WOLFE, Tom. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

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WOLFE, Tom. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1968.

8vo. Original white publisher's cloth, lettered with motif in metallic colours to backstrip; bright orange endpapers; in the original price-clipped dust jacket, with vibrant design by Milton Glaser; pp. [vii], viii, [iii], 4-416; boards with some light marking, and compression to spine ends; one small splash mark to upper edge; a couple of tiny patches of abrasion to endleaves; else a very good copy in the very good jacket which retains, unusually, much of the colour to the spine; slightly shelf-wear and nicking to extremities; a couple of very small and discrete internal tape repairs.
First edition.
The story of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, a group of psychedelic enthusiasts, who traveled across the United States in a colorfully-painted school bus they called Furthur. The group became famous for their use of psychedelic drugs (such as LSD) to achieve expansion of consciousness, here chronicled as 'the Acid Tests' - parties with LSD-laced Kool-Aid. The book also reports upon the group's encounters with notable figures of the time, including the Grateful Dead and Allen Ginsberg, and describes Kesey's exile to Mexico, along with his arrests.