Counterculture

  • # 33135

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    The all new Australian graffiti

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1985. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers, [144] pp, all illustrated, light handling wear. Scarce. The third volume in Ellis’ series on Australian graffiti with hundreds of examples of street graffiti in the 1980s.

  • # 33134

    ELLIS, Rennie; TURNER, Ian

    Australian graffiti

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1975. First edition. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers, [96] pp, all illustrated, previous owner’s name to endpaper, foreword by Ian Turner. Scarce.

  • # 32627

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

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

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (edges rubbed, a couple of small creases and handling wear, small bookseller’s label inside lower wrapper), pp. 56, illustrated. A very good copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: …

  • # 31873

    TIMPSON, Ant (publisher / editor)

    [CINEMA] Violent Leisure. Vol. no. 4, February 1989.

    Auckland, N.Z. : Ant Timpson, 1989. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), photocopied fanzine, [16] pp including wrappers; very good condition. An obscure New Zealand zine devoted primarily to reviews of classic and current movies in the horror / slasher / giallo / splatter, sci-fi, and sleaze / sexploitation genres. It also contains book and record …

  • # 32115

    SORRENTI, Davide (1976 - 1997)

    Davide Sorrenti Polaroids

    London : IDEA Books, 2020. Octavo, buckram spine, paperd flushcut boards, photograph insert, pp. 160, photobook. As new copy, still sealed in shrinkwrap. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Designed and edited by Francesca Sorrenti. ‘Davide Sorrenti Polaroids. A book of instantly unforgettable Polaroid photographs taken by Davide Sorrenti between the years of 1994–1997. …

  • # 31870

    YANG, William (1943 - )

    Friends of Dorothy

    Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a few small marks and light silverfishing inside the wrappers with no loss), pp. 168, illustrated. For over fifty years William Yang has photographed gay and lesbian life in Australia, documenting culture and subculture through the lens of his own Chinese-Australian heritage. This book is filled …

  • # 31880

    NORTH, Gerry, et al.

    The night of your life. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (limited edition)

    Sydney : Rural and City Media Services, 1992. Quarto, full leather with pictorial inlay, glassine wrapper, corrugated card slipcase (some marks and a small chip), illustrated endpapers (a little foxed), presentation inscription, pp. 176, extensively illustrated. Limited to 4000 numbered copies, explanation slip for the design of the limited edition stamp loosely enclosed. The deluxe …

  • # 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. …

  • # 31722

    CROWLEY, Aleister

    Magick : Liber ABA Book Four. Parts I – IV

    San Francisco: Weiser, 2008. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth in dustjacket (a few creases), pp. lxxxiv; 844, some illustrations. This second revised edition of Crowley’s magnum opus features new, more legible typesetting, text corrections based on a previously unseen corrected proof, and the previously unpublished Liber Testis Testitudinis.The original Book of the Law was rescanned for this …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.