ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST First Printing with a Merry Pranksters Bus Photo PSYCHEDELICALLY SIGNED by KEN KESEY Laid-in
THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST, by TOM WOLFE.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1968. First Edition, First Printing, with the statement "First Printing" on the copyright page.
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.5 inches, 416 pages.
Laid-in is a Real Photo Postcard of the MERRY PRANKSTERS on top of their MERRY PRANKSTERS BUS. The card is SIGNED BY KEN KESEY in PSYCHEDELIC COLORS on the blank backside.
CONDITION: GOOD book, The covers are soiled, rubbed, and there is toning to the edges; the top page edges are dusty/soiled; internally, there is light toning to the page edges as normal, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid copy. In a FAIR dustjacket that is soiled, worn along its edges and spine ends, has a 1 inch closed tear to its bottom edge, and has superficial scratches and general signs of handling, but is nonetheless bright, retains its original printed $5.95 price at the top of the front flap (there is also a handwritten "4.19" below the printed price), and is doing its job. The laid-in SIGNED KEN KESEY MERRY PRANKSTERS POSTCARD is in FINE condition.
From the front flap of the dj:
***************************** "We are working on many levels here," said Ken Kesey of his mystic brotherhood, the Merry Pranksters. "Many levels, to say the least."
For a start, Kesey's own life with the Merry Pranksters is perhaps the consummate example of something that has so baffled the national imagination over the past two years: the transformation of the promising middle class youth with all the advantages into what is popularly known as the hippy. Kesey was more than promising. He was a Golden Boy of the West, a scholar, actor and star athlete - and one of the outstanding young novelists in America - when he burst forth as an experimenter with powerful new hallucinogenic drugs, leader of the mystic brotherhood, the Merry Pranksters...They even set out to turn on the world through the Acid Tests - the first psychedelic mixed media happenings, orgies of drugs, lights and rock and roll...at which they served Electric Kool-Aid, a punch laced with LSD... *****************************