London: Christopher Kypreos/Running Man, 1969. First edition. Cream boards. 200pp. + bibliography + index. Illustrated. "The first comprehensive survey of orality. Its two-fold aim is to examine the influence of the human mouth on many different aspects of our culture, and to guide the reader into areas of sexual experience which, despite the arrival of the Permissive Society, have remained almost as unchartered as they were in the Victorian era" (jacket blurb). Chapter headings include "Medical-Sexual Considerations of Oral Love Technique", "The Homosexual Mouth", "Drug Stimulation & Compulsion" (includes a short section on 'The Naked Lunch')..... More about The Mouth & Oral Sex
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A double-sided acid blotter sheet designed by Mark McCloud, SIGNED by Ken Kesey in glittering blue, green and gold metallic inks. Measures 19cm. sq., divided into 900 perforated (untreated) hits. Printed illustrations by John Tenniel, with a central image of Alice entering and emerging through a large mirror (the verso prints the image in reverse). Fine. More about Alice Through The Looking Glass
NY: TVRT Press/Printed Matter, Inc., 1978. First edition thus. 12mo. Wrps., 152pp. Cover design by Leandro Katz. The author's first novel, originally self-published in 1973 under the pseudonym The Black Tarantula in a series of six installments sent in the mail to the "six hundred friends and acquaintances" borrowed from Eleanor Antin's mailing list for her mail art work '100 Boots'. TVRT Press (The Vanishing Rotating Triangle Press) republished it in 1975, and Viper’s Tongue Books, also in New York, issued a limited edition in the same year. The collection begins with the epigraph: "Intention: I become a...... More about The Childlike Life of The Black Tarantula
Beverly Hills, CA: Mayflower Publishing House, 1966 (second edition, published in the same year as the first, with an additional chapter on "sex-stimulative formulas"). Wrps., 108pp., incl. 8pp. b/w photographs. A treatise intended "to offer the reader information and knowledge which may improve romantical pleasures", including chapters on the latest discoveries in sexual experiments, stimulants to increase sexual potency, stimulants to arouse the male's sexual desires, sex stimuli that excite women, and common complaints men and women make about their partner's lovemaking. Very Good. More about Sex Stimulants
Printed in black on white paper stock. 28x21.5cm. Baldwin's speech ('Critique of modern morality and the abdication of responsibility') was recorded and later broadcast on Berkeley radio station, KPFA. A statement along the lower edge explains that UC Berkeley's no-collection edict forbade his appearance at the University (since September 1964 UC Berkeley had become the focus of mass student protests against regulations limiting their political activities). Faint central vertical and horizontal folds; light creasing; overall, Very Good. More about Original handbill announcing the appearance of James Baldwin at a benefit for the Free Speech...
Original postcard with multi-colour psychedelic artwork by Linz announcing 'Mike Quatro and Russ Gibb Present in Detroit Black Magic & Rock & Roll Halloween Night' at the Olympia Stadium, October 31, 1969. 17.1x10.9cm. Verso prints two illustrated ads. in blue ink, one for a local record shop and the other for local underground paper Fifth Estate. The list of performers billed include Arthur Brown (or) Tim Leary, Frost, The Amboy Dukes, The Bonzo Dog Band, The Stooges, Pink Floyd, Savage Grace, Kim Fowley, Alice Cooper, Satan (himself), Bob Seger, SRS, Früt, and The Pleasure Seekers (featuring Suzi Quatro..... More about BLACK MAGIC & ROCK & ROLL
Original poster designed by Nick Cave publicising 'Door, Door', released in June 1979 and the only album by his band, The Boys Next Door. Printed offset-litho in red and black on white stock. 56x43.7cm. Cave studied painting at the Caulfield Institute of Technology in Melbourne before dropping out to pursue music. He later stated: "I really wanted to be a painter - the lifestyle, what I considered a painter to be, I found really attractive when I was young. The solitary aspect of it. But I failed at art school, so that was that." Cave changed the band's name..... More about Door, Door
21x29.7cm. Old central vertical crease and slight edgewear, with paper tanned from age, o/w Very Good. More about A 'Final Solution Present' flyer announcing Cabaret Voltaire, Fad Gadget, Clock DVA and Truth...
