Original typescript (carbon). Quarto, 13pp., lightweight paper stapled at top corner. Dated September 1966. Unpublished. Approximately 20 holograph amendments by the author, with a pencilled annotation preceding the title: “for The Book of Grass ed. Geo Andrews pub Peter Owen 1966”. The text bears only a passing resemblance to the essay in “The Book of Grass” published by Peter Owen in 1966 and the Grove Press in 1967 (“The Oxford Scene and the Law”), though its subject matter, “The use of marijuana in Oxford, and in England generally”, is the same. In this text (presumably a...... More about The Tea Break-Through
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i) A holograph postcard signed by Aldous Huxley, dated “23.1.59”. Approx. 45 words, including mailing address. Accompanied by a carbon typescript of Abrams’ letter to Huxley, dated January 19, 1958 [sic], attached with a paper clip, in which Abrams asks “Do you think you might be interested in coming to the University of Chicago during the spring at our expense to lecture on some aspect of parapsychology?” (a subject Abrams was studying at the time). Huxley replies that he has “commitments which will keep me here during the whole of the spring.” Postmarked ‘Hollywood January 26th 1959’. Together with: a...... More about A small collection of correspondence to Steve Abrams, including cards and letters from Aldous...
Original prospectus, April 1972. 19pp., printed rectos only, bound in thin oversize card wrappers bound with three brass clips. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The last page reproduces a carbon copy of a lengthy letter to Abrams from Francis Huxley (the book’s intended dedicatee), dated April 20, 1972, at the foot of which Abrams has added in holograph ink: “copy of a carbon. The original plus a copy of Prospectus intercepted and stolen by Thom Keyes and/or Michael Hollingshead” (the theft probably occurred at Hilton Hall in Cambridgeshire, then occupied by Abrams and house guest..... More about The Host and The Ghost: Psychedelics and the Unconscious
SF: Melonly Melonely & The Psychedelic Shop, 1967. First edition. 4to. Wrps. Unpaginated (80pp.). Front cover lettering by Peter Spoecker and drawings by Charlie the Tuna and Stern Paull. Prints full-page pen-and-ink psychedelic line drawings by 16 different artists, many of them reminiscent of the 'Outsider' art of Scottie Wilson in their ornately detailed style. Near Fine. More about Trips 66: An Everyman’s Primer of Trip Art
Salt Lake City, Utah: Enco Corp., 1970. Lettering in red on a white ground, featuring an illustration in black of a moustachioed hippie. 3.7cm. diameter. Very Good plus. More about Original ‘60s LSD badge: “Acidheads are Hollow”
Lettering in red on an orange ground. 3.8cm. diameter. The slogan appeared in a variety of other forms, including posters and postcards. Near Fine. More about Original ‘60s LSD pin badge: “LSD Better Living Through Chemistry”
SF: Design Unlimited & A Big Little Store, nd. Lettering in purple featuring an illustration of a sugar cube above a chalice with emanating rays in pink on an off-white ground. 3cm. diameter. Minor tarnishing to verso. Near Fine. More about Original ‘60s LSD pin badge: “Make Acid A Sacrament”
Lettering and simple illustration of a sugar cube with psychedelic motif in pink on dark blue ground. The slogan is a spoof on the M&Ms marketing ad., trademarked in 1954: “Melts in your mouth not in your hands”. Verso slightly tarnished, o/w Fine. More about Original ‘60s LSD pin badge: “Melts In Your Mind Not In Your Hand”
NYC: nd. Lettering and simple illustration of an LSD-dosed sugar cube on a red ground. 3cm. diameter. The slogan condenses a commonly found head shop poster of the day: “Taking a Trip? GO LSD. The Only Way to Fly! See Your Travel Agent”. Verso slightly tarnished, o/w Very Good plus. More about Original ‘60s LSD pin badge: “The Only Way To Travel”
Designed by Robert A. Rush, 1967. Lettering and psychedelic illustration of the Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland” in pink on a white ground. 3.7cm. diameter. The line from Lewis Carroll's book appears just before Alice drinks from the bottle labelled ‘Drink Me’, causing her to grow and fill Rabbit’s house. Robert A. Rush also designed at least one psychedelic poster for the Vulcan Gas Company in Austin, Texas. Verso slightly tarnished, o/w Near Fine. More about Original ‘60s LSD pin badge: “Why Mary Ann, what are you doing out here?”
SIGNED by Grace Slick in black ink. A double-sided blotter sheet designed by Mark McCloud featuring illustrations by John Tenniel, with a central image of Alice entering and emerging through a large mirror. The verso prints the image in reverse. 19cm. sq. Green version (there was also a version in pink). Divided into 900 perforated hits. Grace Slick's lyrics to her song, “White Rabbit”, written during December 1965 or January 1966 reportedly after an acid trip, famously uses imagery found in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and its sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, and Jefferson Airplane’s..... More about Alice Through The Looking Glass
SIGNED by Timothy Leary in black ink. A double-sided blotter sheet designed by Mark McCloud featuring illustrations by John Tenniel, with a central image of Alice entering and emerging through a large mirror. The verso prints the image in reverse. The scarcer pink version. 19cm. sq. Divided into 900 perforated hits. Fine. More about Alice Through The Looking Glass
SIGNED by Timothy Leary in silver ink. The show was held at the ArtRock Gallery in San Francisco between August 10 - October 10, 1995, with a reception hosted by Leary held on the evening of the first day. The colour poster reproduces three acid blotters in a mandala-like design, with the central one featuring Leary in profile. 48x33cm. Fine. More about An original poster announcing ‘Timothy Leary in Wonderland: An Exhibition of Blotter Acid Art’
Original Evening Standard newsstand poster. London: nd. (c. mid-late '60s). 74.5x41cm. A good example of the tabloid press’s pursuit of outrage in connection with the use of LSD and its propagation of the idea of someone on acid thinking he could fly and jumping out a window, a largely manufactured fear that permeated popular culture and the mass media at the time. Neatly folded in three, in very well-preserved condition, especially considering its age and original purpose. More about London Teenager's Acid Death Leap
Exhibitors’ brochure promoting a double-bill of “2 Big Hits in Hallucinary Color, Pot Heads Experimental Films Presents Psychedelic Sex Kicks” and “Wild Hippie Orgy - The Free Love Group in the Nudie Flesh”. Hollywood: Bartco., nd. (1967). 4to. 4pp. Includes synopsis, six b/w stills featuring naked body-painted hippies, and posters. “Up-tight Squares - Join the Hippies and their Hip Chicks they've scored for Acid, Pot & Grass! This Trip is for Real! This is Where It's At... It's a Sex Freak Out!”. Fine. More about Psychedelic Sex Kicks
Prints a simple design and phone number to recto. 6.2x10cm. Acid Rescue was one of many crisis hotlines set up in major cities across the US following the rapid increase in the use of drugs among young people in the late 1960s (Current, the Missouri-St. Louis’ University newspaper, reported that “the majority of trippers calling Acid Rescue are between 14 and 17.”). Old phone numbers and brief note written out to recto; verso bears an intense doodle. Good. More about An original contact card issued by the Acid Rescue Squad, an organisation founded in December...
