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Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
N.P. Youth International Party, 1971. Attractive set of broadsides promoting the second annual 4th of July Smoke-In on the Washington, D.C. Mall, a Yippie-sponsored event which began the previous year. Each broadside features a photo of a young man smoking a joint while holding a burning American flag, with the...
[Item #19869]
Price: $600.00
 
Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
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No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
Cambridge, MA: Cell 16, 1971. First Edition. Single issue of this short-lived, sporadically-published journal of separatist feminist theory & politics. Contributions by Valerie Solanas, Betsy Warrior, Dana Densmore, others. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed card wrappers; 127pp. Light external wear; text clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good or better.
[Item #18429]
Price: $25.00
 
No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
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The Angry Children of Malcolm X
Boston: New England Free Press, N.d. [ca 1967]. Reprints an essay by Julius Lester which originally appeared in the November 1966 issue of Sing Out. This copy in tan newsprint wrappers, without SSOC co-publication statement - presumably the third printing. Quarto (11" x 8.5"). Pictorial wrappers; 8pp. Ink number to...
[Item #14505]
Price: $25.00
 
The Angry Children of Malcolm X
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The Angry Children of Malcolm X
Nashville & Boston: Southern Student Organizing Committee & New England Free Press, N.d. [ca 1967]. Reprints an essay by Julius Lester which originally appeared in the November 1966 issue of Sing Out. This copy in pink wrappers, with SSOC co-publication statement - presumably the second printing (preceded by the SSOC...
[Item #14506]
Price: $50.00
 
The Angry Children of Malcolm X
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Safe Conduct Pass to Hippie-Land
N.p., n.d, s.i. [NY: ca 1969?]. Leaflet, 15cm x 14cm. Printed recto-only in red and black. Single horizontal fold, light creasing; Very Good. Of unknown origin, though we note that the inventory of the Tuli Kupferberg/Sylvia Topp archive assembled by bookseller Ken Lopez (http://lopezbooks.com/archive/kupferberg/tk-inv.html) includes ten examples of a leaflet...
[Item #20397]
Price: $25.00
 
Safe Conduct Pass to Hippie-Land
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Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
N.p. [London: ca 1976]: C.A.C.T.L. [Campaign Against the Criminal Trespass Law]`. Large, vivid poster promoting the rights of squatters, tenants, and gypsies. Unattributed, but possibly from the Paddington Printshop in London, a peoples' printmaking workshop where a great many squatters' rights materials were produced. This poster advertises the Campaign Against...
[Item #19731]
Price: $750.00
 
Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
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[Original Poster] Viet Nam: Mr Johnson te lo Avevamo Detto
N.p. ca 1968. Anonymously-published poster featuring a distorted image of LBJ's head with the caption in Italian: "Mr Johnson - te lo Avevamo Detto" ["Mr. Johnson, we told you so]. Without imprint, no artist credited; likely dating from the time of Johnson's period in office (1964-69), during which time he...
[Item #19330]
Price: $250.00
 
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The Hour Assembles Its Allies
San Francisco: Red I. Arobateau, 1970. First Edition. An early collection of poetry by Red I. Arobateau, a transsexual author of mixed race heritage (Caucasian, Hispanic, Native and African American). Her work prominently features the down-and-out street lesbians and working class gay-lesbian-bi-trans characters in her native San Francisco Bay area...
[Item #18384]
Price: $75.00
 
The Hour Assembles Its Allies
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The New Jerusalem
San Francisco: Red I. Arobateau, 1970. First Edition. An early collection of poetry by Red I. Arobateau, a transsexual author of mixed race heritage (Caucasian, Hispanic, Native and African American). Her work prominently features the down-and-out street lesbians and working class gay-lesbian-bi-trans characters in her native San Francisco Bay area...
[Item #18386]
Price: $75.00
 
