Claude Hayward of the Communication Company; Charles Perry, former Rolling Stone staff writer and author of the definitive historical account of the Haight-Ashbury; editors Kristine McKenna and Charles Hollander; and former Digger-affiliates Harvey Kornspan and Kent Minault (the former appears in photographs of the Diggers taken by Lisa Law, alongside Emmett Grogan and Richard Brautigan; the latter, 'Slim Minnaux' in Ringolevio, appears in the famous photograph..... More about Notes From A Revolution: Com/co, The Diggers & The Haight