Novelization by Rolf Kirby from the Original Screenplay by Carlos Monsoya. NY: B.B. Sales (Olympic Foto-Reader), 1968. P/b original. 148pp.+ ads. Features 62 photo-stills from this epic of acid sleaze, including the 50-foot pyramid made of LSD-soaked sugar cubes. Remainder notch to top edge (as usual); faint and unobtrusive stain to right edge of upper wrapper, o/w Fine. More about The Acid Eaters
NY: Bell House Classics, 1969. P/b original. 143pp. + 16pp. ads. for other Bell House Classics, each with a lurid illustration. LSD porn and descriptions of acid orgies, “exclusevely (sic) for adults”. Wrappers slightly rubbed with patches of faint discolouration, o/w a tight, Very Good plus copy. More about Acid Party
i) The Acid Test. SF: A Sound City Production, nd. (1966). LP record. Front cover psychedelic design in b/w featuring a small photograph of Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia in the studio, pasted on to a plain white card sleeve. Designer unknown. This copy has been SIGNED and inscribed on the front cover by Ken Kesey: “my god look its Ken Kesey”. The Acid Test (considered to be the eighth) took place in a recording studio and rehearsal space on Sixth Street in San Francisco on January 29, 1966, a week after the Trips Festival. Phil..... More about The Acid Test LP signed by Ken Kesey + rare original promotional poster
Goteborg, Sweden (stated, actually USA): The United Fan Club Society, 1986. LP record (SMS-001-1). Sleeve photos of Jerry Garcia, one of them with Mountain Girl. Features edited recordings made during Stewart Brand’s Acid Test held at San Francisco State University, October 1-2, 1966 (The Grateful Dead, Mimi Fariña, the SF Mime Troupe and The Congress of Wonders were among the participants), interspersed with short interview segments with Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia taken from a 1980 Tomorrow Show. Near Mint in sleeve. More about The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
A beautiful silkscreened reproduction of the 1965 Acid Test poster. SIGNED by Ken Kesey in sparkly metallic ink in the lower right corner. Np. (SF): nd. (c. 1990s). 58x45.5cm. The original design, long thought to have been the work of Norman Hartweg, was designed by Merry Prankster Paul Foster. This version prints his design in multi-colours over a blue psychedelic checkerboard pattern. Fine. Provenance: Zane Kesey. More about Can You Pass The Acid Test?
An article by a union activist and pacifist, adapted from a radio commentary broadcast by KPFA, Berkeley, June 17 and 18, 1966. Front cover photo of Timothy Leary conducting "a wedding, LSD-style" + photo of the Mothers of Invention ("one of the many freak-out beat groups which are now mushrooming in the States and in Britain") + editorial comment. Also: four poems by Brian Patten; CND Easter 1967 demo flyer loosely inserted (the event is advertised on the last page). Slight edge-wear to back cover, o/w Very Good plus (unfolded). More about "The Case Against The Drug Culture" (3pp.), in PEACE NEWS #1603 (London: March 17, 1967
NY: Grove Press, 1967. First US edition. 8vo. Blue cloth. 242pp. Illustrated with line drawings. A wide-ranging anthology tracing the history of hemp through its religious, medicinal and creative usage. Includes writings from Rabelais, Nerval, Rimbaud, Hesse, Huxley, Michaux, Trocchi, Ginsberg, Paul Bowles, Alan Watts, Burroughs, Leary and Alpert, R.C. Zaehner, Steve Abrams (“The Oxford Scene and the Law”, see also item #1), and many others. Very Good plus in price-clipped dw. More about The Book of Grass: An Anthology of Indian Hemp
Aldringham, Suffolk: Practical Paradise Publications, 1978. First edition. One of 350 copies numbered and SIGNED by the author. 4to. Wrps., 277pp. + 8pp. introduction, 2 maps and 15 unnumbered plates featuring drawings of plants and the places visited and people encountered during the uninomial author’s two month visit to Colombia in 1971 and his time spent living among the Paez Indians of the Cauca area in 1973 and 1974. “Mama Coca is both a searing indictment of the monopolization of the cocaine traffic by the reactionary security services, and a passionate defence of the habit of..... More about Mama Coca
Geneva: World Health Organization, 1958. 8vo. Stapled wrps., 72pp. The report from the meeting of a study group held in Geneva between November 4-9, 1957. In its discussion on LSD and mescaline the report notes the dependence of psychedelic effects “on the precise constellation of environmental factors” [p.35], thus anticipating Timothy Leary’s concept of set and setting, as well as recognising the principles of psychedelic therapy, then in its infancy, stating that “the same drug, in the same dose in the same subject may produce very different effects according to the precise interpersonal and motivational situation in which..... More about ATARACTIC AND HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS IN PSYCHIATRY
Lettering in black on a yellow and black ground. 3cm. diameter. The great banana-smoking hoax of Spring 1967 in America was originally designed to raise questions about the ethics of making psychoactive drugs illegal and prosecuting those who took them, but the joke was lost somewhere along the line and many took to actually smoking banana peel in the belief that they would get high, hence this badge's (presumed) tongue in cheek slogan. Rust spots to verso, o/w Fine. More about Original ‘60s pin badge printing the slogan “Banana Power”
NY: Wiley-Interscience, 1972. First edition. 247pp. Barr and Langs describe an experiment conducted in 1959 in which they gave 100 mg. of LSD to each of 30 out-of-work actors, and interpret the results within a psychoanalytic framework. “The first comprehensive treatment of the role of personality in LSD reactions and the effects of LSD on personality functioning” (cover blurb). Near Fine in slightly darkened dw., with small, faint splash mark to upper panel. More about LSD: Personality and Experience
London: Whisper Promotions, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Black leather-covered boards, stamped in gilt with the author's design on the front and a central spot on the back intended to represent a tab of Orange Sunshine. According to Barritt, the black leather and gold cover was designed to resemble a passport (though it doesn't); later copies were issued with a dustwrapper to help confused booksellers. 128pp. Illustrated throughout with the author's line drawings and sigils. SIGNED presentation copy to Barry Mason, founder of the Psychedelic Shamanistic Institute (of which Barritt was an associate): “To Barry with great love and..... More about Whisper: A Timescript
