Alvin Lustig dust jacket for Paul Bowles’ “The Sheltering Sky” — first published in America by New Directions in 1949. The rear panel of the jacket advertises the New Classics series, a set of 36 titles that Lustig designed the jackets for.
Published by Charles H. Kerr, another publishing house of the subversive and dissident.
Grove Press, 1961. Paperback original. Cover design by Roy Kuhlman.
A truism. And the 2nd book by H. L. ‘Doc’ Humes.
Monograph on Alvin Lustig. Loads of color photos. Recommended.
Homeboy, throw in the towel / Your girl got dicked by Ricky Powell
New Directions reader, 1964. Notable for its reuse of Lustig’s design from the dust jacket for ‘Nausea’, and also for the full bibliography of the press in the back.
Teonanacatl, published in 1978.
A couple of books by homesteaders Scott and Helen Nearing. Originally published 1950 and 1954.
1979. The first bookseller’s catalog dedicated solely to Psychoactive Literature. Compiled by Michael Horowitz (aka Winona Ryder’s dad), and with a foreword by famed mycologist Gordon Wasson.
2 more Alvin Lustig designs from the New Directions New Classics series.
Ezra Pound’s “ABC of Reading” (1949) and James Joyce’s “Exiles” (1946)
Survey coauthored by 2 pioneers of psychedelic research, Richard Schultes and Albert Hofmann.