VALE, V. "Valhalla" (or Hamanaka)
San Francisco : V. Vale, 1977-1979. Vol. 1, No. 1 – Vol. 2, No. 1. Eleven issues; all first printings. Tabloid folio, folded as issued; newsprint with black-and-white photo-illustrations; some wear to No. 1, else uniformly very good condition. A rare complete run. Despite taking its name from the Stooges’ anthem, this legendary West Coast …
San Francisco : Rosy Cheeks Publishers, June 1970 – June 1971. Thirteen issues (complete), plus the rare ‘Dummy copy’ which preceded the first issue. Each issue 60 pp or more, printed on newsprint, colour covers, extensively illustrated, some yellowing and toning as to be expected, overall a very good set. Though it only lasted thirteen …
DSMOND, Michael and DIXON, Christine
Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Prints, posters and protests from the 1960s.
[Chicago? : the artist, 2017]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. , illustrated. Artist’s book / zine on the subject of civil disobedience and the protest movement. ‘Jaclyn’s work is driven by political controversies that surround land, communities, and acts of resistance. By framing evidence of those acts, her work recontextualizes how they manifest in public spaces …
HESSE, Herman; JOHANNSEN, Brad
New York : Harmony Books, 1972. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, psychedelic text and images from the early 70s.
London : Warner Bros Music, 1978. Quarto, printed wrappers, (lightly creased, a little rubbed), pp. 56, illustrated with photographs of the band’s record covers. Sheet music for the band’s hits : Anarchy in the U.K., Holidays in the sun, Seventeen, Bodies, Liar, New York etc.
HOPKINS, John (1937- )
Bologna, Italy : Damiani Editore, 2008. Oblong quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 159 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout, with essays by Joe Boyd, Val Wilmer, Barry Miles and Addie Vassie; an as new copy. ‘When John “Hoppy” Hopkins first picked up a camera as a youth it never occurred to him that half …
Melbourne : Incorporated Newsagencies Company, 1973. Tabloid newspaper, pp. 1501 – 1532 (complete issue), illustrated. The cover article ‘After the gay pride ball … the pathos of being human’ describes that despite public celebration in Gay Pride Week, homosexuality still remains a criminal offence and there remains community intolerance towards homosexuality. The centrefold spread ‘A …
GIORNO, John (1936 - )
Barton : Something Else Press, 1973. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine sunned, edges a little rubbed), unpaginated, photographic illustrations. Text based poetry by Giorno, former lover of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, whose poems are influenced by the pop art style of the painters. Giorno’s staccato style repetition is recognised as the …
METZNER, Ralph; LEARY, Timothy etc.
Boston : The Psychedelic Review, 1963 – 1971. Vol 1., No. 1. June 1963 (second printing, August 1963); Vol 1., No. 3. 1964; Vol 1., No. 4. 1964; Number 8, 1966; Number 9, 1967; Number 11, 1971. The first six issues octavo, the last two quarto with vivid illustrated wrappers, each averaging 100 pages, a very good group. Probably the …
[Toronto] : Addiction Research Foundation / Fondation de la recherche sur la toxicomanie, 1984 (1989 printing). Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 32. On October 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal across all of Canada. This guide to the drug from the 1980s shows the marked transformation in public opinion over the last thirty years.
21 American men’s pocket magazines from the 1950s, including titles People Today; Exclusive; Quick; Bold; Sensation; Focus; TV Life; She featuring pinups, glamour, bloomers, quackery and such wonderful articles as ‘I worshipped Satan’; ‘How to drink and stay sober’; Italy’s movie women : sirens or slobs?’; ‘Liberace’s “Forbidden fruit”; ‘The day 400 addicts raped a town!’; ‘The …
LEARY, Timothy; MELTZNER, Ralph; ALPERT, Richard
New York : University Books, 1964. Quarto, illustrated cloth (edges slightly rubbed), illustrated endpapers, pp. 160. “The authors were engaged in a program of experiments with LSD and other psychedelic drugs at Harvard University until sensational national publicity, unfairly concentrating on student interest in the drugs, lead to the suspension of the experiments. Since then …
HILLERSBERG, Lars; SVEDBERG, Lena; DE GEER, Carl Johan, et al.
Stockholm : Puss, [1969 or 1970]. Series: Puss (1968-1973). Quarto, stapled, pictorial wrappers,  pp, all illustrated in black-and-white and red with original artwork in the form of satirical cartoons, drawings and collages; a fine copy. Puss (in English, Kiss) was a Swedish counterculture magazine published between 1968 and 1973, in 25 numbered issues plus the …
"BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)
Volume 1 – 17 (complete); volumes 24, 27, 30, 35, 36. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956 – 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some lightly rubbed), pp. [48 – 54 various]; photographic illustrations. A substantial collection of the first volumes of a beefcake magazine dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas …
BAILEY, L. O.
[Sydney : Natural Health Society of N.S.W., 1962]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 16. “Delivered at a public rally in Sydney Town Hall, 8 p.m. Friday 28th September, 1962.” – cover. Includes a visit by swimmer Murray Rose. On the harmful effects of cigarettes, drugs and poor diet.