including both pink and yellow variants of the ‘Please Plant a Flower Child’ poster issue . Edited by Richard Neville, and (later) Felix Dennis and Jim Anderson (guest editors include John Wilcock, Germaine Greer, Paul Lawson, Andrew Fisher, and Jonathon Green). Art direction by Martin Sharp, Jon Goodchild, Philippe von Mora, Felix Dennis, David Wills, Richard Adams, Pearce Marchbank, Barney Bubbles and others, with photography by Bob Whitaker, Keith Morris, and Steve Dwoskin. Known as London Oz up to and including issue #19 (March 1969), thereafter simply as Oz (the name derived from the monthly satirical magazine founded in Sydney..... More about OZ #1-48 (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., January 1967-November 1973) - all published
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Special Surprise Issue!, featuring Martin Sharp’s ‘Plant a Flower Child’ fold-out photo-collage poster based on Bob Whitaker’s photographs of identical twin girls (Michelle and Nicole Aloszko) posing amidst a field of marguerite daisies. Yellow version. Folded in four, as issued (but not in half again, as is often the case). Measures 114x77cm. (unfolded); 28.8x38.6cm. (folded). Oz magazine’s first and last poster issue (Customs and Excise claimed that it was subject to a 27.5 per cent poster tax). A Near Fine copy, with no edge-tears and only one tiny split at centre fold. The yellow variant is..... More about OZ #5 - Plant A Flower Child (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., June 1967
Special Surprise Issue!. Pink version. Folded in four, as issued (but not in half again). 114x77cm. (unfolded); 28.8x38.6cm. (folded). A Near Fine copy, with no edge-tears or splitting to the folds. More about OZ #5 - Plant A Flower Child (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., June 1967
London: 1967. Printed offset litho on thin white paper in black and red on a gold ground. 76.7x50.5cm. The rare original printing of Sharp's poster, made for the Legalise Pot Rally in Hyde Park on July 16th, 1967 and intended for flyposting. The collaged artwork features nineteenth century ethnographic engravings from ‘The Races of Mankind’, a work of 1873 by Robert Brown, images from which were discovered by Sharp in an old copy of National Geographic magazine. Peter Ledeboer told this cataloguer that he paid £60 to Vince Stitt to flypost the print run of 600..... More about Legalise Cannabis: The Putting Together of The Heads
London: Big O Posters Ltd., 1967. Poster printed offset litho in red and black on gold metallic foil paper. 74.7x49.6cm. Sharp’s classic psychedelic rendition of Bob Dylan (later adapted by him for the cover of Oz #7). Sharp created the poster as a tribute to Dylan at Joubert Studios in Chelsea, a bijou space he shared with Bob Whitaker before moving into the Pheasantry next door. He was assisted by his Finnish girlfriend, Eija Vehka-aho, whose multitudinous compass drawn circles (inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s knot design and the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley) became Dylan’s hair, surrounding the..... More about Blowing In The Mind
Decorated with a psychedelic motif in orange and green, almost certainly designed by Jon Goodchild. 29.7x20.9cm. Prints the magazine’s address at 38a Palace Gardens Terrace at the top left corner, and along the lower edge, the names of the editors (Richard Neville and Paul Lawson), the business manager (Andrew Fisher), the advertising manager (John Leaver), the address of Jon Goodchild’s design studio, and distribution info. Fine. More about A sheet of OZ Publications Ink Ltd. letterhead stationery, c. 1967
Ed. Richard Neville. 54pp. Louise Ferrier pictured on the front cover. Includes the Che Geuvara [sic] poster (darker pink version), but lacks the scarce ‘Yoko Ono at the Saville’ flyer (though a facsimile of the rare colour variant is supplied). Contents include Martin Sharp (“The Circus is in Town”); Richard Meltzer; Andy Warhol; Bulletin No. 12 from the Psychedelic Information Centre; more. Due to its multi-coloured overprinting, this issue was sometimes advertised by underground bookshops (and later by Oz itself) as being “the most unreadable Oz ever”. Near Fine. More about OZ #8 (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., January 1968
A glossy card printing a sarcastic conversation between Oz advertising manager John Leaver and Felix Dennis, originally intended for publication in the Advertiser’s Weekly (the card claims it refused to run it), c. April 1968. Printed in black on coated white card stock. 17.9x11.5cm. Illustrated with a small image of the Hapshash cover from Oz #4 and photobooth images of two “OZ staff deliberating whether to advertise for advertising in this journal” (a beardless Felix Dennis and John Leaver). Dennis, then still an Oz ‘pusher’, before he took over from John Leaver (who moved to Time Out), is..... More about Banned!
