Los Angeles: Open City, 1968. Unbound newsprint broadsheet, 22-3/4 x 16 in. 10, pp.; illus. Horizontal and vertical folds; a few short edge tears; moderate toning and wear, esp. along folds. Very good.
Single issue of this Los Angeles underground newspaper, notable for the inclusion of a one-page excerpt from Bob Dylan's as yet unpublished (but widely disseminated as samizdat) prose work Tarantula. Also: Charles Bukowski's "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" column, and the usual mix of radical politics, counterculture, and music and film reviews. Open City was published from May 1967 to April 1969, when it collapsed under the weight of legal fees stemming from obscenity charges.