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
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: Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, 1988. Invite for Basquiat's final exhibition featuring a b&w cover photo of Basquiat holding a copy of Kerouac's The Subterraneans. Fine (few specks of foxing to corner of back cover). Item #SKB-16571
NY: Privately published, 1983. Basquiat created a special drawing for the poster to publicize the "Food for the Soup Kitchens" benefit exhibition held in 1983 at Fashion Moda in the Bronx and the Store for Art and Architecture in downtown NYC. The bottom portion of the poster lists the participating... Item #SKB-16590
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 & DYLAN, Bob.
Untitled offset poster (a.k.a. Retard Para) featuring four variant images of a hand holding a transistor radio with nonsense text at the bottom.
n.p.: Privately published, 1965. Among the images is one of Bob Dylan. Printed in black on yellow stock. (Support the Revolution, p. 172.) Fine (21" x 17"). Item #SKB-12529
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
Untitled offset poster (a.k.a. CMN/Thumb Poster) featuring four variant images of a hand holding a transistor radio with nonsense text at the bottom.
n.p.: Privately published, 1965. Printed in black on yellow stock. (Wallace Berman: American Aleph, p. 86.) Fine (21" x 17"). Item #SKB-10767
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
[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 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.: 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
Honolulu: Hogarth Press, . Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition of the first book on Duke Kahanamoku, legendary surfer, Olympic medal-winning swimming champion, movie actor, and sheriff! Illustrated with photographs and includes a substantive glossary of surfing terms. Published as part of Hawaii's Cultural Heritage Series. Some foxing to covers... Item #SKB-16601
n.p.: John Mitchell, 1960. Long, folding broadside tipped into illustrated covers. First edition of this poem "as read at the Gaslight Cafe." A long, scathingly humorous poem spoofing religion, modern culture, and consumer society. Done in the style of an amusement park advertisement, but instead of promoting Disneyland, here it's... Item #SKB-16586