London: Big O Posters Ltd., nd. (c. April 1968). Original colour offset litho poster printed on matt white paper. 73.5x49cm. Sharp’s psychedelic tribute to Van Gogh, an artist he’d been fascinated by ever since his mother bought his father a print of “The Painter on the Road to Tarascon” to hang on the wall of his doctor’s surgery on Macquarie Street in Sydney just after the war (it was an image he returned to many times, and ‘The Magic Theatre’ issue of Oz, published at the time of the Van Gogh exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London..... More about Vincent
London: Big O Posters Ltd., nd. (1968). Original colour offset litho poster printed on semi-gloss white paper stock. 76x49.5cm. Sharp first met Eric Clapton at the Speakeasy sometime around April 1967, a meeting that marked the beginning of a long friendship and various collaborations, including album cover designs for Cream, a group Sharp had never heard of before their first meeting (he hadn’t heard of Clapton either). Lower part of verso dampstained, not visible from the front; minor crease to upper edge, o/w Near Fine. More about Cream
Offset litho poster, printed in yellow, red, pink and blue inks on thin white stock. 75x50.5cm. The acid-drenched blacklight poster was printed by The Word for Oz magazine to promote the Legalise Pot Rally held in Hyde Park on July 7th, 1968, a follow-up to the previous year’s event. It features a drawing of a long-haired, bearded mystic by John Hurford (only really visible under ultraviolet light), overlaid with an ink drawing by Martin Sharp of a mind-blown hippie smoking a joint, wild flowers sprouting everywhere from his head. Sharp’s hippie had originally appeared in April..... More about Show Your Head (Legalise Pot Rally
Ed. Richard Neville. 40pp., with outer cover fold-out in blue, pink and gold by Michael English and ‘Legalise Pot Rally’ interior front cover by Martin Sharp (based on the ‘Show Your Head’ poster, item #152). Contents include an interview with Tuli Kupferberg; Jean-Jacques Lebel on the events in Paris; David Widgery and Angelo Quattrocchi (Agit Oz); Martin Sharp’s “The Mission of Hubert Sanguine - a reasonably average man in the street”; dialogue from ‘Don’t Look Back’; lengthy review of ‘2001: A Space Odyysey’; ad. for Middle Earth (Pink Floyd, Will Spoor, Oz Night); more. Cover intact..... More about OZ #13 - Double cover issue (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., June 1968
Unpaginated (48pp., including cover). Printed in colour and b/w. The first purely visual issue of Oz, created by Martin Sharp at the Pheasantry with Philippe Mora, and conceived by him as an endless circle: “It’s a circular magazine. The back goes into the front and keeps going around” (quoted in Joyce Morgan's biography, p.136). Sharp’s reworking of Van Gogh’s self-portrait, which appears on page 42 in the magazine, is also accompanied by a brief quote from the artist: “Life is probably round”. In "Hippie Hippie Shake" (p.126), Richard Neville describes this issue as “a forty-eight page rush-hour of..... More about OZ #16 - The Magic Theatre (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., November 1968
46pp. Includes Andrew Fisher’s 8pp. photo-illustrated, interview-based piece on the London chapter of the Hell’s Angels (the story of their brief occupation of the Arts Lab’s squatters’ hotel on Drury Lane is told by Jim Haynes, one of the interviewees); plus “The Situationists are Coming” by Angelo Quattrocchi; Peter Buckman; double-page dayglo cartoon strip by Philippe von Mora; full-page art by Mike McInnerney; the Incredible String Band; Jimmy Page interviewed by Felix Dennis; Jann Wenner interview; more. Near Fine. More about OZ #20 - Hell’s Angels (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., February 1969
A Special Broadsheet produced for Play Power, Exploring the International Underground. London: Jonathan Cape, printed December 10th, 1969 (stated). Unfolded. 101x76cm. The poster was intended by Richard Neville to present a series of significant dates based on the research for his book, beginning in January 1965 and brought up to the present day (December 1969). It was designed and conceived as a game by Jon Goodchild, then working at Rolling Stone in San Francisco, and modified by Richard Neville and Jim Anderson using a golfball typesetter (Felix Dennis also assisted with the final paste-ups). In order to photograph..... More about HEADOPOLY - an Underground Almanac Poster-Game
