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THE VELVET MONKEY WRENCH

MUIR, John

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ISBN 10: 0912528028 / ISBN 13: 9780912528021
Published by John Muir Publications (1973), Santa Fe, NM, 1973
Condition: Very good Soft cover
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8vo. Illustrated wraps. Final two printed leaves, originally with six cut-out order forms for purchase directly from the publisher; five remain. Mild handling wear, one small tear to front, to lower left corner, at spine, otherwise clean. True first of the counter culture classic from Muir and illustrator Peter Aschwanden, collaborators on the self-published 1969 standard HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE. Bookseller Inventory # 14332

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Title: THE VELVET MONKEY WRENCH

Publisher: John Muir Publications (1973), Santa Fe, NM

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Very good

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

From universal human rights and a justice system based on truth to new concepts in education and public transportation, author John Muir presents his highly original, often outrageous common-sense ideas for creating a world based on peace and harmony. An ideal gift for any afficionado of sixties-era nostalgia.

About the Author:

John Muir is remembered by sixties buffs as the author of How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, which introduced a new concept in user-friendly how-to books and sold more than two million copies to become one othe most successful self-published boks in history. He died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1977.

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