VROOM, Jean-Paul and VINKENOOG, Simon [MARIJUANA]

HOW TO ENJOY REALITY

Date: 1969

16mo. (32) pp including wrapper; with a number of half-tone images, diagrams and cartoons sketches; upper and outer margins roughly cut and cropped close with the loss of a few letters of text and page numbers; pages browned due to poor quality of stock; stapled as issued in original printed wrappers; some light wear, but a good copy of a very scarce item.

Note
Amsterdam, Thomas Rap. This small pamphlet by two of the leading figures of sixties Dutch counter culture was given away free with a summer 1969 issue of the International Times, or ‘IT’. It is an extract from a larger work entitled ‘How to enjoy reality if you’re a viper’ by artist Paul Vroom (1922-2006) and the poet Simon Vinkenoog (1928-2009) Espousing the benefits of smoking marijuana, the larger work included a few transparent pages to help to create a ‘psychedelic vision’. According to ‘IT’ this pamphlet should be distributed ‘to parents, teachers, probation officers, psychiatrists - they need to learn fast’. OCLC locates two copies in the USA, at Emory and Michigan, two in Belgium and two in Germany.

£250

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