"The Mechanism of Brainbloodvolume ('BBV')" (also known as "Homo Sapiens Correctus")
Rare ensemble of 5 copies (4 different versions) of the SCROLL OF BART HUGES: -The ORIGINAL VERSION IN DUTCH, together with translations: -The version in ENGLISH - The version in GERMAN (full size) - The reduced size version in GERMAN , as follows: a) Amsterdam / Antwerpen, Bart Huges. 1964, First Edition - Limited. Homo Sapiens Correctus: the So Called Scroll of Bart Huges.) in Dutch. 286 cm length, 41,5 cm width. - 10 drawings, handcoloured with feltpen by Huges. One long sheet of paper. This copy is SIGNED and numbered by Bart Huges: nummer 8 voor Toon Gallee (a physician, friend) of Huges in red felttippen. Scroll in parts waterstained and has light damages to the paper: 3 tears of ca 5 cm and a few minor ones. However on the top left side corner misses a 15 X 15 cm triangle infecting the first letters of the text. But Together with a perfect, unsigned copy of the scroll, which has only light waterstaining on the right of the lower part, and some light waterstaining on the bottom; one of the better copies we have encountered over the years. b) Bart Huges "Homo sapiens correctus" -(The Mechanism of brain Blood Volume). (Amsterdam, 1964), PUBLISHED IN THE FORM OF A SCROLL, text around 10 illustrations, titles in red felttippen, illustrations handcoloured in yellow, red and blue feltpen with text around the ilustrations, with signature at the lower end of the scroll: "Amsterdam, Bart Huges" and the notice "Made in prison. Copy rights fl.100.000,-" - c) Der Fall der Menschheit: Text in german translation. 2.54 x 38 cm. Small defect left upper corner, and left bottom. No Loss of text. At the bottom: No signature but printed: Copyright. Bart Huges, Nov. 1962, Amsterdam. - d) Das Ego. Der Grosse Mechanismus: abbreviated german text. Scroll: Size 1.16x 38 cm. Bart Huges, Copyright, Nov. 1965. Amsterdam.
Famous document from the 1960s.'The Scroll of Bart Huges'. (The man who pierced his head with a dentist's drill, Huges advocates the creation of an altered state of mind concurrent with the use of LSD and marihuana.) His experiences after this psychedelic hallucinating experiment are recorded in this scroll, which is illustrated by 'scientific' images, which are handcoloured. The 'third eye' was revealed during a Happening "Stoned in the Streets' in Amsterdam, 1965. Hugo Bart Huges (also Hughes) (April 23, 1934 . September 12, 2004) was a Dutch librarian and proponent of trepanation. He attended medical school at the University of Amsterdam, but was refused a degree due to his advocacy of marijuana use. In 1964 he published "The Mechanism of Brainbloodvolume ('BBV')" (also known as "Homo Sapiens Correctus") a scroll in which he proposed that trepanation could be used to enhance brain functionality by balancing the proportion of blood and cerebral spinal fluid. Hughes believed that, when mankind began to walk upright, our brains drained of blood and that trepanation allowed the blood to better flow in and out of the brain, causing a permanent "high.". Using an electric drill, Huges drilled a hole in his skull on 6 January 1965.[ His experiences after this psychedelic hallucinating experiment are recorded in this scroll, which is illustrated by 'scientific' images, which are handcoloured. The 'third eye' was revealed during a Happening "Stoned in the Streets' in Amsterdam, 1965.