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Spit in the Ocean #6
Pleasant Hill, SITO, 1981. The sixth issue of Ken Kesey's psychedelic/literary magazine, this being "The Cassady Issue." Edited by Ken Babbs, and with input from Kesey, William Burroughs, Larry McMurtry, Jerry Garcia, John Clellon Holmes and others. This copy is inscribed by Babbs to Robert Stone and his wife. Laid in is a typed letter signed from Babbs to Stone, congratulating Stone on his book (likely A Flag for Sunrise), suggesting a joint reading with Kesey and himself, and saying Kesey had had to pay for the printing of this issue of SITO. Also laid in is a prospectus for an audio cassette "sampler" of recordings of Neal Cassady, produced by Ken Babbs from the Prankster Archives. The prospectus has Babbs' writing on it, identifying it as a cassette and highlighting the ordering information. The letter and prospectus are folded in half, with a bit of the upper right corner torn away; the issue is near fine in wrappers. [#033742] $375

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