Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneThu, Apr 10, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
Sale 530: Beats, Counterculture, Literature
Please visit our website to view over 700 lots of Beats, Counterculture & The Avant Garde, Richard Synchef Collection Part III, with Fine Literature, Children?s & Illustrated and Books in All Fields. To be offered are over 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. With a tremendous selection of underground art and comics, focusing on R. Crumb and S. Clay Wilson, including two original signed color paintings by Wilson. The culture of the 1960s was colorful, hopeful, and turbulent, and the offerings here reflect a range of Counterculture movements across the United States such as Black Panther, Hippies, Yippies, Students for a Democratic Society, Free Speech Movement, and the events of the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention. We are also offering several illustrated underground, literary, or satirical periodicals like Gothic Blimp Works, Aspen, Avant Garde, Horseshit, and Evergreen. We are also offering a nice selection of modern and fine literature with several 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 several beautiful lots of finely bound sets from Riviere and Zaehnsdorf among others. Also a great selection of Children?s & Illustrated books such as 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 is signed by the author J.M. Barrie, and 5 others.