Free City News, No. 1. Emmett GROGAN, Chester, ANDERSON, Richard BRAUTIGAN.
Free City News, No. 1.

Free City News, No. 1.

SF: Privately published by the Diggers/Free City Collective, 1967.

Item #SKB-16415

Legal-size sheets, bound with a metal clip, as issued. First edition. A collection of 12 broadsides (several printed on both sides) featuring psychedelic art, poetry, hippie philosophy, news from the street, and where to find free food and lodging. Printed by Gestetner utilizing different colored papers and inks. Issued by the Diggers in the Haight-Ashbury during the "Summer of Love," around the time they changed their name to the Free City Collective. There were only two issues of Free City News and both are scarce. One of the illustrated broadsides in this issue is devoted to Brautigan's love poem "Spinning Like a Ghost on the Bottom of a Top, I'm Haunted By All the Space That I Will Live Without You." A bit of toning to some edges, indentation from fastening clip, else very near fine. One of the scarcest items from the '60s counterculture, and the most extravagant and visually pleasing item produced by the Diggers.

Price: $1,500.00