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JACKSON: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. JACKSON: 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 18 x 30 inches. Fine.

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ALBERT'S OLD LADY: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. ALBERT'S OLD LADY: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of Thompson leaning into a penguin enclosure and demanding "C;mon Albert--How much for your old lady?!" 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 22 x 26 1/2 inches. Fine.

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CITY OF REFUGE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. CITY OF REFUGE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of Thompson in Hawaii hunched over his typewriter in a small enclosure replete with skulls and bones. 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 22 x 30 inches. Fine.

[Book #53091]       Price: $500.00
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GONZO GUILT: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. GONZO GUILT: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of horned, teeth-baring, cigarette-chomping Thompson. 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. Two-color silkscreen on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 22 x 24 inches. Fine.

[Book #53083]       Price: $500.00
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"HUNTER, THE POSITIVE PRIMATE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. "HUNTER, THE POSITIVE PRIMATE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1997. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies of this image of Hunter Thompson. 22" x 30" one-color silkscreen. Fine.

[Book #17671]       Price: $650.00
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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.

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HARMONIUM. Wallace Stevens. HARMONIUM.
New York: Knopf, 1931. Second edition of the author's first book, but so altered as to constitute almost a new book, dropping three poems which appeared in 1923, and adding fourteen new poems. Second/third binding (602 copies): blue paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. There were also copies in green paper boards. Name on endpaper, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket which is tanned on edges and at spine and just starting to split at top of front spine fold. Still, nice and bright.

[Book #50233]       Price: $500.00
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DEGREES OF KINDRED. Eithne Strong. DEGREES OF KINDRED.
Dublin: Tansy Books from Egotist, (1979). First edition. Small nameplate on front endpaper, otherwise fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #27530]       Price: $100.00
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SHADOW AND SUNSHINE [cover title SHADOWS AND SUNSHINE]. Eliza Suggs. SHADOW AND SUNSHINE [cover title SHADOWS AND SUNSHINE].
Ohama, Neb. [Privately published], 1906. First edition. Elizabeth "Eliza" Gertrude Suggs (1876-1908) was a physically impaired African-American author and lecturer born to former slaves. In SHADOW AND SUNSHINE, her only published book, Suggs recounts her parents' stories of being enslaved, other stories of slavery recalled by her mother, and her own remarkable life story. Illustrated with photographs of Suggs and her family. Includes three poems by Suggs as well as poems selected from others' work. Introductions by Burton R. Jones and C. M. Damon. 18mo (4.25 x 6.25") brick-red cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; 96 pages; six photographs, including frontis. About very good with few light stains, scattered marginal smudges, photo opposite p.[32] of "Rev James Suggs" starting; and photo opposite p.48 of "Four Generations" trimmed cutting off second line of text. Rare.

[Book #54954]       Price: $1,500.00
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ATALANDA IN CALYDON. Algernon Charles Swinburne. ATALANDA IN CALYDON.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First US edition. Very good with light soiling and rubbing to the boards. Front board has a light discoloration and rough texture in the middle. Gilt lettering still bright. On the front endpapers, dampstaining is evident at the top and bottom around the hinge, and two bookseller stickers are also evident.

[Book #51567]       Price: $50.00
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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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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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SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories. Paul Theroux. SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1972. First edition. His first short-story collection. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, with best wishes, Paul Theroux." Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Tiny imperfection to front endpaper at base of hinge otherwise fine in near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with orange lettering on spine mellowed as often seen.

[Book #54797]       Price: $150.00
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"BAND" William Tolliver. "BAND".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Oil on canvas, measuring 36 x 48 inches. Brown wood beveled frame. Colorful image of four band members mid-note--bass, violin, banjo, and horn--with a free-flowing geometricity evoking cubism. 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 #53059]       Price: $35,000.00
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"CISTERN WORKERS" William Tolliver. "CISTERN WORKERS".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Gouache on paper, measuring 40 x 48 inches. Double-framed in cream cloth under glass and blonde wood. Colorful image with a free-flowing geometricity evoking cubism of two men hoisting water from a brick-lined cistern . 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.

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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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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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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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ACROSS THE WIRE; THE FEVER OF BEING; BY THE LAKE OF SLEEPING CHILDREN; GHOST SICKNESS; WANDERING TIME, et al: 13 volumes. Luis Alberto Urrea. ACROSS THE WIRE; THE FEVER OF BEING; BY THE LAKE OF SLEEPING CHILDREN; GHOST SICKNESS; WANDERING TIME, et al: 13 volumes.
1993 - 2011. Each volume a first edition SIGNED BY URREA, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. Complete collection of the Mexican-American poet, novelist, and essayist's books. 13 titles, all as issued--paperback originals (as noted) or in boards and dust jacket: ACROSS THE WIRE (1993, non-fiction, paperwraps); THE FEVER OF BEING (1994, poetry, paperwraps); BY THE LAKE OF SLEEPING CHILDREN (1996, non-fiction, paperwraps); GHOST SICKNESS (1997, poetry, paperwraps); WANDERING TIME (1999, memoirs); IN SEARCH OF SNOW (1999, novel); VATOS (2000, poetry, paperwraps); NOBODY’S SON (2002, memoirs); SIX KINDS OF SKY (2002, short stories, in paperwraps); THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY (2004, non-fiction); THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER (2005, novel); INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH (2009, novel); QUEEN OF AMERICA (2011, novel). All 13 volumes in fine to new condition and signed by Urrea.

[Book #52206]       Price: $650.00
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"BLACK ASTERISK," BLACK & WHITE EDITION: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BLACK ASTERISK," BLACK & WHITE EDITION: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2004. First edition. One of 16 SIGNED, numbered copies. One-color silkscreen on white Coventry paper; 15 x 22 inches. Signed in pencil.

[Book #46839]       Price: $500.00
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CONFETTI #12: "I am as celebate as. . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #12: "I am as celebate as. . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 61 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 #48653]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #13: "The highest treason in the USA is . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #13: "The highest treason in the USA is . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 58 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 #48654]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #20: "Judas, don't worry about it . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #20: "Judas, don't worry about it . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 48 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.

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CONFETTI #22: "Evolution is so creative . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #22: "Evolution is so creative . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 59 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 #48663]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #23: "God put Picasso on earth . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #23: "God put Picasso on earth . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 53 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.

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