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Whole Earth Catalog Last Supplement R. Crumb 1971
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Whole Earth Catalog Last Supplement R. Crumb 1971

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Paper: Pre 1980: Item # 532584
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This is a rare copy of the 1971 "The Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog," with a color cover and other illustrations by R. "Southpaw" Crumb (of Janis Joplin fame). 128 pages with paper cover too. Loaded with interesting cultural essays, cartoons, and other artifacts.

Just a few examples: many sexual adult-only satirical cartoons and pieces; several autobiographical articles and opinion pieces by Beat Generation writer Ken Kesey ("The Bible," "The I Ching," "Mantras," and "Tools from My Chest," which includes comments on a range of writers from the Beat group); plus a range of material by other writers, sometimes illustrated with photos or drawings, such as poetry; radical works like "The Hoover Vacuum Conspiracy," an ad for Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book," a piece by the Weather Underground, one on Sufism, the "Yogi Sutras of Patanjali," astrology, "Almonds, Apricots, Cancer & The F.D.A.," military, chemicals, feminism, pottery, marijuana, sex, and other topics. There's even a Joan Baez song.

In the back is a complete Mailing List... was that a primary source for Richard Nixon?

This document was sold by subscription, and the original owner was Wally Skinner, a rare book dealer and connoisseur, raconteur, well beloved by many, late of Cleveland, Ohio.

Very good condition, despite the yellowed (acidic) paper inside. Bright cover. For photos (some for mature eyes), visit...