Jail Notes

New York, NY: Zebra Books/Grove Press Inc., 1972. First Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. "Dr. Leary's imprisonment is an act of insult to Science, Liberty, Common Sense, Freedom, Academy, Philosophy, Medicine, Psychology as an Art, and Poetry as a tradition of human mind-vision."(Allen Ginsberg quoted on back cover, from his introduction) These are journal entries made by Timothy Leary (1920-1995), the legendary-notorious figure whose phrase "Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out" became a mantra of the LSD-infused 1960s counterculture. Written during 1970 while serving seven months of a much longer prison sentence for possession of marijuana, from which he famously escaped & became a fugitive. With an impassioned introduction by Beat Generation Founding Father Allen Ginsberg, among Leary's many supporters & acquaintances from the literary & countercultural worlds. An apparent softcover original, this is the first Zebra Books edition, first printing, as stated on copyright page; there is a reference to the venerable publisher Grove Press, Inc. on the title page. Preceded by a 1970 edition published by Douglas Book Corporation; & followed by Grove Press's Evergreen Black Cat softcover edition in 1973. An interesting, & perhaps the rarest, version of this important Leary collectible. In very fine condition with only mild, faint vertical crease across length of spine; light rubbing & browning esp. at/near edges of front, back cover & spine; tiny amount of wear at all edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only light browning to page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #2715]

Price: $20.00

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