NY: Dutton, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition in English. A tale of "degradation through sex and cocaine." A classic of addiction literature originally published in Russia in 1936. Fine. Item #SKB-16377
ALLMAN, Rick & PHILLIPS, Stevenson.
Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness: Beat Generation Poetry Beat Erotica by the Beat & the UnBeat.
n.p.: Musitron, 1959. LP record. Poetry, bongo playing, folk singing, and Beat sermonizing by "Rafio the Mad Monk," "Ringo Angel," "Seven Beat Sulks," "Ellie Girl," and others, recorded live at the Cafe Bizzare. The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the most conspicuous and sensational clubs to capitalize... Item #SKB-12915
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. Pamphlet. 8pp. Cover illustration of a demented person exemplifies the "bizarre" concept of this cafe, with a charming map of Greenwich Village bohemian hot spots on the back cover, and more illustrations inside. One of the most popular and sensational clubs to capitalize on the... Item #SKB-16454
n.p.:n.p., . The photo shows the outside of the Cafe Bizarre at night with its "spooky" decorations around the door and the huge "Rick Allmen's Cafe Bizzare" banner hanging out front as people walk by on an evening in the Village. The Cafe Bizarre was one of the most conspicuous... Item #SKB-16302
ANDERSON, Chester, GROGAN, Emmett; & BRAUTIGAN, Richard.
Handbill featuring an illustration by David Hodges of a multicolor circus wagon announcing The Invisible Circus.
[SF: Communication Company, 1967]. 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 lugged to the church... Item #SKB-4826
Portland, OR: Nazraeli / JGS, 2006. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition, deluxe issue. One of 30 signed copies with two original signed numbered color prints. The prints measure ca. 7" x 5" and are mounted on the front and back of a single sheet of heavy archival paper and... Item #JB-16442
London: Academy Editions, . 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First British edition (preceding the American). Profusely illustrated throughout with the artist's 19th Century erotic engravings. Bump to top of spine, else fine. Item #SKB-16412
[Portland]: Nazraeli, . Folio. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Limited to 100 signed numbered copies with an original 11" x 14" signed numbered print laid in. Originally issued as part of the set Six by Six: Set Six but here offered separately. As new. Item #JB-16396
England: Columbia Graphophone, 1960. LP record. The soundtrack for this exploitation film about the British youth rebellion of the '50s starring pop idol Adam Faith and Gillian Hills. The film was later released in America as "Wild for Kicks." This was John Barry's first soundtrack, and it was the first... Item #SKB-16441
n.p.: the Artist, 1967. The drawing, executed in colored pencils, shows a hand squeezing a homemade, liquid-filled syringe with drops coming from the needle. Surrounding the syringe in psychedelic lettering are the words "Speed Kills." The piece is "by Barton" and dated 1967. A very early reflection of the "speed... Item #SKB-16440
BASQUIAT, Jean Michel.
Invitation card for Basquiat's first one-man exhibition in the United States at Annina Nosei Gallery.
NY: Annina Nosei Gallery, 1982. The card reproduces Basquiat's "Arroz Con Pollo." This breakthrough show was an enormous success that ignited Basquiat's career. Fine. Rare. Item #SKB-16446
n.p.: Lamplight, . 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First American edition. Profusely illustrated throughout. Fine. Item #SKB-16404
SF: 871 Fine Arts, 2005. Postcard printing a color photograph of a work by Wallace Berman, a rock-with-chain mounted on a pedestal with Hebrew text. Stamped and sent through the mail. Couple of minute soiled spots, else fine. Item #SKB-16391
LA: Privately published by Wallace Berman, 1957. The second issue of Berman's legendary handmade mixed-media periodical that was produced in various formats for nine issues from 1955-1964. This number is the only one that was bound as a booklet stapled at the spine, and it was published after Berman's first... Item #SKB-11535
[Tucson]: Nazraeli, . Oblong 4to. Hardbound in photo-illustrated boards. First edition. Signed by Boomoon. Fabulous color photographs of the star-filled sky over Sokcho, Korea. As new. Item #JB-13110
Pasadena, CA: X-Ray Book Co., 2005. Hardbound in cloth-covered boards (measuring approx. 4.5" x 3"). First edition. One of 26 lettered copies (the entire cloth edition). The first appearance of these previously unpublished poems written by Brautigan in the mid 1950's. Another charming production from Brewton's X-Ray Book Co. As new. Item #SKB-12367
Cambridge, MA: Quincy Poetry Forum, 1969. Printed in black utilizing various-sized fonts on white card stock. Fine. It's likely that not many of these were produced for this small venue. Item #SKB-4811
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
Spinning Like a Ghost on the Bottom of a Top, I'm Haunted By All the Space That I Will Live Without You.
[SF: The Diggers/Free City Collective, 1967]. Broadside poem on a legal-size sheet. First edition. Issued as part of a group of broadsides titled Free City News, No. 1, but here offered separately (also "issued" separately---given away for free in the Haight-Ashbury during the "Summer of Love"). A love poem by... Item #SKB-1754
NY: Roth Horowitz, 2000. Small 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. As new in publisher's cardstock slipcase. Item #JB-13508
n.p.:n.p., . Brewton (using the pseudonym "Skillet Marimba") created this collage for publication in Kut-Uup! No. 1, a periodical designed and published by him devoted to collage art. Features an intriguing image of a seated man in a 40's-style suite with a schematic where his head should be. The image... Item #SKB-16427
BUKOWSKI, Charles, BRAUTIGAN, Richard & BREWTON, Johnny.
SF: X-Ray Book Co., 1996. An innovative "magazine" of art and literature, each issue handmade by Johnny Brewton, including an opulent array of inserts, tip-ins, fold-outs, etc. Laid into this issue is a small pamphlet that prints A Visit from Jake by Richard Brautigan, the first separate appearance of this... Item #SKB-4129
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1977. 32mo (measures 4.5" x 3"). Hardbound in paper-covered boards. First edition. One of 26 lettered copies signed by Bukowski. Issued as a 1977 New Year's Greeting from the press. Fine in publisher's slipcase with a faint touch of wear and a small, stray pen line. Item #SKB-12089
n.p.:n.p., . Bukowski has done two paintings, one on each side of a thick sheet of artist's paper. One painting is a bold color portrait of an interracial couple that lived in Bukowski's building in Los Angeles in the '60s. They are shown here standing in their underwear, holding hands... Item #SKB-4987