London: PSI (Psychedelic Shamanistic Institute) Publishing, 1998. First edition. Wrps., 315pp. Barritt maps out his epic life journey, from the '50s Beat scene, travels to India and opium-smoking experiences, through his psychedelic adventures with Leary and encounters with Alexander Trocchi, who first turned Barritt on to LSD (supplied by Michael Hollingshead), Ralph Rumney, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, William Burroughs, Baba Ram Dass, Hollingshead and others in the ‘60s and beyond. Near Fine. More about The Road of Excess: A Psychedelic Autobiography
London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English-language edition. Grey boards. 92pp. Translation by Maurice Stang. Introduction by Derek Stanford (12pp.). “The four pieces in this volume are unique in that they are among the earliest artistic records of the hallucinogenic experience to be found in European literature. Charles Baudelaire and Théophile Gautier were among that group of distinguished young Frenchmen who, as the Club of Assassins, met under the auspices of a Dr. Moreau to experiment as to the psychological and mind enhancing effects of hashish and opium, and these four documents are a result of their experiences”..... More about Hashish Wine Opium
i) TLS, dated June 3, 1968. Athens. 111 words. Beiles writes that “The atmosphere for an exile here is pretty grim”, followed by a few characteristically bleak lines from his journal. The itinerant and penurious Beiles was subsequently jailed in Athens for trashing a Naval officer’s Mercedes, and lived in the Greek islands for a while in the 1970s; ii) TLS, dated November 21, 1975, Holland Park, London. 98 words + 2 drawings in black marker pen and 13 words in holograph blue biro ink. The letter largely consists of three short ideas for poem postcards intended for..... More about Two letters from Sinclair Beiles to playwright, future head shop proprietor and publisher of Home...
London: Peter Owen, 1974. First edition. Black boards. 288pp. SIGNED and inscribed by Joseph Berke to the book's publisher on the title page: “for Peter with warm regards Joe Berke ap 74”. One of the first studies to present a large survey of cannabis users (more than 500), quoting their experiences of the effects and relating these to factors such as personality and environment. Berke trained as a psychoanalyst with RD Laing (with whom he helped establish the anti-psychiatry centre at Kingsley Hall), organised the Dialectics of Liberation conference in 1967, and co-founded the..... More about The Cannabis Experience: An Interpretive Study of the Effects of Marijuana and Hashish
Toronto, ON: Addiction Research Foundation, 1968. First edition. 4to. Wrps., with plastic comb binding. 43 leaves, printed rectos only. Compiled by Oriana Josseau Kalant. Includes critical appraisals of eleven books and seven review articles, dating from 1900 (“Hemp” by S. S. Boyce) to 1966 (David Solomon's “The Marihuana Papers”), plus a subject index. Unobtrusive stamps to upper and lower wrappers, o/w Very Good. More about An Interim Guide To The Cannabis (Marihuana) Literature
Beloit, Wisc.: Stash Press, 1969. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 265pp. Compiled by James R. Gamage and Edmund L. Zerkin. The foreword describes the book as “the most extensive and detailed index to the professional writing of the subject available [dealing] with every significant discipline concerned with marihuana (including: medical, psychiatric, psychological, pharmacological, chemical and bio-chemical, botanical, sociological, anthropological, religious, legal, etc.)”. Features Author and Subject sections, with index. Steve Abrams' copy, with front cover inscribed in pencil: “With love to SOMA - from LEMAR” (SOMA, the Society for Mental Awareness, was founded by Abrams in 1967..... More about A Comprehensive Guide to the English-Language Literature on Cannabis (Marihuana
Toronto, ON: Addiction Research Foundation, 1973. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 175pp. Compiled at the Addiction Research Foundation Library by C. E. Weise with assistance from S. Busse and edited by R. J. Hall. Includes Key Word index, Author index and Drug index. Very Good. More about Teratogenic and Chromosomal Damaging Effects of Illicit Drugs: An Annotated Bibliography With...
University of Idaho Laboratory of Anthropology, 1985. 4to. Stapled wrps., 31pp. Compiled by Priscilla Wegars and reprinted from Northwest Anthropological Research Notes, Fall 1985. Very Good. More about An Annotated Bibliography of Opium and Opium-Smoking Paraphernalia
SF: City Lights, 1962. First edition. 16mo. Wrps. Author’s photograph by Allen Ginsberg to lower wrapper. A collection of stories about kif (hashish) smoking. Near Fine. More about A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard
NY: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010. First edition. 306pp., including 19pp. full-page photographs. “A wide-sweeping narrative of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll (and more drugs) that runs from Laguna Beach to Maui to Afghanistan, Orange Sunshine explores how America moved from the era of peace and free love into a darker time of hard drugs and paranoia” (dw. blurb). Includes interviews with former members of what the police dubbed the 'Hippie Mafia'. The Acid Brotherhood (so-called, though women played their part) started in 1966 when a biker gang from Anaheim led by John Griggs held up a Hollywood..... More about Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to...
London: Cyan Books, 2007. New and revised edition (originally published, then withdrawn, by Granada in 1984). Wrps., 270pp. + 16pp. photo-insert. The first book on the Acid Brotherhood, providing a wide perspective on the history of LSD, the story of the Brotherhood beyond their bust in 1972, and an examination of the close relationships between the group and Billy Hitchcock and Ronald Stark. Includes a 21pp. epilogue and bibliography. Fine. More about The Brotherhood of Eternal Love. From Flower Power to Hippie Mafia: The Story of the LSD...
