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Section I: Beats, Counterculture & the Avant Garde, Lots 1-325

Section II: Fine Literature, Lots 326-440

Section III: Books in All Fields with Children’s & Illustrated, Lots 441-665

Section IV: Books and shelves sold without reserve, Lots 666 onward


Over 700 lots including more than 300 lots on the Beats, Counterculture & The Avant Garde, focusing on literature and culture of the 1960s, but also with a great number of modern fine press productions from important writers like William Everson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti; a large selection of underground art and comics, focusing on R. Crumb and S. Clay Wilson, including two original signed color paintings by Wilson; plus the Black Panthers, Hippies, Yippies, Students for a Democratic Society, Free Speech Movement, and the events of the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention;  illustrated underground, literary, or satirical periodicals including Gothic Blimp Works, Aspen, Avant Garde, Horseshit, and Evergreen. Also on offer is a nice selection of modern and fine literature with first editions of John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway. There is a more than 30-year unbroken run of Daredevil comics, starting with a very nice copy of the rare first issue. Plus finely bound sets from Riviere and Zaehnsdorf and others; Children’s & Illustrated books with Oz, Dr. Seuss, Edmund Dulac, and a fabulous edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, which is signed with a drawing by the illustrator Arthur Rackham, and signed by the author J.M. Barrie, and 5 others.


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