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First edition. Yellow paper covered boards. 362pp. SIGNED by Richard Neville and Martin Sharp on the title page. ‘Headopoly - an Underground Almanac Poster-Game’ loosely inserted in rear pocket, as issued. Psychedelic dustwrapper design by Martin Sharp, whose illustrations also appear on the title page. Neville began writing the book in 1968, commissioned and coaxed by Ed Victor at Cape. Its working title, ‘Flower Power’, was changed late on to ‘Play Power’, the concept of playfulness seen by Neville as both matching his mood and fundamental to the counterculture. Appendices..... More about Play Power: Exploring the International Underground
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First edition. Yellow paper covered boards. 362pp. Rear pastedown slightly foxed, o/w Very Good in slightly edge-worn Very Good plus (unclipped) dw. (preserved in a mylar jacket protector). Minor foxing to verso of ‘Headopoly’ poster insert, o/w scarcely opened. More about Play Power: Exploring the International Underground
46pp. Includes David Nutter’s front cover photograph (directed by Jim Anderson) of Steve and Jenny, two members of The Living Theatre; back cover ‘artoon’ by Martin Sharp; Candy Darling nude centrespread; Germaine Greer (“The Slag heap Erupts”); a letter from Rufus Harris of Release (“Caroline is nice”); full-page Lennon/Ono “Instant Karma” ad.; Albie Thoms on “Acid Flix” (Tony Conrad, Bruce Conner, Scott Bartlett); Bill Levy’s account of being held for five days in Harwich and thrown out of England following Scotland Yard’s investigation into his alleged smuggling of thousands of copies of Suck into the country; Peter Buckman on the..... More about OZ #26 - Pussy Power (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., February 1970
46pp. Front cover by Robert Crumb. Oz magazine’s response to the spate of anti-LSD hysteria in the press. Contents include Martin Sharp’s double-page spread, “Acid is Good For You”; “The Acid Facts” text and graphic; “The Chemical Revolution: To Trip is Human, To Revolt Divine!”; “14 Ways of Looking at Charles Manson… and one way of talking to him”; Michelene Wandor’s reply to Germaine Greer’s call for cunt power in the previous issue “(The movement doesn’t seek the replacement of penis power by cunt power, or any generalised power. It seeks the involvement of all women, cutting across..... More about OZ #27 - Sex Fair Special (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., April 1970
An 8x10 b/w group photograph of the Oz school kids with Richard Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis, taken by David Nutter in April 1970 in the back garden of the Oz office, 38a Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill (originally published in Oz #28 with tonal variations). Vintage print. Among those pictured are Charles Shaar Murray, Deyan Sudjic, and Vivian Berger, creator of the Rupert Bear parody for the Schoolkids issue that the Obscene Publications Squad deemed particularly offensive. Very Good plus. More about OZ SCHOOL KIDS
38pp. The Cunt power issue of Oz, featuring Germaine Greer’s article, “The Politics of Female Sexuality”, and her Phun City Bikini and Keep it Warm Cock Sock (both embroidered with wool by her); plus Judith Malina interviewed by Danne Hughes; Michelene Wandor in New York (“Passport: Amerika or a brief guide to womancipation”); Danae Brook on hermaphroditism; news on the Oz bust; Emmett Grogan (2pp.); “Sexual Politics: A Manifesto for Revolution” by Kate Millett; conversations with Anaïs Nin by Jim Anderson; full-page inside back cover ad. for Phun City; back page photo of Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested; more... More about OZ #29 - Cunt Power (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., July 1970
