San Francisco, CA: Multi Media Resource Center/The Rip Off Press, 1972. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This famous relic of the underground comix golden age features episodes by Robert Crumb; Shary Flenniken ("Trots and Bonnie" as would appear in classic issues of The National Lampoon); Gilbert Shelton of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers fame ("Fat Freddy gets the Clap") & others. As stated on cover, "Real facts about birth control, abortion, V.D., and sexuality!" are offered in addition to the comix, including a reading list, places to go for help & information, etc. This is the first printing, indicated by matte-surface covers & blue-colored beer cans on front cover illustration as called for in established scholarship. A fascinating collectible from the height-hangover of the sexual revolution, (just) pre-legal abortion, pre-AIDS. In relatively very fine condition, approximately equivalent to a 6.5 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Very mild rubbing, creasing & soiling of front, back covers esp. white margins of back cover; interior very fine except for moderate browning/tanning of just-above-newspaper quality pages; but pages not brittle & with barely any acidic scent.
"FOR ADULTS ONLY" Fine/Very Fine. [Item #2221]