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"LIZARD LOUNGE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. "LIZARD LOUNGE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1997. First edition. One of 77 SIGNED, numbered copies. 38" x 50" nine-color silkscreen. Fine.

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SPLATTERED GUILT: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. SPLATTERED GUILT: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 25 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of horned, teeth-baring, cigarette-chomping Thompson (signed and numbered in splattered red ink versus his usual pencil). 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 30 inches. Fine.

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VINTAGE DR GONZO: Bronze Sculpture. Ralph Steadman, sculptor Jud Bergeron. VINTAGE DR GONZO: Bronze Sculpture.
[Tucson: Furtherrr], 2015. First edition. A remarkable rendition in bronze of Ralph Steadman's iconic image of Hunter S. Thompson's most infamous character. One of only 50 copies, numbered and signed by Steadman in the bronze. Approximately 22 inches high, 34 inches wide and 26 inches long, including wood base. San Franciscan sculptor Bergeron has expertly captured every detail of Steadman's image--from his long cigarette holder and Hawaiian shirt down to his bulging briefcase spewing paraphernalia as he slouches along. The sculpture, which was commissioned by Brian Chambers (Furtherrr), made its premiere in London during Steadman's "Printin' Backwuds" show at Lazarides Editions. Fine. DR GONZO SLINKS FROM THE PAGE.

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MODERN FICTION AND ART: Prints by Contemporary Authors. Ralph Steadman, Kurt Vonnegut. MODERN FICTION AND ART: Prints by Contemporary Authors.
(Lexington: Petro III Graphics), 2001. First edition. One of 50 portfolios containing a signed exhibition catalog, two signed silkscreen prints and a separate numbered colophon. The catalog, MODERN FICTION AND ART: PRINTS BY CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS, was published by the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington in 1999. It is numbered and signed in ink by Ralph Steadman, Kurt Vonnegut, Joe Petro III (printmaker) and Rachael Sadinski (Curator of the museum). The two original color silkscreens are RED SHARK by Ralph Steadman (in two colors) and MESSENGER by Kurt Vonnegut (in five colors). Both prints are on Coventry cotton paper, measure 12"x16 3/4" and are signed and numbered by the authors in pencil. The above items are housed together in a black ribbon-tied portfolio together with a numbered colophon sheet printed on vellum. Fine. Signed by Steadman and Vonnegut.

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HELLO, DOLLY! Michael Stewart, , Jerry Herman Thornton Wilder. HELLO, DOLLY!
(New York): DBS Publications, Inc. [1968]. First edition. Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder (misspelled "Thorton" in the book and on the jacket). Libretto by Stewart and lyrics by Herman. Illustrated with photographs from various stage productions starring Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Betty Grable, Ginger Rogers and Martha Raye. Fine copy in fine dust jacket with barest wear. Copyrighted 1964 as an unpublished work but Pearl Bailey's stint as Dolly wasn't until 1967 and OCLC records the date as 1968. A scarce book. ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE STAGE PRODUCTION.

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SHADOW AND SUNSHINE. Eliza Suggs. SHADOW 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's 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.

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THE PATH TO POWER. Margaret Thatcher. THE PATH TO POWER.
(New York): HarperCollins, (1995). First U.S. edition. Number 127 of 175 SIGNED and numberd copies; there were also 26 signed, lettered copies. Scarcer than the London limited edition, which was 500 copies. Thatcher, who covered "The Downing Street Years" in her earlier (1993) memoir, takes us from her early life through 1970, when she was elected Prime Minister, and then covers her life after leaving office in 1990. Illustrated with numerous photographs of Thatcher throughout the years. Fine to new, without dust jacket, as issued; in the original unprinted red slipcase. SIGNED, LIMITED ISSUE.

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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.

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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.

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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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THE CARRETA. B. Traven. THE CARRETA.
London: Chatto & Windus, (1935). First UK edition. Originally published in Germany in 1931 as DER KARREN. Translated from the German by Basil Creighton. (Although the very mysterious Traven claimed the English versions came first, nearly all his books were first published in Germany.) THE CARRETA is the first of his "Jungle" or "Mahagony" novels, a series of six books published in the 1930's that focus on the rebellion among indigenous Mexicans forced to work clearing mahogany in labor camps in the jungle leading to the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. Bluish gray cloth lettered in gilt on spine; top edge gray; tipped-in frontis photograph of workers making camp. Tiny crimp to one corner, thin streak of fading to spine, still near fine in first-issue dust jacket priced "7s6d" (there was a cheap edition issued with price clipped and "3/6 net" added in red). The jacket has some shallow chipping and shows age and some darkening on spine but is still good to very good and quite scarce. HIS SCARCEST BOOK, ESPECIALLY SO IN DUST JACKET.

