Thursday, July 14, 2016

Oracle of the city of San Francisco (magazine)

ORACLE OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, nos. 1-12 (1966-68). Ed. Allen Cohen. Tabloid-size, split-fountain color used in nos. 5-12. Complete Run of the legendary psychedelic newspaper, published at Ground Zero of the psychedelic culture, with eyewitness reporting of every major event that took place in the Haight-Ashbury just before, during and shortly after the Summer of Love. Among the writers appearing are Leary, Alpert, Metzner, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kesey, Snyder, McClure, Ferlinghetti, Kandel, John Sinclair, Bucky Fuller, Stephen Levine, Chet Helms and Chester Anderson; the artists include Griffin, Mouse, Kelley, Conner and Thomas Weir. "The Oracle's fluid, almost three-dimensional design recalled the drug experience...reading the paper was designed to be a 'trip' in itself" (Armstrong,Trumpet to Arms). All first printings except nos. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 are 2nd printings. Overall very good to fine condition except for the following defects: No. 1, stain on lower half; no. 3, small circle cut out from two sheets near the back; no. 4, a little spotting on the front page; no. 5, stain along right edge of cover page. Evidence of old center crease in some. $1,000.

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