On the Bus: The Complete Guide to the Legendary Trip of Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters, 1990 edition

£35.00

Out of print. Hunter S Thompson foreword.

“The bus is perhaps the artefact of the entire psychedelic era, the very embodiment of the trip.”

– Tom Wolfe

The fabled 1964 cross-country bus trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters – on a psychedelically painted school bus crammed with amplifiers, cameras, costumes, and assorted contraband as cargo and Beat legend Neal Cassady at the wheelmarked the irreversible end of the “Eisenhower Era, ” and set an American cultural revolution in motion. On the Bus is a celebration of the unforgettable exploits of the Merry Pranksters, immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book. In this engrossing popular history, the spirit of the era is captured in a remarkable living chronicle, combining analysis and history with colorful additional narrative by Kesey sidekick Ken Babbs. It features over 100 never-before-seen photos by Prankster photographer Ron Bevirt, Allen Ginsberg, and others, alongside candid and insightful interviews with participants and leading countercultural figures.

VG+ condition. Thunder’s Mouth Press.

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The First Third & Other Writings by Neal Cassady

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Out of print. Hunter S Thompson foreword.

“The bus is perhaps the artefact of the entire psychedelic era, the very embodiment of the trip.”

– Tom Wolfe

The fabled 1964 cross-country bus trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters – on a psychedelically painted school bus crammed with amplifiers, cameras, costumes, and assorted contraband as cargo and Beat legend Neal Cassady at the wheelmarked the irreversible end of the “Eisenhower Era, ” and set an American cultural revolution in motion. On the Bus is a celebration of the unforgettable exploits of the Merry Pranksters, immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book. In this engrossing popular history, the spirit of the era is captured in a remarkable living chronicle, combining analysis and history with colorful additional narrative by Kesey sidekick Ken Babbs. It features over 100 never-before-seen photos by Prankster photographer Ron Bevirt, Allen Ginsberg, and others, alongside candid and insightful interviews with participants and leading countercultural figures.

VG+ condition. Thunder’s Mouth Press.

Links for more Prankster related stock…..

Ken Kesey Sometimes A Great Notion : UK Hardback 1st edition.

Further On!…the calendar by Ken Babbs and Ken Kesey : Virtual Reality For 1992 (signed by Ginsberg)

Ken Kesey The Day After Superman Died – signed

Ken Kesey’s Garage Sale ; signed -featuring 5 hot items with guest leftovers – Paul Krassner, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Hugh Romney

Kesey’s Garage Sale Featuring 5 hot items with guest leftovers – Paul Krassner, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Hugh Romney

The First Third & Other Writings by Neal Cassady