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
ALLMAN, Rick & PHILLIPS, Stevenson.
Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness: Beat Generation Poetry Beat Erotica by the Beat & the UnBeat.
n.p.: Musitron, 1959. LP record. Poetry, bongo playing, folk singing, and Beat sermonizing by "Rafio the Mad Monk," "Ringo Angel," "Seven Beat Sulks," "Ellie Girl," and others, recorded live at the Cafe Bizzare. The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the most conspicuous and sensational clubs to capitalize... Item #SKB-12915
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. Pamphlet. 8pp. Cover illustration of a demented person exemplifies the "bizarre" concept of this cafe, with a charming map of Greenwich Village bohemian hot spots on the back cover, and more illustrations inside. One of the most popular and sensational clubs to capitalize on the... Item #SKB-16454
[London]: Hodder and Stauton, 1967. Hardbound in dust jacket. First British edition. Illustrated with photographs. Corner of back board substantially bumped, very light scattered foxing throughout, tiny rubber stamp and one word in ink to f.f.e., but presents nicer than it sounds since the jacket is bright and shows only... Item #SKB-16164
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
AMRAM, David & KEROUAC, Jack.
NY: Macmillan, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Includes reminiscences about Kerouac (with whom he worked on Pull My Daisy) and many others. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Item #SKB-14278
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
[Santa Barbara: Pride of Tacoma Press, 2003]. Pamphlet. First edition. A humorous story from Kesey's fellow Prankster. One of 75 copies signed by Babbs (of a total edition of 175). Fine. Item #SKB-11110
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
BARGER, "Sonny" Ralph.
[NY]: William Morrow, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Signed by Barger. Illustrated with photographs. As new. Item #SKB-8816
England: Columbia Graphophone, 1960. LP record. The soundtrack for this exploitation film about the British youth rebellion of the '50s starring pop idol Adam Faith and Gillian Hills. The film was later released in America as "Wild for Kicks." This was John Barry's first soundtrack, and it was the first... Item #SKB-16441
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
BERELLA, Bern, LEVIN, Marshall; & FLORA, James.
n.p.: n.p., 1969. 4to. Softbound. First edition. Scathing criticism of Nixon and his policies. One of the authors, James Flora, was co-founder of The Little Man Press with Robert Lowry. Trivial soiling to covers, near fine. Item #SKB-16038
[NY: Fuck You Press, 1964]. 4to. Mimeographed sheets, stapled at the edge. First edition. The author's first book, a report from the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Seminar at the University of British Columbia where Ginsberg, Olson, Whalen, Duncan, and others were participants. Fine. Item #SKB-3641
BERMAN, Wallace & WIENERS, John.
Original photograph (vintage print) of John Wieners by Wallace Berman used on the back cover of Dave Haselwood's 1965 publication of Wiener's The Hotel Wentley Poems.
n.p.:n.p., . A head-shot of a turtle-necked young Wieners that the Auerhahn bibliography describes as "a linen weave line screen" photograph---titled in the lower left by Berman "John W. 1959." On the verso in an unknown hand (probably Haslewood's): "Photograph 1959 by Wallace Berman." Included is a copy of the... Item #SKB-14632
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
n.p.:n.p., . The photos show two bikers in leather jackets, blue jeans with cuffs rolled at the bottom, and hats with visors, standing next to a very slick bike. One photo is from the side with the bikers in profile and showing a side-view of the bike, the other is... Item #SKB-15730