New Universal Solar Calendar.N.p. Self-published, ca. 1967. 20.75 x 23.75 inches Offset lithograph; folded as issued. Toning and short closed tears at edges.
Maclise created a new universal solar calendar which was published in 1962 by Heliczer's Dead Language Press, and later was advertised in the first issue of cc Vtre (aka Fluxus Newspaper) where it was offered for the price of 50 cents for a printed version, or one dollar for a handwritten (!) copy via direct mail from Maclise. (Only orders for printed copies were fulfilled). This later version of the calendar is similar, but more elaborate, with expanded text, all of which is written in Maclise's unmistakeable calligraphy, emerging outward from five sunbursts. Though undated, it is dedicated to Hetty Maclise, and was produced around the time of his marriage to Hetty Maclise (née McGee) in a ceremony performed by Timothy Leary in Golden Gate park, sometime in 1967 (as nearly as anyone can remember). Maclise is the primary author, but prominent credit is also given to Lionel Ziprin (schema) Don Snyder (pix), Paolo Lionne (layout) and George Maciunas (producer). It is very far out, but a truly stunning piece, and very scarce. This is an attractive copy despite the few closed tears, and toning.