Protect the Earth. Thomas Parkinson.
Protect the Earth

Protect the Earth

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1970. First Edition. Softcover. "This book comes from the conviction that so long as human beings go on building up levels of tolerance against the abominable, the abominations will grow." (from introduction, pg. 5) A fist-shaking Jeremiad against "Man's inhumanity to man; his unearthliness to earth" (pg. 5) by Thomas Parkinson (1920-1992), the Berkeley-based provocative professor, poet & writer. Much of this urgent manifesto remains more relevant, & tragically unheeded, than ever; while also exemplary of 1960s-era radical idealism. This copy is from the first printing of 3000 published during June of 1970, with red, black & white colors on front cover & sewn binding (see Ralph T. Cook, City Lights Books: A Descriptive Bibliography, Metuchen, NJ, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1992, No. 82, pgs. 88-89). With dystopian image of a police officer tearing up & removing plants from People's Park in Berkeley on May 16, 1969 on front cover. A production of iconic, activist-friendly City Lights Books. An essential collectible from the height of the Berkeley protest period. In fine condition with only mild rubbing & occasional small spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; light rubbing to lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3257]

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