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SADIE, 2 NOV. 98: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. SADIE, 2 NOV. 98: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2010. First edition. One of 60 SIGNED, numbered copies. According to Steadman, this, one of his silkscreen dog prints was "drawn by me but printed by master printer Joe Petro III in Kentucky, where thoroughbred horses are teased into life and pampered like Princes . . . I created a whole shit-load of dog drawings to make a book about these foul creatures and Joe was eager to make prints from some of them. I notice that he has chosen three of his own dogs to immortalize and with a name like Joe Petro III I guess that figures!!! . . . They do look nice in frames and on your walls.....I do hope that you agree." One- color silkscreen on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. Fine.

[Book #53103]       Price: $150.00
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HUNTER S. THOMPSON, TWISTED MEAT ARTIST: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, TWISTED MEAT ARTIST: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of a deceptively pensive-looking Thompson sweating next to a table full of empty beer cans thinking, "If that twisted meat artist draws one line out of place I'll beat his kidneys into his shoes with a jackhammer." An image from Steadman's 2006 book THE JOKE'S OVER, a memoir of his friendship and collaboration with famed Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The "Joke's Over" prints cover the span of their association, from their first meeting in Kentucky to the 2005 memorial service at which Thompson's ashes were blasted out of a cannon and include work from FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE CURSE OF LONO and THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED, among many others. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53093]       Price: $200.00
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THE GUARDIAN: Volume the First. Sir Richard Steele, and ?Joseph Addison. THE GUARDIAN: Volume the First.
London: J. and R. Tonson, The Strand, 1767. Later printing of the first volume (of two), covering Thursday March 12th to Monday June 15th. The Guardian, a short-lived newspaper published in London from March 12 to October 1, 1713, was founded by Steele and featured contributions from Addison, Thomas Tickell, Alexander Pope and Ambrose Philips. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on The Tatler and The Spectator and are regarded as significant figures in the development of the eighteenth-century periodical. Together they produced three publications and separately published or edited several others. The periodicals they produced together were great successes. Addison and Steele (and other editors of the time) viewed themselves as moral instructors and arbiters of taste and created editorial personaes, such as Nestor Ironside herein, as stand-ins for themselves to castigate vice and promote virtue. (Wikipidea). Early, full speckled-calf binding with raised spine bands, green and red leather gilt-lettered spine labels and spine and all edges elaborately tooled in gilt. Near fine.

[Book #53715]       Price: $150.00
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GERTRUDE STEIN: A Bibliography. Gertrude Stein, Robert A. Wilson. GERTRUDE STEIN: A Bibliography.
Rockville, MD: Quill & Brush, 1994. First edition, completely updated from the 1976 edition. Descriptive bibliography illustrated with numerous photographs. The edition included 40 numbered copies signed by the bibliographer, Robert A. Wilson, in white paperboards with red leather spine lettered in gold, with an original photograph of Stein laid in; and 450 unsigned and unnumbered copies with cloth spine. The 40 numbered copies were sold long ago--but we've come across an unnumbered (out of series) SIGNED copy, with the photograph, but in the nicer binding of white paperboards with red leather spine lettered in gold and with photo of Stein on front cover. Corners a bit bumped but otherwise fine.

[Book #49502]       Price: $125.00
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SWEET THURSDAY. John Steinbeck. SWEET THURSDAY.
New York: Viking, 1954. First edition. Steinbeck's humorous sequel to CANNERY ROW. From the collection of sports writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman with his penciled notations on rear endpaper. Very good to near fine with light foxing to upper cover and page edges and top edge stain fading. In very good or better first-state dust jacket with rubbing to spine ends and corners and light internal damp stain barely visible along upper edges.

[Book #54977]       Price: $150.00
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BECKET. Alfred Lord Tennyson. BECKET.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1884. First edition. Very good with minor bumping of the spine ends, light rubbing to the edges, and binding starting to crack at middle (between pages 80-81), lacking dust jacket.

[Book #50079]       Price: $100.00
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FONG AND THE INDIANS. Paul Theroux. FONG AND THE INDIANS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1968. First edition. His second book. SIGNED BY THEROUX on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a touch of light rubbing, mild wear to head of spine and spine lettering just beginning to change tone.

[Book #54796]       Price: $250.00
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"FIELD HANDS" William Tolliver. "FIELD HANDS".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Mixed media of principally pastels, measuring 26 x 36 inches. Matted and framed under glass in gold-burnished, brown wood frame with inner scroll. Field workers, men and women, hoes hoisted on shoulders, pausing to watch the sun rise over the trees. William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53060]       Price: $22,500.00
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"MAN AND WOMAN IN BAR" William Tolliver. "MAN AND WOMAN IN BAR".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Mixed media painting, measuring 24 x 34 inches. Matted and framed under glass in gold-burnished, brown wood frame with inner scroll. Colorful image of a man and woman at a small candle-lit table, with strong foreground image of the man and the woman just blending into the swirling background. William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53057]       Price: $22,500.00
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STORY OF SPAIN AND CUBA. Travel, Nathan C. Green. STORY OF SPAIN AND CUBA.
Baltimore, MD: International News and Book Co. 1896. First edition. Decorated cloth boards with gilt lettering. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Pictorial cover is lightly soiled and rubbed along the edges with corners frayed slightly, otherwise very good.