Np: privately printed, nd. (1962). First edition, second (bowdlerized) issue. 4to. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (52pp.). Photo-illustrated throughout. Includes “The Pot Smokers”, Lenny’s spoof on marijuana users, and other routines. The book was originally distributed for a concert by Lenny in San Francisco, after which he was arrested on obscenity charges. Believing that the four-letter words in the book may be used against him in court, he asked Lawrence Ferlinghetti to destroy the copies he was distributing. Most of them were destroyed, but some copies had the supposedly offensive words overstruck with typed x’s, as here (later..... More about Stamp Help Out! And Other Short Stories
NY: Legal Rap, 1969. First edition (distributed by New York Regional SDS, the High School Student Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and Movement for a Democratic Society). 16mo. Stapled wrps., 76pp. Illustrated with photographs, cartoons and other graphics. Contains detailed legal advice for political activists, drug users and runaways faced with arrest and hassle from the police, written anonymously by Kathy Boudin, Eleanor Raskin and others. Later published as “The Bust Book: What to Do Till the Lawyer Comes” (Grove Press, 1970). Boudin, who died recently, was a prominent member of the Weather Underground and participated..... More about BUST BOOK (The
Brighton, Sussex: Unicorn Bookshop, 1971. First edition. 4to. Printed green wrappers, 32pp., stapled. Illustrated throughout with old steel engravings. Includes hash cultivation tips, recipes, descriptions of effects, and quotes from classic writings on the subject. One of the Unicorn Bookshop’s best sellers, subsequently reprinted several times. Wrappers somewhat edge-faded and lightly creased along spine, o/w Very Good. Felix Dennis’s bookplate affixed inside upper wrapper. More about Leaves of Grass: A Compendium of Marijuana
Brighton, Sussex: Unicorn Bookshop, 1973. Second edition, with new cover design by Malcolm Smith. 4to. Glossy wrps., 32pp., stapled. Wrappers slightly marked and rubbed, o/w Very Good. More about Leaves of Grass: A Compendium of Marijuana
Caerfyrddin, Wales: Unicorn Bookshop, 1973. Third edition. Sm. 4to. Glossy wrps., 32pp., stapled. Cover design by Malcolm Smith. Small stain to lower part of upper wrapper; slightly rubbed; overall, Very Good plus. More about Leaves of Grass: A Compendium of Marijuana
London: Chronos Films, 2003. DVD (b/w, 26mins. + colour, 40 mins.). “Cain’s Film”, a documentary portrait of Alexander Trocchi made in 1969 by graduate film student Jamie Wadhawan, features Trocchi visiting the offices of publisher John Calder, and footage of him seated at his typewriter and painting sculptures (‘futiques’) in his book-lined Kensington apartment. The film’s final ten minutes records an event held at the Arts Lab on April 13, 1969 at which Trocchi was billed to give a talk on “The State of Revolt”, though according to a report by Felix de Mendelsohn published in..... More about CAIN’S FILM and MARIHUANA MARIHUANA. Two Films by Jamie Wadhawan with Alexander Trocchi
An original chart display box made “for the Official use of Law Enforcement Agencies” in California identifying specimens of hypnotic and stimulant drugs. SF/LA: Department of Professional & Vocational Standards, no date (c. 1955). Pale blue printed card package fastened by staples to verso. 21.5x27x0.8cm. The display features 27 small window compartments containing 1, 2 or 3 (dummy) pills, each one made to “resemble as closely as possible the actual drugs named”. The pills are identified below each window, several of them with their slang synonyms, including Nembutal (Yellow-Jackets), Seconal (Red Birds), Sodium Amytal (Green Dragons), Tuinal (Rainbows)..... More about CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY DRUG DISPLAY BOX
San Rafael, CA: Pod Art Productions, 1978/ Berkeley, CA: And/Or Press, 1979-1980. 28x21cm. (56x21cm. unfolded). Three glossy colour calendars for consecutive years, each one printing twelve full-page colour photographs featuring close-ups of Acapulco Gold, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Colombian Gold, Hawaiian Gold, Sinsemilla, etc. Back cover of 1978 calendar slightly rubbed; very small lower corner loss to back cover of 1979 calendar; o/w Very Good plus. More about CANNABIS CALENDARS 1978-1980
Berkeley, CA: And/Or Press, 1979/ Oakland, CA: Cherniak/Damele Publishing Co., 1983. First editions. 4to. Wrps., 150pp. + 208pp. Both volumes lavishly illustrated with colour photographs throughout. “The ultimate photojournalistic and ethnobotanical celebration of cannabis” (blurb to first volume). Preface by Timothy Leary and back cover blurb by Richard Schultes to second volume. First volume Fine; minor corner creasing to lower wrapper of second volume, o/w Near Fine. Not commonly found together. More about The Great Books of Hashish. Volume One: Book One - Morocco, Lebanon, Afghanistan, the Himalayas +...
Illustrated with a photograph of a partially bare-breasted woman wearing a quizzical expression. Printed in black on cream colour paper. 28x21.5cm. States “Printed by HPS” [sic] (Com/Co was a member of UPS, the Underground Press Syndicate). Illustrated in Notes From A Revolution: Com/co, The Diggers & The Haight, p.77. Fine. More about An original handbill issued by the Communication Company in San Francisco, c. March 1967,...
