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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 Crime of Drunkenness: A Discourse on Preventives and Remedies
Waterbury, CT: Press of E.B. Cooke, 1867. First Edition. Anderson, pastor of Waterbury's First Congregationalist Church, President of its Temperance League, and the city's official historian, sounds a tone at once latitudinarian -- "...we must not let our achievement of abstinence and our possession of confirmed virtue render us pharisaic...
[Item #29320]
Price: $85.00
 
The Crime of Drunkenness: A Discourse on Preventives and Remedies
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The Denizens of the Street
[Accra], Ghana: Ghana Publishing Corporation, [1971]. First Edition. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); original orange pictorial stiff card wrappers; [8],103pp. Very minor wear from handling, else About Fine. Novel recounting Ghanaian teenage deliquency, dealing with "Wee-smoking [sic], gangfights [sic], women and drinks" (rear wrapper).
[Item #24850]
Price: $30.00
 
The Denizens of the Street
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Regulations No. 5 Relating to the Importation, Manufacture, Production, Compounding, Sale, Dealin in, Dispensing and Giving Away of Opium or Coca Leaves or any Compound, Manufacture, Salt, Derivative, or Preparation Thereof [...] Effective Date, June 1, 1938
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1938. First Edition. Summary of applicable laws relating to the regulation of cocaine and opiates, followed by joint regulations made by the Commissioner of Narcotics and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for manufacture, dispensing, prescription, record-keeping and taxation. This report promulgated under the reign of...
[Item #19262]
Price: $50.00
 
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Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields [Signed by Author & Photographer]
New York: Nation Books, [2010]. First Edition. Octavo (24cm.); original boards in black photographically illustrated dust jacket; xiv,320pp.; 8 leaves of photographic illustrations printed on rectos and versos. Fine. Signed by the author and photographer on title page. Journalistic account of the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez, which experienced...
[Item #27338]
Price: $100.00
 
Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields [Signed by Author & Photographer]
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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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Crusade
New York: D. Appleton and Co. 1931. First Edition. Novel featuring a small-town Y.M.C.A. leader and municipal reformer who is corrupted by the forces he seeks to destroy. Set in a fictional middle-western town in the midst of bootleg wars, bombings, and general violence. HANNA 435. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm);...
[Item #26597]
Price: $125.00
 
Crusade
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The Jack Brown Story
Chatsworth, CA: By the author, N.d. [ca 1968]. First Edition. First-person narrative of a Texas dope fiend, confidence man and jailbird who finds Christ late in life. Includes photographs of some of Brown's claimed criminal associates, including Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Machine Gun Kelly, and others. Octavo (21.5cm). Staple-bound, pictorial...
[Item #21396]
Price: $25.00
 
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Naked Lunch
New York: Grove Press, 1959 [but 1962]. First American Edition. A Beat Generation cornerstone, and basis for David Cronenberg's bizarre 1991 film starring Peter Weller. MAYNARD & MILES A2.b. First Printing. Octavo; half charcoal gray paper over black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; black topstain; dustjacket; 255pp...
[Item #19467]
Price: $650.00
 
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Naked Lunch
New York: Grove Press, 1959 [but 1962]. First American Edition. A Beat Generation cornerstone, and basis for David Cronenberg's bizarre 1991 film starring Peter Weller. MAYNARD & MILES A2.b. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm.); half charcoal gray paper over black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; black topstain; yellow...
[Item #24879]
Price: $500.00
 
Naked Lunch
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St. Nigger
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. The Durham, NC native's first published book of poems. A former Marine who served in Vietnam from 1966-68, Cannon's poems deal primarily with topics of race and drugs. With an illustrated cover by African American artist and Arts Extended founder Cledie Taylor. First Printing...
[Item #25911]
Price: $25.00
 
St. Nigger
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The Eagle's Gift
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1981]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in pictorial dust jacket by Robert Giusti; 316pp. Minor edge wear, jacket spine a shade sunned, else Very Good or better.
[Item #22148]
Price: $45.00
 
The Eagle's Gift
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The Fire from Within
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1984]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in pictorial dust jacket by Robert Giusti; 296pp. About Fine.
[Item #22159]
Price: $25.00
 