[Book #53809]       Price: $2,500.00
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A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. [Publisher's Prospectus / Salesman's Dummy]. Mark Twain. A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. [Publisher's Prospectus / Salesman's Dummy]
New York: Chas. L. Webster & Co. 1889. First U.S. Publisher's prospectus or salesman's dummy with half-title page, frontis illustration, title page, contents page, "List of Illustrations," preface, 63 pages of text, 15 pages of illustrations, and publisher's sample advertisements. Lacking the subscription forms from the rear and one of the leather-spine samples from the front. Bound with the three-quarter leather cover option on front; the full, decorated leather option on the back; and the green cloth option -- including the spine -- inside the rear cover. Marbled front endpapers and patterned rear free endpaper. Despite its missing pieces and general wear, this rare dummy/prospectus is in good or better condition.

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RABBIT, RUN; RABBIT REDUX; RABBIT IS RICH; RABBIT AT REST; and "Rabbit Remembered" in LICKS OF LOVE. John Updike. RABBIT, RUN; RABBIT REDUX; RABBIT IS RICH; RABBIT AT REST; and "Rabbit Remembered" in LICKS OF LOVE.
New York: Knopf, 1960. First edition of each. Five volumes, each with a card SIGNED BY UPDIKE laid in. A set of the Rabbit books, including the novelette continuing the story after Rabbit's death--an 182-page sequel which first appeared in LICKS OF LOVE. The last four volumes are fine in dust jackets with the barest wear (two are price clipped, and one has a name and date); the first volume is very good or better in a very good dust jacket with minor edgewear on corners and spine ends, and with the top of spine a little chipped and skinned. THE RABBITS.

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DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain. Jules. Ellen E. Frewer Verne. DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. First fully illustrated U.S. edition with 94 illustrations--including frontispiece, title page illustration, and one map--91 of which are full-page plate engravings by Meyer and Barbant. There are 92 plates referenced in the "List of Illustrations" but, as in some other copies of this edition, the illustration listed for page 201 is not present (there is text on that page). Pale yellow endpapers, red cloth binding ornately decorated in black and gilt, with illustrations on front and spine. Flaking to the cloth and small hole to front endpaper due to insect damage, which is too bad as it is otherwise about very good with some light soiling but gilt bright, hinges cracked but binding still tight, light foxing to endpapers, contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper, etc. A relatively attractive copy despite the wear.

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"BIG STILL LIFE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BIG STILL LIFE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry cotton paper (30" x 40") in twenty colors.

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MISSING IN ACTION. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. MISSING IN ACTION.
Lexington: Petro III Graphics, 2004. First edition. Number 5 of 100 SIGNED numbered copies. Vonnegut's heartbreaking letter to his parents dated May 29, 1945, informing them he was no longer "missing in action." The letter recounts his ordeals after capture in December 1944, which included a forced march to Limberg (60 miles without water, food, or sleep), where his division was locked up without sanitation and then strafed by the Royal Air Force, killing 150; after which they were moved to a P.O.W. camp in Muhlburg to do hard labor without medical attention or clothes and little food. During a subsequent evacuation to Hellexisdorf, they were strafed by Russian planes, killing fourteen. He and several other survivors eventually stole a team and wagon and managed to get to American lines. Signed by Vonnegut with a self-portrait dated May 29, 2004. With "Kilgore Trout" drawing signed by Vonnegut bound in. A beautiful production, bound by Walt Bartholomew of Sylph Publications, Tucson, in brown Nigerian goatskin and marbled paper, with a full Record Basalt cloth slipcase. Fine. There were also 26 signed lettered copies with a separate signed "Goodbye Blue Monday" print laid in. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION -- HEARTBREAKING LETTER TO HIS PARENTS.