Woodside, NY: ZIL, Inc., 1967. First edition (p/b original). 160pp. A lurid sexploitation novel supposedly based around Stephen Ward, the Profumo affair, and the society osteopath's ostensible predeliction for flagellation: "The truth behind the shocking headlines. A detailed description of a private film taken of one of Britain's most sophisticated flagellants. The origin of England's most frequent perversion. The English façade of prudery is finally pierced to show the real facts as they actually happen" (back cover blurb). A tight, unread Very Good plus copy. More about England's Sex Explosion
Includes "The Coming of the Purple Better One" by William Burroughs. This piece (later collected in "Exterminator!") formed part of an 8pp. article on the 1968 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago, in which Burroughs, along with Jean Genet, Terry Southern and John Sack, were sent as a team by the magazine to report their reactions to the event. Classic front cover by George Lois and Carl Fischer depicts the four writers standing together on a street (in fact, New York, not Chicago), with an image of a man posing as an injured protestor lying at their feet. Also: Robert Christgau..... More about ESQUIRE Vol. 70, #5. (NY: November 1968
SF: City Lights, April 1975. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 74pp. Contains the complete verbatim text of Allen Ginsberg's memorable testimony in the December 1969 'Chicago 7' trial. Front cover reproduces a colour cartoon drawing of the court scene by Pat Ryan, with a cross-legged Ginsberg depicted floating on a cloud chanting 'Om' and Judge Hoffman saying 'The language of this court is English!'. During his testimony Ginsberg launched into the mantra 'Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare' in an attempt to demonstrate that the original intention for the 1968 Yippie Festival of Life was..... More about Chicago Trial Testimony
Pub./ed. John Platt. Each 20pp.-25pp. Illustrated. Inspired by Zigzag and encouraged by Pete Frame, John Platt started his own fanzine in 1977, concentrating initially on his primary interest in the '60s Bay Area music scene. Its combination of detailed record and book reviews and thoroughly researched articles and extensive interviews (several of them by Pete Frame, whose 'Family Trees' also appear) proved to be as much social history as fandom, and in turn influenced subsequent magazines such as Strange Things (item #185). Articles include features on/interviews with: David Lindley; Chet Helms; Bay Area Bohemianism; San Francisco..... More about COMSTOCK LODE #1-10 (London: 1977-1982) - all published
Berkeley, CA: Rag Baby, June 1966. 7" EP record with cardboard picture sleeve (first issue) printing two b/w photographs by John Adams and notes by Ed Denson. Country Joe & The Fish's second release, debuting their psychedelic incarnation and featuring their instrumental masterpiece, "Section 43". Disc Excellent; sleeve with two lower seam splits and left corner bump. More about Bass Strings/Thing Called Love/Section 43
4to. Illustrated wrps., stapled, glossy covers from issue #9 on. Each 20pp.-60pp. Ed. Mike Bushill. Contributors include David Prockter, Steve Burgess, John Platt, Nick Ralph, Dave Fagence, and Steve Bushill. A complete run of this predominantly West Coast-oriented British rock magazine, including the Grateful Dead's 'Dark Star' picture sleeve 7" re-released by the magazine, as advertised on the back cover of issue #9, and the Spirit 7" flexi included with issue #15. Contents include: #1: The Grateful Dead; The Youngbloods; Roger McGuinn; Neil Young; (letter from the editor to Greg Shaw [Who Put The..... More about DARK STAR #1-26 (Teddington, Hampton, & Northolt, Middlesex: late 1975-June 1981) - all...
NY: Beech Tree/William Morrow, 1987. First edition. Qtr. cloth. 304pp.+ 32pp. photo-insert. The ultimate groupie memoir by Valley girl and former GTO Miss Pamela, who famously had affairs and encounters at various times with Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, Jimmy Page, Waylon Jennings, Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, and many others. A little internal spotting along upper edge of dw., o/w Near Fine in dw. More about I'm With The Band. Confessions of a Groupie
NY: St. Martin's Press, 1996. First edition. 324pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED and inscribed by the author: "Dear Angela It's only rock & roll after all! x Love - Pamela Des Barres". Pamela's third book, a case history of rock casualties, among them Syd Barrett, John Bonham, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, Gram Parsons, Sid Vicious, Dennis Wilson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Johnny Thunders. Fine in dw. More about Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon
Printed in red on cream-coloured thin card stock. 10.8x14.1cm. (folded). The Topanga Corral nightclub played host to, among others, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Spirit, Canned Heat, and, in 1968, Charles Manson's band, the Milky Way (who were not invited back). The club burned down in the late '70s, then again in 1986. Some offsetting, o/w Near Fine. More about Folded card announcing a reading by Diane di Prima at the Topanga Corral in Topanga Canyon, Los...
NY: Viking, 2001. First edition. 424pp. Jacket photo by Fred McDarrah of the author reading from her first book. SIGNED by Di Prima on the title page. A memoir chronicling the first three decades of her life in New York, with everyone from Frank O'Hara to Jack Smith passing through. Includes an account of her 1962 West Coast trip where she met Wallace Berman, Robert Duncan, Michael McClure et al, and was joined intermittently by travelling companions La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Fine in dw. More about Recollections of My Life as a Woman: The New York Years
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971. First edition. Sm. 4to. Unpaginated (c.200pp.). Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. A collection of the Scottish musician's poetry and prose. Near Fine in partially faded and slightly rubbed dw. More about Dry Songs and Scribble
Oakland, CA: Black Panther Party, 1971. Original offset-litho poster (43.3x27.9cm.). Douglas's artwork depicts distorted prison bars behind a central figure wearing tattered clothing shackled by chains, his face filled by a photomontage featuring images of African American men and women. The text "George Jackson Lives!" appears above the image (George Jackson was shot dead in the prison yard at San Quentin on August 21, 1971), and a text along the lower edge reads: "Black Panther Party Central Headquarters 8501 East 14th Street Oakland, California 94621", with a small Black Panther logo below. A damaged copy, with..... More about George Jackson Lives!
