NY: Bobbs-Merrill, . Thick 8vo. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. An exhaustive collection of 36 papers submitted by the foremost researchers in the field. A landmark study that found LSD to be a useful therapeutic tool, despite the LSD hysteria prevailing at the time. Owner's name, else fine (couple... Item #SKB-2464
ALDRICH, Michael (ed.).
n.p.:n.p., . This issue is dedicated to the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library, with an illustration of Ludlow on the cover. Articles on the bust of The Living Theatre, John Sinclair, and cannabis related issues. Illustrated with photographs and graphics. Fine. Item #SKB-979
ALLEN, James Lane.
NY: Macmillan, 1900. Hardbound, lacking the very rare dust jacket. First edition. A novel set in the Kentucky hemp fields. Of interest because the boards are decorated with a marijuana leaf motif, the first use of this design on a book cover. Boards somewhat soiled and darkened from age, else... Item #SKB-5552
ALMACK, John C.
Mountain View, CA: Pacific Publishing, 1939. Hardbound, issued without a dust jacket. First edition. Reefer madness-era textbook for upper grades, warning of the dangers of drugs. Illustrated with charming drawings showing drug use around the world. Tiny owner's stamp, else fine. Item #SKB-5518
ALMACK, John C.
Mountain View, CA: Pacific Publishing, 1939. Hardbound, issued without a dust jacket. First edition. Reefer madness-era textbook for intermediate grades, warning of the dangers of illegal drugs. "The marijuana addict shows three stages of reaction to the drug. Soon after smoking his muscles begin to tremble and his heartbeat runs... Item #SKB-5519
ALMACK, John C.
Mountain View, CA: Pacific Publishing, 1940. Hardbound, issued without a dust jacket. First edition. Reefer madness-era textbook for high school and college students, warning of the dangers of illicit drugs. Illustrated with drawings. Ex-library copy with evidence of pocket removal, small sticker remnant to f.f.e., else near fine. Item #SKB-5520
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
[Glen Ellen, CA: Entwhistle Books, 1980]. 4to. Softbound. First edition. Illustrated by Charles Stevenson. A novel about a group of hippies and their escapades with sex and drugs during a single night in the East Village in the 1960's. Anderson was active in both the Beat and '60s counterculture. Near... Item #SKB-2746
n.p.: L'Arbalete, . 4to. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. Artaud's account of his visit to Mexico where he participated in the peyote rites of the Tarahumara indians. Also prints texts on the theater, "Surrealism & Revolution," correspondence relating to his Mexican trip, and more. A handsome production nicely printed... Item #SKB-8977
BARBEAU, Clayton (ed. and contributor).
NY: Bruce Publishing, . 4to. Softbound. First edition. A collection of photographs of hippies in the Haight-Ashbury and elsewhere, with poems by Mary Korte. Small sticker to corner of front cover, some fading to top edge of back cover, else near fine. Item #SKB-301
NY: Wiley-Interscience, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. An investigation of how altered states of consciousness affect personality functions, and what personality factors give rise to negative LSD reactions. One corner slightly bumped, some barely perceptible rippling to page edges, else fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with a.... Item #SKB-2465
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
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, . 4to. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Beiles, a heroin addict, was a key figure of the European Beat scene who along with Burroughs and Gysin is credited for developing the cut-up technique of composition. Features poems and plays in... Item #SKB-15984
BENNETT, Chris, OSBURN, Lynn; & OSBURN, Judy.
Frazier Park, CA: Access Unlimited, . Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. Landmark, comprehensive study of the sacramental use of marijuana through the ages. Illustrated with photos and graphics. Very near fine and unread (few small indentations to spine). Item #SKB-16205
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
BISCHOFF, William H.
[Delray Beach, FL]: University Circle Press, . First edition of this Paperback Original. A study of LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin, and the history of their use. Very good plus to near fine. Item #SKB-1102
NY: Star Company, 1928. 12mo. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Sensational anti-drug book by this star reporter for the Hearst press. Bright, near fine copy of a book usually found in lesser condition. Item #SKB-16014
[Chicago: Quadrangle, 1967]. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Important early book to explore the religious dimension of the psychedelic experience. Tiny droplet mark to top edge, else fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Item #SKB-6135
BURROUGHS, William Jr.
[NY]: Olympia Press, . First edition of this Paperback Original. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Cover photo by Ira Cohen. The author's first book, an account of his days as a methedrine addict. Evocative of his father's first book, Junkie. Minor wear, solid very good. Item #SKB-38
BURROUGHS, William S. & LEARY, Timothy.
[Santa Monica: Smart Art Press, 1996]. Softbound, with die-cut holes to the front cover. First edition. Exhibition catalog issued to coincide with a show presented jointly by Track 16 Gallery and the Robert Berman Gallery. Profusely illustrated with color reproductions of Burroughs' paintings, with texts by Timothy Leary and others. Very fine. Item #SKB-6060
BURROUGHS, William S. & LEARY, Timothy.
[NY]: Viking, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Important presentation copy warmly inscribed by Burroughs to his long-time friend, fellow drug researcher, and counterculture hero, Timothy Leary: "for Tim Leary, who contributed to my education more much more than I realized at the time. We are here to learn!... Item #SKB-16348
BURROUGHS, William, Jr.
NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1973. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. William Burroughs' son recounts his struggle with heroin addiction, and tells of the time spent with his father in Texas and Tangier. Fine in dust jacket with a touch of yelowing to bottom of back panel. Item #SKB-1653
Glendale, CA: Supreme Recordings, ca. 1966. LP record. Evangelist Willard Cantelon should be given credit for conceding that God can be reached through LSD, though he suggests religion as a more reliable way, not fraught with the perils of a possible "freak-out." A relatively open-minded approach, but the real virtue... Item #SKB-806
CARROLL, Jim & WALDMAN, Anne.
NY: Bobbs-Merrill, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Introduction by Anne Waldman. Nice collection of poems from the St. Mark's Poetry Project, with contributions by Jim Carroll (his first book appearance), Ted Berrigan, Allen Ginsberg, Ron Padgett, Joe Brainard, Frank O'Hara, Diane di Prima, Gerard Malanga, John Ashbery, and... Item #SKB-2441
n.p.:n.p., . A music magazine in oversize format from the S. F. Bay Area. Cover photo of Jim Carroll with a long feature article on him by Lynn Hirschberg. Also, Huey Lewis, Bread and Roses, and more. Near fine. Item #SKB-13171