Counterculture

  • # 22511

    BERNIERE, Vincent and PRIMOIS, Mariel

    Sex Press : the Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979

    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 …

  • # 22407

    SLESSOR, Kenneth / REILLY, Virgil (illustrator)

    Darlinghurst nights

    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 …

  • # 22243

    Anon.

    [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 – …

  • # 22228

    [BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]

    The Crisis by Eugene Field.

    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), [2] (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 …

  • # 22147

    BUCKLEY, Jim & PHILLIPS, Mary (publishers); GOLDSTEIN, Al (executive editor)

    Screw. (Volume 1, Issues 1-3)

    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 …

  • # 21852

    CAMPBELL, John Gregorson

    Witchcraft & second sight in the highlands & islands of Scotland

    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, …

  • # 16898

    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.

  • # 21628

    LEUNIG, Michael

    Wild figments

    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.

  • # 21608

    LEVINE, Laura & CHODKOWSKI, Dick

    Mr. Wrong : a guide to the least eligible bachelors in America.

    New York : Pinnacle Books, 1984. First edition, stated first printing. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 91, [1]; 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 …

  • # 21596

    INTERNATIONAL NARCOTIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

    Fifty facts about narcotics : morphine, heroin and cocaine.

    Los Angeles, CA : International Narcotic Education Association, [c.1930]. Octavo, [4] 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, …

  • # 21523

    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 …

  • # 21124

    CORSO, Gregory (1930-2001)

    Mind field. (Presentation copy)

    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 – …

  • # 21127

    FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence (b. 1919)

    The secret meaning of things. (Signed by Ferlinghetti)

    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, [2] 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 …

  • # 21694

    ULTRA VIOLET (formerly Isabelle Collin Dufresne); [WARHOL, Andy, 1928-1987]

    Famous for 15 minutes : my years with Andy Warhol.

    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 [32] p. of plates; a very good copy.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.