NY: Rizzoli, 2014 (a slightly revised and reformatted edition of the 2007 edition). 4to. Decorated red boards. 224pp., with more than 200 colour and b/w illustrations. Edited and with an introduction by Sam Durant. Preface by Danny Glover. Foreword by Bobby Seale. SIGNED and inscribed by Emory Douglas (the art director of the Black Panther newspaper and later the party's Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture): "For Kathy Rashidi Peace & Respect. Emory 4-4-2017". Includes contributions by Sonia Sanchez, Kathleen Cleaver, Colette Gaiter (including a brief new introduction for this edition), Greg Jung Morozumi, Amiri Baraka..... More about Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas
NY: The Citadel Press, (April) 1967. First edition. 4to. Black cloth. 160pp. Photo-illustrated in b/w throughout. Kramer worked closely with Dylan from August 1964 through to the end of 1965, a transformative period he describes in the 28pp. text. His photographs include many of Dylan in Woodstock, shots from his '64-'65 tours, images from the 'Bringing It All Back Home' recording sessions, and the famous portrait of Dylan ironing Joan Baez's hair. Two short, 2cm. closed tears to lower edge of dw.; minor shelf-wear to cloth edges; o/w a Very Good plus copy of the first..... More about Bob Dylan
London: Omnibus, 1996. Limited numbered edition (#82/1000), SIGNED by the author. Blue cloth, lettered in gold, issued without dw. 256pp. A collection of Williams's essays, previously published as album or concert reviews in various publications, gathered together in chronological order, with new introductions to each one. Fine. More about Watching the River Flow: Observations on Bob Dylan's Art-in-Progress, 1966-1995
London: Talmy, Franklin Ltd., 1971. First edition. 175pp. SIGNED and inscribed by Jenny Fabian on the half-title page: "Something we all should have - and did - Jenny". The author's follow-up to "Groupie" in which she explores the celebrity status her first book bestowed on her via the continuing adventures of its protagonist, Katie, and the cast of characters she encounters along the way, among them her agent, Mason Radar, Oscar Peel ("wallaby prankster and editor of Buzz"), movie director Cy Henry, and Dr. P. Atmos ("the man from Mandrax Mansions"). Near Fine in dw. More about A Chemical Romance
Boston/NY: Little, Brown & Co., 1994. First edition. 310pp. + two 8pp. photo-inserts. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the half-title-page: "To Ellen Marianne Faithfull x". Marianne's memoirs of her childhood (her mother was Eva von Sacher-Masoch, the great-niece of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, author of "Venus in Furs"); her early career as a teenage pop star (beginning in 1964, when she was 'discovered' by Andrew Loog Oldham), and high-profile relationship with Mick Jagger (much about the Redlands bust and 'Performance'); the homelessness and battles with heroin addiction and anorexia nervosa she endured during the 1970s..... More about Faithfull: An Autobiography
London: The Do-Not Press Limited, 2004. First edition. 12mo. 192pp. SIGNED and inscribed by Farren to Felix Dennis on the title page, with the latter's bookplate to front pastedown, annotated in pencil below with the date "Sept 04". A nice association copy, connecting one stalwart of the underground press to another (Oz editor Felix Dennis later described his friend and sometime editor of IT as a "doorman, editor, journalist, rock star, rabble rouser, critic and commentator, charlatan, jester, impresario, gunslinging cross-dresser, icon, author, songwriter, poet".) A long-time admirer of Gene Vincent (along with Elvis and other..... More about Gene Vincent: There's One In Every Town
London: Jerome Publishing Co., 1974. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 128pp. Prints photographs by Ron Reid in colour and b/w (featuring, among others, the Mothers of Invention, the Pink Fairies, and Hawkwind), and numerous shots of festival-goers (naked flower children, hippies and Hell's Angels), accompanied by Jeremy Sandford's text based on personal recollections from attendees at Phun City, Glastonbury, Weeley, and Bickershaw during the rock festivals' heyday of the early '70s. A tight, Very Good plus copy. More about Tomorrow's People
NY: Dell Publishing, 1980. First edition. Sm. 4to. Wrps., 292pp. Front cover art by Alton Kelley. Photo-illustrated throughout, including shots of Country Joe & The Fish, the Grateful Dead, the Mothers of Invention, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Stones, festival-goers, etc., from the Human Be-In and Monterey in 1967, via Altamont, to Watkins Glen in 1973 and the Ontario Motor Speedway in 1978. Slight rubbing, o/w Very Good plus (spine uncreased). More about Aquarius Rising: The Rock Festival Years
SF: Cireco Music, 1964. 7" 10-track EP record (FSM-1). Plain paper sleeve twice stamped 'Free Speech Defense Fund' in red, with two printed b/w card inserts, one featuring an illustration by Stephanie ('Stevie') Lipney (who also performs on the record), the other providing a track listing, personnel info, and background notes by Dustin Mark Miller: "This record grew out of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California." Disc Near Mint in Very Good plus sleeve. More about Free Speech Carols
Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1973. First edition. Oblong 12mo. Wrps., 56pp. SIGNED by Allen Ginsberg on the half-title page (undated), with the addition of his 'AH' mantra, and three lines crossed out in his hand on pages 14 and 18. The first section of Ginsberg's long travelogue-style poem, part of "The Fall of America: Poems of These States" sequence, was partly modelled on Blaise Cendrars' poem about a journey through Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express in 1905, and it was written (in fact, dicated to tape and later transcribed) as he rode a train from..... More about Iron Horse
i) ROLLING STONE #27 (SF: February 15, 1969). The 'Groupies' issue (15pp. illustrated cover story), featuring the Zappa-inspired GTOs, along with the Plaster Casters, LA, SF, and NY groupies, in a report by John Burks, Jerry Hopkins and Paul Nelson. Photographs by Baron Wolman. Slight age-toning and wear along spine, with small loss at tail, o/w Very Good. ii) THE REALIST #84 (November 1968). Includes "The Case of the Cock-Sure Groupies" (7pp.) by Ellen Sander. Illustrated with a photo of Plaster Caster samples, the idea for which originated at university where Cynthia was required to make a mould..... More about Three magazines, each featuring an article on groupies:
NY: Earth Records, nd. (c. 1970). LP record. Produced by Alan Lorber. Features groupies recorded in a studio talking about their lifestyle and their ambivalent feelings of freedom and degradation. 'Groupie Glossary' printed on back cover. Disc Excellent in lightly edge-worn sleeve. More about THE GROUPIES. The first recorded documentary study of the international groupie phenomenon as...
