NY: nd. (c. early 1970). Original double-sided flyer issued by the Alpert-Hughey-Melville Defense Fund following the arrests of Sam Melville and his accomplices Jane Alpert and John David Hughey III on charges of “conspiracy to destroy government property”. Printed recto and verso in black on white stock. Illustrated with an image of Sam Melville with raised fist. 28x21.7cm. Motivated by his opposition to the Vietnam war and American imperialism, and inspired by George Metesky (the so-called ‘Mad Bomber’ of the 1940s and ‘50s), Melville operated with a small group of accomplices, including his girlfriend, Jane Alpert, and David..... More about AMERIKA IS A TIME BOMB - FREE SAM MELVILLE
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Original poster printing the slogan “Fight Back With The Angry Brigade”. Np: nd. (1971). Offset litho, printed in black ink on pale green stock. 32.8x43cm. Illustrated with two photographs, the first showing the bombed-out kitchen of Robert Carr, captioned below: “a cabinet minister’s kitchen. 2 bombs destroyed it jan. 12 1971. condemned as senseless violence. damage repaired in 3 days”. The second shows a small child by a kitchen sink in a slum dwelling, with the caption: “1 of over 2 million slums in britain damp and dry rot destroys people. people condemned to live in squalor. can..... More about Fight Back With The Angry Brigade
Also: 2pp. spread of photographs taken at the Weeley Festival; the Whole Earth Catalog centrespread; a 2pp. interview with Wavy Gravy by Jonathon Green and Rosie Boycott; Elastic Oz Band back cover ad.; more. Near Fine (unfolded). More about “Blow Up”, an extensive 3pp. cover story on the Angry Brigade, including a chronology and a...
London: Stoke Newington Eight Defence Group, nd. (1972). Silkscreened poster in black on white stock. 54x70cm. Illustrated with a large, bold image of the Angry Brigade logo. Prints a concise slogan encapsulating the aims and demands of the defence group, whose contact address and telephone number are stamped in the lower left corner. Folded three times, with slight rubbing along folds; small ink smudge to margin; slight creasing from handling, o/w Near Fine. Scarce. More about Free The Eight Wreck The State
Original poster printing the slogans "Guilty Or Not Guilty: There Can Be No Justice Under This System" and "Between Us And The Enemy Draw A Clear Line! Solidarity With The Stoke Newington 8 and Jake Prescott!". Nd. (1972). Printed offset in black on white stock. 43x34cm. Illustrated with a drawing of the trial judge (Melford Stevenson) and a photo-collage depicting the Angry Brigade defendants, police, tower blocks, claimants union protestors, etc. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Fine. More about Guilty Or Not Guilty
Original poster announcing a demonstration at the Old Bailey on June 6 (1972) - “They’re Fighting Back In The Court, They Need Your Support”. Offset, 43x34.2cm. Illustrated with a raised fist of defiance emerging from behind prison bars. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Near Fine. More about The Stoke Newington Eight On Trial For The Angry Brigade Bombings
London: Stoke Newington Defence Group, nd. (1972). 8vo. Stapled wrps., 32pp. Illustrated with collages, cartoons, graphics and photographs. Expresses solidarity with the Angry Brigade and the Stoke Newington Eight and critiques the Left’s response to them. Upper wrapper slightly soiled; lower wrapper creased; o/w Very Good. More about If You Want Peace Prepare For War
Original poster printed circa December 1972 in the aftermath of the Stoke Newington 8 trial, a “pantomime [that] cost the workers over a million pounds”. Offset, printed in blue on thin pale yellow stock. 43x30.5cm. Illustrated with images of the five defendants who were given jail sentences - Jake Prescott (previously sentenced to 15 years, subsequently reduced to 10), Anna Mendelssohn, Jim Greenfield, Hilary Creek and John Barker, all sentenced to 10 years for conspiracy to cause explosions; the others were acquitted. Under the sections ‘What happened?’, ‘Why were these people picked on?’ and ‘Where do We Go..... More about The £1,000,000 Confidence Trick
Original poster announcing a ‘Teach In’ organised by the Stoke Newington Defence Group on “the trial, political laws, courts, prisons, police” to be held at North London Polytechnic, February 17 (1973). Printed in black and pink on white stock. 45.5x32.1cm. Features a bold illustration of the Angry Brigade emblem. Near Fine. More about Teach In
Ed. Ben Morea and Ron Hahne. Single broadsheets, each folded once to make 4pp., with front covers designed by Ben Morea. Illustrated. A near consecutive run of seven issues, from a total of ten published. Sold for a nickel, mostly on the Lower East Side, Black Mask was put together by Ben Morea and Ron Hahne, who shared an interest in anarchism and the political elements of Dada and Surrealism, the contemporary Black insurrections in America and the growth of international youth movements. They also expressed affinity with other radical groups, including the Situationist International in..... More about BLACK MASK #2-7 + 9 (NY: December 1966-January 1968
NY: Black Mask, nd. (1967). Flyer printed in black on both sides. 28x21.5cm. Illustrated with a painting by Aldo Tambellini with the word ‘NOW’ emblazoned across it. A text to the verso, probably written by Ben Morea and titled “Freedom is not a gift from Captain Fink” (Captain Joseph Fink was the local East Village precinct officer), begins: “The hippies have become victims of their own ideology.” The critique attacks the hippies for becoming “tools of those against whom they have supposedly rebelled” and tells them: “Baby, you haven’t dropped out - you’ve been forced out because this..... More about Freedom is Not a Gift from Captain Fink
Photographic poster, glossy paper, probably printed digitally. No place (Berkeley, CA?): Inkworks Press (?), no date (c. early 2010s?). 44.5x56cm. SIGNED by Bobby Seale in the lower left field using a blue marker pen. A relatively recent poster-size production of Wade Sharrer’s famous photograph of Li’l Bobby Hutton, the first recruit to the Black Panthers, and Bobby Seale in the California State Capitol during the Black Panther Party’s armed lobbying trip to Sacramento in May 1967. The participants were charged with disrupting the legislature while it was in session and conspiracy to commit criminal acts, though several had..... More about Li’L Bobby Hutton and Bobby Seale storming the California State Capitol at Sacramento, May 2, 1967
Tabloid format newspaper, published bi-weekly. 12pp. (incl. cover). SIGNED by Kathleen Cleaver in the margin above the masthead (Kathleen Neal joined the Black Panther Party and became the assistant editor of its newspaper in November 1967, married its co-founder Eldridge Cleaver in December, and subsequently became the party’s Communications Secretary). The paper’s front cover headline story, “Stokely Carmichael Drafted!”, reports on the draft notice recently served on him, describing how when Carmichael “first took his stand against the draft, he was virtually the only internationally known Afro-American leader to do so”. It continues by..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume I, #4 (Oakland, CA: July 3, 1967
Tabloid format newspaper, published bi-weekly. 12pp. (incl. cover). The front page editorial, headlined “Huey Must Be Set Free!” and accompanied by Blair Stapp’s famous portrait photograph of Newton, begins: “Huey Newton, Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, lies in the hospital at San Quentin State Prison, with a gunshot wound in his stomach, inflicted by an Oakland cop.” One of the doctors who treated Newton at the Kaiser Hospital in Oakland immediately after the shooting contributes an article on page 6 in which she apologises for Newton being manacled to the..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume I, #6 (Oakland, CA: November 23, 1967
Single sheet, printed on both sides. 28x21.9cm. Illustrated with a b/w photograph of Huey P. Newton. The newsletter mentions Huey Newton’s upcoming appearance at the Alameda County Courthouse, Oakland on January 16 and the rally planned on the front steps of the courthouse to coincide with it, and Stokely Carmichael’s visit to the Oakland Auditorium on February 17. Held on Newton’s birthday, the latter event turned out to be one of the largest ‘Free Huey’ rallies, with over 5000 people attending, including H. Rap Brown, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, the BPP’s civil rights attorney Charles Garry..... More about The Black Panther Ministry of Information Bulletin No. 1. Emeryville Branch, Oakland, CA: nd....
