"TOTAL ASSAULT ON THE CULTURE!"

An Assorted Collection of Ed Sanders' Fuck You Press, with additional publications on his imprint.

New York: Ed Sanders / Peace Eye Bookstore, 1964-1969.

Price: $8,000.00


About the item

17 mimeo printed books and 1 broadside. 4to. "TOTAL ASSAULT ON THE CULTURE!" All issues are staple-bound and mimeograph printed on colored paper, some have dampstaining and color-bleed, though text isn't affected. Housed in a red morocco backed clamshell box with custom inlay for the Burroughs' and Auden books, which are smaller dimensions than the rest of the collection.

Item #352408

The Fuck You Press was published by the poet, writer, editor, publisher, activist, and musician Ed Sanders (b.1939) in the late 1960s out of his shop, Peace Eye Bookstore in downtown New York City. Sanders was declared "a leader of New York's Other Culture" by Life Magazine, and was featured on the February 17, 1967 cover of an issue. Known primarily as a poet and for his band The Fugs, Sanders' creative circle included a lot of noteworthy individuals of the time, several of whom are featured in his serially published 'Fuck You. A Magazine of the Arts.'

This collection features some of the more sought after publications Sanders released such as William Burroughs’ Roosevelt After Inauguration, printed shortly after Ed Sanders met Allen Ginsberg in 1964. City Lights Bookstore, who'd famously published Ginberg's Howl, refused to print the book due to the salacious nature of the text. Also included is the penultimate issue of 'Fuck You. A Magazine of the Arts' that featured a still from Andy Warhol's film 'Couch' on thermo-fax paper stapled to the cover, as well as 'Bugger. An Anthology' and 'Toe Queen.'

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol 1, No. 2]. 1962. "Ship of Death..." One of 500. Some soiling to wrappers, curling at staple bound edge on front with some leaves separated, else very good.

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol 1, No. 3]. 1962. "God Thru Orgasm!" One of 500. Light wear at edge on verso; very good.

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol. 1, No. 4]. 1962. "Mad Men!" Light curling at edge on cover near staplebound edge, and some cockling on rear wraps; overall very good.

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol. 1, No. 5]. December, 1962. Some curling at edges, overall near fine.

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol. 5, No. 5]. 1963. Curling at foot of spine on verso, else near fine.

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol. 6, No. 5]. 1964. Some curling on cover wraps, else very good.

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol. 7, No. 5]. 1964. Some soiling and cover partial separation at staples, else very good.

'Roosevelt After Inauguration' by “Willy Lee” [William S. Burroughs]. 1964. One of 500.
Former ownership in blue ink on cover, else near fine.

Fuck You Quote of the Week #1. September 7, 1964. by Harry Fainlight (b.1935 - d.1982). Mimeograph broadside; some toning, else near fine.

The Vancouver Report by Carol Bergé. 1964. Some light soiling and cockling to wrappers on verso, overall a very good copy

Bugger – an anthology. [Village Voice photographer, Fred McDarrah’s copy]. 1964. Light crease on verso, overall near fine

The Toe Queen Poems with a foreword by Consuela. 1964. Some toning to wrappers, else near fine.

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol. 8, No. 5]; soiling and cockling to wrappers, lacking front wrap with Warhol image, rear wrapper detached, with chipping areas along stapled edge. Inside is clean; ove

Fuck You A Magazine of the Arts [Vol. 9, No. 5]. 1965. Some dampstaining and color bleed but doesn’t affect text; overall very good

'The Platonic Blow' by W.H. Auden. 1965 Printed in four different editions, this being a true first. One of 300. Near fine.

"To Fuck is to Love Again (Kyrie Eleison Kerista) -or- The Situation in the West Followed by a Modest Proposal" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 1965. Some curled corners, color-bleed across various color pages throughout, though text isn't affected; about very good.

The Cantos of Ezra Pound. 1967. Some color bleed from cover wrap to first page, light cockling to wraps on verso but doesn’t affect text. Overall very good.

Peace Eye Bookstore catalog #7. 1969. Crease at center from mailing and postmarked on verso, else near fine.