Ancram, NY: Vehicle Editions, 1998. First edition. 8vo. Self-wrps., unpaginated. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by the author on the title page (dated 2001). One of 240 copies (40 of which were signed hardcovers) of a special preview edition published for the author's exhibition at the Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York City, October 15-November 14, 1998 (not to be confused with 'Hot and Cold: The Works of Richard Hell' published in 2001 by Power House Books). Prints a selection of poems, prose pieces and drawings, some of which had previously appeared in CUZ, The East..... More about Hot and Cold: Writing and Drawing
Printed in red on semi-glossy card stock. 13.6x20.4cm. Illustrated with an image of Robert Crumb's Mr. Natural. Hendrix failed to appear for the event, choosing instead to record at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Near Fine. More about An original uncut panel of four tickets for the Aquarius Benefit for the Children's Day Care...
Bologna: Damiani Editore, 2008. First edition. Oblong 4to. Photo-illustrated boards with black cloth spine. 160pp. Felix Dennis's copy, with his bookplate to front pastedown and pencilled date below ("August 2009"). Includes essays by "friends and co-conspirators" Joe Boyd, Val Wilmer, Miles and Addie Vassie, with a biographical note by Hoppy. A retrospective of the full range of Hoppy's work as a photo-journalist during the first half of the 1960s, featuring the Stones, Beatles, Marianne Faithfull, Dusty Springfield; bikers at the Ace Café; the 2 I's coffee bar; jazz portraits of Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Roland..... More about From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66
A broken run of 8 issues of this home-made magazine dedicated to rubber fetishism, produced by a rubberwear retailer "for the promotion of their rubber garments." 18mo. Tapebound along spine. Each issue consists of 24 duplicated typescript pages, printed recto only, with the contents divided between fictionalised fantasies ("Fantasy in Mackintosh" and "Diary of the Converted") and readers' letters, together with 10 original b/w photographic prints bound in (including front cover). The issues are: January-March, August, October and December 1971; July-August 1972; January, February-April 1973; and July 1974 (four of the eight issues also have newsletters..... More about IMPERMEABLE DELECTABLE (Richmond, Surrey: Weather Vain, January 1971-July 1974
Los Angeles: Medco Books, 1966. First edition. Wrps., 160pp. Illustrated with a map of Hollywood ("Site of the Underground") and four "Actual Photographs!". "A blazing expose of far-out, free swinging sex rites… as they're happening now in the sin-town of the sixties!", featuring numerous case histories and including sections on "The Hollywood Pick-Up Party", "Pill Parlors", "Apartment Houses for Swingers", "The Sunset Strip A-G-Go", and "Sea, Surf, and Sex". A 2pp. "Underground Guidebook" provides location details of "where the action is!" (coffee houses, "freak-out therapy", "hustlers, massages, live-ins", "leathery bars, etc."). Small bump to base of..... More about Hollywood's Sexual Underground
London: André Deutsch, 1964. First UK edition, bound in a double-volume with the first hardbound edition of "Tristessa". Blue paper-covered boards. Author's photo by William Eichel to lower panel of dw. Gerald Nicosia: "Tristessa is a love story between the narrator and all creation. Kerouac eulogizes the flow of love (and Light) into the universal void, a flow to which man contributes, thereby redeeming all his agonizing mysteries." Very Good plus in slightly edge-worn dw., with 2cm. closed tear to rear flap fold. More about Visions of Gerard
NY: Grove Press, 1983. First edition. Cloth-backed boards. 767pp. Review copy, with publisher's printed slip and publicity sheets laid in. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the half-title page to "Alex" (Alexis Lykiard), "best wishes on this Beat Bohemian celebration!", dated San Francisco, January 27, 1985. The most comprehensive biography of Kerouac published to date, and the only essential one. Head and tail of spine slightly tender, o/w Near Fine in dw. More about Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac
LA: Universal Pictures and Newman-Foreman Company, Inc., 1971. SIGNED by Ken Kesey on the front cover. Tall 4to. Stapled wrps., containing four perforated pages. Illustrated, including b/w stills featuring Paul Newman (who directed and starred in the movie), Lee Remick and Henry Fonda. Very Good plus. More about Original publicity brochure for 'Sometimes a Great Notion', the film adaptation of Ken Kesey's...