Tabloid format newspaper, published bi-weekly. 16pp. (incl. cover). Front cover photograph depicts three ‘Free Huey’ flag-bearing Panthers standing on the front steps of the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland with the caption “Free Huey… Or The Sky’s The Limit!” (‘Free Huey’ was adopted as the rallying cry for the campaign to support Huey P. Newton, who was convicted in September 1968 of the voluntary manslaughter of an Oakland PD officer; over the two year course of his trial and two appeals, the campaign continued to offer its support until the charges were overturned and Newton was released on..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume II, #5 (Oakland, CA: September 7, 1968
Np.: nd. (1968). Original badge, printed in black on a gold ground. 3cm. diameter. Illustrated with a photograph of Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver, who ran for president as the Peace and Freedom Party candidate in 1968 (the same photograph was printed alongside his interview for the December 1968 issue of Playboy magazine). Near Fine. More about Cleaver for President
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 24pp. (incl. cover). Front cover artwork by Emory Douglas, captioned “Through the Melting Pot Into the Pig Structure”, with accompanying headline: “Racist Ethnic Groups Battle For Pig Power”. The lengthy article inside gives an historical account of the “ethnic” and often “gangland-type battles” for political power waged throughout America “for centuries” between “Italian mayors, Irish police chiefs, Jewish judges, and Anglo-Saxon Capitalists”, accompanied by photographs of “Pig Chief Cahill” (Thomas Cahill, then chief of police of San Francisco), Scarface Alioto Capone, Dutch Schultz, Machine Gun Kelly, and others. A pyramid graph..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume II, #12-14 (San Francisco, CA: November 16,...
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 24pp. (incl. cover). Christmas-themed issue with front cover artwork by Emory Douglas depicting a Pig dressed as Santa emerging from a fireplace and being held at gunpoint by Black youths. The back cover, also by Douglas, is headlined “Black Revolutionary Xmas Wishes” and illustrates various armaments with the caption below reading: “… In Order To Get Rid Of The Gun… It Is Necessary To Pick Up The Gun”. In addition, the editorial by Brenda Presley on page 4 asserts that “Point Number 3 of the Black Panthers Ten-Point Platform makes Black people aware..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume II, #18 (San Francisco, CA: December 21, 1968
No place (SF): The International Committee for Cleaver’s Defense, no date (c. December 1968). Offset poster, printed in black on off-white paper stock. 56x43.3cm. Illustrated with a large b/w photograph of Eldridge Cleaver, with caption in bold lettering below stating “Eldridge Cleaver Welcome Here”, and an invitation in smaller lettering to “Hang this Poster in your Window to let Eldridge know that your Home is also his Home and that he has found a Place of Refuge in what looks like a Long Flight from Injustice.” The poster’s appearance coincided with Cleaver’s arrest in Miami Beach..... More about Eldridge Cleaver Welcome Here
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 24pp. (incl. cover). Front cover artwork by Emory Douglas depicts a poor Black mother aiming a gun at a rat hole outside her front door, with two large rats in the foreground close to her small baby (the newspaper reprinted the same artwork on the back cover of its September 12, 1970 issue with the caption: “Kill the Greedy Slumlords!”). Page 2 prints Huey Newton’s experience of prison life, and pages 6-7 are devoted to the Panther 21, who were arrested and accused of planned coordinated bombing and long-range rifle attacks..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume III, #12 (Berkeley, CA: July 12, 1969
Two sheets (3pp.), stapled at top corner, announcing the National Conference for a United Front Against Fascism to be held in Oakland between July 18-20, 1969, outlining its aims, giving examples of the “capitalist pig power structure’s racism” (Vietnam, New York Panther 21, Chicago Conspiracy 8, etc.), and providing a registration form and “Petition Statement for Community Control of Police”. Tall foolscap (35.5x21.8cm.), printed in black on white stock. The first conference of the United Front Against Fascism, organised and led by the Black Panther Party, was established with the intention to unite the Black liberation..... More about We Must Develop A United Front Against Fascism
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 20pp. (incl. cover). Artwork by Emory Douglas on the front cover depicts a Pig being stabbed in the neck, and on the back cover a Pig bludgeoning a hippie with ‘Peace’ banner. Inside much coverage is given to the abuse meted out to Bobby Seale in prison after Judge Hoffman sentenced him to four years for 16 counts of contempt during the trial of the Chicago Eight, including an interview with him in which he describes his beatings and life inside ‘the hole’. The accompanying press release begins: “This is Bobby..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume III, #32 (Berkeley, CA: November 29, 1969
Los Angeles: Vault, nd. (c. November 1969). LP record (SLP 131). The pianist, singer, songwriter and revolutionary activist Elaine Brown’s debut LP, recorded when she was Deputy Minister of Information of the Southern California Black Panther Party. The music was arranged and conducted by Horace Tapscott (with the uncredited Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, the group of musicians he founded in Los Angeles), and one of the album's ten tracks, “The Meeting”, became known as the Black Panther National Anthem. The gatefold sleeve, designed by Emory Douglas, prints lyrics, notes by Eliot Tiegel, and a statement by Elaine..... More about SEIZE THE TIME
SF: Black Panther Party, nd. (1969). Four-panel greeting card, blank interior, with b/w artwork of a battle scarred and wounded Pig by Emory Douglas, the Party’s Minister of Culture. Measures 17.8x25.4cm. (unfolded); 17.8x12.7cm. (folded). One of a series of twelve revolutionary greetings cards that were sold by the BPP to raise funds. Prints Eldridge Cleaver’s famous definition of the Pig, included in the first issue of the party’s newspaper: “A low natured beast that has no regard for law, justice, or the rights of people; a creature that bites the hand that feeds it; a foul..... More about What Is A Pig?
SF: Black Panther Party, nd. (1969). Four-panel greeting card, blank interior, with b/w artwork by Emory Douglas, the Party’s Minister of Culture. Measures 17.8x25.4cm. (unfolded); 17.8x12.7cm. (folded). One of a series of twelve revolutionary greetings cards that were sold by the BPP to raise funds. Douglas’s image of a Pig exploded into fragments by gunshots appeared on page 8 in The Black Panther newspaper Vol. II, #2 (May 4, 1968), and the card’s accompanying slogan, one of several brought into popular use by the BPP, was used to motivate people to take control of their lives..... More about Seize The Time!