The New Jerusalem
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CAW! Magazine of Students for a Democratic Society. Nos 1-3 (Feb-Fall, 1968)
New York: Students for a Democratic Society, 1968. First Edition. First three issues (of four) of this short-lived official SDS organ, which ceased publication with the January, 1969 issue. Despite the internal divisions evident from its first issue, CAW was an ambitious publication, featuring bold layouts and early work by...
[Item #16599]
Price: $250.00
 
CAW! Magazine of Students for a Democratic Society. Nos 1-3 (Feb-Fall, 1968)
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The Real Bohemia: A Sociological and Psychological Study of the "Beats" [Inscribed Presentation Copy to Contributor David Meltzer]
New York: Basic Books, 1961. First Edition. A thoroughgoing attempt, not entirely sympathetic, at a socio-psychological examination of the Beat lifestyle, by two Bay Area psychiatrists. Chapter 9 comprises a brief anthology of Beat literature, mostly poetry; this section includes 3 works ("23rd Raga / For Tina;" "14th Raga /...
[Item #16721]
Price: $300.00
 
The Real Bohemia: A Sociological and Psychological Study of the "Beats" [Inscribed Presentation Copy to Contributor David Meltzer]
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Anarcho-Feminism From Siren and Black Rose: Two Statements
London: Black Bear, 1977. First Edition Thus. Folded pamphlet; 4pp. Fine. Includes two seminal works of anarcho-feminism: "The Anarcho-Feminist Manifesto" of the Chicago Anarcho-Feminists and "Blood of the Roses" by Red Rosia and Black Maria of Black Rose Anarcho-Feminists (Cambridge). Both articles originally published in the journal Siren, Vol. I....
[Item #17881]
Price: $15.00
 
Anarcho-Feminism From Siren and Black Rose: Two Statements
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Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
New York: Youth International Party, 1975. Poster for the 6th Annual 4th of July Smoke-In, an event co-sponsored by the Yippie's and the Mother Love Tribe. Prominently featured at center is P. Bramley's drawing of Benjamin Franklin (and various other founding fathers) enjoying a joint or three alongside Smokey the...
[Item #19841]
Price: $350.00
 
Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
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Gay Bar [Limited Edition, Signed]
San Francisco: Pan-Graphic Press, 1957. First Edition. Memoir of gay bar owner Helen Branson, whose bar “Helen’s” was a San Francisco institution and a crucible for the nascent Gay Rights movement. A valuable picture of gay life at a time when homosexuality was still a forbidden topic for discussion or...
[Item #19738]
Price: $1,250.00
 
Gay Bar [Limited Edition, Signed]
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Beatitude 21
San Francisco: Beatitude / Discovery Bookshop, 1975. First Edition. Quarto; 28pp. Side-stapled mimeographed wrappers; 32pp. Cover drawing by Ed Holden. Cover torn at stapled edge and partially detached, with old clear tape repair; slight external soil; contents clean and unmarked; Good to Very Good. Late issue of this acclaimed counterculture...
[Item #20446]
Price: $25.00
 
Beatitude 21
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Abas. Issues #7,8,9 (May, [Jun/July], "Late Summer," 1969)
Newark: Abas Magazine, 1969. First Edition. Scarce, short-lived underground paper produced by a Newark, New Jersey high-school collective. Masthead of no. 7 suggests that it is the first issue to be produced by offset in tabloid format; earlier issues were (apparently) mimeographed and sold only by mail. The masthead indicates...
[Item #17903]
Price: $125.00
 
Abas. Issues #7,8,9 (May, [Jun/July], "Late Summer," 1969)
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Confessions Of A Man Insane Enough To Live With Beasts
Bensenville, IL: Mimeo Press, 1965. First Edition. A "long short story" featuring the first appearance of Bukowski's fictional alter-ego, Henry Chinaski. With an introduction consisting of 12 lines excerpted from a Stever Richmond letter to Blazek. DORBIN A8; KRUMHANSL 17. Published by Douglas Blazek in a run of ca.500 copies...
[Item #20253]
Price: $375.00
 
