Fine Literature with Beats, Bukowski & the Counterculture

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Date of the auction: 18.03.2021

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1971 work on the application of psychedelics

Purple cloth lettered in gilt, illustrated dust jacket. First Edition. A broad and serious inquiry into the applications & implications of psychedelic drugs in the field of psychiatry from the height of the counter-culture era

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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12 photographs of writers/artists, some signed 1/30 Sore Dove Press

5 loose introductory sheets (with black paper magnetic wraparound band) + 12 black and white photographs of poets and artists, most from the Bay Area, 26x20 cm (10x8"). All housed in a black leatherette drop-back box, lettered in silver. No. 8 of 30 copies. Includes images of Leonard Cohen, Allen

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Five Beat related titles

5 volumes. Various sizes. Wrappers. First Editions. Includes: Blazek, Douglas. All Gods Must Learn to Kill. Cover and interior Illustrations by R. Crumb. Demarest, N.J.: Analecta Press, 1968. Hirschman, Jack. Black alephs : Poems, 1960-1968.London: Trigram Press, 1960 levy, d. a. The Beginning Of

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Yugen: issues 4,5,6 and 7 Kerouac and others

5 volumes. (8vo) illustrated wrappers. 4 issues of LeRoi Jones' influential poetry journal featuring works by most all the the important voices of the Beat Generation. Includes work by Ginsberg, Lamantia, Corso, DiPrima, Frank O'Hara, Hubert Selby, etc. Issue 6 contains the first appearance of

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Nine Beat-related vinyl records

9 vinyl records, mostly LPs. Records featuring readings by William Burroughs, Kenneth Patchen, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Henry Miller and others. Includes: Burroughs, William and Kurt Cobain. The "Priest" They Called Him. 10" one-sided picture disc with etched autographs on b-side. No. 1722 of 5000

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Literary journals featuring Bukowski and the Beats

16 volumes. Wrappers. First Editions. A selection of literary journals from the 1960s-70s, featuring work by Bukowski and the major voices of the Beat Generation. Includes: Beat Coast East: An Anthology of Rebellion. Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, Jack Kerouac, etc

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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100+ issues of Berkeley Barb & Tribe 1968-70

82 Issues including the 1969 The Barb on Strike, the breakaway prelude to Berkeley Tribe. With 33 assorted issues of The Berkeley Tribe from including issues 1-28. The Berkeley Barb was a weekly underground newspaper published in Berkeley, California, during the years 1965 to 1980. It was one of the

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community signed rare

Black cloth, gilt spine, dust jacket. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For John, with admiration, Martin. Oct. 9, 1972." Rare inscribed copy of this work on the experimental Black Mountain College. Black Mountain College was an experimental college

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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22 Issues of Black Panther Party newspaper

22 Issues, mostly from 1969. Includes many prominent issues such as the Huey Newton & Malcolm X cover issues as well as the Katherine & Eldridge Cleaver issue Vol. 3 No. 17. The Black Panther was the official newspaper of the Black Panther Party. It was founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. As

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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7 Berkeley radical flyers w/ protestor's map

7 printed radical flyers & handbills. Varying printing styles & sizes up to 13x10". A selection of radical flyers representing the range of left-wing politics in Berkeley in 1969 as well as the feverish, even revolutionary tone common then. Includes multiple flyers from the Black Panthers, a

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Richard Brautigan's first anthology inclusion

34, [1] pp. (8vo) color illustrated wrappers. First Edition. This was Brautigan's first inclusion in a poetry anthology and one of his earliest appearances in print. It includes his poems, 'The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth's Beer Bottles,' 'The Mortuary Bush,' 'Twelve Roman Soldiers and an Oatmeal

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Original photo of Richard Brautigan and wife c.1960

Original b&w photograph (vintage print). 9x9 cm (3½x3½"). Brautigan and Virginia (mother of Ianthe) are seen leaning on the edge of a porch looking slightly downward and directly into the camera. Brautigan is clean shaven and his hair is relatively short. A rare photo of the young couple

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Original photo of Richard Brautigan c.1960

Original b&w photograph (vintage print). 9x9 cm (3½x3½"). Brautigan is captured sitting in a chair on the porch of a house striking a serious pose with his head cocked and leaning on his hand while he looks directly into the camera. He's wearing a sweatshirt, a straw hat, his hair is short, and he's

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Original photo of Richard Brautigan c.1960

Original b&w photograph (vintage print). 9x9 cm (3½x3½"). Brautigan is captured sitting in a chair on the porch of a house striking a serious pose with his hands folded in his lap while he looks directly into the camera. He's wearing a sweatshirt, a straw hat, his hair is short, and he's sporting a

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Digger Papers, 1967

23 pp. Illustrations. 28x22 cm (11x8½"), newsprint in self-wrappers. Issued in two versions, one distributed by Diggers with "Free" on cover as in this, the more scarce of the issues; the other was distributed as The Realist, issue #81. This issue features Brautigan's poem, 'All Watched Over by

