London: Fire Books and Peter Owen, 1969. First edition. 4to, unpaginated, bound in full red cloth pictorially embossed in silver, in illustrated dust jacket. Designed by Paul Lawson.
First edition of this remarkable work, one of the most fully fleshed standalone publications of the counter-culture at the end of the 1960's. The work was beautifully designed by Paul Lawson, and includes contributions from a wide swathe of the counter cultuer, including Tuli Kupferberg, Julian Beck, Kommune 1, Paul Watson, Stokely Carmichael, Simon Vinkenoog et al.
The book was considered to be issues 3-9 of the periodical Fire. Berke one of the founders of the Antiuniversity in Shoreditch, London - one of the most important 1960’s alternative education projects.This book was released shortly after the formation of the Antiuniversity in February of 1968.
Very good, with some discoloration to first blank, in a very good dust jacket lightly toned and foxed at extremities. Item #28494