ALPERT, Richard & COHEN, Sidney.
[NY: New American Library, 1966]. 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Sympathetic overview of the LSD controversy, with excellent photographs by Lawrence Schiller documenting various stages of the LSD experience. Inscribed by Lawrence Schiller. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a couple of short tears and a small... Item #SKB-13944
ANDERSON, Chester & GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF: Communication Company, 1967]. 4to. Broadside. First edition. Prints an anonymous poetic statement (in full): "If I am doing it at all, its for love not for oil. I love crusaders! Whoes got the grail! If its full of oil there's a better one made its new and its theory... Item #SKB-16462
ANDERSON, Chester & GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF: Communication Company, 1967]. 4to. Broadside. First edition. Prints a long anonymous text (probably by Emmett Grogan) about rebellion against America's consumer culture stating: "the diggers are a rebellion against commodities and the hierarchy of commodity values. Through FREE diggers expose the lie of the oppressive rationality of commodities and... Item #SKB-16461
ANDERSON, Chester, GROGAN, Emmett, BRAUTIGAN, Richard; & MOSCOSO, Victor.
[SF]: Privately published by the Diggers, . First edition. Richard Brautigan phoned Moscoso on behalf of the Diggers and asked him to contribute a flyer for the Invisible Circus. "Any job for the Diggers was a donation, and Moscoso, currently working in color, scaled back his palette. He selected a.... Item #SKB-15439
BASQUIAT, Jean Michel.
Rome: Galleria Diacono, 1982. 8vo. Single sheet of tan, wove card stock printed in red letterpress, folded to make four pages. The very first catalog, and the first monograph, published on the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, featuring an extensive text by Mario Diacono. The exhibition displayed a single major work... Item #SKB-14994
NY: Simon & Schuster, . 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First American edition. Profusely illustrated. Very fine (slight yellowing to dj flaps). Item #SKB-16526
NY: Gallery Books, . 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Profusely illustrated throughout. Some foxing to top edge of text block, else fine in slightly spine-faded dust jacket. Item #SKB-16529
BERG, Peter & BULLINGTON, Bryden.
n.p.: Privately published, 1969. A beautifully designed poster by Peter Berg, of the Diggers and San Francisco Mime Troupe, that he published and distributed himself in 1969. The poster prints poetic manifestos regarding the Pacific Northwest and salmon fishing, reflecting some of the bioregional concerns that inform Gary Snyder's work... Item #SKB-16483
BERMAN, Wallace & HERMS, George.
LA: Timothea Stewart Gallery, 1977. Large folio sheet folded to make four pages. Prints a long text by George Herms, a chronology of Berman exhibitions, a poem by Herman Hesse, and more. The first major Berman exhibition after his death a year earlier. Very fine. Item #SKB-4148
BERMAN, Wallace & HERMS, George.
SF: Batman Gallery, 1961. Poster announcing Herms 1961 show at the Batman Gallery. Features a photograph by Berman of Herms standing next to one of his assemblages (Support the Revolution, p. 176). Printed in red and black on thin beige stock. A scarce early item from the West Coast Assemblage... Item #SKB-14957
BERMAN, Wallace & LAMANTIA, Philip.
[SF]: Auerhahn Press, 1959. Pamphlet. First edition. Texts advocating the legalization of drugs by Lamantia and Artaud. Cover photographs by Wallace Berman of Lamantia injecting a syringe into his arm. One of Berman's earliest book covers (if not the first). A fine, fresh copy without the usual soiling and discoloration... Item #SKB-16160
Venice: L.A. Louver Gallery, n.d. [ca. 1990's]. The card is a notification that "The Wallace Berman Estate is Represented Exclusively by L.A. Louver Gallery." Printed on both sides illustrated with works by Berman and prints the phrase "Art is Love is God." Two pieces of clear tape to the verso... Item #SKB-16561
Berkeley: Privately published, 1979. Features an illustration of one of his verifaxes. Two words underlined in red ink on verso, imperceptible pin hole to two corners, else fine. Item #SKB-3052
Small offset poster announcing a one-day exhibition of Wallace Berman's work at the Mermaid Tavern in Topanga, 1973.
