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SADIE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. SADIE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2004. First edition. One of only 30 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 cotton paper measuring 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53099]       Price: $250.00
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BARSTOW CITY LIMITS: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. BARSTOW CITY LIMITS: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2010. First edition. One of 800 SIGNED, numbered copies. "Hunter S. Thompson in the Red Red Shark driving through the desert" chomping on his cigarette and muttering "bad craziness" while a space ship flies in the background. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 9 x 11 inches. Fine.

[Book #53073]       Price: $175.00
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"NIXON": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Richard Nixon. "NIXON": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2004. First edition. One of only 30 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of a multi-legged, tentacled Nixon. According to Steadman, "The Nixon Octopus was done at the height of the Watergate Scandal and this particular image was made on a Farmhouse Kitchen Table covered in a Plaid Oilcloth in Les Salces, a tiny village in the Languedoc region above Montpelier in the South of France, where we spent many idyllic summers throughout the seventies. Maestro Printer Joe Petro wanted to print a crisp clear edition of it, just an edition of 30, five artists proofs and five Printers proofs. It is a kind of Memory Lane Print. They were Halcyon days back then, and our politicians were all sweet guys who loved walking over their Grandmothers to get anywhere. You could smoke on Aeroplanes and make cheap jokes about knives and bombs as you went through Security to catch any flight about to leave in 5 minutes. We miss it all, and above all, we miss Richard Millhaus Nixon......so this print is a Memorial Print." One-color hand printed silkscreen on White Rising Stonehenge cotton paper measuring 22 x 30 inches. Fine.

[Book #53096]       Price: $600.00
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BURNING BRIGHT: A Play in Story Form. John Steinbeck. BURNING BRIGHT: A Play in Story Form.
New York: Viking Press, 1950. First edition. A "play-novelette" which Steinbeck describes as "a play that is easy to read or a short novel that can be played simply by lifting out the dialogue." Fine in bright dustwrapper with a small unobtrusive crease at top of spine, which is lightly faded.

[Book #33978]       Price: $250.00
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FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath]. John Steinbeck. FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath].
Stuttgarter: Duetscher Bucherbund, no-date. German translation; later printing, as the first was published in Zurich in 1940. Very good with rubbing along the edge of the cover, light soiling to the back board, and a tiny puncture in the cloth binding the size of a pen point on the front cover. The inside is clean, and the green and gold lettering/decoration on the cloth binding is still bright. Dust jacket is gently rubbed and soiled, with one chip to the top of the rear panel and a few closed tears that have been repaired with tape to the verso.

[Book #51354]       Price: $125.00
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JOURNAL OF A NOVEL: The East of Eden Letters. John Steinbeck. JOURNAL OF A NOVEL: The East of Eden Letters.
New York: Viking Press, (1969). First edition. One of 600 copies, published a year after Steinbeck's death. An oversized volume, specially bound with seven folding plates that are facsimiles of pages from the original manuscript and frontis photo of the box Steinbeck carved to house the manuscript for EAST OF EDEN, the book which contains the full dedication to Pascal Covici, his old friend and editor, as a postscript of sorts. The text of the "journal" is comprised of letters Steinbeck wrote to Covici while writing East of Eden. A fine, almost new copy, with just a hint of darkening to spine of plain glassine dust jacket. In original slipcase, also fine. ONE OF ONLY 600 COPIES.

[Book #52356]       Price: $500.00
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MATTINO DOMENICALE: Ed Altre Poesie. Wallace Stevens. MATTINO DOMENICALE: Ed Altre Poesie.
(Torino): Giulio Einaudi Editori, (1954). First edition. Only 3000 copies printed. English and Italian texts on opposing pages. This poetry collection includes the first appearance of "The River of Rivers in Connecticut" and 17 pages of previously unpublished notes on his poetry. Stevens was a reluctant commentator on his own work, and these notes are believed to be the only comments he ever made in print on his poetry. [Edelstein A21.] Short, inconspicuous tear to fore edge front cover, otherwise bright and nearly fine in paperwraps. Lacking the plain glassine dust jacket. ENGLISH & ITALIAN TEXTS.

[Book #48885]       Price: $350.00
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TRANSPORT TO SUMMER. Wallace Stevens. TRANSPORT TO SUMMER.
New York: Knopf, 1947. First edition. A little darkening at inner hinge which is normal with this book, top front corners gently bumped, and cloth spine edges a little rubbed, otherwise near fine in a nice, near fine dust jacket with spine and flap folds a little sunned.

