The Hog Farm and Friends by Wavy Gravy as Told to Hugh Romney and Vice Versa
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Links Books
Date Published: 1974
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 46432
SIGNED. 195pp. Skinny quarto [26.5 cm] Red, yellow, and blue pictorial wraps. Very good, with mild rubbing to the extremities, and several creases in the covers (the most prominent is in the lower fore edge corner of the front wrap and measures 2" long). There is a black remainder mark on the bottom edge of the text block, which bleeds ever so slightly into the bottom margins of the pages. There is a subtle dark strip running across the top edge of the verso of the front cover, and along the top of the half title page. Inscribed (to whom is not stated) by Wavy Gravy on the title page. The inscription reads, "Good luck always, Wavy Gravy, Hugh Romney, and Vice Versa." Below this, Wavy Gravy has drawn a maze-like sketch that is a Hopi symbol of emergence. He also added two word in pen on the half title- "Dile & Jack."
Cover Art by Rick Griffin, a major art figure of the sixties. The Hog Farm commune still exists today and is the proud host of the yearly Pig Nic. "Not that I'm all that redhot to read it anyhow- or write the ********* foreword either, for that matter- having listened to enough of his noseful of nonsense over the last what? decade? EIGHT YEARS ATLEAST! since I first saw him wandering high mumbling looney blundering dumb and stumbling blind due to flag decals stuck over each eye..." - Ken Kesey