SF: Black Panther Party, nd. (1969). Four-panel greeting card, blank interior, with b/w artwork of armed Panthers by Emory Douglas, the Party’s Minister of Culture. Measures 17.8x25.4cm. (unfolded); 17.8x12.7cm. (folded). One of a series of twelve revolutionary greetings cards that were sold by the BPP to raise funds. The quotation is taken from the third page of Huey P. Newton’s 4pp. pamphlet, “In Defense of Self-Defense”, originally distributed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Black Power Forum in 1967. Near Fine. More about When a mechanic wants to fix a broken-down car engine, he must have the necessary tools to do the...
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 24pp. (incl. cover). Front cover artwork by Emory Douglas depicts an armed guerrilla with the caption: “One Of Our Main Purposes Is To Unify Our Brothers And Sisters In The North With Our Brothers And Sisters In The South”; the back cover, also by Douglas and headlined “Community Control of Police”, shows a Pig exploded into fragments and a locked bird cage containing imprisoned Pigs, illustrating the frustration with police behaviour in the Black community. Contents include extensive coverage of the various Panther trials and legal battles; “Happy Birthday Huey” messages..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume IV, #13 (Berkeley, CA: February 28, 1970
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 24pp. (incl. cover). Anti-US imperialism front cover artwork by Emory Douglas, created while he was in Algiers visiting Eldridge Cleaver (who presented the drawing to the local paper where it was first published); the back cover continues the theme, with Douglas depicting two salivating Pigs (‘Nixon’ and ‘Moshe Dyan’) nose to nose, representing Israel as the Zionist puppet state of American imperialism (page 17 outlines the role of various countries in serving imperialism, including Britain, West Germany and France). Other contents include a statement by Cleaver, “To My Black Brothers In..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume IV, #16 (Berkeley, CA: March 21, 1970
Undated (1970). Original handbill issued by the Black Panther Party, Philadelphia following the death of Dwight A. Byrd at the hands of two policemen on October 12, 1970. Printed in black on white stock, illustrated with two photographs, one of Byrd and one of “the pigs responsible for the murder”. 28x21.6cm. The final paragraph ends: “Let their sentencing before the inquest be -- Death to the Fascist Pigs!!!! Shoot to Kill!!!”. Blue ink stain; old horizontal fold; short, closed edge-tear and handling creases. More about Wanted for Murder by the Black Community
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 24pp. (incl. cover). Halloween-themed issue featuring artwork by Emory Douglas to both the front and back covers: “Trick or Treat Pigs Trick or Treat”. Page 2 prints an ad. announcing a rally in New Haven on November 3 demanding the “Immediate Release of Ericka [Huggins] and Bobby [Seale]”, and page 4 announces the future publication of a book of Emory Douglas’s revolutionary art to be titled “We will not hesitate to either kill or die for our freedom” (a slogan from one of his recent drawings), though no record of the..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume V, #18 (Berkeley, CA: October 31, 1970
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 16pp. (incl. cover). Front cover prints a large photograph of Ericka Huggins with photo-collaged images of a shackled Bobby Seale in the background. The artwork is repeated in the centrespread feature, “The Pre-Trial Motions Are Just Beginning Of The Fascist Conspiracy Against Bobby And Ericka” (both were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy; in May 1971 the jury deadlocked 10 to 2 for Huggins’ acquittal, and she was not retried; similarly, the jury was unable to reach a verdict in Seale’s trial, and the charges were eventually dropped). The back cover..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume V, #19 (Berkeley, CA: November 7, 1970
Original badge featuring a design by Emory Douglas of a Black man wielding an assault rifle and hand grenade over a blue and white starburst background. 4.5cm. diameter. The BPP-organised Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention was originally held in Philadelphia in September 1970 with the intention of drafting a new version of the US constitution. It was attended by representatives from the Black Power Movement, Asian American Movement, Chicano Movement, American Indian Movement, Anti-war movement, and the Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation movements, but the attempt to reconvene and ratify the new constitution in Washington DC in November, as..... More about Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention Washington D.C. Nov. 1970
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 12pp. (incl. cover). “The Year Of The Youth” issue, with back cover artwork by Emory Douglas depicting a young girl handling a rifle with the caption “Death To The Fascist Pigs”. Inside features, many of them reprinting articles published in issues from the previous year, include reports on the trials of the NY Panther 21 and Ericka Huggins and Bobby Seale; Huey P. Newton’s eulogy delivered “at the revolutionary funeral of comrades Jonathan Jackson and William Christmas” (both of whom had died of gunshot wounds suffered during the armed invasion of..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume V, #27 (Berkeley, CA: January 2, 1971
Tabloid format newspaper, published weekly. 16pp. (incl. cover) + 4pp. supplement by Elaine Brown. The “Free Kathleen Cleaver And All Political Prisoners” issue, published two days after Eldridge Cleaver (in Algiers) announced that he had expelled Huey Newton (in Oakland) from the Black Panther Party. Back cover artwork by Emory Douglas, captioned “Shoot To Kill”. Other contents include news from the trial of Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins; the Young Lords Party and its Rainbow Coalition with the BPP and the Young Patriots Organization (“a poor white progressive group”); a full-page “Letter from Kathleen Cleaver to..... More about The Black Panther Black Community News Service Volume VI, #6 (Berkeley, CA: March 6, 1971
Oakland, CA: April 1973. Printed on both sides in black on cream card stock, illustrated with small photos of both candidates. 28.2x10.2cm. Designed to resemble an election ballot card, providing guidance on how to vote, and advising voters to “Take this with you to the polls”. Verso prints the main policies advocated by the People’s Plan (the Black Panther Party is not mentioned). In an attempt to change its image, the Black Panther Party devoted much of its resources into winning political power in the Oakland city government, but both candidates lost, and many members subsequently left. Near Fine. More about An original Black Panther Party door hanger promoting Bobby Seale’s campaign for Mayor of...
Boston, Mass.: New England Free Press, nd. (1968). Second edition (the first was published earlier in 1968 in Nashville by the Southern Student Organizing Committee). 4to. Wrps., 32pp. In this essay, one of the founding documents of second wave feminism (sometimes referred to as the “Florida Paper”), the authors critique the “Women’s Manifesto” created by the Women’s Caucus at the 1967 Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) convention, and call for separate groups within the organisation in order to combat sexism and patriarchy within Movement organisations. In the “Handbook of Women’s Liberation” (1970), Marlene Dixon wrote: “That started..... More about Toward A Female Liberation Movement
Newspaper format. 24pp. Also: “Militant Beauty Queen Thwarted by Officials” (on a winner of the Miss America contest at the state level declaring herself an ally of Women’s Liberation); an interview with Gilbert Shelton by RAT’s editor, Jeff Shero; an update on the Chicago Conspiracy Trial; colour centrespread by Armed Love/Motherfucker Tribe (‘Black Elk Speaks’); more. Old central horizontal fold; newsprint toned, esp. along spine, with some edge-wear; o/w Very Good. More about “Have You Seen Your Baby, Mother?”, a 2pp. front cover story by Mary Hamilton on birth...
