San Francisco, CA: The Print Mint, 1969. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. From the fevered mind & pen of Robert Crumb comes this iconic underground comix classic. Beckoning the reader to "Plunge into the Depths of Despair," it is the essence of ennui, liberally sprinkled with outrageous sexuality, as only Crumb can depict. A landmark work of the golden age of the counterculture, when all barriers were broken for a turned-on.....[Item #2217]
SEPTEMBER FEATURE: R. CRUMB, JACK HIRSCHMAN, & A POET'S POTLUCK
Setting up Third Mind Books specials has become more and more like the duties of a pall bearer as the years wear on, with the recent death of poet-giant Jack Hirschman just the latest in the funerary motorcade. We've got a few of Jack's books in the special, but (on a happier note) also celebrate the recent 78th birthday of subversive Underground Comix genius R. Crumb.
The September 2021 Sale-&-Feature, "R. CRUMB, JACK HIRSCHMAN, & A POET'S POTLUCK" features 30 items by or featuring WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, JACK KEROUAC, JAMES AGEE, ANTONIN ARTAUD, GERARD MALANGA, PERCY SHELLEY, JOHN RECHY, ALLEN GINSBERG, NEELI CHERKOVSKI, JAMES DICKEY, JOHN CLELLON HOLMES, R. CRUMB, JACK HIRSCHMAN, ROBERT BLY & MORE!
All on sale for 10-30% off for the Month of SEPTEMBER ONLY!
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San Francisco, CA: The Rip Off Press, 1969. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. In this first number of the golden age underground comic, Robert Crumb conjures Lenore Goldberg, a bona fide feminist heroine along with her "Girl Commandos" who nevertheless stays true to his, ah, famously fetishistic fantasies that got him into so much controversy with that very group during its strident early phase. With other adventures, including a wonderful "Hi-Lites.....[Item #2227]
San Francisco, CA: The Print Mint, 1970. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A single-issue title entirely written & illustrated by Robert Crumb from the golden age of underground comix. Featuring "Mr. Natural Goes to a Meeting of the Minds"; "Honeybunch Kaminsky "the Drug-Crazed Runaway" in She's Leaving Home" & more. A prime example of Crumb's subversive, twisted genius- the dark humor, satire & misanthropy with a heavy dose of sexual obsession.....[Item #2232]
San Francisco, CA: The Golden Gate Publishing Company, 1972. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The one & only issue of this quintessential production by Robert Crumb, subtitled "A Comic for the Broad Masses!" on front cover. Featuring "Fritz the Cat-"Superstar"" in which his famous feline creation is dispatched by a bird-woman with an ice pick. Legend has it that Crumb wanted to end any further treatments of Fritz after being disappointed.....[Item #2229]
London, England: MQ Publications, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. “The R. Crumb Handbook is a brand new take on the life, trials and ideas of one of the most influential cartoonists of the last 40 years. Wry, self-deprecating, and candid, this is an exceptionally revealing and unexpectedly moving visual biography. Crumb is thoughtful and enlightening, with insights into 20th century popular culture that are hilarious, challenging, and acidly satirical. He casts.....[Item #4257]