San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1976. First Printing. Softcover. A compendium of excerpts from speeches, press conferences, etc. by California Governor Edmond G. (Jerry) Brown, Jr. from early in his first term. Published by City Lights Books, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's iconic imprint which produced Allen Ginsberg's Howl & so many other Beat Generation classics. Now serving again, Brown was a most iconoclastic political & cultural figure during his first tenure.....[Item #2077]
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New York: Blast Books, Inc., 1991. First Edition. Paperback. An anthology of writings on drug experiences, edited by John Strausbaugh and Donald Blaise. Foreword by William S. Burroughs. Other contributors include Antonin Artaud, Jean Cocteau, Sigmund Freud, Herbert Huncke, Aldous Huxley & many others. A rare and most interesting item, issued only in softcover. Near Fine.[Item #1067]
San Francisco, CA: Angel Island Publications, 1958. First Edition. Periodical. This is the very scarce first issue of Contact, published in 1958. Contributors to this premiere issue include Ray Bradbury, Evan S. Connell, S.I. Hayakawa, William Saroyan, Alan Watts, William Carlos Williams and others. Front & back covers are worn & spine creased, but the inside pages are in very good condition, slightly yellowed with edgewear. Signature-bound softcover. An important.....[Item #1088]
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Sealed in shrinkwrap "Mark Cohen's anthology resurrects Seymour Krim's lost or little-known work. It reminds old fans of his extraordinary style and wit, and introduces a younger generation to an American original. I'm delighted to see Krim's writing back in print and accessible to readers once again."(Jonah Raskin, author of "American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and the Making of the Beat.....[Item #1537]
Los Angeles, CA: J. P. Tarcher, Inc., 1983. First Edition. Softcover. "...From his conception at West Point, "the night after alcohol became an illegal drug," through his own year as a cadet, from his life as an award-winning psychologist, to his ten-year jail sentence for possession of half an ounce of marijuana; from his dramatic prison escape and life as an international fugitive, through his present life as a lecturer.....[Item #2714]
New York, NY: Hanuman Books, 1986. First Edition. Softcover in Stiff Wrappers. Signed by Taylor Mead, Legendary Underground Actor & New Yorker. This publication from legendary Lower East Sider Taylor Mead is a centerpiece rarity for any collector interested in New York City during the 1950s & 1960s. Mead, who became infamous for his roles in Andy Warhol's avant-garde films, was also in San Francisco during the mid-1950s. He experienced.....[Item #2987]
New York, NY: Kicks Books, 2014. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Charles Plymell at his Foreword. "A lost trove of unpublished end-times poetry and prose is unleashed in Sun Ra's terrifying new trilogy PROPHETIKA. Here, Book One delivers hard-edged poetic predictions and prognostications to mankind from the doomsday pen of visionary genius Sun Ra!" (from back cover) The first (& as yet only that we're aware of) volume of a......[Item #3223]