Detroit: News & Letters, January 1970. First edition. 4to. Stapled wrps., 75pp. Cover design by Rosa Tubman (a pseudonymous conflation of Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman?). “Women’s Liberation is a new voice in the freedom movement. We have just begun to recognize the totality of our oppression as women, and the necessity both to organize ourselves and to develop ourselves to fight that oppression… In the following pages, some of the many voices of Women’s Liberation speak for themselves and to each other… Women’s Liberation is so new, that for many of us this represents our first attempt..... More about Notes on Women’s Liberation: We Speak in Many Voices
A group of five documents produced by Columbia Women’s Liberation, a group founded in March 1969 on the Columbia University campus “devoted to raising consciousness of women’s oppression and to engaging in action to eliminate all forms of this oppression”. The documents include a Calendar of Events for February 1970 at the (then) women-only Barnard College; one of them featured Kate Millett as a panellist for a Women’s Liberation Teach-In. Millett entered the graduate school programme for English and comparative literature at Columbia in 1968 (she was fired from her teaching position at Barnard for helping students organise..... More about Columbia Women’s Liberation, c. 1970
Original flyer announcing a rally in Union Square (New York City) on March 7 (1970), initiated by “YAWF Women”. A short text announces the rally as the “First action in a quarter-century to commemorate March 8 as International Women’s Day, originated by a demonstration of women from the needle trades in 1908.” Printed in black on yellow stock. 28x21.6cm. The celebration of International Women’s Day as a day of struggle against women’s oppression was revived by the Women’s Caucus of Youth Against War and Fascism (YAWF), and the rally on March 7 in New York announced..... More about Rally for International Women’s Day
Berkeley, CA: Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1970. Second or third printing (considered to be indistinguishable). The first all-women created comic book, produced and edited by Trina Robbins after she joined the staff of the monthly feminist newspaper It Ain’t Me Babe as an unpaid volunteer in 1970. Inside back cover prints a photograph of the collective (Trina Robbins, Willie Mendez, Michele Brand, Lisa Lyons, Peggy and Carole), and a “commercial announcement” suggests that women’s groups raise money by selling the It Ain’t Me Babe comix. Diagonal crease to upper corner of one page; slight crimping to spine; o/w Very Good. More about It Ain’t Me Babe
Tabloid size journal, loosely bound and folded once, as issued. 20pp. (incl. cover). Illustrated. This issue, edited by Judith Brown, “a feminist who helped organize the Gainesville, Florida W.L. group and is an editor for the R.T.”, focused entirely on women. In her full-page editorial, Brown explains the radical roots of the many Pro-Woman Line papers included, and concludes that in “this issue we offer some of our ideas, about therapy, psychiatry, the family, our movement, and we offer some of our humor and our art. Women will know what we mean. Men should try to understand.”... More about THE RADICAL THERAPIST Volume 1, #3, Special Issue: Women (Minot, North Dakota: The Radical...
Unnumbered. Broadsheet, folded twice to make 4pp. Front cover depicts a woman furiously flicking the V-sign, with the headline above reading: “We are Dedicated to Liberating the Minds of Women to a Total Awareness of their Situation in Society”. Includes contributions from Hackney group member Sheila Rowbotham (on Flora Tristan, and an interview with Jamaican woman ‘Barbara’, her former next door neighbour), and others who, like Rowbotham, are identified in the bylines by their initials only. Shrew was the newsletter of the London Women’s Liberation Workshop, a collectivist federation formed in 1969, and produced in rotation..... More about SHREW (London: Women’s Liberation Workshop, October [1970
London: Women’s Liberation Workshop (Hackney, Arsenal and Highbury groups), nd. (1970). First edition. 4to. Slim wrps., unpaginated (16pp.). Front cover illustrated with cartoons of Minnie the Minx (from The Beano), Flo (Andy Capp’s wife), and a stereotyped male fantasy of a young woman, each of whom subvert their roles in search of “some women who feel the same way as me!”. An explanatory pamphlet put together by three groups from the London Women’s Liberation Workshop, beginning with a section headed “What is Women’s Liberation?”. Subsequent sections include “Is Women’s Liberation Anti-Men?” (in which they..... More about Women’s Liberation: A Beginning
NY: Notes (From the Second Year): Radical Feminism, 1970. 4to. Wrps., staple bound. 126pp. Photo-illustrated. The sequel to “Notes from the First Year”, the first theoretical journal of the modern Women’s Liberation Movement, published by Shulamith Firestone in June 1968. The anthology is organised into three sections: Women’s Experience; Theories of Radical Feminism; and Founding a Radical Feminist Movement, which itself is split into four sections: The Left Debate; Consciousness-Raising; Organizing; and Manifestoes. The latter section includes Kate Millett’s essay “Sexual Politics: A Manifesto for Revolution”, which became the basis for her first book, “Sexual Politics”..... More about Notes From The Second Year: Women’s Liberation. Major Writings of the Radical Feminists
NY: Notes From The Third Year, 1971. 4to. Wrps., staple bound. 142pp. Photo-illustrated. The third and final anthology of radical feminist writing, organised into six sections: Liberating History; Women’s Experience; Theory and Analysis; Building a Movement; The Arts; and Bibliography. The editorial points out that the journal’s contents reflect the expansion of the women’s movement, and states that “this year has seen fewer manifestoes and more work on specific issues such as prostitution, women’s literature, rape, and lesbianism. It has been a period of intensive rather than extensive analysis.” Contributors include Cellestine Ware (“Black..... More about Notes From The Third Year: Women’s Liberation
Original poster announcing the first national Women’s Liberation march for equal pay and equal rights, London, March 6, 1971. Printed offset litho in black on white stock. 58.3x44.5cm. Illustrated with a large photograph of Sheila Allen. Text along lower edge states “Sponsored by National Womens Co-ordinating Committee”. Around 4000 joined the march from Speakers Corner in Hyde Park for the rally in Trafalgar Square (among them an anonymous Germaine Greer, dressed for the freezing weather in a monk’s habit), and a petition was drawn up by the National Committee to be handed into 10 Downing Street..... More about Women Unite - National Demonstration
Boston, Mass.: Boston Women’s Health Course Collective/New England Free Press, 10th printing, November 1972. 4to. Illustrated wrps. Three gatherings of newsprint, side-stapled. 136pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings and diagrams. The first book of its kind to be written by women, for women, containing eleven sections devoted to various aspects of women’s health and sexuality. Under headings such as Anatomy and Physiology, Some Myths About Women, Venereal Disease, Birth Control, Abortion, Pregnancy, Prepared Childbirth, and Women, Medicine and Capitalism, it features factual information along with first-person stories, “meant to be used by our sisters to increase consciousness about..... More about Our Bodies Our Selves: A Course By and For Women
Np: Sisterhood Books, nd. (1973). 5 tall foolscap sheets, duplicated, printed recto and verso (9pp.). A British publication printing Robin Morgan’s keynote speech from the West Coast Lesbian Conference held in Los Angeles in April 1973. Though intended to promote harmony, the conference was quite divisive. Morgan believed that the event had been infiltrated by the Socialist Workers’ Party in an attempt to align gay and lesbian organisations with them, and the fact that Morgan herself was not a lesbian was another source of conflict. In it, she mentions the controversy surrounding Beth Elliott, previously vice-president..... More about Lesbianism & Feminism: Synonyms or Contradictions?