46pp. + Mike McInnerney’s Jimi Hendrix poster/Oz News International Film Festival Supplement (includes report that the New Arts Lab refused to allow Otto Muehl to perform there). Contents include double-page collage “Communal Life in America”; the hippie trail to India; “Conversation with a CIA Agent”; Germaine Greer on Hendrix; Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm interviewed by Michelene Victor; Neal Phillips in Ibiza; tales from hip destinations, including “Marrakhash Sexpress” by Jim Anderson and Peter Till’s biomorphic atlas; “Good Times in San Francisco!”; Hotcha!; Australian surfing; back page ad. for The Mothers’ “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”; more... More about OZ #30 - Fun Travel Adventure (London: OZ Publications Ink Ltd., October 1970
Photographer unknown (possibly Joe Stevens or David Nutter). Measurements 26x37.5cm. + 37.6x24.5cm. Both prints mounted on 2mm. board. The photographs’ origins are unclear, but Richard Adams suggests that they probably date from autumn 1970 and may have been publicity shots commissioned by Sonny Mehta of Paladin, who published the first paperback edition of ‘Play Power’ in February 1971. The landscape shot of Neville looking to the camera was the basis for Adams’ illustration of Neville dressed in school uniform that was used for the cover of the second paperback reprint, issued shortly after the trial (Neville apparently disliked..... More about Two large board mounted publicity photographs of Richard Neville, taken in the Oz office on...
A gilt-edged printed invitation to the preliminary hearing into the Schoolkids Oz obscenity charge, held at Marylebone Magistrates Court on October 1st, 1970. Printed in black and grey on thin white card, decorated with a pale green border and gilt edges. 9x11.5cm. This invite to ‘the first of a series of Obscene Courtroom Dramas’ was mailed out to Oz subscribers and sympathisers, and suggests ‘Fancy Dress optional’ and R.S.V.P. Obscene Publications Office, New Scotland Yard. The three editors dressed up in schoolboy attire for the occasion, hired from a theatrical costumier’s, and the public gallery was packed as..... More about OZ INVITE TO PRELIMINARY HEARING
5.5cm. diameter. The badge was first offered for sale in Oz #32 in January 1971 (the Granny on the front cover is wearing one), with new colours advertised in Oz #41 (April 1972). It reproduces Keith Morris’s front cover photograph from Oz #24 of Lee Heater and his acid-tipped tongue. Heater was a grungy Texan super-freak connected to the Brotherhood of Eternal Love in California who hung out at Oz, crashed in the back room at Richard Neville’s basement flat with a basket of kittens and an illuminated fish tank (spiking his tea with LSD), and once stood..... More about A ‘Guaranteed Oz Beautiful !Freak!’ badge in orange and blue (positive photo image
No place: no date (c. 1971). Offset litho poster printed in red and blue on off-white paper. 48x60.5cm. A later variant of the original 1968 silver foil poster, designed for backlit projection. This copy lacks the blank section to the right of the image and the edges appear to have been trimmed, possibly to allow for the poster’s use as a lampshade cover (apparently an intended purpose for it). Short closed tear to left edge, with small puncture 4cm. from the edge; four old corner pinholes; o/w Very Good plus. An extremely rare variant of Sharp’s..... More about Live Give Love
Printed in pink and blue on white stock. 56.2x37.6cm. Illustrated with an old engraving of a Bacchanalian procession of semi-clad men, women and children with cattle and sheep (one of the men depicted has a policeman’s helmet added). The poster prints the eclectic line-up (Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come, Viv Stanshall’s Seanhead Showband, Gene Vincent’s Houseshakers, the Pink Fairies, Egg, Roy Harper, and “Holding it all together”, John Peel), lists the various ticket outlets, and provides details of another benefit event to be held on the following day at the Rudolf Steiner Hall, near Regent’s Park (The Sensuous Muse..... More about A poster designed by David Wills announcing the Oz Police Ball, a benefit concert for the Oz...