Original programme for this weekend festival, held at Mount Tamalpais in Northern California on June 10-11, 1967 and sponsored by San Francisco AM rock station KFRC as a benefit for the Hunter's Point Child Care Centers. Single sheet of white paper printed in purple and orange, folded once to make 4pp. 27.9x21.6cm. (folded). The event, later described by Rolling Stone as "America's first-ever rock festival", took place one week before Monterey Pop, during the height of the 'Summer of Love'. The centre pages lists the lineup, which included Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love" was currently running..... More about KFRC FANTASY FAIRE AND MAGIC MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
with 'Special Guest Stars' The Hollies, along with The Mickey Finn, The Riot Squad, Goldie and the Gingerbreads, and others. Printed in black and orange on white stock. 28.8x13.6cm. Illustrated with small photographic head shots. Three old horizontal folds; light creasing to lower r/h corner; slight handling wear. Overall, Very Good. More about Original handbill announcing 'The Dynamic Kinks' at the Gaumont, Derby, May 23 (1965
London: Faber & Faber, 1984. First edition, softcover issue. 4to. 176pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. The author's first book, this copy SIGNED by him on the title page. The authorised biography of The Kinks, drawing on extensive interviews with members of the band, and including a discography and bibliography. Very Good plus or better. More about The Kinks: The Official Biography
NY: Harmony Books, 1973. First edition. Lge. sq. 4to. Wrps. 60pp. Illustrated in colour and b/w throughout. Klarwein's first book of paintings, documenting the 'Aleph Sanctuary' (dedicated to "the undefined religion of everything"), a work of 70 painted panels that took him ten years to complete (two of which became well-known as album covers for 'Bitches Brew' and 'Abraxas'). Mati Klarwein's German Jewish parents escaped from the Nazis by moving to Palestine in 1934, and he later added the name Abdul to his own because he felt that every Jew ought to adopt a Muslim name..... More about Milk N' Honey
NY: Birth Press, 1966. First edition. Oblong 32mo. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (64pp.). Printed in blue on different colour papers. A booklet of drawings, poetry and collage, published by the Birth Press, which Tuli founded in 1958 with his girlfriend, Sylvia Topp. Wrappers slightly age-toned, o/w Very Good. More about The Book of the Body
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992. First edition. 229pp. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Bill Levy a fellow conspirator - Jay Landesman" (Landesman was published in Suck by Levy and selected as a juror for the first Wet Dream Festival in 1970, the experience of which he recounts in the book). Landesman's second volume of memoirs covers the period from 1964, when he arrived in London from St. Louis with his wife, Fran (they lived in Islington on Duncan Terrace, recently referred to by Alexei Sayle as Drunken Terrace after the..... More about Jaywalking
Amsterdam: Ins & Outs Press, 1981. First edition. 8vo. Wrps., 118pp. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Publisher's printed publicity sheet (folded) and postcard-size promo sticker loosely inserted. Cover photograph by Anna Beeke. Book design by Willem de Ridder, with drawings by Peter Pontiac. A collection of prose and verse, including Levy's journal account of his five-day stay in a detention centre after publishing Suck in London, which preceded his deportation from Harwich as a "thoroughly undesirable character". A short section deals with the aftermath of his piece on Ian Sommerville, published..... More about Natural Jewboy: An Epic Wonder Tale Composed of Stories, Chants & Rhapsodies or an Evening...
Creation Books, 1997. First edition. Photo-illustrated paper-covered boards. 8vo. 158pp. Introduction by Hubert Selby Jr. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Lunch's loosely autobiographical ('novelised') confessions of sexual misadventure, drug use, and her assault on men ("No names have been changed to protect the innocent. They're all fucking guilty"). Lunch rose to prominence in the 1970s as the originator, singer and guitarist of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and collaborated with Sonic Youth on "Death Valley '69", the video for which was co-directed by Richard Kern, with whom Lunch later worked as..... More about Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary
NY: Grove Press, 1982. First edition. Wrps., 110pp. Cover photo by David Arnoff. A collection of collaborative poems by Lydia Lunch and X vocalist Exene Cervenka, set in two typefaces to differentiate them. Pages tanned, o/w Very Good plus. A concert to promote the book was organised at the Peppermint Lounge, New York City on October 31, 1982, featuring Lydia Lunch, Pat Place, Thurston Moore, Kristian Hofmann, Richard Edson and Jim Sclavunos. TOGETHER WITH: three 8x10 photographs of Lydia and Exene taken by David Arnoff, one of them from the same session that was used for the..... More about Adulterers Anonymous
NY: St. Martin's Press, 1994. First US edition. 330pp. Photo-illustrated. SIGNED by the author as Johnny Rotten on the half-title page. Lydon's first autobiography, replete with his particular brand of plain-speaking attitude ("A lot of people feel the Sex Pistols were just negative. I agree, and what the fuck is wrong with that? Sometimes the absolute most positive thing you can be in a boring society is completely negative"), interspersed with reminiscences from Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Julien Temple, Bob Gruen, Billy Idol, and others. Small blemish to lower board, o/w about Near Fine in dw. More about No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs. The Authorized Autobiography/Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols
Limited edition two colour silkscreen poster created by Mike McInnerney for the one-day psychedelic event held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, April 21, 2007, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 14-Hour Technicolor Dream at Alexandra Palace. 85x56cm. Typography by Dinah Lone. SIGNED by McInnerney in the lower margin and numbered #19/500. The image features a pied piper figure in a bubble floating over a landscape, a visual reference to McInnerney's poster for the 1967 event, and a central butterfly figure representing the dawn of the Aquarian age and the rise of feminine..... More about Our Technicolor Dream
NY: Harper & Row, 1973. First edition. Cloth boards. 438pp. + two 8pp. photo-inserts. The author, who first met Malcolm X in 1962, concentrates on the later years, including his rift with the Nation of Islam, basing it on interviews with him and several of his closest associates. In the penultimate chapter he writes that "what interested Malcolm first was the decolonization of the black mind - the wakening of a proud, bold, impolite new consciousness of color and everything color means in white America." Near Fine in dw. More about The Death and Life of Malcolm X
NY: GP Putnam's Sons, 1998. First edition. 352pp. + two 8pp. photo-inserts. SIGNED by the author on the prelim. facing the title page: "Ray Manzarek The Doors". "From gigs on the infamous Sunset Strip… to a record deal with Elektra; from striking gold with their first hit… to their last recording sessions for LA Woman, and Jim Morrison's too early death in Paris, Ray Manzarek tells us the true history of the Doors and Jim Morrison, which only he knows" (dw. blurb). Fine in dw. More about Light My Fire. My Life with The Doors
London: Secker & Warburg, 1989. First edition. Sm. 4to. 497pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. A vertiginous tour de force which pulls off a remarkable conceit of connectivities embracing the Dada, Lettriste, Situationist and Punk movements, and presumes Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) as a latter day incarnation of the sixteenth century Dutch heretic, John of Leyden. Erratum slip present. Near Fine in dw. More about Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century
London: Head Records Ltd., 1969. LP record (HDLS 6001) + original promotional poster. Matusow's first album (recorded in London and released on promoter John Curd's label) in which he plays the alto tenor Jew's harp in a group that included composer Annea Lockwood (to whom Matusow was married) and Leslie Kenton, daughter of jazz bandleader Stan Kenton. A group photograph appears on the sleeve's back cover, and a different, larger shot features on the promo poster (considerably rarer than the record). Matusow, an erstwhile Communist, became an FBI informer in 1950, then worked for Joe McCarthy..... More about War Between Fats and Thins
Original programme for the weekend music festival held at the Santa Clara County Fairground, May 18-19, 1968. Single sheet, folded to make 4pp. Measures 21.5x13.9cm. (folded). Centre pages list the event lineup, which featured headliners Jefferson Airplane (Saturday) and The Doors (Sunday), with support from, among others, The Youngbloods, the Steve Miller Band, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company (Saturday), and Taj Mahal, Loading Zone, The Youngbloods, Electric Flag, and Country Joe & The Fish (Sunday). Old central vertical and horizontal folds and overall creasing. Good only. More about NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOLK-ROCK FESTIVAL
London: BBC Books, 1993. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 320pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. Foreword by John Peel. A complete sessionography listing the full recording line-up and track details of almost 6000 sessions, including every 'Peel Session' broadcast. 'Strange Fruit' CD present (usually missing), featuring BBC studio recordings of Chicken Shack, Syd Barrett, The Damned, Buzzcocks, The Cure, The Only Ones, The Birthday Party, The Fall, Babes In Toyland, PJ Harvey, and others. About Near Fine. More about In Session Tonight: The Complete Radio 1 Recordings
Warner Bros., 1970. Dir. Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. Original one-sheet film poster for the US release, August 1970 (precedes the UK release by five months). 104x68cm. Legend has it that at a test screening in Santa Monica in July 1969 one of the Warner Bros. executives' wives threw up, possibly after the fight scene in Chas's flat. Also present at the screening was Dr. Aaron Stern, head of the ratings board of the Motion Pictures Producers' Association and a psychiatrist, who informed the new chairman of Warners, Ted Ashley, that it would be "terrible for Warner Bros..... More about PERFORMANCE
10x8. Photographer's name stamp to verso. Several old corner pinholes; light creasing and overall wear; band name written out to verso in blue biro. Good. More about An original double exposure photograph of Pink Floyd by Angela Williams, taken on January 17,...
London: Dunmo Music Publishing Co. Ltd., 1967. Original sheet music. 4to. Single sheet, centre-folded, as issued. Prints Syd Barrett's words and music to Pink Floyd's debut single, released on Columbia Records in March 1967. Illustrated with a front cover publicity photograph taken for the group's promotional film, shot in February 1967 on the beach at East Wittering, near Chichester in West Sussex. Syd's song about a clothes fetishist was banned by Radio London, who deemed its subject matter too far-removed from "normal" society for its listeners. Near Fine. More about Arnold Layne
Ed. Hugh Johnson. 92pp. Cover photograph of Caroline Coon by Clive Arrowsmith. Features "All Change" by Jenny Fabian (6pp.), a series of interviews with nine representatives of the 'underground' ("changed and gained impetus since last year's drop-outs and the peace and love scene") - Jon Goodchild, Mick and Joy Farren, Jeff Dexter, Mimi and Mouse (dancers), Caroline Coon, and Jenny Fabian herself ("I hope the people I've written about give you a small cross-section of the underground"), along with Clive Arrowsmith, whose photographic portraits accompany the article. Also: Anthony Caro at the Hayward Gallery; fashion spreads..... More about QUEEN (London: Queen Magazine Ltd., February 5, 1969