[Book #51436]       Price: $150.00
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THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE And Other Stories. William Trevor. THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE And Other Stories.
New York: Viking Press, (1972). First U.S. edition, using the English sheets. Near fine in red cloth and boards with the barest wear, in dust jacket with small chip to the bottom right hand corner of the front, but with very bright, vibrant colors.

[Book #50313]       Price: $100.00
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A FULL REPORT OF THE HIGHLY INTERESTING BREACH OF PROMISE CASE: John J. Gaul, and Mary H. His Wife. Trial Narrative. A FULL REPORT OF THE HIGHLY INTERESTING BREACH OF PROMISE CASE: John J. Gaul, and Mary H. His Wife.
New York: New-York Transcript, (1835). Presumed first edition of this narrative. 27 pages of densely packed, small type. Harvard University, in the introduction to their web-based "Studies in Scarlet" digital collection, notes that tracts such as these are "especially valuable as sources for the study of the history of women, [as] the cases involve not only trials for divorce, domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, and the custody of children but also those for murder and rape." In this particular case the plaintiff has brought suit against the woman to whom he was engaged because she married another. Disbound, faded and stained, though wholly legible. TRIAL NARRATIVE IN WHICH A PLAINTIFF SUES FOR DAMAGES AFTER BEING JILTED.

[Book #52912]       Price: $150.00
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THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. Jonathan Tropper. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.
(New York): Dutton, (2009). First edition. INSCRIBED BY TROPPER on the title page, "Hey Asya, I hope you like it. Best, Jonathan Tropper." Made into the film of the same name with screenplay by Tropper, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda. Spine ends very gently pushed, still quite fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #53133]       Price: $150.00
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A TRAMP ABROAD. Mark Twain. A TRAMP ABROAD.
Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition, first state with "Moses" caption on frontispiece. Lacking front endpaper, light damp-staining to preliminary blanks and frontis pictures, some spotting throughout, covers lightly rubbed, edges worn, otherwise good or better.

[Book #48537]       Price: $750.00
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HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS. John Tyndall. HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1871. First U.S. edition. Illustrated with tissue-protected frontispiece and 6 plates. Three pages of publishers catalogue at rear. Tyndall, a prominent 19th century physicist, made a number of discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air, and published more than a dozen science books, which brought state-of-the-art 19th century experimental physics to a wider audience. Decorative brick cloth boards with black design on front and rear board and gold lettering at spine. Very good or better with covers lightly scuffed, boards just visable at tips, a few black-ink splashes (possible production error), and name on endpaper.

[Book #52621]       Price: $100.00
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COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993. John Updike. COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition. Card SIGNED by Updike laid in. Uncorrected proof with probable publishing date of April 1993. Fine in charcoal paperwraps.

[Book #48806]       Price: $100.00
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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. One of 350 SIGNED numbered copies. Fine in dust jacket and slipcase.

[Book #47230]       Price: $150.00
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RABBIT, RUN. John Updike. RABBIT, RUN.
New York: Knopf, 1960. First edition. His first major novel and still his most famous. SIGNED BY UPDIKE on title page. The first book in a series of four, the last two of which won Pulitzer Prizes. Dull green cloth spine with paper boards, one of three variants with no known priority. Publisher's partial "hurt" stamp on rear endpaper. Good only with covers rubbed and a little soiled, a gouge on back cover, slight rumpling to spine, and gilt spine stamping a little dulled. With the exception of the hurt stamp, interior fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54732]       Price: $400.00
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THE RING Music by Richard Wagner / Adapted and Illustrated by John Updike and Warren Chappell. John Updike. THE RING Music by Richard Wagner / Adapted and Illustrated by John Updike and Warren Chappell.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1964). First edition. Very light rubbing to spine ends and tips, otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing, a small spot on front panel and a small closed tear. A very bright copy of this scarce book.

[Book #35569]       Price: $450.00
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THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. John Updike. THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. First edition. Basis for the 1987 movie starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The first issue of the uncorrected proof in red wraps (vs. mauve), reportedly containing passages not in later proofs or the published version. No tentative date of publication or price noted on front cover. Three small-town witches have their pots stirred by a devilish stranger. Fine, with only the barest wear, in red, printed paperwraps.

[Book #49082]       Price: $200.00
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"ANNE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "ANNE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry paper (22" x 30") in six colors: blue, green, yellow, red, tan, and black. Fine.

[Book #46844]       Price: $650.00
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"BIRTHDAY": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BIRTHDAY": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry paper (15" x 22") in five colors: red, sienna, green, yellow, and black. Fine.

[Book #15236]       Price: $500.00
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CONFETTI #16: "Educating a woman is like . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #16: "Educating a woman is like . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 55 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48657]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #21: "My father said . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #21: "My father said . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 52 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. Two-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48662]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #35: "Blessed are the happy-go-lucky girls and boys"; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #35: "Blessed are the happy-go-lucky girls and boys"; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2006. First edition. One of 49 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. Three-color silkscreen print with yellow flower, on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48676]       Price: $375.00
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