BERNIERE, Vincent and PRIMOIS, Mariel
New York : Abrams, 2012. Folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 240, illustrated. New copy. From 1965 to 1975, an array of journals, magazines, fanzines, and underground presses were the voice of a dramatic sexual revolution. In Europe and the United States, this “sex press” consisted of publications such as Other Scenes, Yellow Dog, Actuel, Suck, The …
SLESSOR, Kenneth / REILLY, Virgil (illustrator)
and Morning Glories / being 47 strange sights / observed from eleventh storeys, / in a land of cream puffs and crime, by a Flat-roof Professor; / and here set forth in sketch and rhyme. Sydney : Frank C. Johnson, 1933. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed on the half title ‘To Gus Walker from Ken …
[MEDICINE; OPIUM] A late nineteenth century manuscript listing a range of preparations for pain relief.
[U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1890]. Manuscript in ink written recto of single quarto sheet of unruled linen paper (250 x 200 mm); old fold lines, but a very well preserved document. Most likely an apothecary’s handy reference for preparing and dispensing drugs for sedation and pain relief – for both medicinal and recreational use – …
[BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]
Athens [i.e. Sydney], The Vaginal Press, 1938. Edition of 25 copies. Octavo, unbound and unsewn (folded, as issued), pp [iv] (preliminary blanks and title), 18 (last blank),  (limitation statement, verso blank); second blank with ex libris of Jean Elizabeth Stone (wife of bibliophile Walter Stone); outer pages foxed and with a couple of rust …
BUCKLEY, Jim & PHILLIPS, Mary (publishers); GOLDSTEIN, Al (executive editor)
New York, NY : Screw (Jim Buckley and Mary Phillips), 1968-69. Volume 1, Issue 1, 19 November 1968; Volume 1, Issue 2, 21 December 1968; Volume 1, Issue 3, 24 January 1969. Three unbound issues, folio newspaper, 420 x 290 mm, pp 12, photographic illustrations; each with a neat horizontal fold, as issued; very well …
CAMPBELL, John Gregorson
Tales and traditions collected entirely from oral stories. Glasgow : James MacLehose and Sons, 1902. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, front free endpaper and conjoined leaf neatly detached, pp. xii; 314, a very good copy. From witchcraft and the evil eye to the “two sights,” ghosts and the supernatural denizens of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, …
ANTI-APARTHEIDS BEWEGING [NETHERLANDS]
[ANTI-APARTHEID POSTER] Demonstratie : Steun het verzet in Zuid Afrika! Geen steun aan het racisties regime! 28 augustus / 14 uur. Amsterdam. Vertrek: Westermarkt.
[= Support the resistance in South Africa! No support for the racist regime!]. [Amsterdam] : Anti-Apartheids Beweging, [c1970]. Poster, screenprint, 580 x 410 mm, unbacked; mild creasing at top corners, otherwise in very good condition. Poster advertising a rally in Amsterdam against Apartheid in South Africa.
Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2004. First edition, first printing. Large octavo, pictorial card covers, pp 153, with vignette illustrations and endpapers by Leunig; a fine copy. Anthology of short pieces of social commentary, philosophy, and flights of the imagination, by Australia’s most original and beloved cartoonist, Michael Leunig.
LEVINE, Laura & CHODKOWSKI, Dick
New York : Pinnacle Books, 1984. First edition, stated first printing. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 91, ; b/w photographic illustrations throughout; a a collection of profiles of extremely uneligible bachelors … a very good copy. ‘This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any …
INTERNATIONAL NARCOTIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Los Angeles, CA : International Narcotic Education Association, [c.1930]. Octavo,  pp, illustration to front; light vertical crease, else fine. Approximate dating from internal references to the Great War and Prohibition. This pamphlet provides a host of medical and social reasons for not taking narcotics, but it is particularly admonitory about the use of cocaine, …
WART; ART UNIT
[POSTER] Sedition. A contemporary independent music festival. Apr 83, Anzac weekend, Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Sydney Trade Union Club, Surry Hills.
Music third floor … Performance, film, video, sound & installations, second floor co-ordinated by Art Unit … Poster printed by Art Unit; designed by Wart. Sydney : Art Unit, 1983. Screenprint poster, 700 x 930 mm; print run unknown; mild edge wear; unbacked and unframed. Rare poster for a landmark 3-day festival staged at the Sydney Trade …
CORSO, Gregory (1930-2001)
Madras & New York : Hanuman Books, 1989. First edition. Number 27 in a series of chapbooks by the publisher. Duodecimo (105 x 70 mm), stiff card wrappers in dust jacket with photographic portrait of Corso by Allen Ginsberg; presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper: ‘Here we is again Sly – …
FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence (b. 1919)
New York : New Directions, 1968. Third printing. Trade paperback, octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, signed by the author in pen on the half-title ‘Lawrence Ferlinghetti’; 48,  pp; a very good inscribed copy. Born March 24 1919, Ferlinghetti was one of the most significant figures of the Beat generation of writers. A poet, painter, and …
ULTRA VIOLET (formerly Isabelle Collin Dufresne); [WARHOL, Andy, 1928-1987]
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovic, 1988. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s quarter blue cloth over mauve papered boards, spine lettered in orange, in pictorial dust jacket, pp xi, 274 p., illustrated with  p. of plates; a very good copy.
A collection of 216 publications mostly dating from the 1960s to the 1990s relating to gay and lesbian themes, including pulp literature, erotic novels, works by notable homosexual authors, and a variety of LGBT issues. Sourced from a single collection, the majority of works are English, American and Australian. A substantial and valuable resource relating …
DSMOND, Michael and DIXON, Christine
Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Prints, posters and protests from the 1960s.