Zap Comix No. 2

San Francisco, CA: Apex Novelties/The Print Mint, 1968. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This second number of the iconic series of underground comix features the work of Robert Crumb & introduces Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso & S. Clay Wilson. A record-breaking milestone of "Adults Only!!" political incorrectness, provocation & psychedelia that continues to resonate in the collective consciousness of global art & culture. This is a first printing, as indicated by the heavy paper stock of front & back covers; & the mis-cutting of S. Clay Wilson's outrageous "Head First" (lower margin very short). A very important underground comix collectible in its rarest form, for the adult aficionado. In relatively near-fine condition, approximately equivalent to a 5.5 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Moderate rubbing, soiling, creasing & discoloration of front cover; closed tear-separation at lower approx. half-inch spine side & very small crease-bumps at all corners of same; moderate rubbing, soiling (more visible on white background), creasing & discoloration of back cover; closed tear-separation along with short closed horizontal tear at lower approx. half-inch spine side & very small crease-bumps at all corners of same; very minor hole-tears at staple corners of spine. Interior fine except for browning of just-above-newspaper quality pages esp. margins & edges effecting inner front & back covers, but pages not brittle & with only very slight acidic scent; minor wave-creases at upper right corners of first few page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #2206]

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