Lot 76 of 350:
Scanlan's Monthly, issues 1-7  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Scanlan's Monthly, issues 1-7
Author:
Hinkle, Warren and Sidney Zion, editors
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Scanlan's Literary House
Date:
1970
Description:

7 volumes (Nos. 1-7). Profusely illustrated in color and black & white from photographs, cartoons, artwork, ads, etc. (4to), pictorial wrappers. First Editions.

A fine set of the first seven issues of Scanlan's Monthly, a short-lived monthly publication, which ran from March 1970 to January 1971. It featured politically controversial muckraking and was ultimately subject to an investigation by the FBI during the Nixon  administration. It was boycotted by printers as "un-American" by 1971. According to the publishers, more than 50 printers refused to handle the January 1971 special issue, "Guerilla War in the USA," because it appeared to be promoting domestic terrorism. The issue was finally printed in Quebec and in a German translation in Stuttgart. The magazine produced a total of eight issues during its existence. The eighth and final "Suppressed Issue" is not present here. 

Scanlan's is best remembered for featuring several articles by Hunter S. Thompson and especially for what is considered the first instance of "gonzo" journalism, with his piece entitled "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved." Issue six features color cover art by Robert Crumb. The well known graphic artist, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, was the art director for Scanlan's. 

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Condition:
Occasional bit of light edgewear or toning to wrappers; else fine.
 
Item number:
295055
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