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BEERY, Steve, and Darryl and Louise Vance, compilers
BEERY, Steve, and Darryl and Louise Vance, compilers

BEERY, Steve, and Darryl and Louise Vance, compilers

Groundswell, Vols. 1-3 [Complete Run]

San Francisco: Groundswell, 1991-1992. 3 vols. [28]; [44]; [60]pp; b&w illus. 4to. Staple- and (volume 3) brass tab-bound to top left corners. Vol. 1 very good, with horizontal folds from mailing, tears and mailing label to rear wrap. Vol. 2 fine. Vol. 3 near fine, with pulling to front cover tab hole.

Complete three-volume run of this privately-circulated artist's serial produced as a gesture of protest against America's involvement in the First Gulf War, and consisting primarily of anti-war articles mechanically reproduced from various newspapers and periodicals, with brief opening statements from the compilers. Beery, a San Francisco writer, was Harvey Milk's lover at the time of his assassination, and a close friend of novelist Armistead Maupin; he died of AIDS-related complications in 1993. Darryl Vance is a photocopier artist-turned painter; his wife Louise, a writer and documentary filmmaker. Volume 3 also with contributions from Mary Gransfors, Paul Hughes, Trina Robbins, and Marsha Kahm. Scarce in the trade, and unrepresented in OCLC.

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