Tabloid newspaper format. 12pp. (incl. cover). Illustrated. The newsletter of the London Women’s Liberation Workshop: this issue, the first to appear in 1974, was produced by the Fulham and Ealing Groups. Contents include individual narratives about “early consciousness of oppression”, diary-type entries about daily life, a piece about going back to work, and the psychological experience of getting a sexually transmitted infection. Some age-toning; old central horizontal fold; o/w Very Good plus. More about SHREW - How Did We Get Here? (London: Women’s Liberation Workshop, Summer 1974
4to. Red wrps., printed in black. 18 duplicated sheets, printed recto and verso (36pp.), loosely inserted within cover, as issued. Illustrated. Edited by Charles Radcliffe and Christopher Gray, who joined forces for the second issue shortly after their meeting with Guy Debord and membership of the Situationist International (Radcliffe published and edited the first issue in July 1966). Their intention was to introduce Situationist ideas to Britain, and the issue includes a translation of Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem’s “Unitary Urbanism”, and an ad. for a British edition of Vaneigem’s “The Totality for Kids”, translated by Gray and..... More about HEATWAVE #2 (London: self-published, October 1966
Sm. folio. First and third issues staple-bound, 8pp. and 12pp. respectively; issue #2 consists of a single sheet folded centrally to make 4pp. Illustrated with photographs, détourned cartoons and old engravings, and pages from like-minded revolutionary publications Black Mask and Up Against The Wall Motherfucker. Taking their name from a slogan daubed on the wall of Newgate Prison during the Gordon Riots of 1781, the King Mob milieu came together in London in 1967, forming around the former English members of the Situationist International, with key figures Christopher Gray, Donald Nicholson-Smith, and Dave and Stuart Wise... More about KING MOB ECHO #1-3 (London: 1968-1969
An original flyer issued by the New Dawn Central Council printing a text “On the Underground” in which they argue that “the mindless advocacy of unprincipled terrorism by irresponsible individuals on the left is politically incorrect.” Np. (Berkeley, CA:, nd. (c. 1975). Printed in black on goldenrod paper, recto only. Illustrated. 27.9x21.6cm. The New Dawn Collective was based in Berkeley and called for a workers’ revolution, describing itself as an overground voice for revolutionary groups. It was associated with the Weather Underground, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Emiliano Zapata Unit (named after the Mexican revolutionary) and the New..... More about NEW DAWN PARTY
Tabloid newspaper format. 23pp. + “The Columbia Rebellion” supplement + 9pp. Spanish-language section printing Latin American news loosely bound dos-à-dos. Also: 2pp. devoted to the Black Panthers, including a discussion of their alliance with the Peace and Freedom Party; the murder of 17-year old Bobby Hutton, the Black Panthers’ first member; more. Newsprint paper slightly toned, o/w Very Good plus (unfolded). More about “Peace and Freedom Party Grows” in CHALLENGE The Revolutionary Newspaper Vol. V, #2 (NY:...
Large broadsheet newspaper, folded centrally, as issued. 10pp. Ed. John Bryan. Also: “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” by Charles Bukowski; Jack Hirschmann on Carl Solomon; John Bryan on Jeff Beck; photos from the Newport Pop Festival; ad. for “Lavender Cinema” at the Cinema Theatre (“We’re cock-sure you’ll enjoy yourself”); more. Some age-toning and light edge-wear, o/w Very Good plus. More about “A Vote for Revolution”, a front cover story by John Bryan (and others) on the Peace and...
Np., nd. (1976). Original poster printing Jan Carl Raspe’s statement (in German) on Meinhof’s murder, delivered in Stammheim on May 11 1976, two days after her death. Offset, printed in black on thin off-white stock. 60.8x41.8cm. Illustrated with a photograph of Meinhof in prison. The lower section prints two demands: that all prisoners in the armed anti-imperialist fight should be subject to the Geneva Convention, and that all RAF prisoners in Stammheim should immediately be fed together, ending with the slogan ‘Solidarität Mit Der RAF!’. Short, closed tears to lower edge; slight edge-wear and..... More about Ulrike Meinhof Ermordet (Ulrike Meinhof Murdered
Hoogeveen: Rood Verzetsfront, 1977. Original poster produced by the Dutch Red Resistance Front. Offset, printed in red and black on white stock. 42x29.8cm. Illustrated with a photograph of the captive industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer holding up an RAF placard stating (in German) “6.9.1977 Prisoner of the R.A.F.”, with the RAF logo pictured on the wall behind. The Rood Verzetsfront (RVF) formed in 1977 and published numerous pamphlets in protest against the imprisonment of members of the Red Army Faction. Faint diagonal crease to upper part, o/w Near Fine. More about Hanns Martin Schleyer Onschuldig? (Hanns Martin Schleyer Innocent?
Np. (London): no pub. (probably the Poster-Film Collective), nd. (1977/78). Offset, printed in black on white stock. Each 61x43cm. Illustrated. Texts in English. Berufsverbot (Professional Ban) was the name given to the Radikalenerlass (Anti-Radical Act) of 1972, intended to bar leftists working in the public sector. It formed part of the response to the Red Army Faction by Horst Herold, Chief Commissioner of the Federal Criminal Bureau (the BKA), and was followed in 1974 by the Lex Baader-Meinhof law, which led to the lawyers chosen by Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof being removed from their cases two weeks..... More about A set of seven posters protesting the implementation of Berufsverbot, the German state’s...
Zurich/Berlin/NY: Scalo, 1998. First edition. Sm. 4to. Illustrated boards. Unpaginated (160pp.). A collection of photographs of the Red Army Faction, from the death of Benno Ohnesorg in Berlin in June 1967, through to the murder of Hanns Martin Schleyer in October 1977. Introductory text by Proll, who was an early member of the Red Army Faction. Interviewed by Iain Sinclair for his book, “Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire” (2009), Proll, who lived undercover in Hackney during the 1970s, states that “The deaths of all those Red Army Faction people in prison are a mix of everything. I...... More about Baader Meinhof: Pictures On The Run, 67-77
The final issue of the Resurgence Youth Movement’s magazine, edited (though not stated) by Jonathan Leake and Walter Caughey. 4to. Eight stapled mimeographed sheets of varying colour paper stock, most pages printed recto and verso. Illustrated. Resurgence emerged following lectures given by Sam Dolgoff, Russ Blackwell and others at meetings of the Libertarian League in New York in the early 1960s attended by Jonathan Leake, then still a high school student, and Walter Caughey. Leake and Caughey billed their magazine as the organ of the Resurgence Youth Movement, said to be founded on August 10, 1964. It first..... More about RESURGENCE #12. Np., California: March 1967
Original poster announcing the Revolutionary Festival at Essex University, February 10-12, 1969. Silkscreen, printed in black on white stock by the Poster Workshop, Camden, north London. 77x50.7cm. Illustrated with a boldly-drawn graphic depicting a chain breaking apart. In his memoir of the 1960s, co-organiser Michael Prior described the event as “both more and less than anyone expected. A few hundred people pitched up including assorted poets and playwrights. Jean-Luc Godard wandered around filming so there is to this day, so I am told, some kind of record. A car was towed into the square and set on fire..... More about REVOLUTIONARY FESTIVAL ESSEX UNIVERSITY
i) THIS WORLD (SF: Chronicle Publishing, April 21, 1974). Tabloid newspaper format. 40pp. “The SLA Robs a Bank”, with front cover devoted to the now-famous security camera image of Patty Hearst (‘Tania’) with semi-automatic carbine inside the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco she (along with two other armed SLA members) robbed of $10,690 on April 15, 1974. The full-page report on page 5 prints another CCTV image from the robbery showing Patty with her accomplices, Donald DeFreeze (‘General Cinque’) and Camilla Hall (‘Gabi’), at the scene of the crime, and a photo-illustrated quote from Patty: “I have changed - grown;..... More about A group of 6 contemporary periodicals, each one with a front cover feature devoted to Patty...