Sydney: Reid Books, nd. (April 1971). 4to., magazine format. Unpaginated (36pp., including cover). Printed in black on white paper stock. A spectacular continuous collage of cartoon psychedelia, acid imagery, clippings and cut-up texts, compiled by Sharp in Sydney following his return from London in late 1970. Described by Joyce Morgan in her biography as “part manifesto, part scrapbook, part autobiography”, it was intended to accompany his upcoming exhibition (The Incredible Shrinking Exhibition) at what would become The Yellow House at 59 Macleay Street (named after Van Gogh’s Maison Jaune). Van Gogh features prominently, including a line from a...... More about Catalog No. 3: an improvisation
Designed and compiled by Richard Adams. Large quarto glossy yellow card folder, with Oz pregnant elephant sticker to front cover. The kits were reputed to have been distributed to The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, Le Monde and Der Spiegel by the ‘Friends of Oz’ campaign, which was run by Stan Demidjuk and Sue Miles from an office in Pottery Lane (the ‘Oz Obscenity Centre’), located immediately behind the Oz offices in Notting Hill. Its intention was to raise money for the legal defence, although following advice from their lawyers, it had to be entirely separate since the three..... More about An original ‘Friends of Oz’ Press Kit (June 1971
Designed and compiled by Richard Adams. Large quarto glossy yellow card folder, with Oz pregnant elephant sticker to front cover. The folder contains: i) a 9pp. brochure - ‘Presenting the Oz Obscenity Trial’. Nine quarto sheets, printed in black on rectos only on different colour paper stock, stapled at top corner. Prints four portrait drawings of the editors by Rod Beddall, their brief self-penned biographies, a full-page photo of Detective Inspector Luff, mentions of recent underground obscenity busts (IT, Unicorn Bookshop), several newspaper quotes, and ‘The Politics of Obscenity’, reprinted from the Oxford student paper, Cherwell. Fine;... More about An original ‘Friends of Oz’ Press Kit (June 1971
An article on page 2 of Ink reports on “What the papers saw”, referring to several of the newspaper reports included as cuttings here. These include front covers, editorials, articles and cartoons from, among other publications, The Sunday Times, The News of the World, The Daily Mirror, The Sunday Mirror, The Sun, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Evening News and The Observer. The three underground papers all in Very Good plus condition (folded). More about A bundle of twenty contemporary cuttings from the broadsheet and tabloid press featuring coverage...
Designed by Richard Adams. Printed in black on white stock, featuring an illustration by Alan Grimwood of a Commedia dell’arte or carnivalesque pantaloon. 56.8x43.6cm. The concert line-up included Traffic and Alexis Korner (part of Traffic’s performance was included on their album, ‘Welcome To The Canteen’, released two months later). Near Fine. More about A poster announcing an Oz obscenity trial fundraiser concert at the Polytechnic of Central London...
A set of four small double-sided posters (41.5x27cm.), one of each colour variant produced (turquoise blue, buttercup yellow, salmon pink and pale lilac). The posters print news and information on the Oz trial on one side and on the other an announcement of the ‘Independence Day Carnival - A Celebration of People’s Rights’ organised by the ‘Friends of Oz’ to be held in Hyde Park on July 4th, 1971. Illustrated with a cartoon illustration by Alain Le Saux. The text on the obscenity trial argues that it is not just Oz “on trial at the Old Bailey..... More about INDEPENDENCE DAY CARNIVAL/OZ OBSCENITY TRIAL
Psychedelic design printed offset in black on white stock. 54x44cm. Folded in four for mailing. Addressed on verso to Susan Janssen and postmarked Sydney, July 27th, 1971. There’s no sender’s address, but the poster’s recipient remembers that “most likely it was sent by Albie Thoms”, an old friend of Martin Sharp’s from Sydney who also worked for Oz magazine and had recently helped programme films for Suck’s Wet Dream Film Festival. He co-founded Ubu Films at Sydney University in 1965, out of which emerged the Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative, a group of independent and experimental filmmakers that coalesced around..... More about A rare poster announcing the Sydney Filmmakers Co-op’s First Australian Film Festival, held at...
