|Ken Kesey, seen with the original Merry Pranksters bus in 2001, is among signatories |
to an auction copy of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Photograph: Brian Davies/AP
An empty vial that once contained methadone prescribed to William Burroughs and a 1968 first edition of Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, signed by 45 stars of the 60s counterculture scene, are being auctioned in San Francisco next week as part of the sale of a unique collection of beat and avant-garde literature and ephemera.
The sale takes place at PBA Galleries in San Francisco on 10 October, and will be followed by a second auction in January 2014, focusing on books and other materials about drugs. A third sale will follow in May 2014.
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