LEARY, TIMOTHY. 1920-1996.
Collection of correspondence and printed material by and relating to Timothy Leary, including:
1. Autograph Letter Signed ("Timothy"), 2 pp, 1 legal sized yellow lined-sheet, written in pencil on recto and verso, December 8, 1974, to Allen Ginsberg, folding creases, commenting briefly on several of Ginsberg's writings, looking forward to his release from prison, and reminiscing, "Do you remember your first trip to Harvard, when you came into the living room, blanket over your shoulder, and said you were the cosmic warrior?"
2. Autograph Letter Signed ("Timothy"), 2 pp, 1 sheet of yellow, lined legal pad paper, written in pencil on recto and verso, November 15, 1974, to "Ruth and Walter," regarding his time in prison ("I am in excellent physical condition and - psychologically and spiritually - have never felt more optimisitc [sic] and effective. This must be what upsets people."), and referring to his prison writings.
3. Exo-Psychology. Los Angeles: Starseed, 1977. 8vo, original wrappers. First edition, signed and inscribed by Leary to Joanna Leary. Horowitz A19.
4. Neuropolitics. Los Angeles: Starseed/Peace Press, 1977. 4to, original wrappers. First edition, signed by Joanna Leary.
WITH: Neurolog, vol 1, no 1, printed booklet, signed by Joanna Leary; Document Signed, "Timothy Leary" and "Joanna Leary," Peace Press publishing contract, for What Does Woman Want?; copies of Starseed newsletter dating from Leary's time in prison, printed in Chinese; Some Personal Observations on the Emergence of Third Brain Imprints, photocopied manuscript, 31 pp; Typed Letter Signed ("Bob"), 3 pp, 4to, [c.1980], Robert Anton Wilson to Timothy Leary, a few holograph corrections; 2 Typed Leters Signed ("Tad") with holograph annotations, 4 pp, 4to, October 1975, Thaddeus Golas to Ken Kesey, discussing his thoughts on and relationship to Leary.
Provenance: Joanna Harcourt-Smith.