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ON THE BARRICADES. JOURNAL FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL BEINGS NR. 2 . 1968.

£195.00

San Francisco: Beach Books/City Lights Books, 1968  

30 x 16.5cm, 20pp plus card covers. Stiff paper throughout. A photo-book published by the radical bookshop and press soon after the repression of the student revolt in France. The book is more than typical propaganda of the time – the images, 28 in all, are mostly of the students fighting the police and the harsh retaliation carried out by the state forces alongside the Compagnies Republicaines des Securitie are printed opposite poetic slogans of opposition from the left translated into English. There are also five b/w images of street posters and one cartoon and a quote from Marcuse (taken from the Los Angeles Free Press). A very scarce period document with pro to-situ overtones. Photos were all taken by Caron, cartoons by Topor and some of the images and background information was provided by JJ Lebel and J.L. Brau. The first number of this sometime journal was printed in 1961 so it is likely that this nr 2 was the last of the series to be published. Staples are rusty and there is browning around the cover else  VG.

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