Complete set: Vol. 1 no 1-6 (Jan-Dec.1964), orig.wrps., fine
Vol. 2 no 1-6 (Jan-Dec.1965), orig. wrps. ; covers of no 3 slightly stained. else fine.
Vol. 3 no 1-6 (Jan - Dec.1966) orig wrps., fine. Vol. 4 nos. 1-4 (of 4) New York, 1967 (August).. Orig. wrps., one front-cover stained.
Edited by Ralph Ginzburg and Warren Boroson, libertarian journal, and important sixties publication. The magazine was notable for having been sued by Barry Goldwater over a 1964 issue entitled "The Unconscious of a Conservative: A special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater". In Goldwater v. Ginzburg, a federal jury awarded Goldwater $1 in compensatory damages and $75,000 in punitive damages, to punish Ginzburg and the magazine for being reckless. It put the magazine out of business. Cover designs by Herb Lubalin. Lubalin’s private studio gave him the freedom to take on any number of wide-ranging projects, from poster and magazine design to packaging and identity solutions. It was here that the designer became best known, particularly for his work with a succession of magazines published by Ralph Ginzburg: Eros, Fact, and Avant Garde. Contribs. by Arnold Toynbee (on the Vietnam war), Stokely Carmichael, a.o. Guest illustrators: Jim Spanfeller, Gerry Gersten, Chas B. Slackman, Etienne Delessert & Tom Huffman. Rare set. With the Marylin Monroe number. Vol. 4 no 4 (the important last one) substitled: An antidote to the timidity and corruption of the American press. Civil War: America is splitting in two. Contains the Poll by Fact with 30 wellknown Americans (Kazin,Chayefsky,Ginsberg,Warhol,Hartford,Krassner,etc.; also Tuli Kupferberg "Divided we stand"", a letter from priosn(David Reed) etc.