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Brautigan's Machines of Loving Grace, 1/1500

Mimeographed book. [36] pp. (8vo) 22x18 cm (8¾x7"), illustrated wrappers. One of 1500 copies. First Edition. Brautigan's fifth book, not for sale; all copies were given away free. Brautigan typed each poem, including all those previously published as broadsides by the Communication Company

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Braitigan, Desire in a Bowl of Potatoes - 2 issues

14, [1] pp. 10.5x7 cm. (4¼x2¾") tan cloth. Copy 'C' of 26 lettered copies. Also included is copy no. 44 of the wrapper-bound edition; housed together in a two-part cardboard box. First Editions. Both issues of the first appearance of these previously unpublished poems written by Brautigan in Oregon

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Drafts of a letter from Richard Brautigan to rare book dealer James Lowell

5 loose sheets. 28x23 cm (11x9"). Typescript on one side only, a few with manuscript notes in pencil. Five pages of typed drafts of a letter from Brautigan to noted rare book dealer James Lowell offering to sell signed books and magazines. Brautigan makes three attempts to perfect a letter to

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Brautigan The Galilee Hitch-Hiker 1966

16 pp. 22x17 cm (8½x6¾"), original saddle-sewn red wrappers illustrated by Kenn Davis. 1 of 700 copies. Second Edition. A very nice copy of the author's second book, first published by the White Rabbit Press in 1958

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Richard Brautigan Galilee Hitch-Hiker 1st Edition

[16] pp. (8vo) 21.5x16.5 cm. (8½x6½"), original parchment outer wrapper, inner stiff red wrapper, hand stitched. One of about 200 copies. First Edition. With a handwritten bibliographic note and signature of Graham Mackintosh at the colophon: "Printed by Joe Dunn at Greyhound - Graham Mackintosh

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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I Watched the World Glide Effortlessly Bye, 1/26 with sticker

[48] pp. (8vo) quarter cloth and tan boards, gilt spine. Letter D of 26 deluxe lettered copies with bumper sticker. Includes prospectus. Previously unpublished stories and poems written by Brautigan in the 1950s and allegedly submitted to both Random House and Charles Scribners publishers in hopes

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Brautigan, Lay the Marble Tea, 1959

[16] pp. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8½x5½"), white wrappers illustrated by Kenn Davis. One of 500 copies. First Edition. Very scarce first edition of the author's second regularly published book. The address for Carp Press, 461 Mississippi Street, was Brautigan's home address at the time. Carp Press was a

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Brautigan The Octopus Frontier, 1960

[20] pp. (12mo) 18x14 cm (7x5"), wrappers illustrated from photograph by Gui de Angulo. First Edition. Brautigan's scarce fourth book. Carp Press was a self-publishing venture by Brautigan and his wife, Virginia. The publisher's address noted in the book, 575 Pennsylvania Street, was their own. This

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Brautigan, Please Plant This Book complete

Complete, all 8 seed packets each with a poems by Brautigan on one side and instructions for planting on the reverse. 18x16 cm (7x6¼"), pictorial folder with printed sleeves for the seed packets. First Edition. Brautigan's quirky booklet with native California seeds. Includes: Carrots, Lettuce

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Brautigan's Tokyo-Montana Express Targ ed. signed

(8vo) original gray cloth, spine lettered in gilt, glassine jacket. One of 350 copies. First Edition. Signed by Brautigan at the colophon. The Targ edition features twenty of the stories included in the later Delacorte trade edition. This is No. 6 of the Targ Editions. Editor, bibliophile, and

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Trout Fishing in America 1st ed, 1st printing

(8vo) original pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Scarce first printing of one of the author's best-known works, published by his friend Don Allen at the Four Seasons Foundation

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Trout Fishing in America 1st ed, 1st printing

Original pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Scarce first printing of the author's best-known work, published by his friend Don Allen at the Four Seasons Foundation. Brautigan's wildly popular breakthrough book, being one of the defining books of the sixties, and one of the most elusive to find in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Trout Fishing in America 2nd printing

Original pictorial wrappers. Second Printing. Scarce second printing of the author's best-known work, published by his friend Don Allen at the Four Seasons Foundation

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Two titles by Richard Brautigan

Two volumes. Includes: Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970. Jacket with mild toning, early price sticker on front panel. Second issue, without green topstain. 1971. Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork. Publisher's "With compliments of the author" card laid in. Light wear to jacket. 1976. Two first

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021

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Unicorn Folio Series Three, Nos. 1-2 1969

Two large portfolios (Folio) 51x33 cm (20x13"), with illustrated covers, containing loose broadsides. Printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant. Each portfolio one of 375 numbered copies. Each set complete with additional sheets listing contributors and biographies. Includes: Set 1, "A

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 18 Mar 2021