Item #SKB-17687 Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village. Timothy LEARY, Albert HOFMANN.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.
Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.

Lavish catalog from the notorious Psychedelicatessen headshop in New York's East Village.

NY: Psychedelicatessen, ca. 1967.

Item #SKB-17687

4to. Folder featuring a silk-screened, psychedelic, Day-Glo cover design. Inside the folder are 7 sheets of paper printed on both sides in various colors featuring psychedelic art advertising their products, along with an order form with an elaborate ornamental border. The Psychedelicatessen was the first headshop in NYC, and one of the first in the country following closely on the heels of The Psychedelic Shop in the Haight-Ashbury. Located in the East Village not far from Ed Sander's Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fillmore East, and Tompkins Square Park, they were perfectly located to be the preeminent purveyor of drug accoutrements and hip publications, and a hang-out for the NYC counterculture. From the beginning their presence reverberated through the undergroud community with a photo-illustrated spread in OZ magazine, and they even made it into the mainstream media when they were written up in Time magazine. Also at the outset, they were the subject of constant police harassment due to their suspected involvement with the LSD trade. The Psychedelicatessen flourished for about two years from 1966 until September of 1968 when the police finally busted them for selling large quantities of LSD, hashish, marijuana, speed, and various other hallucinogens as detailed in the New York Daily News (turns out the proprietors were members of the psychedelic religion The Church of Mysterious Elation and their homes and church were also raided). We frequented the shop back in the day, and sentimentally have kept an eye peeled over the last 50 years for items issued by them, especially this catalog that was their most elaborate production (they also issued a psychedelic poster advertising the store and did eye-catching ads in NYC underground papers). We've handled this only once before and have seen one other copy in commerce over these many years, with no copies on OCLC. A true rarity and major highspot of psychedelia from this venerated space for the hippie counterculture of the period. Small stain and trivial wear to folder, contents fine.

Price: $3,000.00

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