Confessions Of A Man Insane Enough To Live With Beasts
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Douze Guerriers (Les Crampes No.9)
Paris: Alain Appere et Georges Unglik, 1964. Serial Publication. Pictorial card wrappers (softcover); unpaginated (32pp; includes 12 leaves of plates, printed recto only). Mild creasing and edge-toning to covers, else Near Fine. Reproduces twelve anti-war caricatures by graphic artist "CÚsar."
[Item #8359]
Price: $26.25
 
Douze Guerriers (Les Crampes No.9)
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Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)
Chicago: Ramparts Magazine, 1968. First Edition. Five ephemeral broadsides issued daily during the Youth International Party's (Yippies) "Festival of Life," held to coincide (and disrupt) the 1968 Democratic Party convention. Intended to be posted publicly, the Wall Posters include reportage on police busts, anti-hippie conspiracies, convention news, and statements from...
[Item #16852]
Price: $600.00
 
Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)
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A Hit Squad of Chinks
Stanford: C.P. Times Press, 1984. First Edition. 12mo (15cm). Stapled card wrappers; [8pp]. Fine. Signed by Cleaver on front endpaper. One of a series of six Cleaver chapbooks issued by this Bay-area radical publisher in 1984. Uncommon signed.
[Item #17595]
Price: $125.00
 
A Hit Squad of Chinks
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Pablo Neruda 1904-1973. Album of 10 Signed Poetry Post Cards
Austin: Cold Mountain Press, 1973. First Edition. The sleeve prints Neruda's "Ode To Some Yellow Flowers;" the signed broadsides include William Stafford's "Over the Miles;" Linda Pastan, "Paperweight;" Donald Hall, "Oh, said Kate;" Denise Levertov, "April in Ohio;" others by Terry Stokes, Thomas Sexton, John Haines, Ray Lindquist, Peter Wild...
[Item #11995]
Price: $250.00
 
Pablo Neruda 1904-1973. Album of 10 Signed Poetry Post Cards
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Dr. Sadhu's Muffins
Erin, Ontario: Press Porcepic, 1974. First Edition. Excellent association copy of the influential Canadian poet McCaffery's scarce second book. Includes a brief postscript in which McCaffery outlines his experimental poetics: "...these poems were attempts to produce text which directly presented language-material without the intrusion of my own consciousness." Octavo, illustrated...
[Item #16070]
Price: $350.00
 
Dr. Sadhu's Muffins
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Novum Organum 1 - New Organ of the Student Body of Yale School of Art and Architecture [Nov. 14, 1968]: "Yale Has Thus Far Been Spared The Ugliness Which Elsewhere Dramatized The Issues"
N.p. [New Haven: ca 1968?]. First issue of this ad-hoc publishing venture, intended as "a communal reproduction service offered to students and faculty of the Art and Architecture School for expression, confrontation, and debate." Recto is a full-size poster featuring [with ironic intent] a quote from Yale President Kingman Brewster...
[Item #17546]
Price: $500.00
 
Novum Organum 1 - New Organ of the Student Body of Yale School of Art and Architecture [Nov. 14, 1968]: "Yale Has Thus Far Been Spared The Ugliness Which Elsewhere Dramatized The Issues"
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Medieval Scenes
San Francisco: Centaur Press, 1950. First Edition. A superb copy of this important early collection by Duncan who, along with his friends Kermit Sheets and James Broughton (proprietors of the Centaur Press) occupied a central place in the vibrant San Francisco literary scene of the 1950s. Limited to 250 copies...
[Item #7000]
Price: $300.00
 
Medieval Scenes
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The Big Golden Book of Flash: An International Collaborative Assembled by Pat Fish
Santa Barbara: Pat Fish / Commonpress, [1986]. First Edition. Large collection of tattoo flash, assembled and edited by Pat Fish from designed sent in from international tattoo artists. Fish is a world-reknown tattoo artist based in Califiornia, known for the intricacy of her Celtic knot work. Rare; we note no...
[Item #19441]
Price: $150.00
 


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