A small poster issued to commemorate the deaths of the six Symbionese Liberation Army members who died in the LA shootout in May 1974. Offset litho, printed in purple and green on cream stock. 25.5x35.5cm. Prints an illustration of the SLA’s seven-headed cobra symbol and b/w photographs of the six members who died. The poster lists their adopted names and states: “Your love teaches us not to be afraid and gives us strength to continue the struggle”. The famous shootout at 1466 East 54th Street was one of the largest police shootouts in history, with a reported total..... More about You Live In Our Hearts
NY: Avon Books, 1988. New movie tie-in edition (originally published as “Every Secret Thing” in 1982). Wrps., 499p. SIGNED by Patty Hearst on the title page. Avon printed 135,000 copies, hoping to cash in on Paul Schrader’s film, and although Hearst went to Cannes for the premiere and did some promotion for the book, signed copies are not common. Top right corner crease to upper wrapper and extremities slightly rubbed, but overall a tight, Very Good copy with uncreased spine. More about Patty Hearst: Her Own Story
Original flyer issued by Up Against the Wall Motherfucker! Prints “The Vast Body”, a poem that also appeared in the sole issue of their magazine. Undated (c. 1968). 28x21.5cm. Printed in black on pink paper. Illustrated with a large illustration of three houseflies (“the vast body… walks on many legs… and when the vast body moves thru battlefield streets the great buildings tremble…”). Old, faint central vertical and horizontal folds; mild creasing; light soiling to recto, more so to verso; o/w Very Good. More about The Vast Body
NY: ESSO (1968). Tall foolscap flyer mimeographed from handwritten text (35.5x21.5cm.), produced by ESSO (The East Side Service Organization, sometimes known as the East Side Survival Organization), giving the Motherfuckers’ store front address of 341 East 10th Street and the date March 15th. ESSO was the ‘business name’ established by UAW/MF to encourage donations of money to help with the influx of hippie runaways and street people into the Village in the mid-‘60s. The flyer is divided into two halves printing two texts faced in opposing directions and separated by the word ‘FIREBOMB’, a provocative reference to the..... More about Firebomb
NY: UAW/MF & ESSO, nd. (Summer 1968). Handbill mimeographed from handwritten text protesting about how “Last Nite The Man Busted One of Our Crashpads”. 28x21.5cm. In Osha Thomas Neumann’s 2008 memoir, “Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker”, the handbill is transcribed on pages 71-72 amid context about UAW/MF activities and mimeograph handbill production: “The Motherfuckers have been called a ‘street gang with analysis.’ An anarchist affinity group that took a little magazine shop called Gem’s Spa as its unofficial street headquarters, they set up crash pads that were raided constantly. In this case, ‘With sorrow we had excluded our..... More about Bust Us Out Of Our Pads? We’re Back In The Streets. Street Meeting T'Nite 8PM St. Marx x 2nd Ave
Newspaper format. 20pp. Illustrated. Ed. Jeff Shero. Prints the Motherfuckers’ famous ‘BAMN’ (By Any Means Necessary) manifesto on page 7: “We Are Outlaws… We are everything they say we are and we are proud of it. We are obscene, lawless, hideous, dangerous, dirty, violent and young.” Also: Chicago Democratic National Convention issue, featuring an extensive photo-illustrated report on the week-long protests and demonstrations by Elia Katz, Gordon Bishop and David Baggins, with brief “Writers Report” from William Burroughs, Jean Genet, Terry Southern and Allen Ginsberg (incl. photos of Burroughs and Genet); plus an anti-Miss America Pageant..... More about “We Are Outlaws” in RAT Subterranean News Vol. 1, #16 (NYC: R.A.T. Publications, September 6,...
Melbourne and London: Homebrew Publications/Active Distribution, 2007. First edition. Sm. 4to. Stapled wrps., 64pp. Illustrated. Reprints original writings and collages, and features an extensive interview with Ben Morea in which he discusses the actions that the groups took part in as well as their key ideas. Morea was befriended by Julian Beck and Judith Malina in the early ‘60s before becoming the driving force of Black Mask and leading member of UAW/MF. Fine. Out-of-print and uncommon. More about Up Against the Wall Motherfucker! An Anthology of Rants, Posters and More
Newspaper format. 28pp. Illustrated. The Weather Underground’s formal declaration of ‘war’ on the US government, a pivotal moment that completed the group’s transformation from political advocacy to violent action. Dohrn recorded the declaration (and also sent a transcript of it to The New York Times), and RAT’s editorial response, a “Weather Retort”, appears on the following page: “We cannot present this Declaration in a revolutionary women’s paper without some indication of our most vehement reactions” (RAT had recently been turned into a women-only paper when activists took it over from its original editors, Jeff Shero, Alice Embree and..... More about “A Declaration of A State of War” by Bernardine Dohrn in RAT (NYC: R.A.T. Publications, June...