Topanga: Privately published, 1973. Features a photograph of Berman painting a wall with Hebrew letters (Support the Revolution, p. 177). Horizontal crease where folded as issued, tiny pin hole to each corner, 1.5 inch dampmark to bottom edge, else near fine. Though not indicated in any way this copy comes... Item #SKB-13876
BOHN-SPECTOR, Claudia, & MELLON, Sam (eds.).
LA: Kohn Gallery, . 4to. Hardbound, issued without a dust jacket. First edition. Terrific book on Berman profusely illustrated throughout. Published on the occasion of an exhibition. As new in publisher's shrinkwrap. Item #SKB-16545
BRAUTIGAN, Richard & HOYEM, Andrew.
Handbill announcing the "Le grand farewell appearance by popular demand the poets Richard Brautigan and Andrew Hoyem.''
n.p.: Privately published, 1967. 4to. The event was scheduled to take place at Cal State's Winnett Lounge as part of Brautigan's stay as Poet in Residence, 1967. Printed in black on orange stock. Very fine. Item #SKB-16495
BRAUTIGAN, Richard, FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence; & ANDERSON, Chester.
[SF]: Communication Company, . The event was scheduled to take place at the Glide Church in San Francisco, 1967. Richard Brautigan, Lew Welch, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Andrew Hoyem, Ed Bullins, and others, are listed as participants. Features an illustration of a naked man carrying a sheep over his shoulders. This is... Item #SKB-16459
[SF]: Communication Company, . 4to. Broadside poem. First edition. Short-lived hippie publication that was given away free on the streets of the Haight-Ashbury during the "Summer of Love." Brautigan was active in the Haight hippie community and formed an alliance with the Communication Company who published this and other works... Item #SKB-4732
Handbill announcing a 1960 reading by Andrew Hoyem and Richard Brautigan at the Coffee Gallery in San Francisco's North Beach district.
SF: Privately published, 1960. An exceptionally early piece of Brautigan ephemera. This 1960 reading (where Brautigan received second billing) is the second earliest reading by him that we've ever seen an announcement for. Printed in black on white stock. A fine copy of a scarce, very early handbill. Item #SKB-2942
Handbill announcing the publication of Trout Fishing in America, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster and In Watermelon Sugar by Delacorte Press, 1969.
Berkeley: Book People, 1969. The event is scheduled to take place at Book People's warehouse in Berkeley where attendees are invited to "Share an afternoon with Richard Brautigan..." Illustrated with a small cartoonish drawing of Brautigan. Printed in black on yellow stock with the text reproduced in holograph. Fine. Item #SKB-4801
Handbill issued by Oar Books announcing publication of their reprint of The Galilee Hitch-Hiker by Brautigan.
SF: Oar Books, 1966. A small signed drawing of a trout by Brautigan is reproduced in facsimile. Printed in black on beige stock. Barely perceptible touch of toning to one edge, else a fine copy of this scarce piece of early Brautigan ephemera. Item #SKB-443
n.p.: n.p., n.d. 4to. Broadside poem. Bootleg facsimile mimeoed in purple ink. This broadside was originally published by the Communication Company in the Haight-Ashbury during the "Summer of Love." Given where this turned up and how long it had been there we're guessing this was done roughly contemporaneous with the... Item #SKB-7638
n.p.: n.p., n.d. 4to. Broadside poem. Facsimile piracy mimeoed in purple ink. This broadside was originally published by the Communication Company in the Haight-Ashbury during the "Summer of Love." Given where this turned up and how long it had been there we're guessing this was done roughly contemporaneous with the... Item #SKB-7639
n.p.: Privately published, 1980's. A check made out to "Chaney's" written entirely in Brautigan's hand and signed by him. The check, from Brautigan's account at First Security Bank in Livingston, Montana, has Brautigan's printed name at the top. Fine. Item #SKB-16546
Scotland: Lyle Publications, 1974. 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Very fine. Item #SKB-16536