San Christobal, NM: Neo-American Church, ca. 1970. Features a psychedelic illustration and humorous text promoting this title that reprints material originally published in Klep's The Neo-American Church Catechism, and more. The bottom has an order form for the book and a card that can be sent in to apply for... Item #SKB-15547
ABBOTT, Keith & BRAUTIGAN, Richard.
Santa Barbara: Capra Press, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author. Fine in moderately spine-faded dust jacket with a short tear to top of front panel. Item #SKB-9142
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, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. The Diggers request help from the hip community to bring their "hotel" up to code asking: "Please help. It will be free to all when it's done." They go on to explain their intentions to "have an all night center, sack out... Item #SKB-15440
ANDERSON, Chester & GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF]: Communication Company, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. Self-deprecating sentiment intended to warn the hippie community of the danger of looking for leaders. The Communication Company and the Diggers were very influential in the Haight-Ashbury scene while often being critical of it. Three-hole-punch to left edge as issued, else very... Item #SKB-9294
ANDERSON, Chester & KAMSTRA, Jerry.
n.p.: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1960]. Pamphlet. First edition. Introduction by Anderson on "pornography, humor, and the nature of censorship." Limericks by Anderson illustrated with drawing by Jerry Kamstra here appearing under the pseudonyms "Pablo Kamstra," and "Shem the Penman." Anderson went on to head the Communication Company in the Haight-Ashbury... Item #SKB-14660
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
NY: Personality Posters, ca. 1968. Poster sent to distributors announcing that this poster will appear as a full page ad in the New York Times. Features a photograph of a mom distraught to see her daughter's room decorated with nothing but Personality Posters: "she ruins the whole effect with a.... Item #SKB-16356
Beloit: The Student Association for the Study of Hallucinogens, 1971. Single wide sheet folded to make four quarto pages. The newsletter from The Student Association for the Study of Hallucinogens, this issue largely devoted to heroin use and a guide to drug abuse films. Included is a list of offprints... Item #SKB-15568
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
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
Berkeley: Gobroke Press, . Pamphlet. First edition. Highly-political cartoon art by Beck who was the father of underground comix, preceding Crumb, et al. An important precursor to the comix scene that exploded just a short time later. Faint foxing to first blank page, very near fine. Item #SKB-3064
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
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
Millbrae, CA: Celestial Arts, . 4to. Softbound. First edition. Photo-illustrated guide to interpersonal relationships hippie-style, with chapters devoted to massage, "making things together," "communicating together," etc. Soft crease to back cover, else near fine. Item #SKB-365
BRAUTIGAN, Richard (ed. and contributor).
n.p.:n.p., . A one-shot mag from San Francisco edited by Brautigan and Ron Loewinsohn. Prints Brautigan's story "Coffee" as well as contributions by Duncan, Whalen, Kyger, et al. Cover photograph of a young, short-haired Brautigan with Loewinsohn. Staples rusted, front cover pulled loose from one staple, trivial foxing to two... Item #SKB-4953
BRAUTIGAN, Richard, WELCH, Lew; & SNYDER, Gary.
[SF]: Privately published, 1967. Richard Brautigan, Gary Snyder, Lenore Kandel, and Lew Welch are among those scheduled to read in San Francisco during the "Summer of Love" in support of the Diggers who were instrumental in feeding and informing the influx of hippies to the Haight-Ashbury. Text and design printed... Item #SKB-389
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
SF: San Francisco Arts Festival Commission, 1964. Folio. Broadside poem. First edition. Nicely illustrated by Richard Correll. Limited to 300 copies signed by Brautigan and Correll (Brautigan did not actually sign all copies). Originally issued as part of a collection of broadsides San Francisco Arts Festival: A Poetry Folio: 1964... Item #SKB-1937
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
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
CHANDLER, Nancy (ed.).
[Malibu: A. A. World Library, 1969]. First edition of this trade Paperback Original. Among the very earliest, if not the first, book published on the subject of computer dating. It follows by just a few years the founding of Operation Match, the first computer dating service founded by two Harvard... Item #SKB-16145
COHEN, Allen & BOWEN, Michael.
[SF: Privately published, 1967]. On October 6, 1966 the "Love Pageant Rally" was held in the Haight-Ashbury to protest the day that LSD became illegal. Organized by Allen Cohen and Michael Bowen, who later orchestrated the Human Be-In, it was the first major gathering of the Haight-Ashbury hippie community, preceding... Item #SKB-15527
COHEN, Allen & CONNER, Bruce.
n.p.:n.p., . Tabloid, folded as issued. The preeminent underground paper of the hippie movement. Articles about life in the Haight-Ashbury, a centerfold mandala by Bruce Conner, and more. A fine, fresh copy. Scarce due to the small print runs of the early issues, even more so in this condition... Item #SKB-725