NYC: Liberated Guardian Collective (“and other friends of the Weather Underground”), 1971. First edition. 12mo. Wrps., 48pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED and inscribed “For peace and justice” inside the upper wrapper by Bill Ayres, former SDS leader, participant in the Days of Rage riot in Chicago in October 1969, and co-founder of the Weather Underground. The booklet collects the group’s communiqués #1-9, along with various other dispatches and documents up to May 1971. Includes the bombings of the “Hall of Injustice, Marin County Civic Center” and the Santa Barbara National Guard Armory, and the Weather-assisted escape of..... More about Outlaws of Amerika: Communiqués from the Weather Underground
Seattle, WA: Communications Co., nd. (c. 1971). Slim photo-illustrated wrps. Unpaginated (22pp.). Printed in different colour inks inside (by Clayton Van Lydegraf, a founder of Prairie Fire Organizing Committee). Illustrated with cartoons, graphics and photographs. An edited reprint of texts which had first appeared in late 1969, arguing (in a new introduction) that an “internationalist strategy of supporting, joining, and spreading wars of liberation of the oppressed peoples in order to defeat U.S. imperialism applies to the home front not only in terms of Black and Brown rebellion, but also, though in a different way, it necessarily determines..... More about The Object is to Win
Berkeley, CA: Ramparts Press, 1970 (actually 1971). First edition. 8vo. Black cloth. 519pp. Illustrated. A history and commentary on the Weather Underground + documents + “Letter From Timothy Leary”. Includes essays by Andrew Kopkind, Bill Ayers, Cathy Wilkerson, Carl Oglesby, J. Kirk Sale, Eldridge Cleaver, I.F. Stone and others. Very Good in somewhat edge-worn dw. Scarce in the clothbound issue. More about Weatherman
Flyer, nd. (c. December 1970 or early 1971). 25.7x18.7cm. Printed in black on yellow stock. Photo-illustrated. An original flyer issued in the aftermath of the arrest of six members of the Weather Underground as they were preparing to bomb the First National City Bank at 1275 Madison Avenue, New York City, an act intended as a protest on the first anniversary of the death of the Black Panther leader, Fred Hampton. The flyer identifies one of the undercover detectives who had been trailing them as “Pig Steve Weiner” who “presently wears a mustache and goatee, is..... More about Beware Enemy of the People Steve Weiner - Undercover Pig Infiltrator Agent Provocator Fink Informer
No place: Weather Underground, 1974. 4to. Mimeographed Weather Underground communiqué, 4pp. The communiqué opens - “We attack Anaconda Corporation in international solidarity with the Chilean people and their revolutionary struggle”, and concludes: “The fascists and the US corporate and government puppeteers must be isolated and defeated.” Folded twice for mailing, o/w Near Fine, together with the original mailing envelope addressed to a San Francisco bookstore, postmarked September 11, 1974. More about Weather Underground Bombs Anaconda, September 11, 1974
No place: Red Dragon Print Collective, nd. (January 1975). First edition. Sq. 8vo. Stapled wrps., 48pp. “This is a women’s book… Everything that chokes our lives and freedom living under imperialism is a women’s issue… Those institutions and forces which degrade and oppress women are our enemies, to be identified, resisted and overthrown” (from the Introduction). A message printed inside the lower wrapper states that “This book was printed underground in the US, for the people” and invites “People’s organizations… to reprint it freely”. A second, variant issue appeared in March 1975 in celebration of International Women’s Day..... More about Sing a Battle Song. Poems by Women in the Weather Underground Organization
No place: Red Dragon Print Collective (Spring 1975). 8pp. leaflet setting out the WUO’s new political-military strategy, making the argument for building a legal, above-ground organisation and reducing the role of armed struggle (“The violence of the revolution must be clearly distinguished to the oppressed and exploited people from the violence of capitalist society. People do not need us to be fearful, or to create chaos. Chaos prevails. Our task is to show the way out of the madness. All revolutionary communists love peace.”) Faint vertical centre crease; minor marginalia; o/w Very Good. More about Politics in Command by Celia Sojourn [pseud.] and Billy Ayers Weather Underground Organization
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. First edition. 374pp. + 12pp. photo-insert. Frank, inside account by former member (the first to be published), and one of the scarcer Weather Underground titles. Very Good plus in dw., slightly creased and torn on the upper left panel, and with slight wear to head and tail of spine panel. More about With the Weathermen: The Personal Journey of a Revolutionary Woman
Seattle, WA: John Brown Book Club, 1977. 4to. 44pp., including cover. Illustrated. Contains statements from the various factions and documents the struggle and eventual split within the Weather Underground Organization, which came to a head in the Hard Times Conference of 1976 where the WUO was criticised by the women’s and Black caucuses, leading to the formation of the splinter group the Revolutionary Committee. Includes the text of a tape from Bernardine Dohrn in which she repudiates and denounces “the counter-revolutionary politics and direction of the Weather Underground Organization”. Lower wrapper prints a poem by Assata..... More about The Split of the Weather Underground Organization: Struggling Against White and Male Supremacy
Original poster designed by Peter Legeria announcing “A Ritual. Pentagon. Exorcism. October 21. Washington” (1967). Illustrated with a mandala design featuring a skull and crossbones in the centre, and concentric rings with images of mushroom clouds, a Native American, Uncle Sam and Allen Ginsberg. Printed in purple and blue. 61x61cm. Late editions of the San Francisco Oracle #10 featured the image on its back page. A dramatic poster celebrating the Pentagon march, a seminal moment of the sixties counterculture that brought the anti-war demonstrators and Yippies, Hippies and Diggers together and helped rejuvenate the peace movement. Though it..... More about Exorcism of the Pentagon
NY: nd. (c. early 1968). Handbill printed in black on cerise-coloured stock. 28x21.5cm. Illustrated with the Yippie ‘New Nation’ flag depicting a marijuana leaf superimposed over a five-pointed star. The communiqué reads (in part) - “This Is Communique #1 From: The Yippie! Upperground To: Sisters and Brother Freaks Across Amerikkkka To Let You Know That All Of Us Are Very Alive And That More Of You/Us Are Getting Born Everyday… We Will Not Remain Deaf To The Righteous Rage Of The People!!!!”. Two horizontal mailing folds, old vertical centre crease, and small pin hole and minor..... More about Youth International Party Communiqué #1 with two Yippie badges, ‘Freak’ and ‘Narc’, as...
27.8x21.6cm. Printed in black on white paper stock. Illustrated. The flyer promotes the event as “a Spring Mating Service Celebrating the Equinox, a Back-Scratching Party, a Roller-Skating Rink, a Theatre… with You, Performer and Audience. Get Acquainted with Other Yippies Now, For Other Yiptivities, and Chicago Y.I.P. Festival this Summer.” Far from being a celebration, the event resulted in more than 50 arrests in what Alan Levine described to the Village Voice as “the most extraordinary display of unprovoked police brutality I’ve seen outside of Mississippi”. In “Moving Through Here”, Village Voice staff writer Don McNeill..... More about Original flyer announcing a “Yippie! Yippie! Yippie! Yip-In in Grand Central Station” (New...
