The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1968. Octavo. Cream colored boards with rainbow lettering along the spine. Spine is bumped and there is rubbing to the bottom and top edges of the boards. Small smudge to the bottom edge of the text block. Front panel of the jacket has minor soiling and there is evidence of rubbing to the top and bottom edges. One small chip taken out near the crown of the spine with a couple of small stains to the inside of the front cover of the jacket. 416 pages. First edition. Very good.
Wolfe's now canonical account of the psychedelic misadventures of Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters. Drug chronicle, counter-culture Californiniana, groovy jacket design.
“I make out a schoolbus . . . glowing orange, green, magenta, lavender, chlorine blue, every fluorescent pastel imaginable in thousands of designs, both large and small, like a cross between Fernand Liger and Dr. Strange, roaring together and vibrating off each other as if somebody had given Hieronymous Bosch fifty buckets of day-glo paint and a 1939 International Harvester schoolbus and told him to go to it.”