[Book #50234]       Price: $500.00
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. Alfred Stieglitz. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED.
[New York]: An American Place, 1943. First edition. On 8.5 x 11" onionskin paper. Interesting note written with flourish in what appears to be the form of a poem, presumably in response to a question put to him at his New York "An American Place" gallery and request for his signature. At the head of the page Stieglitz has written "An American Place/ July 3--43," then "You desire this:/ Alfred Stieglitz"; followed by "I have no favorite/ American author./ There are some that/ hold me equally. --/ Each in his own parti-/ cular way. ----" Stieglitz's "An American Place" was his third and final gallery, which he ran from 1929 until his death in 1946. Flattened creasing from folding, touch of wear to top edge, otherwise fine. "I HAVE NO FAVORITE AMERICAN AUTHOR"

[Book #53255]       Price: $750.00
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TREES OF HEAVEN. Jesse Stuart. TREES OF HEAVEN.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. (1940). First edition. Cloth spine a little faded and light foxing to page edges, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and corners. Still, a nice bright copy.

[Book #27214]       Price: $150.00
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DONALD S. KLOPFER: AN APPRECIATION. William Styron, Donald S. Klopfer. DONALD S. KLOPFER: AN APPRECIATION.
(New York: Random House, 1987). First edition and only edition. One of only 2,000 printed. Includes many authors and others with memories of Klopfer, who was Chairman Emeritus and co-founder of Random House. Styron's 3-page contribution is SIGNED by him (at the end of his piece). Fine in clear acetate jacket, as issued.

[Book #54417]       Price: $100.00
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CHASTELARD: A Tragedy. Algernon Charles Swinburne. CHASTELARD: A Tragedy.
New York/Boston: Hurd and Houghton/E.P. Dutton, 1866. First U.S. edition (we presume). Near very good with cloth edges worn, dark offset on front endpapers and light soiling on pages.

[Book #23333]       Price: $75.00
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THE WIDOWS OF THORNTON. Peter Taylor. THE WIDOWS OF THORNTON.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1954). First edition. Light rubbing to tips and spine ends, otherwise fine in very good to near fine, bright, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and nicked tips.

[Book #35655]       Price: $160.00
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JOURNALS KEPT IN HYDERABAD, KASHMIR, SIKKIM, AND NEPAL. Sir Richard Temple. JOURNALS KEPT IN HYDERABAD, KASHMIR, SIKKIM, AND NEPAL.
London: W.H. Allen, 1887. First edition. Two volumes. Sir Richard Temple had a distinguished career over more than thirty years in India rising to become Governor of Bombay. These volumes include his diaries of trips to Kashmir and Sikkim. A photographic portrait and specimen of the handwriting of Sir Salar Jung, 5 color plates, 8 folding maps or sketches (4 colored), 5 black-and-white plates. Covers show wear on corners and spine ends and few minor stains, including a small splash of blue paint, and one folding plate detached but laid in; still good to very good in original cloth.

[Book #49402]       Price: $950.00
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TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa. T. Philip Terry. TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Second edition. With chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the Chief Ocean Routes to Japan. INSCRIBED by Terry on first free page "To my friend. . .With high esteem." Flexible, red cloth boards with gold lettering on front and spine; marbled page edges. 799 pages (including index) plus a number of full page ads. 13 Maps, 7 of them folding (one short tear, on one, repaired with archival tape), and 16 pages of plans. A thick book in very nice shape, certainly near fine with one small closed tear on lower back corner. Near fine with small closed tear on lower back corner.

[Book #52555]       Price: $200.00
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GONZO SWORD: Hand-cast in bronze. Hunter S. Thompson, sculptor Brin Berliner, Jud Bergeron. GONZO SWORD: Hand-cast in bronze.
(San Francisco: Furtherrr, 2012). First edition, and only edition of this incredible tribute to Gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson. One of ONLY 100 COPIES, many of which have been given out as gifts. Thompson's dual-thumbed, peyote-in-the-palm "Gonzo fist," first seen on the campaign poster created by Tom Benton when Thompson ran on the "Freak Power" platform for Sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, in 1970. An image that has since come to symbolize Thompson himself. Come to life in 3-D. Nearly two-feet long, weighing almost 10 pounds. A hefty, impressive piece of art, fashioned to hang on a wall, if so desired. ONLY EDITION OF THIS TRIBUTE TO GONZO-JOURNALIST HUNTER S. THOMPSON.

