[Item #17903] Abas. Issues #7,8,9 (May, [Jun/July], "Late Summer," 1969). Michael J. BUCKLEY.

Abas. Issues #7,8,9 (May, [Jun/July], "Late Summer," 1969)

Newark: Abas Magazine, 1969. First Edition. Three issues. Tabloid; on newsprint; each issue 12pp. Horizontal mailing folds (as issued); mailing labels to front pages; text slightly toned - Good or better, and complete.

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 that Abas was the successor publication to a high-school underground mimeo sheet named Column,"suggesting that the paper's editor(s) were either still in or just out of high school when these issues of Abas were produced. Heavy on free UPI syndicated material; the original writing at a suitably low level to support the high school thesis. The paper appears (per OCLC) to have ceased publication after ten issues. Institutional holdings are scattered and meagre; none others in commerce (2013).

Price: $125.00

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