The Fire from Within
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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1972]. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.75cm.); original cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jacket by Roger Hane; 315pp. Several paper blemishes to jacket verso only slightly showing through to exterior, minor shelf wear, faint foxing. Fine in About Very Good jacket. Third work covering the...
[Item #22161]
Price: $75.00
 
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The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1987]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in pictorial dust jacket by Robert Giusti; 286pp. Tiny soil spot to jacket spine, remainder stamp to bottom textblock edge, else Fine. Collection of "abstract cores" according to the Yaqui Indian mystic don Juan.
[Item #22146]
Price: $15.00
 
The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan
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The Second Ring of Power
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1977]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jacket by Robert Giusti; [2],316pp. Very minimal wear to jacket extremities, front hinge a bit weak with front flyleaf starting to separate. Still, Very Good and sound overall.
[Item #22160]
Price: $15.00
 
The Second Ring of Power
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The Second Ring of Power
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1977]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket by Robert Giusti; [2],316pp. Some foxing to top textblock edge, else Fine.
[Item #28933]
Price: $20.00
 
The Second Ring of Power
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A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1971]. First Edition. Octavo (21.25cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket by Roger Hane; 317pp. Jacket rubbed with some chipping to spine crown, rear panel somewhat dampstained, spine a bit cocked. About Very Good overall. Continuation of the author's first book, The Teachings of...
[Item #22147]
Price: $100.00
 
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Tales of Power
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1974]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; 287pp. The whole somewhat cockled from damp, faint staining to top edge of upper jacket panel, spine a few shades faded, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, textblock uniformly toned due to...
[Item #22162]
Price: $15.00
 
Tales of Power
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Tales of Power
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1974]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 287pp. A few faint soil spots to jacket spine and textblock fore-edge, paper blemish to jacket spine verso not visisble to exterior. About Very Good overall.
[Item #28934]
Price: $20.00
 
Tales of Power
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The Blue Wall [...] A Story of Strangeness and Struggle
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1912]. First Edition. American diplomat Richard Washburn Child's first novel, a medical horror story in the spirit of Wilkie Collins dealing with themes of heredity, psychiatry, and drug abuse. SMITH C-371. Octavo (19cm.); original blue cloth (a bit soiled) lettered in white; vi,[2],377,[3],[2](ads)pp.; color illustrated title...
[Item #26061]
Price: $50.00
 
The Blue Wall [...] A Story of Strangeness and Struggle
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Tales of the Ex-Tanks: A Book of Hard-Luck Stories
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1900. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial green cloth, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; 392pp. Tight, straight copy with a bit of foxing to cloth on spine and to text block edges, still VG or better and uncommon thus. Humorous but realistic tales of...
[Item #28210]
Price: $30.00
 
Tales of the Ex-Tanks: A Book of Hard-Luck Stories
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
London: For Taylor & Hessey, Fleet-Street, 1822. First Edition. First book edition of De Quincey's masterpiece, published anonymously following its initial serialization in the Strand magazine for 1822. 12mo. (16.5cm); attractive early 20th-c. binding of full red morocco, spine in six panels, decoratively stamped; gilt-ruled borders and gilt turn-ins; all...
[Item #17017]
Price: $2,000.00
 
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
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How Shall We Teach The Eighteenth Amendment?
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, (1929). First Edition. Government-produced leaflet directed to primary school teachers, giving suggestions for how to educate pupils on the virtues of Prohibition. Includes approaches for various curricula including arithmetic, social studies, art, etc; rear wrapper features a list of popular slogans for indoctrination: "Obedience to...
[Item #18608]
Price: $50.00
 
How Shall We Teach The Eighteenth Amendment?
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Poster: The Movement of the Liberation of the Coca Plant
[N.p. S.i. 2009]. Collaborative work created by Colombian artist Wilson Díaz and San Francisco native Amy Franceschini. In 2009 Franceschini, an artist and educator in her own right, received an Art Matters grant for support in traveling to Cali, Colombia to work with Díaz on a new body of work...
[Item #27909]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Poster: The Movement of the Liberation of the Coca Plant


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