Toronto, Canada: Harbinger Magazine, 1969. First Edition. Large folio (445 x 290 mm) printed on cheap newsprint (browned and brittle, soiled along horizontal fold, a few short tears).  pp. of collages and texts, printed "head-over-heels" so that there are in fact two covers: "Mrclean's - A Harbinger Supplement" and "Eat Shit Magazine - Premier Issue." Preserved in a mylar L-sleeve with lig-free support board. Fair. Item #4094
BAFFLING AND INSCRUTABLE CANADIAN HIPPY (YIPPY?) 'ZINE. At it was printed on cheap newsprint in July of 1969, we are not surprised that no other copy can be located. The entire publication is irreverent and anti-establishment, created entirely from diverse collages, "artwork," dubious humor, and odd and unrelated texts. Certainly it ranks low in the many rank 'zines we have encountered, but it has its charm, but moreover it provides information to Toronto hippies about drug prices, a "Freek (sic) Out" in Queen's Park, Toronto, an Ottowa "Be-In," locations of free V.D. clinics in Toronto, etc.
Two locations for the publisher of this 'zine are given: one was the Harbinger "head shop" located at 393 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, the other was a P.O. Box. On p. 2 of the "Eat Shit" section of the 'zine we learn that the editors' names were "Maenad" and "The Scribe." On this cover we are told that this is the Premier Issue; were others published? Other questions remain, such as: Who made it? Why was it made? Why was it saved at all?