Alan Beam - Rehearsal for the Year 2000: The Rebirth of Albion Free State (known in the Dark Ages as England). Memoirs of a male midwife (1966-1976)

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Alan Beam - Rehearsal for the Year 2000: The Rebirth of Albion Free State (known in the Dark Ages as England): Memoirs of a male midwife (1966-1976) - London - Revelaction Press - September 1976 - 1st edition - [8], [220]pp - Paper wrappers - 20,5 x 33 cm.

Condition: Vulnerable - (see description below and pictures); very obscure.

Underground publication with autobiographical notes on "psychedelic drugs, religions, madness, crime, communes, love, visions, festivals and lunar energy" in the 1960s and 1970s, to be regarded as "undressed rehearsal for Timothy Leary's vision of pasture land in Piccadilly by the year 2000 ".

Cover photography (naked hippies with a goat in central London in front of a large Coca-Cola advertisement sign) by Mark Edwards. Edition: 300 copies.

¶ Rare anarchist 'textbook' (with heavy wear, stains and damage) from the archive of the Dutch beatnik Simon Vinkenoog (which is not otherwise visible). Alan Beam, probably a pseudonym of the English writer Nicholas Albery (1948-2001), made it until the millennium but died six months later in a tragic road accident.

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