Counterculture

  • # 31755

    Various

    A collection of 58 zines : Australia, U.S.A., U.K.

    Distort : not for everybody. Issue #16. West Hollywood, U.S.A. : Unicorn Records, 1981. Octavo, illustrated wrappers. HARMON, Debbie. Bad Mother: Vols 1-4. Melbourne : Debbie Quadri, 2004. Octavo, colour pictorial wrappers, numbered 314 of 1000. FLEETWOOD, Julian (ed.) The Sex Mook: What is our sex? Melbourne : Vignette Press, 2007. Octavo, colour pictorial wrappers. …

  • # 31351

    HUNTER, Jack

    Freak Babylon : an illustrated history of teratology and freakshows

    [London?] : Creation Books, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 176, illustrated. A sometimes startling, sometimes disturbing documentary of the history of one of mankind’s most fascinating sciences – teratology – and its dubious cultural correlative, the freak show, from ancient times to the present day. The book features over 200 rare and intriguing photos of …

  • # 31348

    CHURTON, Tobias

    Aleister Crowley : the biography. Spiritual revolutionary, romantic explorer, occult master and spy

    London : Watkins publishing, 2011. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 474, illustrated, some light pencil underlining. This definitive biography of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), the most notorious and controversial spiritual figure of the 20th century, brings together a life of world-shaking ‘magick’, sexual and psychological experimentation at the outer limits, world-record-beating mountaineering and startling prophetic power – …

  • # 31346

    LACHMAN, Gary

    Aleister Crowley : Magick, rock and roll, and the wickedest man in the world

    New York Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2014. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [xii]; 388. “This definitive work on the occult’s ‘great beast’ traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath. When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was not an obvious contender for …

  • # 30768

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 30589

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy, still in publisher’s shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and …

  • # 30588

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000 (Copy signed by Manuela Furci)

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic Robert McFarlane, Decadent highlights …

  • # 30318

    DE GEER, Carl Johan and Jan HANNERTZ, Jan

    [SWEDISH UNDERGROUND; DON CHERRY] Pengar eller livet

    [=Money or Life]. Stockholm : Albert Bonniers förlag, 1970. First edition. Large octavo (235 x 160 mm), original pictorial stiff wrappers, pp [62], all-illustrated photobook novella, which includes a full-page portrait of American expat free jazz musician Don Cherry (father of Neneh); text in Swedish; a fine copy. From Boo-Hooray: ‘Carl Johan De Geer, born …

  • # 30213

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. As new copy, sealed in publisher’s shrinkwrap. ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated …

  • # 29409

    AH MEN

    Ah Men goes Arty

    West Hollywood : Ah Men, circa 1965. Oblong quarto, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. [12], mailing label, order form intact, illustrated, a fine copy. Don Cook founded Ah Men, Shop for Men on Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood in about 1960 (some sources say 1958, the others 1961), the shop successfully trading until the mid 1980s. Located close …

  • # 29803

    NEVILLE, Richard (1941-2016)

    Play power

    London : Granada Publishing Limited (Paladin), 1971. Trade papeback, octavo (195 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, 300 pp; a very good copy. An exploration of the “international underground” – the nexus of the youth movement and hippies, beats, etc., by the founder of Oz magazine, Australian writer and commentator Richard Neville.

  • # 29348

    BERKOFF, Steven (1937 - )

    East : elegy for the East End and its energetic waste

    [Adelaide : s.n., 1978]. Octavo (260 mm), illustrated wrappers, staple bound, [46] pp; printed on cheap newsprint paper; light foxing at edges, but a very good copy. Rare theatre programme for the 1978 Australian tour of Steven Berkoff’s controversial play set in London’s East End, containing the complete playscript as well as an interview with …

  • # 29407

    [BOWERY, Leigh]

    Take a Bowery : The art (and larger than) life of Leigh Bowery

    Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 184, illustrated throughout, a fine copy in mint condition. Scarce. ‘Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery examined the extraordinary contribution to performance, fashion design and visual culture of the late Australian-born, London-based performance artist, Leigh Bowery. Incorporating …

  • # 29395

    EVANS, Peter

    Sunbury : Australia’s Greatest Rock Festival

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2017. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 240, extensively illustrated with rare photographs from the festival. New copy. “After 45 years, here is the first book on the SUNBURY rock festival, the festival that is often referred to as ‘Australia’s Woodstock’ that heralded a revolution in Australian music and culture. This book explores the …

  • # 29275

    Various.

    [FEMINISM] Lip 1980. A feminist journal of women in the visual and performing arts.

    Carlton, Vic. : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, 1980. (Fifth issue of this periodical). Quarto, original stiff wrappers (front cover designed by Erica McGilchrist, back cover by Mirka Mora); pp. 141, b/w illustrations, lacking the insert by Elizabeth Gower. ‘Lip is a collective of feminists who represent a wide range of political, social and …

  • # 28207

    Anon.

    Fashions in leather vinyl-patent & latex

    [Chicago? : s.n., circa 1965]. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 14, illustrated in black and white, light central crease. A rare early American vinyl and latex catalogue with a variety of products designed for fetishist sexplay. Includes latex bikinis, bloomers, custom made ladies dress suits, exercise suits, panties, gloves, aprons, raincapes, slacks, bras, boots, and other latexwear. …