[Portland]: Nazraeli, . Cloth-covered presentation case containing 24 duotone plates printed on a total of 27 unbound individual sheets of coated, thick stock (each 14" x 11"). Signed by Adams on the title page (though not called for). First edition. As new. Item #JB-16457
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
ANDERSON, Chester, GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF]: Communication Company, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. Scheduled to take place at the Glide Memorial Church the Invisible Circus was billed as "a 72-hour environmental community Happening" presented by the Diggers who wanted it to be the best party the Haight had seen. The Communication Company's gestetner machines were... Item #SKB-4825
n.p.: Western Empire, 2016. Pamphlet. First edition. Features previously unpublished photos from the infamous 1964 Labor Day biker run to Monterey. In the course of the weekend two young women were raped, and the resulting headlines started the Hell's Angels reputation for violence and mayhem. Excellent photos by Mother Ruthe... Item #SKB-16467
BASQUIAT, Jean Michel.
Invitation card for Basquiat's very first one man show at the Galleria d'Arte Emilio Mazzoli in 1981.
Italy: Galleria d'Arte Emilio Mazzoli, . Basquiat's paintings were shown under the name "SAMO" which is printed on the front of the card, the back of the card has gallery info and a space for the mailing address and stamp. Printed in orange and black on thick, uncoated beige card... Item #SKB-14713
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.
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
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
n.p.: Privately published, 1963. Berman utilizes various photographs culled from newspapers and magazines to create a collage effect (Support the Revolution, p. 170). Though not indicated in any way this copy is from the archive of artist, Ben Talbert. The poster is sepia-toned, with tiny chips to the corners, and... Item #SKB-16553
BERNIER, Georges & Rosamond.
NY: Reynal & Co., . 4to. Hardbound in dust jcket. First edition in English. An anthology of material from the magazine L'oeil. Profusely illustrated. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a chip to top of spine and back panel. Item #SKB-16455
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