Amsterdam: Barbara Huges, 1968. Second edition. 4to, 34 pp., mimeographed from typescript on rectos only and bound with cloth tape into textured card covers printed in color. Second expanded edition.
A self-published treatise on trepanation by a member of Provo who had experienced the act firsthand. On January 6, 1965, Huges famously self-trepanated himself in a square in Amsterdam as an act of performance art, drilling into his own head with a Black & Decker drill. Huges had studied as a medical student, where he developed the belief that since mankind began to walk upright our heads have been starved of oxygen; he believed that by trepanning, one could achieve a permanent high, bringing his actions into the psychedelic trajectory and influencing a small group of auto-trepanationists who have sought freedom from the boundaries of the skull.
This second edition has a different cover than the first, and includes ten additional pages of commentary by R. A. Hubner.
Covers soiled and toned, with the tape beginning to pull away from the lower margin, though the stapled binding remains firm. The interior shows light toning, Good only, but increasingly scarce. Item #27690