London: Red Shift Research Collective, nd. (1977). First edition. Stapled wrps., 16pp. Produced and edited by Chris Render. Illustrated with line drawings by Graeme Jackson and the author. The first native psilocybin mushroom guide to be published in the UK. Includes sections on the history, identification, harvesting and preserving, dosage and effects of psilocybin. Bibliography. Very Good plus. More about A Guide To British Psilocybin Mushrooms
London: Hassle Free Press, 1978. Second, enlarged edition. Stapled wrps., 32pp. + 4pp. colour photo-insert. Illustrations by Graeme Jackson, Alexandra King, and the author. Edited by Chris Render. A more detailed guide than the first edition, with expanded sections, glossaries, etc. “Of the innumerable species of fungi native to the British Isles, about a dozen are psycho-active when taken in the correct dosage… The purpose of this book is to help you find and identity these particular mushrooms, to give you some idea of what dosage to take, and to explain how to dry the mushrooms you find..... More about A Guide To British Psilocybin Mushrooms
London: Hassle Free Press, 1979. Second edition, revised, with redesigned glossy colour cover. Stapled wrps., 32pp. + 4pp. colour photo-insert. Illustrated with line drawings by Graeme Jackson, Alexandra King, and the author. Very Good. More about A Guide To British Psilocybin Mushrooms
London: Hassle Free Press, 1994. New edition. Stapled wrps., 32pp. + 4pp. colour photo-insert. Cover and contents as per revised edition above. Fine. More about A Guide To British Psilocybin Mushrooms
Np. (Santa Fe, New Mexico): privately distributed by Flame Schon (formerly Diane Rochlin), nd. (c. 2008). DVD PAL, colour, 89 mins. “This is a feature documentary about a young girl’s descent into drugs. Shot in late-sixties London, we see ravishing Caroline - black makeup around her eyes and tattooed head to toe - become a junkie. We come to understand not only the drug lure of the era, but also the soul of a free spirit who is caught in the grip of forces she cannot penetrate or comprehend. Like a butterfly caught in a web, Caroline struggles..... More about DOPE. A Film by Diane Rochlin and Sheldon Rochlin (1968
SF: Straight Arrow Books (1971), first softcover edition, 1972. Sq. 8vo. 254pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs, cartoons, drawings and diagrams. Contents include a history of Hemp in various cultures; “Marijuana in America: A Scientific confrontation”; a “complete and extraordinarily useful course” on botany and cultivation; and cannabis cookery. Wrappers slightly edge-worn, o/w Very Good plus, with Felix Dennis’s bookplate inside upper wrapper. More about The Connoisseur’s Handbook of Marijuana
Berkeley, CA: Wingbow Press, 1974. First edition. Lge. 8vo. Wrps., 140pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. A book about three “drug-giving plants” (hashish, coca and opium), providing information on how to grow them and prepare them for use. A later chapter is titled “New Immigrants and Stoned Global Villagers.” Near Fine. More about The International Cultivator’s Handbook
Chicago, IL: Society for Visual Education, Inc., 1971. A filmscript kit produced by Cathedral Films and issued by Singer Education & Training Products, comprising four 35mm. colour filmstrips, four study guides and scripts, and two 12” vinyl records, housed in a sturdy red cardboard slipcase and box. Intended for classroom education of children (Cathedral Films was established in 1939 by an Episcopal priest who advocated film as a medium of Christian education). The fourth part, “Drugs Can Be Dangerous”, mentions marijuana and LSD - “They are dangerous. Even doctors don’t prescribe them”. The records..... More about DRUGS AND YOU
Two flyers announcing a conference organised by the Young Members Organisation of the London Co-operative Society and held at Conway Hall, May 11, 1969, featuring speakers Steve Abrams, Caroline Coon, Michael Schofield, and others. Abrams has made a few jottings in red felt tip on one of the handouts, including mention of Richard Branson and his magazine, Student, which published an article by him later in the year. Some wear and creasing. More about DRUGS IN SOCIETY
Long Island City, NY: Project Studios One, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, 1978. Folded booklet, illustrated with a colour film still. Prints Feilding’s “Artist’s Statement” (“I consider my trepanation itself the best artwork I have done, since it permanently expanded my consciousness”), with inserts loosely enclosed (three separate copies) announcing the premiere of her film “Heartbeat in the Brain” at the Suydam Gallery in New York city (during which several audience members fainted, “dropping off their seats one by one like ripe plums”, as one reviewer noted), and the ICA in London. The Suydam Gallery..... More about Trepanation for the National Health. Special Project Exhibition at P.S.I
Np. (Madison, Wisc.?): United States National Student Association, nd. (c. 1967). Broadside printed in black on white paper, folded in four (28x56cm. unfolded). A widely disseminated chart compiled by Dr. Joel Fort intended for college students, providing information on, and describing the effects of, various mind-altering drugs, including alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, cannabis and LSD (Fort, the so-called 'hippie Doctor of Haight Ashbury', always argued that alcohol was a much more dangerous drug than cannabis). Minor edge-staining to upper right corner, o/w Very Good plus. More about Comparison Chart of Major Substances Used For Mind-Alteration
Original handbill. SF: Communication Company, April 8, 1967. 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. More about FREE ACID!
(Washington, DC): National Student Association, c. December 1966 (second printing). The transcript of a taped debate between Allen Ginsberg and Dr. James H. Fox from a seminar given before the NSA Convention at the University of Illinois, August 24, 1966. Eighteen numbered sheets, printed rectos only. Minor pencil annotation in Ginsberg's hand at head of first page. During the debate Ginsberg questioned at some length the notion of bad trips, citing exaggerated examples of LSD casualties reported by the press, in particular the New York Post, and took issue with the language of psychosis..... More about Seminar on Marihuana and LSD Controls
NY: privately published by the author, December 1970. First edition (one of c. 300 copies). 4to. Original duplicated sheets, stapled. 18pp., plus cover page and table of contents. SIGNED and inscribed by Allen Ginsberg on the front cover in blue ink – “300 Xmas copies 1970 N.Y.C.” - with small holograph emendations by him on pages 10 and 18. A bibliography compiled by Ginsberg of source materials on “Addiction Politics, 1922-1970”, “ ‘Crime in Streets’ Caused by Addiction Politics”, “Narcotics Agents Peddling Drugs”, and “CIA Involvement with Opium Traffic at Source”. The compendium was..... More about Documents on Police Bureaucracy's Conspiracy Against Human Rights of Opiate Addicts &...
SF: privately printed, July 1971 (cover sheet states: “For 6 P.M. EDT Release Wednesday July 14, 1971, Bastille Day!”). Nine quarto sheets printed recto only, stapled in upper left corner. A polemical statement written (in fact, dictated) anonymously by Ginsberg in his ultimately successful attempt to free Leary from prison in Switzerland and gain him safe political asylum. The last page prints the names of 25 of the statement's sponsors (named ‘San Francisco Bay Area Prose Poets’ Phalanx’ by Ginsberg). As well as Ginsberg, these include Ken Kesey, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Robert Creeley, Lenore Kandel..... More about Declaration of Independence For Dr. Timothy Leary (July 4, 1971): Model Statement in defense of...
