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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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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.II, No.2 (May 4, 1968)
Oakland: The Black Panther Party, 1968. Contents include tributes to Bobby Hutton, with extensive coverage (with photographs) of his funeral; articles on Panthers being ambushed by police, self defense, Panthers suing the city of Oakland, and the gestapo tactics of the Oakland Police Department. Includes articles by Stokely Carmichael and...
[Item #29774]
Price: $200.00
 
The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.II, No.2 (May 4, 1968)
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Thumbprint [Inscribed to Israel Young]
New York: Telegraph Books, 1971. First Edition. Early volume of poetry by the native Alabama author, best known for his affiliation with the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery. From the collection of New York hipster impresario Israel "Izzy" Young, proprietor of the Folklore Center on Bleecker...
[Item #29045]
Price: $150.00
 
Thumbprint [Inscribed to Israel Young]
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Holy Ghosts
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. The author's fifth book, a collection of spiritual and Afro-centric poems. Alhamisi was a prominent voice in the Black Arts Movement, guest editing publications like Black Dialogue and the Journal of Black Poetry, and a poet whose use of Islamic iconography and Muslim themes...
[Item #22825]
Price: $40.00
 
Holy Ghosts
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The Black Panther: Intercommunal News Service - Vol.VI, No.7 (March 13, 1971)
San Francisco: The Black Panther Party, 1971. Contents include a statement by Huey Newton, lengthy articles on Angela Davis and the Soledad Brothers, with smaller featurettes on welfar, police brutality, a sterilization bill, Cuban revolutionary women, and a full-page article (with diagrams and illustrations) on how to assemble and disassemble...
[Item #29771]
Price: $150.00
 
The Black Panther: Intercommunal News Service - Vol.VI, No.7 (March 13, 1971)
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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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Présenté par Lui-Même. 87 affiches de mai-juin 1968
Paris: Usines Universit├ęs Union, 1968. First Edition. 95 posters from the May, 1968 Paris student uprising, pictured in halftone with captions. A nicely preserved copy. 12mo (7" x 4"). Printed card wrappers; 95pp; illus. Fine copy.
[Item #19496]
Price: $45.00
 
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Hobo Press / The Bowery News. The Voice of Society's Basement. No. 63 (July 1959)
New York: The Bowery News Co. 1959. First Edition. Tabloid, ca 17-1/2" x 12"; 12pp. Horizontal fold (as issued); printed on blue paper; bit of sun-fading at folded edge, else a rather fresh, well-preserved copy, VG or better. Contributions from "Buffalo Chuck," "Hobo Buck and Margie," "Old Timer J.N.," and...
[Item #29590]
Price: $100.00
 
Hobo Press / The Bowery News. The Voice of Society's Basement. No. 63 (July 1959)
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Ghetto '68
New York: Panther House Ltd. 1968. Collection of poetry and short fiction, compiled from works submitted to the Workshop for Young Writers. Contributors were largely inner city youth from Harlem, the youngest being only 15, with content largely representative of their life experiences in the ghetto. Second Printing. Octavo (21cm);...
[Item #26949]
Price: $20.00
 
Ghetto '68
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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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Broadside: Grass Roots Black Community Newspaper. Legal Lynching in Britain. Tony Soares, Another Victim
London: Grassroots Black Community Newspaper, [ca.1972]. Broadside drawing attention to the plight of Tony Soares, an Afro-Caribbean activist and well-known member of the Black Liberation Front who was one of the first proponents of Black Power in the UK. Soares was targeted by the Special Branch - a special intelligence...
[Item #29024]
Price: $500.00
 
Broadside: Grass Roots Black Community Newspaper. Legal Lynching in Britain. Tony Soares, Another Victim
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Sing-Song (caterpillar IV)
New York: Caterpillar, 1967. First Edition. Multilith issue of 300 copies (there was a simultaneous mimeographed issue of 100 copies). Quarto; 8pp; side-stapled blue wrappers. A few faint spots to wrappers; mild dusting and edgewear; internally Fine and Very Good overall.
[Item #26449]
Price: $25.00
 
Sing-Song (caterpillar IV)
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Beside Myself
New York: Flatiron Press, 1962. First Edition. A significant association, joining two of the great figures of the 1960s folk revival. Allan Block (1923-2013) was the long-time proprietor of the Allan Block Sandal Shop, on West 4th Street, which would become one of the twin hubs of the Greenwich Village...
[Item #26448]
Price: $200.00
 
Beside Myself
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Penelope Goes To The Farmer's Market: A Feminist Children's Book Dedicated to the Liberation of Children and Adults
San Francisco: The Joyful World Press, 1973. First Edition. Feminist children's book about a rather resourceful little girl, who throughout the course of the book manages to save her family from going hungry, execute a money-making scheme at the local farmer's market, stick it to the tax man, and arbitrate...
[Item #26323]
Price: $75.00
 
Penelope Goes To The Farmer's Market: A Feminist Children's Book Dedicated to the Liberation of Children and Adults
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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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The Same Boat: The Passion of Chico Mendes
[Glover, VT]: Bread & Puppet, 1989. Second (1990) Printing. Limited to 1000 copies. Small quarto (21.75cm.); original blue pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 28pp.; illus. throughout. Near Fine. Illustrated poem-cum-eulogy to Brazilian rubber-tapper and labor, social, and environmental activist Chico Mendes (1944-1988), published a year after his assassination at the hands of three ranchers.
[Item #29843]
Price: $150.00
 
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Bread & Puppet Presents: Washer Woman Nativity
[Glover, VT]: Bread & Puppet, n.d. First Edition. Bread and Puppet Theatre was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side. At first, Schumann and his colleagues built large-scale rod and hand puppets and put on shows for children, with themes running from rent and...
[Item #29844]
Price: $400.00
 
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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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The Magic Hat
Chapel Hill: Lollipop Power Inc. 1973. First Edition. Feminist children's book about a little girl who, through the use of a magic hat, breaks down the gender barrier between a divided group of boys and girls. Produced by Lollipop Power, "a women's liberation collective that works for the liberation of...
[Item #26335]
Price: $50.00
 
The Magic Hat
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Some Poems / Poets: Studies in American Underground Poetry Since 1945
Berkeley: Oyez, 1971. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original white photo-illustrated card wrappers; 118pp.; photographs. Minor edge wear, else Very Good. Includes essays on Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, and Brother Antoninus.
[Item #28752]
Price: $20.00
 
Some Poems / Poets: Studies in American Underground Poetry Since 1945
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Teeth
Trumansburg, NY: New/Books, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. Illustrated thick paper wrappers; 36pp. Mild external toning and dusting, else Near Fine. Cover illustration by Walter Wanger.
[Item #26471]
Price: $20.00
 
Teeth
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.II, Nos.15-17 (December 7, 1968)
San Francisco: The Black Panther Party, 1968. Contents include writings by Eldridge Cleaver, Brother Dynamite, and Bob Avakian, et al; includes Black Revolutionary Poetry and a photographic centerfold dedicated to Cleaver. Rear cover features full-page artwork by Emory Douglas. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16pp; illus. Horizontal fold at center...
[Item #29794]
Price: $200.00
 
The Black Panther: Black Community News Service - Vol.II, Nos.15-17 (December 7, 1968)


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