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Picket to Legalize Cunnilingus (Original flyer from the 1965 event)

by [Sexual Freedom League] [The Fugs] Poland, Jefferson; Leo Koch

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Published
1965
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$300.00

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San Francisco: Sexual Freedom League, 1965. Original flyer from an early West Coast event by the Sexual Freedom League, taking place on Saturday, October 30, 1965 at Union Square in San Francisco. The Sexual Freedom League was founded in New York in 1963 by Jefferson Poland and Leo Koch, and advocated for sexual activity and sexual political… Read more
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Greed (Original herald for the 1924 film's premiere)

by Von Stroheim, Erich (director, screenwriter); Frank Norris (novel)

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Published
1924
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$4,500.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1924. Vintage herald (or broadside) for the 1924 film. A clever and excessively rare bit of advertisement, designed as a "Wanted" poster, pulling together the main character from Frank Norris' novel (John "Doc" McTeague) a photo of "McTeague" (Gibson Gowland), and mention of a specific screening at San Francisco's Imperial Theatre on Market Street… Read more
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WE PROPOSE A CULTURE EXCHANGE: (garbage for garbage) (Original 1968 flyer)

by [The Motherfuckers] Morea, Ben; Dan Georgakas

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Published
1968
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$525.00

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New York: Self published, 1968. Vintage double sided flyer promoting one of the best-known direct actions of the Dadaist anarchist protest group Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, a.k.a. The Motherfuckers. The flyer shows an image of a conductor in front of an open casket, surrounded by an orchestra interspersed with garbage. The verso implores the public to… Read more
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A Bukowski Poetry Contest (Original broadside poster)

by [Bukowski, Charles] Martin, John (publisher)

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Published
1999
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$75.00

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Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1999. Original broadside poster advertising a poetry contest for fans of post-Beat poet Charles Bukowski. Issued by Bukowski's longtime publisher, Black Sparrow Press, in collaboration with Copperfield's Books and Music store, and the Sonoma County Independent. The contest was held to commemorate the iconic literary figure, and entries were personally judged… Read more
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image of Original broadside for a reading at the Royal Albert Hall on June 11, 1965, signed by Trocchi (Topolski's Chronicle, Vol. XIII, Nos. 281-282)

Original broadside for a reading at the Royal Albert Hall on June 11, 1965, signed by Trocchi (Topolski's Chronicle, Vol. XIII, Nos. 281-282)

by Trocchi, Alexander (contributor); Feliks Topolski (illustrator);

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Published
1965
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$1,350.00

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London: Feliks Topolski, 1965. First and only edition. Folded broadside, revealing when unfolded a large scale graphic and textual portrayal of a poetry reading that became a watershed moment in 1960s British counterculture. SIGNED by Alexander Trocchi at the inclusion of his essay. The broadside was published as a part of Topolski's prolific ongoing "Chronicle" series. The… Read more
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Higher Education (Limited Edition Broadside)

by O'Connor, Mary Flannery

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Published
1980
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Winston-Salem, NC: Palaemon, 1980. First Edition. First Edition. One of 100 numbered copies (this being No. 5). Originally published in "The Corinthian", the creative writing journal at Georgia State College for Women, in 1945. Single sheet, 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine Farmer D6, c.1945.3.
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image of Stanford University: Joseph Brodsky - And Circulation of Poetry: A Colloquium (Original Poster)

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Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2001. Poster advertising a colloquium on Joseph Brodsky at Stanford University on Friday February 23, 2001. Topics include "Joseph Brodsky and the Russian Tradition" and "Joseph Brodsky and the Anglo-American Tradition." Thin, non-glossy tan card stock. 11 x 14 inches. Fine.
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New York: The New York Times, 1973. Broadside with cartoon by David Levine, depicting Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew and others "passing the buck," issued in honor of the 10th anniversary of the New York Times Review of Books, concurrent with the October 18, 1973 publication. Issued by the magazine as a complimentary piece, so stated on the tiny byline… Read more
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Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2001. Poster advertising a colloquium on Joseph Brodsky at Stanford University on Friday February 23, 2001. Topics include "Joseph Brodsky and the Russian Tradition" and "Joseph Brodsky and the Anglo-American Tradition." Glossy black and white card stock. 11 x 14 inches. Fine.
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$35.00
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He Stood There in the Dark (Signed Broadside, excerpt from "Indian Killer")

by Alexie, Sherman

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1996
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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N.p.: Midnight Paper Sales / Hungry Mind, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. One of 90 numbered copies (this being No. 60) SIGNED by the author. An excerpt from Alexie's "Indian Killer," given during a reading at the Hungry Mind in 1996. Near Fine. 10 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches.
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