Volumes 1 to 48, all issued. Oz was first published as a satirical humour magazine between 1963 and 1969 in Sydney, Australia and, in its second and more famous incarnation, became a "psychedelic hippy" magazine from 1967 to 1973 in London. Oz quickly won renown as one of the most visually exciting publications of its time. Many editions included dazzling psychedelic wrap-around or pull-out posters by Martin Sharp, London design duo Hapshash and the Coloured Coat and others. The issues also included cartoons by Robert Crumb, radical feminist manifestos by Germaine Greer, and anything else that would send the establishment apoplectic. The all-graphic "Magic Theatre" edition (Oz #16), overseen by Sharp and Phillipe Mora, has been described by British author Jonathon Green as "arguably the greatest achievement of the entire British underground press." OZ was the subject of two celebrated obscenity trials, one in Australia in 1964 and the other in the UK in 1971. On both occasions the magazine's editors were acquitted on appeal after initially being found guilty and sentenced to harsh jail terms. A complete set of this seminal magazine including the Che Guevara poster insert (#8), the Outcry! Peoples Park Poster (#21), Honeybunch Kaminski poster (#24), the Jimi Hendrix / Oz News poster (#30) and the Janis Joplin / Oz Old Baily Trial poster (#36). and issues 31 and 35 supplied in two colour variants. Condition ranges from very good, (issue numbers written in ink to covers of some examples), to fine. An excellent set.
Guest editors included Jonathan Green, Germaine Greer, Paul Lawson, Andrew Fisher and John Wilcox. Complete sets of this magazine, the enfant terrible of the underground press, are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
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