Mr. Mojo Risin': Jim Morrison The Last Holy Fool with: Ephemera. David Dalton, Jim Morrison.
Mr. Mojo Risin': Jim Morrison The Last Holy Fool with: Ephemera
Mr. Mojo Risin': Jim Morrison The Last Holy Fool with: Ephemera
Mr. Mojo Risin': Jim Morrison The Last Holy Fool with: Ephemera
Mr. Mojo Risin': Jim Morrison The Last Holy Fool with: Ephemera
Mr. Mojo Risin': Jim Morrison The Last Holy Fool with: Ephemera

Mr. Mojo Risin': Jim Morrison The Last Holy Fool with: Ephemera

ISBN: 0312058993
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1991. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Jim Morrison, the Lizard King, was a Renaissance statue come to life with the body of an adolescent god mailed in leather. He embodied the hallucinated, under-the-volcano neon black vision of L.A. like no one else. Like a prophet from the wilderness made king, he was ultimately trapped and never made it back from the other side." (back cover) The story of James Douglas "Jim" Morrison (1943-1971), the surly, seductive frontman of The Doors whose life & work embodies the 1960s psychedelic revolution along with such icons as Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin. "The sychotropic trinity" (pg. 14) of Jimi, Jim & Janis burned ever-so-brightly & died very, very young. With many fascinating photos & an incendiary narrative by author David Dalton, the acclaimed biographer & a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine, most in tune with & enlightening on its subject. Foreword by noted writer Nick Tosches (1949-2019). First large-format softcover edition, published simultaneously with hardcover edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. This copy is from the library of Thomas Rain Crowe, the great American writer & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item no. 3071; Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Loosely included between pages 64-65 is a wonderful piece of Morrison-Crowe ephemera: A publicity photo of Morrison in concert with caption announcing the publication of Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison Vol. 1 (1988); with this caption hand-written in pencil on blank verso: "Jim Morrison performing with The Doors circa 1970. Photo by Frank Lisciandro." At bottom of verso is this handwriting in black ink: "for: Wilderness(underlined) book review/ return to: T. Crowe/ (address information)." Once barely affixed, now loose scrap of paper with technical information about the photo's placement in Crowe's review of Wilderness(?) also included. An indispensable resource for the Jim Morrison acolyte; & a most desirable collectible with very significant association, provenance & ephemera. Book in fine condition with mild rubbing & a few short, faint scratches to front, back covers & spine; mild-to-moderate wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same esp. right edge, corners of front cover; mild rubbing & spotting at edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior very fine with only small crease-bumps at upper corner-edges of a few page leaves; tiny bumps at lower corners of some of same. Publicity photo in fine condition with slight frontward bending common to developed photos; very slight rubbing & a few short, faint creases not effecting image; light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners. Verso with writing has area of light staining at/near bottom edge, encompassing but not effecting legibility of writing; small spot near middle of left edge; small rectangular area with residue from former affixing of scrap with tape; scrap with small impressions apparently from former rusted paper clip; small strip of clear tape at upper edge of blank verso. Fine. [Item #3529]

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