Despair

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 audience. This is the first printing of 1969, indicated by there being no reference to copyright in the inner front cover as established in the comix Talmud. An essential collectible in the underground comix canon. For adults only. In relatively fine condition, approximately equivalent to a 6.0 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Mild rubbing, creasing & discoloration of front & back covers; light crease across length of spine; tiny hole-tears at staple corners. Interior fine except for browning of just-above-newspaper quality pages esp. margins & edges effecting inner front & back covers; but pages not brittle & with barely any acidic scent. Fine. [Item #2217]

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