Counterculture

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18830

    BAILEY, L. O.

    The drug menace

    [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.

  • # 18858

    PINONCELLI, Pierre (1929- )

    Pinoncelli addio : happening 1.

    Nice : Pierre Pinoncelli, April 1968. Edition limited to 1000 numbered examples (no. 197). Large quarto (325 x 245 mm), original decorative wrappers, [20] pp, photographic illustrations throughout (1 in colour) by Strauch et Josué, documenting a street performance in Nice by the artist Pierre Pinoncelli; text by Pinoncelli, Barry Farrell, J.-J. Leveque, William Burroughs and …

  • # 19122

    Stay real. Straight talk about marijuana and hashish – for young people and parents

    [Toronto] : Minister of National Health and Welfare, 1983. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 24. 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.

  • # 18718

    ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon, Major-General (1840-1930)

    Moko; or Maori tattooing

    London : Chapman & Hall, 1896. Quarto, gilt-lettered brown cloth with moko decoration, minor rubbing at edges, photographic frontispiece, 180 illustrations and photographs, a very good copy with many pages yet unopened. Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930) was a soldier, artist, and collector. He arrived in New Zealand in 1863 and while stationed in the country …

  • # 18571

    NATIONAL WOMEN'S PARTY (USA); ALLENDER, Nina E. (illustrator)

    [WOMEN’S RIGHTS] The Suffragist : official weekly organ of the National Woman’s Party. November 24, 1917. Volume V, number 96.

    Washington, D.C. : National Woman’s Party, 1917. Folio newspaper, 335 x 260 mm, pictorial wrappers with cover design by political cartoonist Nina Allender; a disbound copy, with staples removed, 16 pp, illustrated; clean and well preserved throughout. A rare original issue of this important journal of the American women’s rights movement, published between 1913 and …

  • # 18731

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

    Puss

    Stockholm : Puss, 1968-1973. A complete set of twenty-five issues; number 1 (January 1968) – number 24, (1973), plus the unnumbered English language issue Puss International (1969 or 1970). Quarto (nos. 1-21 and the unnumbered issue) and folio (nos 22-24), stapled, all issues illustrated with original artwork in the form of satirical cartoons and photographic …

  • # 18434

    CHICAGO, Judy (b. 1939)

    Beyond the flower : the autobiography of a feminist artist. (Signed by Judy Chicago)

    New York : Viking, 1996. First edition, second printing. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed papered boards in pictorial dust jacket, signed by the artist on the title page ‘Best regards, Judy Chicago’; pp xx, 282, with colour and black-and-white photographic plates; a fine inscribed copy.

  • # 18794

    [POETRY; HIPPIE CULTURE; CHARLES BUKOWSKI] The Willie #1. Summer 1967.

    San Francisco : Manic Press, 1967. Quarto, printed wrappers (sunned around the edges), stapled, unpaginated. Edition of approximately 500 copies. Possibly the only issue of this obscure poetry fanzine published at the height of the hippie era in San Francisco, edited by Willie the Snort Gobbler, with contributions from Charles Bukowski, Doug Blazek, Gene Bloom, …

  • # 18163

    SEMO, Gaby

    Inhibitions

    [Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book]. [U.S.A.] : Gaby Semo, [c.1980]. Quarto (305 x 230 mm), unbound, black card “wrappers”, the upper wrapper with title and artist’s name printed in white with original photograph onlaid, [4] preliminary sheets (including printed titles), followed by [34] sheets each with an original black-and-white photographic print on matte …

  • # 18060

    WITKIN, Joel-Peter et al

    The fallen angels (signed by Joel-Peter Witkin)

    Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Witkin, Duane Michals, Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, August Sander, Lee Friedlander + Jim Dine, Rene Magritte, Shuji Terayama, David Hockney, Christian Boltanski. Tokyo : Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. Exhibition catalogue. Quarto, paper wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated. Text in Japanese. Signed by Joel-Peter Witkin in red ink. “Joel-Peter Witkin …

  • # 18144

    RENAY, Liz [DOBBINS, Pearl Elizabeth, 1926-2007]

    How to attract men

    Portland, OR : Playlark Productions, [1965]. First (and only) edition. Octavo, photo-illustrated wrappers, 157 pp, black-and-white photographic illustrations (all featuring Renay) throughout; a fine copy. Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins (1926-2007), known as Liz Renay, was an American author and actress who appeared in John Waters’ film Desperate Living (1977). ‘The phrase “Blonde Bombshell” conjures images of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield …