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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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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
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - Vol.IV, No.5 (January 3, 1970)
Berkeley: Black Panther Party, 1970. Well-preserved issue, with contributions by Eldridge Cleaver, David Hilliard, Bobby Seale, and others. Rear cover features poster-sized artwork by Emory Douglas, the Panther's Minister of Culture, who has also provided a few internal illustrations and designed a centerfold portrait of Huey Newton. Tabloid format (ca...
[Item #27625]
Price: $150.00
 
The Black Panther - Vol.IV, No.5 (January 3, 1970)
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Some IWW Cartoons [cover title]
New York: Come!Unity Press, n.d., ca. 1970s. First Edition. Scarce publication of the gay anarcho Come!Unity Press reproducing 39 IWW cartoons from the first half of the 20th century. Not in MILES. Unlocated in OCLC as of October, 2015, though a partial bibliography of the Press includes this work (http://www.wussu.com/various/comeunitypress.htm)...
[Item #27832]
Price: $125.00
 
Some IWW Cartoons [cover title]
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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: $225.00
 
Dr. Sadhu's Muffins
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ING
New York: Angel Hair Books, 1968. First Edition. The author's second book of poetry, written during a time of fascination with word-fragmentation, building from syllabic plucks, particularly the ends of words. Wrappers illustrated by Philip Guston. From the collection of New York hipster impresario Israel "Izzy" Young, proprietor of the...
[Item #28981]
Price: $200.00
 
ING
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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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For Good
Kyoto: Origin Press, 1964. First Edition. Corman almost certainly met Shahn through their mutual friend Charles Olson, who worked with Shahn in the Office of War Information during WWII and later (in 1951) brought Shahn onto the art faculty of Black Mountain College. This copy would have been inscribed during...
[Item #14206]
Price: $300.00
 
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For Sure
(Ashland, Massachusetts]: Origin Press, 1960. First Edition. 16mo (13cm). Original side-sewn mulberry wrappers with printed cover label; 16pp. Fine copy. From the Library of artists Ben & Bernarda Shahn, with their estate label inside front cover. One of Corman's scarcer collections, printed at his own Origin Press. LEPPER p.124 (supplying...
[Item #28772]
Price: $125.00
 


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