Np. (New York), nd. (April 1968). Five mimeographed quarto-size sheets of different coloured paper (grey, green, cream, orange, pink), stapled once. Three sheets printed recto and verso, two printed recto only. Produced by the Yippies using Ed Sanders’ Gestafax electronic stencil cutter. In “1968: A History in Verse” (p.98), Sanders records that “Three days before the Yip-out [this] 8 page press packet was lofted unto the media” (April 18, 1968). The cover sheet prints an astrological calendar above an image of a fornicating couple and a map of the USA with a circle drawn around Chicago; the verso..... More about Festival of Life, August 25-30
Original Yippie handbill announcing an action at Macy’s department store in New York, June 8 (1968). Printed in black on white stock. 28x21.5cm. Illustrated with a photograph of an ancient (probably Aztec) sculpture. SIGNED by Paul Krassner. The handbill states: “MACY*S GIANT NEW-NATION CELEBRATION to help free us from the property fetish, macy*s will become a liberated zone Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. * wear middle-class costumes and infiltrate * ask straight shoppers not to enter * ‘PROPERTY IS THEFT’ * give away your clothing inside and demand replacements for leaving * spontaneous sculpture in..... More about Macy*s Giant New-Nation Celebration
NY: Youth International Party, 1968. Original handbill promoting the “Festival of Life, an international youth festival”, intended to run simultaneously with the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, August 25-30, 1968. Printed in black ink on white paper stock. 28.5x22cm. Reads (in part): “Already, throughout parks and vacant lots in and around Chicago, agents of the Potheads’ Benevolent Association have planted hundreds and thousands of pot seeds. The long hot summer of 1968 is expected to produce ideal weather for marijuana growing, and most of the crop should be ready for smoking by the end of August. Free people..... More about People, Get Ready
NY: Youth International Party, 1968. Original handbill printing a dense text in blue overprinted in large red letters with the words ‘Yippie!’ and ‘Chicago Aug 25-30’. 28x21.5cm. The background text prints a list of actual or imagined participants, humorous slogans and seemingly random or resonant ideas designed to evoke a carnivalesque atmosphere in advance of the Yippies’ planned Festival of Life in Chicago. Among those name-checked are the Diggers; Sharon Krebs; Steve Miller’s Blues Band; Hugh Romney; Ted Berrigan; The Fugs; John Wilcock; the Jimi Hendrix Experience; Gregory Corso; Norman Mailer; Phil Ochs; Timothy Leary; Shirley Clarke; Allen..... More about Festival of Life. Yippie! Chicago Aug 25-30
Printed in pink on a mauve ground. 3cm. diameter. The Yippie! label was coined by Paul Krassner after a group consisting of, among others, Krassner, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Robert Ockene and Keith Lampe came together in late 1967 to give hippies a political voice. Minor tarnishing to verso, o/w Fine. More about Original Yippie! badge, c. late ‘60s
NY: The Dial Press, Inc., 1968. First edition. 8vo. Pictorial boards. 232pp. Photo-illustrated. Cover photograph of the author by Richard Avedon. Hoffman’s statement of the Yippies’ goals and his account of their myth-making activities. Small bump to head of spine, o/w Near Fine in very slightly rubbed dw. Uncommon in the hardcover edition. More about Revolution For The Hell Of It (by ‘Free’
10.5x12.4cm. Printed in green on a yellow ground. Reads: “Yippie Blow Out, Conspire in Sheeps Meadow, Easter Sunday, Free the Panther 21”. All 21 members, among them Afeni Shakur, Lumumba Shakur, Jamal Joseph and Joan Bird, were acquitted by a jury in May 1971 after revelations during the trial that police infiltrators played key organising roles. Fine. More about An original, unused adhesive sticker issued by the Yippies announcing a rally held in support of...
Ed. Barney Rosset. Cover photograph by Kishin Shinoyama (later the sleeve photographer for John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s albums “Double Fantasy” and “Milk and Honey”). Also: Erich Goode (‘Marijuana and Sex’); an interview with Roman Polanski; Nat Hentoff on student rebellion; and an 8pp. b/w portfolio of Shinoyama’s erotic photographs. Trivial wear to head of spine, o/w Near Fine. More about “A Yippie Manifesto” by Jerry Rubin (13pp.) in EVERGREEN REVIEW Volume 13, #66 (NY: May 1969
SF: Straight Arrow, 1970. First edition in second issue dw. (the first issue was suppressed by World Publishing, who distributed the book for Straight Arrow; also known as the ‘Pig Mask’ jacket, it featured a nude photograph by Raeanne Rubenstein of Abbie wearing a Nixon mask and Anita Hoffman in a pig mask). 132pp. The ‘fictionalized’ memoir of life in the yippie underground by Abbie’s wife in which she recounts her life from her first LSD trip to her wedding in Central Park. Near Fine in dw. Together with: a group of four typed..... More about Trashing
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1970. First edition. 8vo. Decorated boards. 256pp. Designed by Quentin Fiore. Illustrated with photographs and graphics throughout. 6pp. introduction by Eldridge Cleaver, then living in exile in Algiers (“It is impossible for him to be a child of Amerika - no matter how he spells it. Jerry is not an Indian. He is a descendant of the invaders”). Near Fine in slightly rubbed and lightly edge-worn dw. Uncommon in the hardcover edition. More about Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution
NY: Harper & Row, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Quarter cloth. 256pp. Illustrated throughout. Printed on coloured papers. Written while incarcerated in Cook County Jail, Rubin comments on the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, the Weather Underground (to whom the book is dedicated), the Black Panthers, LSD, women’s liberation and the coming revolution. Near Fine in dw. More about We Are Everywhere
NY: Big Toe Records, nd. (1971). LP record (Big Toe 1). An anarchic sound collage of TV and radio interviews with Hoffman, recorded speeches and demonstrations, interspersed with music by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appearances by Jerry Rubin, etc. Hoffman subsequently disassociated himself from the record (later issues have a disclaimer pasted on to the back cover). Disc excellent in Very Good sleeve (some spine wear and soiling to left edge of rear panel). More about Wake Up, America!
Poster + programme announcing a performance of “Mixed Media Opera” by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman at the University of Cincinnati, April 1 (1968). Poster printed offset litho in black on white stock on recto and verso. 56x35cm. Bill Sontag’s design for the poster features an outline of a large cello with a photograph of a woman’s breasts superimposed over its upper part, a provocative reference to the arrest of Moorman and Paik on the grounds of “partial nudity” during the performance of “Opera Sextronique” in New York a little over a year earlier. The verso prints..... More about ACTION MUSIC: Spring Arts Festival '68
NY: Lovely Music/Vital Records, 1981. LP record (VR 4908). Cover art by Patrick Vitacco. Performers David Van Tieghem, Peter Gordon, ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny, Jill Kroesen and the composer. Vinyl Mint in very slightly corner-worn sleeve. More about Perfect Lives (Private Parts): Music Word Fire And I Would Do It Again (Coo Coo
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1980. First edition. 8vo. Red paper covered boards with lettering to spine in silver. 154pp. “Here is the first book ever to examine seriously - and from the viewpoint of well-known, practicing musicians - the art of improvisation and its myriad uses” (jacket blurb). The book is divided into sections ranging from the traditional uses of improvisation (in Indian music, Flamenco and Baroque music) through to its uses in church organ playing, in jazz and in rock, to developments in contemporary composition. It was based in part on a series of..... More about Musical Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music
Printed offset in black on white paper. 21.5x14cm. “Experimental Music & Dance & Theatre Works: by Erik Anderson, Andy Warhol, Dick Higgins, Steve Balkin, Al Hansen, Yoko Ono, John Herbert McDowell, Diter Rot, Christo, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Charlotte Moorman, Alison Knowles, Liz Keen, T. Kosugi.” Monday nights, the traditional day for theatres in New York to be closed, were sometimes made available for experimental performances (for example, George Brecht and Robert Watts’ “Monday Night Letters” at the same venue in 1964/65). Reproduced on p.69 in “Al Hansen - An Introspective”, though incorrectly dated 1964. Fine. More about Flyer announcing “World Theatre” presented by H. Solomon & Steve Balkin at the Cafe Au Go...
Np.: RRRecords, nd. (1988). LP record (RIP-005). White labels; plain white sleeve with xeroxed sheet printing illustrations and track listings pasted to front cover, as issued. Contains “The City Wears A Slouch Hat”, Cage’s score for Patchen’s half-hour radio play, performed by the Columbia Radio Workshop in Chicago, May 31, 1942, and Cage’s compositions, all from 1942, “Imaginary Landscape #2 and #3, performed by the Hague Ensemble, and “Primitive”, played by the composer, pianist and Cage associate, Richard Bunger. Near Mint in sleeve. More about John Cage/Kenneth Patchen