SF: privately printed, July 1971 (cover sheet states: “For 6 P.M. EDT Release Wednesday July 14, 1971, Bastille Day!”). Variant (presumed later) issue, with thirty names, along with an additional seven names written out in blue ink in an unknown hand (these include Ed Sanders, Robert Duncan and Gary Snyder). Two old horizontal mailing folds; brief inscription to verso of last page; o/w Near Fine. More about Declaration of Independence For Dr. Timothy Leary (July 4, 1971): Model Statement in defense of...
SF: Hermes Free Press, July 1971. First edition, limited to 200 copies. Pamphlet (two folded sheets of recycled lavender paper printed in black [8pp.]). The lower wrapper prints the names of thirty of the statement's sponsors. Allen Ginsberg has SIGNED this copy in black ink below the list, and added to it the names of Robert Duncan and Joanne Kyger. This edition, printed by the Hermes Free Press (an offshoot of Zephyrus Image), contains minor revisions and a re-ordering of the text from the previous editions. Fine. More about Declaration of Independence For Dr. Timothy Leary July 4, 1971: Model Statement in Defense of the...
NY: The Viking Press, 1975. First edition. Qtr. Cloth. 258pp. Illustrated, including reproductions of artworks produced under LSD. The author’s first book, published following 18 years of research in Czechoslovakia and the US. Contains a chapter describing the profound effect LSD commonly has on artists in regards to their visual perceptions of colour and objects, with Grof noting that such usage often evolved into an expanded understanding of the art and artists around them: “Many individuals experiencing such changes report that their perception changed in the direction of Seurat’s or Van Gogh’s paintings and that the..... More about Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research
London: Peter Owen, 1975. Two volumes (264pp. + 160pp.). First editions. Volume 1- The Founding of the Modern Tradition: From Coleridge to Crowley. 264pp. Illustrated. Preface by Brian Aldiss. Contributors include De Quincey; Coleridge; Théophile Gautier; Charles Baudelaire; Gerard De Nerval; Wilkie Collins; Arthur Rimbaud; W.B. Yeats; Aleister Crowley; and others. Near Fine in dw. Volume 2 - The Psychedelic Era: From Huxley to Lennon. Contributors include Timothy Leary (“LSD is Air”, a reprint of a portion of Trip 16 of “High Priest”, and the first appearance under this title); Alan Watts; William J. Craddock; Andrew..... More about The Hashish Club: An Anthology of Drug Literature
Np.: Axle Publications, 1963. First edition. Photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled. Unpaginated (12pp.). Design by Julian Allen (later a renowned illustrator) and Sebastian Carter (of the Rampant Lions Press); photographs by Harriet Crowder (later known for her images of William Burroughs). An enquiry into the extent and nature of drug addiction in Britain, the fifth in a series of five booklets on pressing questions of the day commissioned by the editors of Axle Quarterly - Alan Blaikley, Ken Howard, and Paul Overy (their magazine published early work by, among others, Ray Gosling, Gillian Freeman, Simon Raven, and Alexis Lykiard, whose..... More about Hooked: Drug Addiction - How Big is the Problem?
Second state ($1.50 price and ‘collectors' edition’ printed on the front cover) of the premiere issue of the most celebrated of all dope mags, founded by the head of the Underground Press Syndicate and cannabis rights activist, Thomas King Forçade. Illustrated throughout. Contents include “Recollections of a Lady Dealer”; an excerpt from “Terra II” by Timothy Leary; Tantric yoga; hemp; John Wilcock; more. Very Good plus. More about HIGH TIMES - The Magazine of High Society #1 (NY: Summer 1974
NY: High Times, 1976 + 1978. 30 sq. cm. and 28 sq. cm. Two High Times calendars, each one reproducing twelve full-page colour photographs, including close-ups of Nepalese, Afghan, Colombian Gold, Lebanese Oil, Hawaiian Kona, Bolivian Rock, Victory Garden Sinsemilla, Hawaiian Kona buds, Psilocybe Cubensis, Red Lebanese Hash Oil, Santa Marta Gold, Peyote Buttons, Silk Thread Thai, Lebanese Blonde, and other delicacies. Lower corner pinholes and some creasing to 1977 calendar; diagonal crease to 1979 calendar; o/w Very Good. More about HIGH TIMES CALENDARS 1977 & 1979
NY: Stonehill, 1978. First edition. The scarce clothbound issue. 4to. 418pp.+ 24pp. colour photo-insert. Profusely illustrated throughout, including many rare graphics from the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Library. Main contributors are the drug historians Michael Aldrich, Michael Horowitz and Richard Ashley. One of the four appendices (30pp.) prints “Trans-High Market Quotations”, a record of international dope prices based on actual transactions between July 1976 and August 1978. A Very Good plus copy in slightly edge-torn dw. Overall, an excellent copy of the most complete reference work ever published, and the first of its kind anywhere..... More about HIGH TIMES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RECREATIONAL DRUGS
Sarasota, FL: MAPS (The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), 2005. New edition of the English translation by Jonathan Ott, published to mark the author's 100th birthday and featuring a new 17pp. foreword by Stanislav Grof and a new 2pp. preface by Hofmann. 8vo. Purple cloth, lettered in gilt. 232pp. + 16pp. photo insert in colour and b/w. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies SIGNED by both Hofmann and Grof on the title page. A memoir and reflections by the first person to synthesize, ingest and discover the psychic effects of LSD, including recollections of his meetings..... More about LSD, My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science
NY: Abelard-Schuman, 1974. First US edition. Black cloth. 256pp. The autobiography of the British academic who, at the suggestion of Aldous Huxley, brought LSD to Harvard and turned on Timothy Leary, setting in train the ‘60s psychedelic revolution. Light shelfwear to lower edges, o/w Very Good plus in the Joseph del Gaudio-designed dustwrapper. More about The Man Who Turned On The World
4to. Colour printed wrappers, sewn binding. 82pp. + reproduction of a Tibetan woodcut printed in red on rice paper + ads. The second issue (of only three published) of this Anglo-Nepalese poetry journal, co-edited by Michael Hollingshead with Kristof Jastrzebski-Glinka (and others). Hollingshead and Jastrzebski-Glinka, a Polish poet with a degree in Sanskrit, first met at a hippie ashram in the late ‘60s, and later lived at the psychedelic Pure Land Ashram, a commune established by Hollingshead on the Isle of Greater Cumbrae. Jastrzebski-Glinka subsequently became active in the free festival movement in the mid-‘70s... More about FLOW International Quarterly Volume 1, #2 – ‘Year Of The Iron Dog’ (Kathmandu, Nepal: nd....