[Book #53174]       Price: $1,500.00
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THE GRIFTERS. Jim Thompson. THE GRIFTERS.
Evanston: Regency Books, (1963). First edition. A paperback original. "The short con men . . . the artists who take your cash and paint you foolish . . . are crooked as corkscrews" (from the cover). Made into the 1990 movie with Angelica Huston, John Cusack and Annette Bening, with a screenplay by Donald Westlake. Worn copy in pictorial paperwraps, but still good or perhaps a little better.

[Book #53229]       Price: $200.00
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"PHILIP REISMAN": In A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors. Leo; John Steinbeck Tolstoy, Philip Reisman Henry Goodman. "PHILIP REISMAN": In A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors.
(New York: A-D Publishing Co. 1940). First edition. 20-page essay by Goodman on Reisman and his work in the Oct.-Nov. 1940 issue of "A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors, Production Managers, and their Associates." Essay on Reisman is illustrated with 8 full-page drawings, three of which are in color, and 10 half-page illustrations; both covers feature color reproductions of Reisman's work (appear to be from a WPA mural). Includes several illustrations from Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA (Random House, 1940) which, according to Goodman, was a Book-of-the-Month Club "Book Dividend." He goes on to say there were close to 200,000 copies distributed. But judging by the relatively few copies offered online, that number seems unlikely. Also includes a "project illustration for Steinbeck's THE GRAPES OF WRATH," an unpublished piece. Following the Goodman piece on Reisman is "Ballet of the A B Cs," a "typographic keepsake" illustrated by Emery I. Gondor; a Hubert Davis portfolio; and several ads. Near fine in pictorial paperwraps measuring 5 1/2 x 8". Interesting little item. AN INTERESTING LITTLE ITEM.

[Book #52479]       Price: $50.00
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SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops. Mark Twain. SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops.
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897. First edition. Anthology edited by Will M. Clemens. Features "The Panama Railroad" by Twain. Very good with previous owner's name both stamped and written on the front pastedown, small tear in front endpaper near hinge, light offset to endpapers, and small tear to rear blank. Pictorial cloth boards are rubbed and lightly soiled, but still bright.

[Book #51424]       Price: $175.00
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"SELF PORTRAIT" Anne Tyler. "SELF PORTRAIT".
Charleston: The University of Charleston, 1997. First edition. One of 100 SIGNED and numbered copies. One-line drawing, "rendered in the 1970's," before Tyler, who studied art early in life, decided to focus on writing. 8 1/2 x 11", printed by photolithography in brown ink on 80 lb. laid text paper. Frames up nicely in a standard 11 x 14" frame with mat. Housed together with the printed colophon in a folded sleeve with bright green sticker lettered in black.

[Book #17975]       Price: $50.00
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BECH: A BOOK. John Updike. BECH: A BOOK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First edition. SIGNED by author on title page. Dust jacket illustrations by Arnold Roth. Slight foxing on page ends otherwise near fine in pictorial dust jacket with small tears to the head of spine.

[Book #48474]       Price: $150.00
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THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts. Peter Ustinov. THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1945). First edition.Very good or better with light foxing on endpapers and top page edges, small name and date on front endpaper and cloth edges slightly rubbed; in a price-clipped dust jacket with soiling, spine slightly tanned, a few shallow chips and small closed tears.

[Book #29054]       Price: $100.00
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"CHOO CHOO": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut. "CHOO CHOO": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2003. First edition. One of 16 SIGNED, numbered copies. Four-color silkscreen on white Coventry paper 22 x 30 inches. Signed in pencil.

[Book #46831]       Price: $475.00
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"CIVIL DEFENSE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut. "CIVIL DEFENSE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2003. First edition. One of 16 SIGNED, numbered copies. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle-edge paper; 22 1/4 x 27 1/8 inches. Signed in red pencil with a self-portrait.

[Book #46830]       Price: $550.00
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CONFETTI #10: "We do, doodley do . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut. CONFETTI #10: "We do, doodley do . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 57 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 #48651]       Price: $375.00
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