Counterculture

  • # 20868

    SOLDATOW, Sasha (1947- )

    What is this gay community shit?

    Chippendale, NSW : Printed by Panacea Press, 2008. Octavo, printed yellow wrappers, [14] pp, with line illustrations (by the author?); fine. ‘My name is Sasha Soldatow, and I want to have a look at some of the issues being raised at the moment on the subject of the [Sydney] Gay Mardi Gras’ (p. [11]). Focuses …

  • # 20886

    Various

    A large collection of gay and lesbian literature

    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 …

  • # 20367

    CROW, W.B.

    Precious stones : their occult power and hidden significance

    London : The Aquarian Press, 1968. First edition. Small octavo, publisher’s black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (rubbed, mild edge wear), pp 64; a very good copy.

  • # 20334

    VALE, V. "Valhalla" (or Hamanaka)

    [PUNK] Search & Destroy magazine : a complete 11-issue run, 1977-1979.

    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 …

  • # 20096

    DSMOND, Michael and DIXON, Christine

    1968

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Prints, posters and protests from the 1960s.

  • # 19897

    JACUNSKI, Jaclyn

    You are a warrior

    [Chicago? : the artist, 2017]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [24], 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 …

  • # 19956

    HESSE, Herman; JOHANNSEN, Brad

    High Tide with Piktor’s Metamorphosis

    New York : Harmony Books, 1972. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, psychedelic text and images from the early 70s.

  • # 19732

    HOPKINS, John (1937- )

    [SWINGING LONDON] From the hip : photographs by John “Hoppy” Hopkins 1960-66.

    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 …

  • # 19521

    ELLIS, Rennie

    [GAY RIGHTS]. Nation review. Vol. 3 No. 48, 14 – 20, 1973

    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 …

  • # 19410

    GIORNO, John (1936 - )

    Cancer in my left ball. Poems 1970 – 1972

    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 …

  • # 19299

    METZNER, Ralph; LEARY, Timothy etc.

    Six issues of The Psychedelic Review, 1963 – 1971

    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 …

  • # 19038

    Marijuana. Answers for young people and parents

    [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.

  • # 19076

    A group of 21 1950s men’s magazines

    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 …

  • # 19070

    LEARY, Timothy; MELTZNER, Ralph; ALPERT, Richard

    The psychedelic experience. A manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

    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 …

  • # 19402

    HILLERSBERG, Lars; SVEDBERG, Lena; DE GEER, Carl Johan, et al.

    Puss International.

    Stockholm : Puss, [1969 or 1970]. Series: Puss (1968-1973). Quarto, stapled, pictorial wrappers, [14] 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 …

  • # 18799

    "BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)

    The male figure (22 issues from 1956 – 1966)

    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 …