London: New English Library, 1972. First Thus. Hardcover. 4 3/8 X 7 1/2 Inches. Very Good. Item #4827
Leary's own account of his 1970 imprisonment and escape from a California prison where he was serving a 10 year sentence for possession of marijuana. Beautifully and artistically rebound by author and amateur bookbinder Don Lehmkuhl. Lemkuhl's own copy of this book. A bit of a stain to lower half of much of interior. Simple red cloth with paper spine label. First New English Library (NEL) edition.
Donald Lehmkuhl, author of The Woman in the Moon (Doubleday, 1986), The Flights of Icarus, Mantua and others was a graduate of Columbia University. He travelled extensively and resided in Cambridge, Paris, London and New York in the 1950’s and 60’s. His poetry appeared in The Transatlantic Review, The Columbia Review, Best Poems of 1956, The Partisan Review and The Second Coming among others. His short stories appeared in MALE magazine and The Columbia University Forum among others. Lehmkuhl is well-known for having written the text for tour programs for the band “YES” as a band biographer of sorts. Having secured a portion of his book and manuscript collection, I can tell you that his interest in both drugs and poetry were vastly represented….