La Sierra.
La Sierra.
Oberhaus, Patricia

La Sierra.

Regular price $500.00 $0.00

[Berkeley]: (1971). First edition. 5-1/4" x 7-3/4". Unpaginated, but 15 pp on 15 leaves, recto only. Side-stapled wrappers made of cigar box labels, photomechanically copied text and drawings. Includes two pages of text, plus one captioned illustration; the remaining 12 pages are simply full-page illustrations. Light edgewear, small chip to spine. Very Good.

An erotic booklet penned by Berkeley Barb artist Patricia Oberhaus, numbered book 46 -- it is unclear if that is of an unknown edition or an unknown series. The opening text is addressed to "Dearest Cannonball of mine" and expresses the narrator's desire that her lover is discharged from the US Marine Corps ("released for life from their death trip!"). She then offers to come visit "and do something to cheer you up"; the following illustrations show the couple engaged in various sex acts.

Oberhaus was an astute cultural critic, as demonstrated by her work in the Barb, for which she is most known, and her art was frequently erotic in nature. This booklet, with its critique of the Vietnam War and its demonstration of female sexual liberation, is thus quite representative of her work.

Rare. We find one other copy in OCLC, at the NYPL.


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