THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST - INSCRIBED TO MARSHALL EFRON, WITH AN EARLY ALS AND WOLFE'S WEDDING INVITATION LAID IN

Wolfe, Tom

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date Published: 1968
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 3472

Description

First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); white cloth with titles stamped in metallic orange, magenta, blue, and green on the spine; navy blue topstain; dustjacket; viii,416pp. With an effusive inscription on front endpaper to Wolfe's friend and fellow bus-rider Marshall Efron: "For Marshall, who as all the world now knows, is the Greatest round Mercury of hip California in existence! With thanks, salutes and fire crackers from Tom Wolfe." Base of spine bumped, topstain faded and spotty, with moderate dustiness and hand-soil to cloth, a few small stains to right edge of textblock, and a small patch of board exposure at lower rear board; Very Good only. In a supplied dustjacket, unclipped (priced $5.95), with light wear to extremities, laminate bubbling at lower front joint, and a few short tears (three of them tape-mended on verso); Very Good+. Offered together with a 1965 ALS from Wolfe to Efron, dated September 14th, chiefly regarding Wolfe's coverage of motorcycle racing; ca.135 words; old folds, else Fine in the original mailing envelope. Together with Efron's invitation to Wolfe's wedding in 1978; Fine, in the rather used original envelope addressed in Wolfe's hand.

Comments

Distinguished copy of Wolfe's third and most enduring book, a major work of both the New Journalism and counterculture of the 1960's. Inscribed to Wolfe's long-time friend Marshall Efron - actor, humorist, and creator of the satirical variety show The Great American Dream Machine, who, while not a Prankster, was nonetheless a rider on the bus with Wolfe, Kesey, and the rest, honorably mentioned on p.241: "Those who were on the bus, even if they weren't Pranksters, like Marshall Efron, the round Mercury of Hip California, or the Hell's Angels...all found it." Wolfe also mentions Efron in the acknowledgments on p.416, where Efron has noted the page number on which he appears in the book.


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