Two broadside sheets of off-white paper stock printed in black on both sides, folded twice to make 16pp. (25.5x18cm., folded). The first issue of this short-lived publication, edited and published by Ed Denson, Joe McDonald and Mike Beardslee. Contents include the lyrics to Peter Krug's song "Fire in the City" and Joe McDonald's "The I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" (written in the summer of 1965, soon after his discharge from the US Navy); McDonald's letter to Joan Baez, criticising her performance at the Big Sur Folk Festival; Ed Denson on Fred McDowell; Chris Strachwitz on the contemporary folk scene; extensive details..... More about RAG BABY #1 (Berkeley, CA: D.M.B., 1965
Np.: Stimula Books, nd. (c. 1976). 8vo. Stapled wrps., eight unnumbered pages, printed on textured paper. Illustrated. An unofficial chapbook printing four poems by Reed, its title taken from a 1974 collection that was never published. The colophon states edition limited to 326 signed copies, though none were actually signed as Reed's permission was never requested (as it would not have been given), and he refused to sign what was in any case an unauthorised bootleg (he allegedly confiscated one copy proffered to him by a fan). Some copies were numbered, but not this one, and it's unknown..... More about All The Pretty People
4to. Glossy colour cover, with newsprint pages. Unpaginated (64pp.). An early American photo-based fan mag issued to coincide with the Stones' first American tour in June 1964. Very Good plus. More about ROLLING STONES Vol. 1, No. 1 (NY: Fair Publishing Ltd., 1964
4to. Mimeographed sheets, stapled, with offset cover printed in colour. 52pp. Ed. John Sladek and Pamela Zoline. Illustrations by Thomas Disch, Michael Moorcock, and the editors (including the cover). The first of two issues. Prints "Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan" (3pp.) by JG Ballard, originally published by the Unicorn Bookshop a few months before, as well as work by Vito Acconci; Thomas Disch; John Giorno; Lee Harwood; Ron Padgett; Peter Schjeldahl; Anne Waldman; Lewis Warsh; and others. Wrappers slightly toned along extremities, o/w Very Good plus. More about Ronald Reagan: The Magazine of Poetry (London: 1968
Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2002. First edition. 4to. Black cloth. 492pp. Illustrated throughout. A revised and expanded version of October #79, printing a selection of primary texts by Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem, Michèle Bernstein, René Viénet, Constant et al, along with critical essays by Libero Andreotti, Greil Marcus, Thomas Y. Levin, and others. Fine in dw. More about Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents
Printed in black on white stock. 26x19.3cm. Psychedelic design ("Bring Bells Flowers Friends"). Also announces The Cliff Charles Blues Band (later to include Phil Collins) and This Village two days earlier. The Social Deviants began their residency at Happening 44 on May 20, 1967, a prolonged gig which enabled them to build a following. Jack Bracelin's twice-weekly late-night rock club was located in a strip joint at 44 Gerrard Street in Soho and Mick Farren and his bandmates occasionally incorporated the sex toys and bondage gear from the club's back room in their performances. Soft horizontal..... More about Original handbill announcing The Social Deviants at Happening 44, London, August 12 (1967), with...
Ed. Brian Hogg, Richard Norris, and Phil Smee (publisher). Glossy magazine format. Each 48pp., except #4 (52pp.). A complete set of this eclectic British periodical (an eighth issue was planned but never appeared), including the 7" vinyl record accompanying the seventh issue. #1 (March 1988): The Kinks; The James Taylor Quartet; Krazy Kat; Syd Barrett; Robyn Hitchcock; Greenwich Village; Psychic TV; beach movies; The Dukes of Stratosphear. #2 (May/June 1988): Iggy Pop & The Stooges; Giant Sand; Richard Brautigan; Alan Moore; Wire; the Creation Label; American Country Rock; The Shamen; Smoke; The Silver Surfer... More about STRANGE THINGS ARE HAPPENING #1-7 (St. Albans, Herts.: March 1988-Spring 1990) - all published
Newspaper format. 16pp. Ed. Bill Levy; associate editors Jim Haynes, Germaine Greer, and Heathcote Williams. Art direction by Willem de Ridder; photographs by Anna Beeke and Ed van der Elsken. Centre pages printed in three different colours. Contributors include Robert Crumb ("Joe Blow", full-page); Valerie Solanas ("The S.C.U.M Manifesto"); Alex Gross; Alexander Trocchi (a translation from "The Debauched Hospodar" by Apollinaire); and WH Auden ("The Gobble Poem"). Advertisers include IT, Time Out, and Andrew Loog Oldham's record label, Instant (a subsidiary of Immediate). This first issue caused a sensation, especially in England, where Special Branch closed..... More about SUCK - First European Sexpaper No. 1 (London: BCM/Joy, September 1969
Tall 4to. Unpaginated (24pp.). Ed. Dave Neale; assistant editors Les Ord and Andy Childs. Illustrated. A Zigzag offshoot (named after the Flamin Groovies' album), for whom Pete Frame was credited as consultant. Contents include a lengthy 7pp. interview with John Martyn; features on Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen (5pp.); Caravan (3pp.); Leo Kottke (2pp.); and Copperhead (3pp.). Very Good. More about SUPERSNAZZ (London: Joyfull Noise, 1973
Original b/w offset poster reproducing the famous photograph from 1974 of Patty Hearst in full paramilitary gear posing with an assault weapon in front of the SLA's seven-headed cobra emblem. Her revolutionary name, 'Tania', is printed in bold text below (the name was inspired by the nom de guerre of Che Guevara's comrade, Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider, aka Tania the Guerrilla). When Hearst was booked into jail following her arrest in September 1975, she famously declared her occupation as 'Urban Guerrilla'. 56.5x40.5cm. Faint lower right corner crease, o/w Fine. More about TANIA
Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1974. First edition. Wrps., 158pp. The complete SLA communiqués, with commentary by the editor. Published as volume 4 in the 'Melville Studies in American Culture' series. Wrappers slightly edge-worn, with faint soiling to fore-edges, o/w Very Good. More about The Symbionese Liberation Army: Documents and Communications