Printed in black on orange stock. 14.9x12cm. Probably intended for pasting up on the London Underground. Cobb’s original cartoon, reproduced in Oz #15 and widely disseminated elsewhere, has the robot breaking flowers in its hand and crushing them underfoot. Minor creasing, o/w Near Fine. More about An unused gummed sticker printing the slogan ‘OZ NOW. YOU NEXT’, illustrated with a version...
London: Big O Posters Ltd., nd. (c. 1971). Offset litho colour poster. 83.5x59.7cm. Reproduces Topolski’s expressionist charcoal portraits of the three Oz defendants at the Old Bailey, along with the prosecution and defence lawyers, the gallery, a long-haired witness, and Judge Michael Argyle, who is seen examining images of the priapic Rupert Bear from the pages of the Schoolkids issue through a magnifying glass. Topolski, a former war artist who recorded the Nuremberg trials, was called to court as a special witness and defended the sexualised Rupert as “a great invention” of satire. A...... More about Oz Obscenity Trial
10.2x15cm. One side prints advertising rates and other info, including circulation numbers; the other side prints eight quotes on Oz from various publications. Ad manager Felix Dennis’s updated phone number has been inserted using a typewriter and his old number crossed through in ink. Near Fine. More about A double-sided Oz advertising rates card, printed in black on pink stock, c. 1971
Designed by Richard Adams for Oz mail order, c. early 1972. i) Sorry; ii) Don't Panic; iii) At Last. Here it is - whatever it is. We hope you like it! Each measures 10.5x14.9cm. Near Fine. More about A set of three illustrated postcards printed in a variety of colours on glossy coated card stock
Printed in orange, yellow and black on glossy coated card stock. Illustrated with Robert Crumb’s ‘Three Graces’. 10.5x15cm. Fine. More about An ‘Oz Magazine With Compliments’ postcard designed by Richard Adams for Oz mail order, c. 1972
Printed in red, blue and black on grey stock. 20.8x14.7cm. Designed by Richard Adams. Near Fine. More about A sheet (small size) of Oz Publications letterhead stationery featuring Robert Crumb’s ‘Three...
Printed in red and purple on white stock. 54.9x37cm. Designed by John Fawcett and illustrated with a full-length photograph of Sarah Bernhardt alongside a large image of Mickey Mouse in his Wizard’s hat from the 1940 Disney movie, ‘Fantasia’. The fifth anniversary of Oz was celebrated as a defiant landmark following the obscenity trial and the myriad attempts to close down the underground press. Fine. More about A poster announcing Oz magazine’s fifth anniversary issue, February 1972 (Oz #40) - “On sale...
Printed in purple and blue on white stock (there was also a black ink on orange paper variant). 54.6x36.9cm. Felix Dennis’s design features a rearrangement of David Hockney’s nude drawings of the three editors (the originals had been donated by the artist to the ‘Friends of Oz’ campaign), with images of the Honeybunch Kaminski sticker strategically placed. Prints the statement that “Tickets include street carnival procession before performance and a discussion after the performance with original trial participants including the defendants and leading spokesmen of Right & Left”. The play was written by Oz defence counsel..... More about A poster designed by Felix Dennis announcing “Oz - A Play From The Transcripts Of The Historic...
London: Mathews Miller Dunbar, 1972. First edition. 12mo. Illustrated glossy laminated boards. Reproduces 38 of Sharp’s collaged images of well-known paintings cut from art books. Laminated boards rubbed and slightly soiled, o/w Very Good. More about Art Book
Tabloid newspaper format. Designed by George Snow. 20pp. + inserts. “Britain's first ever really alternative Mail Order Catalogue”, presenting a cornucopia of countercultural artefacts, from dope paraphernalia to Bean Bag Sag Chairs, and psychedelic posters to Oxford Loon Skirts and Whole Earth Waterbeds, each one accompanied by a descriptive caption, many of them illustrated (the last mentioned with a full-page cartoon by Ed Barker). Portrayed on the catalogue’s front cover, Bruce Sawford, an old school friend of Felix Dennis’s and former rhythm guitarist in his band, The Flamingos, first appeared in Oz #43 (July 1972). Dubbed..... More about Bruce - The Mail Order King. First Catalogue - From the Team that Brought You Oz Mail Order...
