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 …
"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.
PINONCELLI, Pierre (1929- )
Nice : Pierre Pinoncelli, April 1968. Edition limited to 1000 numbered examples (no. 197). Large quarto (325 x 245 mm), original decorative wrappers,  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 …
[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.
ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon, Major-General (1840-1930)
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 …
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 …
HILLERSBERG, Lars; SVEDBERG, Lena; DE GEER, Carl Johan, et al.
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 …
CHICAGO, Judy (b. 1939)
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.
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, …
[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,  preliminary sheets (including printed titles), followed by  sheets each with an original black-and-white photographic print on matte …
WITKIN, Joel-Peter et al
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 …
RENAY, Liz [DOBBINS, Pearl Elizabeth, 1926-2007]
Portland, OR : Playlark Productions, . 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 …