Approx 724 words and 826 words respectively. In the first letter, Hollingshead writes to Harris that he is “eager and anxious to hear about HOMEGROWN Vol 1 No 1”, announces his plans to “bring out FLOW again… limited to 1,000 copies” (it was published in January 1978), and mentions his “old friend from many years back”, Ira Cohen, who “has been putting out several limited signed editions of his own and friends’ poetry printed on Nepalese rice paper”. Further on, he wonders if Harris still wants him “to keep an eye out for exceptional material that..... More about Two typed aerogramme letters signed, the first to Lee Harris, editor of Home Grown magazine,...
Each 34pp.-62pp. Illustrated throughout with colour and b/w photographs, cartoons and drawings. Edited and published by Lee Harris. A complete run of Europe's first dope magazine, including the re-issue of #1 from Winter 1982/83, which features some additions and deletions. Both these editions of the first issue, as well as the last, have been SIGNED by Lee Harris. His opening editorial stated the magazine’s aim as “presenting an enlightened and informative, as well as entertaining, attitude to dope and related subjects - views and approaches not expressed by the popular press and other media.”... More about HOME GROWN #1-10 (London: Alchemy Publications, June 1977 - Winter 1981) - all published +...
Mimeographed sheets, each printed on both sides. The first, addressed to Prof. Dr. J. Ariens Kappers, concerns “the subject of the lecture delivered at the ceremony of being accepted as Professor Extraordinary in Neuro-Anatomy at the University of Amsterdam on May 17th, 1965, entitled: ‘Some Modern Conceptions About The Structure And Function Of The ‘Eye Of Shiva’, The Pineal Gland Or Epiphysis”. The second is addressed “to Prof. Dr. P.C. Kuiper, head of the mental clinic in Amsterdam where he [Huges] was kept for three weeks as an involuntary ‘patient’ after performing a trepanation on himself” (Huges..... More about Two open letters by Bart Huges, dated Amsterdam August 23 and December 31, 1965 respectively
Amsterdam: Foundation for Independent Thinking, (1970). First edition (second issue, 1971?). 8vo. Illustrated printed wrps., stapled. 38pp. Text in English (trans. Joe Mellen). A collection of writings intended by Huges to complement his eight-foot long scroll, “Homo Sapiens Correctus” (1964), including his “Considerations on reading ‘The Psychedelic Experience Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead’ ”, Richard Hübner’s “Secrets of the Good Tripper” (reprinted from Moksha #7, 1968), song lyrics by Joe Mellen (two of them, “The Great Brain Robbery” and “Brainbloodvolume”, were recorded by Julie Felix), and a transcript of Mellen’s 1966 interview with Huges (5pp.)..... More about Trepanation. The Cure for Psychosis
Amsterdam: F.I.T. (Foundation of Independent Thinking), 1973. First edition. 16mo. Wrps., tape-bound. Unpaginated (56pp., rectos only). Printed in blue, with 12 colour illustrations on transparent parchment paper. Text in English. Includes sections on “The Mechanism of Brainbloodvolume”, “Drugs and psychovitamins”, “The Ego”, and a 20pp. glossary of terms. The introduction outlines a method of studying the mechanism of bloodbrainvolume and instructs the reader to assume “the position of Bauer-on the floor with knees and elbows on cushions - read aloud the ‘Text Book of Brainbloodvolume’ whilst copying it by hand ten times on paper equal in..... More about Text-book of Brainbloodvolume
Amsterdam: Foundation for Independent Thinking, nd. First edition (c. 1986). 4to. 24pp. + cover sheet, printed rectos only. Stapled at top corner. A transcript in English of Huges’ talks on the mechanism of brain blood volume, and more, “broadcasted in 1985 and 1986 in Dutch and in English on radio Rabotnik and on cable radio X in Amsterdam.” Last page detached from staple; cover sheet slightly creased at lower right corner; some age-toning and light soiling; o/w Very Good in clear plastic sleeve. More about Bart Huges' Talks on Medicine
NY: Caedmon, 1973. Double LP record (TC 2074). Gatefold sleeve, with cover photograph of the author by Philippe Halsman and liner notes by Philip Thody. Features interviews with Huxley conducted by John Chandos recorded on July 7 and 11, 1961 in London, including a final section on psychedelic drugs. In her biography of Huxley, Sybille Bedford deals at some length with this series of important interviews, writing that “The point of the interview is that it has left us with such a characteristic record not only of Aldous’s thought but of Aldous’s way of expressing it.”..... More about Speaking Personally
London: Hassle Free Press, 1978. First edition. Stapled wrps., 48pp. Illustrations throughout by Pam Ellis and Cliff Harper. Includes “A Brief Historical Introduction” by Chris Render; a botanical overview; sections on seeds and storage, plant care and the perfect environment; bibliography; and more. Near Fine. More about A Guide To Growing Marijuana In The British Isles And Other Cool Climates
First printing. 4to. Wrps., 146pp., perfect bound. Edited by David E. Smith. The second issue of this long-running journal, originally conceived by Smith as a house organ for the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic of San Francisco. Contents include contributions from Timothy Leary (a text on the religious experience reprinted from the Psychedelic Review #3); John Luce (“Hippies and the Media”); Meher Baba (“LSD and the Highroads”); extensive book reviews; a bibliography on religion and mental health; research findings on congenital malformations induced by mescaline and LSD in hamsters; a report on incidents in the Haight-Ashbury and “some uncommonly..... More about JOURNAL OF PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS Vol. 1, #2 (SF: The Haight-Ashbury Medical Clinic, Winter 1967-68)...
NY: Viking, 1990. First edition. Sq. 8vo. 216pp. Well-illustrated in colour and b/w throughout, including more than 150 colour photographs by Ron Bevirt. SIGNED by Ken Kesey in bold lettering on the front free endpaper. In addition, Kesey has hand-marbled the board covers of this copy in swirling psychedelic yellow, purple and blue oil paints, one of a small number of individually hand decorated copies he made later in life, decades after he first began experimenting with marbling techniques while dropping acid and travelling on the bus ‘Furthur’. This unique example of the book, which documents..... More about The Further Inquiry
San Cristobal, NM: Toad Books, 1971. First edition. Psychedelic multi-colour wrps., 218pp. Illustrated throughout. The second Boo Hoo bible, including “The Great Millbrook Snot Bust” and “The Neo-American Church Catechism and Handbook: A Review”, the first printing in book form of two articles by Timothy Leary, and “Call to Alms for the Battle of Millbrook” by Leary, Kleps and William Haines. Wrappers slightly rubbed and creased. Very Good. More about The Boo Hoo Bible
NY: Blue Angel, Inc., 1982. 16mo. Stapled wrps., 17pp. + 3pp. ads. The first separate printing of an article originally published in the February 1981 issue of High Times under the title “See the Sacred Word and Win $100”. Near Fine. More about My Acid Trip with Groucho Marx
London: Quartet Books, 1984. First edition. Lge. 4to. Black cloth, embossed with a marijuana leaf on the upper board. Unpaginated. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photographs from Lebanon and Nepal by Suomi La Valle, accompanied by a scholarly text by John Julius Norwich, who had lived for three years in Lebanon (and first tried hashish when he was with the British Embassy in Beirut in the early 1960s): “My own purpose will be to try to put this extraordinary plant in its historical and literary perspective: to assess the effects – political, cultural and even etymological – that..... More about Hashish
4pp., folded leaflet. Leary provides a 1pp. summary of his dissertation (“The Social Dimensions of Personality: Group Process and Structure”), which focused on the notion that the therapist ought to be a “democratic participant” in the group rather than an outside authority figure (his assumptions were based on research by Harry Stack Sullivan, who held that “awareness of and changes in interpersonal behaviour are the crucial factors of the psychotherapeutic process”). Fine. More about Summary of the Dissertation… for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (in) Psychology. University...
Offprinted from Journal of Personality Vol. 20, #2 (December 1951) in a limited number of copies for the authors' use. 8vo. Tan wrappers printed in black; stapled. SIGNED by Timothy Leary on the front cover. The first separate printing of one of the first works co-authored by Leary, including diagrams of the interpersonal circle, and his early psychological model for conceptualising, organising and assessing personality behaviour and traits. Years later, while confined at California Men’s Colony Prison near San Luis Obispo, Leary took personality tests he had himself designed. Using his expertise to present..... More about The Interpersonal Dimension of Personality
NY: Pixie Records, nd. (1966). LP Record (CA 1069). Leary's second LP release, recorded at the Castalia Foundation, Millbrook, in which he discusses the effects of LSD on the nervous system, the determinants of set and setting, and the subversive nature of the drug. Front cover art of psychedelic vortex in yellow and purple; back cover photograph of Leary wearing Brooks Brothers suit, with accompanying notes by Carol Arket. Disc Very Good plus in lightly worn sleeve (slight dustiness/discolouration to back cover). More about L.S.D
Millbrook, NY: Kriya Press, 1967. First edition. Sm. 4to. Glossy wrps. with psychedelic design, stapled. 52pp. A guidebook based on the practices of the League for Spiritual Discovery, containing 20 photographs showing activities at the Millbrook commune, including a wedding ceremony at which Leary officiated. One of approximately 500-1000 copies, available at the time only via mail-order through the ashram. Lower right page corners slightly damp-affected, with very light staining to lower corners of wrappers, which are slightly rubbed and moderately age-toned; small brown mark to a few pages; o/w Very Good. One of Leary’s rarest titles. More about Start Your Own Religion
NY: NAL/World Publishing, 1968. First edition. 354pp. Photo-illustrated. Jacket photo of the author by Fred W. McDarrah. SIGNED by Leary and briefly inscribed by him on the half-title page. Review copy, with publisher's 2pp. press release printed on headed notepaper loosely inserted. The press release, dated September 20, 1968 (the book was published ten days later), begins: “The psychedelic revolution has had an unmistakable effect on everyday life in this country. Most Americans have felt its influence - without benefit of LSD - in such commonplace areas as language, popular music, art, and dress.”... More about High Priest
2pp., stapled at top left corner. Leary thanks Wenner “for the beautiful thing you have done with Rolling Stone. It’s our favourite periodical. Ralph Gleason is…the most perceptive social commentator in the country…We particularly liked your long essay on the new BEATLES. Rosemary and I have had two LSD sessions with the album - and your loving comments have added to our pleasure.” Leary's name has been written out in black ink on the first sheet, probably by Ralph Gleason, whose archive the letter came from. Two faint horizontal folds, o/w Near Fine. More about Contemporary photocopy of a holograph letter from Timothy Leary to the editor of Rolling Stone,...
NY: Douglas, 1970. LP record (Douglas 1). Gatefold sleeve featuring colour artwork by Kelley/Mouse Studios. Side A is a studio session from prepared notes; side B is a live broadcast interview in a nightclub, with Jimi Hendrix on bass, Buddy Miles on drums, and John Sebastian and Stephen Stills on guitars (all uncredited) playing in the background (the labels switch the sides around from the order given on the sleeve). Disc excellent in original purple and grey inner liner; gatefold sleeve slightly crimped and rubbed along spine, with some wear to edges and extremities, o/w Very..... More about You Can Be Anyone This Time Around + ‘Holding Together’ press sheets
NY: Douglas Book Corp., 1970. First edition of the first Douglas Books publication. Silver boards. 8vo. 154pp. Photo-illustrated. Preface by Allen Ginsberg (in which he describes Leary as a “hero of American consciousness”). Leary's account of his prison experiences in San Luis Obispo, published about three or four months after his escape, including notes from his prison diary and concluding with an account of his 1969 visit to Morocco with Rosemary Leary and a description of the psychedelic trip they took accompanied by music from their “winter guru Jimi Hendrix”. Near Fine in dw. More about Jail Notes