Offset litho, printed in red and black on thin buff-coloured paper. 73.5x48.2cm. Designed by Ed Barker. Illustrated with a cartoon by Rand Holmes (reproduced from The Georgia Straight) and a version of the magazine’s front cover featuring contact sheet images of Richard Nixon and a group photograph of naked Oz staff by Phil Franks. The photograph, a different shot from the one chosen for the magazine’s cover, features on the back row, from left: Don Atyeo (assistant editor); Marva Rees; Felix Dennis (editor); and on the bottom row, from left: Pat Woolley (of Wild & Woolley, the Australian..... More about A promotional poster announcing the last issue of Oz magazine (London: November 1973), promising...
London: Pan Books, 1980. First p/b edition. 354pp. + 354pp. photo-insert. SIGNED by Richard Neville on the title page. Originally commissioned as a quickie-biography of Charles Sobhraj, a serial killer who preyed upon Western backpackers on the hippie trail through Southeast Asia, the book subsequently turned into a nightmare assignment for Neville and his co-author and wife, Julie Clarke, taking over two years to complete, though it did eventually become a bestseller. After years behind bars, first in India and then in Kathmandu’s largest prison, Sobhraj was released and deported to France in December 2022... More about Bad Blood: The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj
London: Bloomsbury Press, 1995. First edition. 376pp. + 24pp. photo-illustrated, including 8pp. in colour. Colour endpapers reproduce 29 early Oz covers; chapter headings illustrated with drawings by Martin Sharp. Dustwrapper design features a collage of Oz front covers. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page: “Dear Richard - Letters like yours make writing worthwhile - Hot regards Richard Neville May 1996 PS ‘Out of My Mind’ is out in May…” (an anthology of the author’s essays and articles). Errata slip present (it makes apologetic reference to Germaine Greer’s misrepresented gynaecological history on p.71, to which..... More about Hippie Hippie Shake: the Dreams, the Trips, the Trials, the Love-Ins, the Screw-Ups...the Sixties
Sydney: Richmond Ventures Pty. Ltd., 2002. First edition. 12mo. Wrps., 80pp. Book design by Michael Killalea. SIGNED by the author on the title page. One of Neville’s last books, a collection of futurist aphorisms framed around corporate excess and the destruction of nature. Fine. More about Footprints of the Future: Handbook for the Third Millennium
Sydney: The University of NSW, College of Fine Arts/Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 2003. The catalogue to the exhibition curated by Nick Waterlow, with an introductory essay by him. 14x16cm. Wrps., 120pp. SIGNED by Martin Sharp on the front cover (which reproduces his ‘Plant a Flower Child’ poster), and by Richard Neville and Jim Anderson on the title page. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w, featuring the larrikinism of many Australian artists in ‘60s London, including album covers, paintings and posters by Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley’s Christie murder series, Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series, photographs by Lewis..... More about LARRIKINS IN LONDON: AN AUSTRALIAN PRESENCE IN 1960s LONDON
Exeter: Sunrise Press, 2006. First edition. 4to. Illustrated laminated boards. 166pp. + 25pp. introduction. Compiled and edited by Jonathan Hill. Profusely illustrated throughout with more than 550 full colour and b/w plates + photographs. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist, with a fragment of an original artwork affixed to the title page, this copy additionally signed by by the book’s publisher and editor, Jonathan Hill. A complete catalogue of the artist’s work from 1964 on, including his early psychedelic contributions to Oz, as well as It and Gandalf’s Garden, through to his..... More about Johnny: The Work of Psychedelic Artist John Hurford