Get Ready: Periodico Fatto a Mano. Nos. 0 through 4 (1972) (all published).

[Subtitles vary; No. 0, Get Ready: Periodico Fatto a Mano; No. 1, Get Ready: Periodico Alternativo di Musica Rock; Nos. 2-4, Get Ready: Periodico Alternative di Musica.] 5 issues, 36, 24, 24, 24, 24 pp., comprising a complete run of the outstanding underground music serial, directed by noted alternative press editor Marcello Baraghini with Ines Curatulo and Barnaba Fornasetti, principally focused on rock n' roll, psychedelic drugs, and culture, with lyrics, event listings, articles and reviews of Santana, Zappa, Hendrix, Miles Davis, Dylan, Grateful Dead, Yoko Ono, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones et al., and interviews with Burroughs, Ginsburg, Pete Townshend, and John McLaughlin, profusely illustrated with reproductions of original artwork and photocollage, exceptional design and typography by Gianni Sassi's avantgarde agency La Monzese, including comix by Crumb and Sheridan. Color printing on vivid multi-color papers, minor wear. Tall folio. Color illustrated wrpps., minor rubbing. Milan (Casa Editrice Lo Spinello) n.d. (1972).

One of the most visually ambitious publications of the period, every page executed with a singular and compelling combination of psychedelic illustration and design. The distinctive editorial voice is humorous (the first two issues are bound in the shape of a joint) and sincere about both music and the importance of alternative media. Baraghini replaced the standard copyright notice with a "no copyright" claim, rejecting intellectual property as a "bourgeois taboo". As of February 2018, WorldCat locates four holdings in North American institutions. Book ID: 47985

Price: $4,500.00