The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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These have never appeared in our auction until NOW! This is a collection of 2 original paperback books by Dr Timothy Leary. One is SIGNED by Leary himself on the first page! Timothy Leary was one of the most visible figures of the 1960's counter culture. The one time Harvard professor was an early advocate of the psychedelic experience and consciousness expanding substances. 

 

STARSEED - "Transmitted from Folsom Prison By TIMOTHY LEARY" - Published by LEVEL PRESS (First published in 1973) - 5 7/16" x 6 15/16" - 24 pages - First page (Title page) features a large, beautiful, cursive, flowing, dark blue ballpoint pen ink HAND SIGNATURE by TIMOTHY LEARY! - Dr. Leary hand signed this book for the consignee at a New Age Fair in Spokane WA on May 19th, 1991. Rare! Written while Leary was serving a long term in Folsom Prison, this is Timothy Leary's musing on his life, LSD, the American prison system, censorship, science, space travel, the comet Kohoutek, and other subjects. It marked the beginning of Leary's interest in space exploration and futurism. Hard to find - a must-own for anyone interested in LSD, the Sixties counterculture, futurism, or the writings of Timothy Leary! In 1973, while incarcerated in Folsom Prison in solitary confinement, Timothy Leary was able to write and convey his thoughts on a future of human evolution involving space migration. Not just outer-space but also inner space. He more or less had a view and theory that the future was destined to explore both the universe off of planet earth, as well as the deeper recession into our own minds and the development of our own realities. These concepts would become critical to his later writings in which he developed his "eight circuit model of consciousness" as well as his later passion for virtual reality, computing, and general faith in technology to help us over-come the restrictive government controls.Almost all of the pages have some "split fountain color" text grading from light orange to purple (?) or black - Has some general handling wear, a few light stains on the front cover a smudge spot on the back cover, some small bends, aging at the edges of the paper etc. Overall B/B+ to B+ condition.

 

NEUROLOGIC - TIMOTHY LEARY - Published by Level Press in 1973, Copyright Joanna Leary 1973 - Thin, quality paperbound book - 1st book to describe Leary's 8 Circuit Model of Consciousness (1st or 2nd printing, since there's not a clear cut agreement among booksellers, though most list it as a First "formal" Printing / First "formal" Edition, since low budget, low print run versions of each were produced by Leary & his friends prior to the Level Press formally published printings) - 5 1/2" x 8 7/16" - 64 pages - Some general handling and shelf wear, cover paper cracking at spine (spine is still tight though), back cover has a long crease (see scans) - Front and back covers feature graphic imagery of unzipping DNA molecule - Back cover bold text reads "This book is another reason why Dr. Timothy Leary has been confined in a California state prison since January 18, 1973" - Uncommon to Scarce - Nice B/B+ to B+ condition overall.

 

Neurologic was formally published slightly later in the year than the Level Press printing of Starseed. 

 

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Collection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not GradedCollection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not GradedCollection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not GradedCollection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not GradedCollection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not GradedCollection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not GradedCollection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not Graded
Collection of 2 Original Books by Dr TIMOTHY LEARY! Starseed & Neurologic-ONE IS SIGNED TIMOTHY LEARY! Not Graded
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