Contains "Zappa's Freaks: A Bizarre Business" by Dave Swaney (5pp.), featuring a full-page colour photograph of Frank Zappa + b/w photos of The GTOs, Wildman Fischer, the Mothers and Alice Cooper. This issue is also notable for the inclusion of an Operation Mindfuck article on the Illuminati, with images depicting members of The Beatles, Jackie Kennedy, Richard Nixon and others as puppets manipulated by "The Most Sinister, Evil, Subversive Conspiracy in the World". Credited to 'Sandra Glass', the story was actually written by Robert Shea and cites its main source as "a black-bearded anarchist named Simon" ('Simon Moon'..... More about TEENSET Vol. 5, #3 (Chicago: March 1969
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1998. First edition. SIGNED by the author using his initials 'HST' on a special publisher's bookplate affixed to the prelim. page. Thompson's first novel, begun in 1959 and long thought lost until re-discovered in 1997 by Johnny Depp. Fine in dw. More about The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel
Berkeley, CA: Gingko Press, 2013. First edition. Lge. 4to. Red cloth, embossed in silver. Foreword by Shepard Fairey. SIGNED by John Van Hamersveld on the verso of the front free endpaper. A comprehensive retrospective of Van Hamersveld's work as a prolific producer of graphic images rooted in the West Coast counterculture, from his classic poster design for the surf film 'The Endless Summer' in 1963 (which launched his career), through his role as art director at Capitol Records (for whom he designed over 300 album covers, including 'Magical Mystery Tour', 'Crown of Creation', and 'Exile on..... More about 50 Years of Graphic Design
designed by Bob Schnepf, announcing the Velvet Underground, Iron Butterfly, and Chrome Cyrcus at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, June 7-9, 1968. First (and only) printing. SIGNED in silver ink by the artist in the lower right corner. Fine. More about Original Family Dog poster (FD-122
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Popular Culture, Ink, 1990. First edition. 4to. Laminated illustrated boards. 372pp. Cover design by Dennis Loren and Diane Bareis. Illustrated with images of record sleeves throughout. A detailed and long out-of-print discography of sixties garage punk, divided into four sections: album titles, performer names, song titles, and original record numbers. Near Fine. More about The Children of Nuggets: The Definitive Guide To 'Psychedelic Sixties' Punk Rock On Compilation...
including the Small Faces on January 1 and The Who on January 15 (the latter also played at the Two Puddings a few miles away in Stratford earlier on the same night). Printed in black on white paper. 20.5x21cm. The 'In Crowd' club was part of the London soul/mod scene, though hasn't been well documented. The other bands listed on the flyer are the Nashville Teens and Chris Farlow (sic) and The Thunderbirds, whose eponymous debut LP was released a month later. Small tack holes and paper loss to upper corners; faint central vertical crease and..... More about Original flyer announcing upcoming gigs for January 1966 at the 'In Crowd' Club in Hackney, east...
Santa Rosa, CA.: Squarebooks, 1992. First edition, softcover issue. 144pp. Preface by Jann Wenner. SIGNED by Baron Wolman on the title page. Stunning b/w and colour photographs by Rolling Stone's first chief photographer, including some published for the first time. Among those featured are: Jerry Garcia; Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix; Mick Jagger (on the set of 'Performance'); Taj Mahal; Grace Slick; Sun Ra; Jeff Beck; George Harrison; Little Richard; Neil Young; James Brown; the GTOs; Frank Zappa; Iggy Pop; Muddy Waters; Robert Plant; Joni Mitchell; Miles Davis; Bob Dylan; Jim Morrison; Pink Floyd; Jefferson Airplane; Timothy..... More about Classic Rock & Other Rollers. A Photo Portfolio
Boston: Journey Editions, 1995. First edition. 230pp. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Mary Woronov on the title page. Reminiscences from the Warhol superstar who danced with The Exploding Plastic Inevitable and played Hanoi Hannah in Chelsea Girls. Illustrated with photographs by Billy Name. Near Fine in dw. More about Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory
North Hollywood, CA: Barfko Swill, 1984. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 352pp. Frank Zappa's first book, created with a dot matrix printer and written in quasi-screenplay style. "This cheesy little home-made book was prepared for the amusement of people who already enjoy Zappa music. It is not for intellectuals or other dead people" (from the author's foreword). Contains, among much else, the lyrics to "Flambay", "Spider Of Destiny" and "Time Is Money" (originally issued as instrumentals on "Sleep Dirt"), and the complete script of Zappa's musical, "Thing-Fish". Faint reading creases to spine; stain to top corner rear..... More about Them Or Us
NY: Grove Press, 2004. First edition. 464pp.+ two 8pp. photo-inserts. Publisher's printed publicity sheet laid in. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Excellent biography, portraying Zappa and his work in the context of his upbringing, diverse musical influences, and the social and political climate of the day. Miles first met Zappa in New York in 1967 when Ken Weaver of the Fugs took him to see the Mothers of Invention at the Garrick Theatre. Later in the year, Zappa used the Indica bookshop as his HQ when he visited London, and International Times printed the lyrics..... More about Zappa: A Biography
NY: Penetration Films, 1990. First edition. 4to. Duplicated sheets (118pp.), printed on rectos only, including 7pp. photo-illustrations. Plastic clip binding, with clear acetate front wrapper and black plastic lower wrapper. Nick Zedd has written out his surname vertically in bold black and white lettering along the right-hand edge of the colour front cover sheet, and hand painted the title in blood red at the top. The original self-published limited edition of Zedd's autobiography, subsequently published (possibly with a revised text) as "Totem of the Depraved" (parts of which had appeared earlier in a Hanuman Press miniature..... More about Bleed