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"TRALFAMADORE #1": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "TRALFAMADORE #1": 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: light blue, green, medium brown, dark red, medium red, and black. Fine.

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"TRALFAMADORE #2": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "TRALFAMADORE #2": 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 eight colors: green, purple, red, yellow, brown, light blue, cobalt blue, and black. Fine.

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"TROUT IN COHOES": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "TROUT IN COHOES": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1997. First edition. One of 77 numbered copies SIGNED by Vonnegut. Hand printed on White Rives paper (22" x 30") in three colors: medium green, medium blue, and graphite. The image of Kilgore Trout featured in TIMEQUAKE ("Out-of-print science fiction writer Kilgore Trout in Cohoes, New York, in 1975, having learned of the death of his estranged son, Leon, in a Swedish shipyard, having given his parakeet, 'Cyclone Bill,' his freedom, and about to become a vagabond.") Fine.

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THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON. H. G. Wells. THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON.
London: George Newnes, Ltd. 1901. First UK edition. "One of Wells better known and altogether delightful scientific romances" and "an example of Wells humour and satire at its best" (Feir 18). In Currey's first-issue binding of gilt-stamped, dark-blue cloth boards with black endpapers and copyright page blank (later issues are in light blue cloth stamped in black). Twelve full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece, tipped in. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed, but overall a very nice copy of one of a classic. ONE OF WELLS' CLASSICS.

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THEY FOUND ATLANTIS. Dennis Wheatley. THEY FOUND ATLANTIS.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. [1936]. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Diana / who drew the figures in the end papers (of this book) ... love / from Dennis." Diana Younger, Wheatley's stepdaughter, illustrated the endpapers for this book and several others, and the dust jacket for THE GOLDEN SPANIARD (1938). Red cloth boards stamped in black on front and spine. Cloth frayed at head of spine, light stain on spine, "tide" mark along lower edge, otherwise crisp and bright and therefore better than good. In fair to good dust jacket skinned at edges and folds and with shallow chipping and one deeper v-shaped chip affecting the "D" in Dennis on front panel. NICE FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INSCRIBED.

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LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY. E. B. White. LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY.
[New York: The New Yorker, 1927]. First edition and only edition of E. B. White's first book, "parodies of a certain kind of 'culture-made-easy'" per White, collected from essays run by The New Yorker to boost circulation. (The message of each amusing essays is that reading the New Yorker puts one on the road to wealth and social success.) An unknown number of these books were produced by the advertising department at the magazine and sent to agents and customers. The OCLC locates only 6 copies, so there can't have been many produced. Illustrated with photographs of store manikins White found in a department store and posed himself. Octavo batik-style paper boards; green cloth spine; light mustard-green label printed in black on front, Corners of boards rubbed, front hinge paper beginning to split, otherwise very good to near fine. Housed in custom, green cloth clamshell case. "THERE IS A WEEKLY MAGAZINE CALLED THE NEW YORKER THAT "BRIGHT PEOPLE READ REGULARLY..."

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THANK YOU, JEEVES! P. G. Wodehouse. THANK YOU, JEEVES!
Boston: Little, Brown, 1934. First U.S. edition. The first full-length Jeeves novel and the most popular. INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Don/ All the best/ from Plum," and SIGNED "P. G. Wodehouse" under his printed name. Wodehouse's inimitable valet, Reginald Jeeves, first appeared in a short-story in 1915 and continued to appear in Wodehouse's short stories and novels until 1974 -- a span of nearly 60 years. Spine and edges toned, head of spine chipped away, otherwise good or about very good. Housed in custom, plum cloth slipcase reproducing the spine and front panel of the original dust jacket. A scarce book, scarcer still signed or inscribed.

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NATIVE SON. Richard Wright. NATIVE SON.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1940. First edition of his first novel, the story of Bigger Thomas, who murders two women and is condemned to death. A complex novel about the feelings of being powerless, resentful and afraid of the white world. A very good copy in the first-issue dark-blue cloth with a tiny snag on front edge of front board and other minor wear; in very good, first-issue dust jacket, which is a little faded on spine and has a few small chips, some faint damp staining on back cover and old tape backing on spine ends. Still, a presentable copy of this important book by this author. HIS FIRST NOVEL.

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SYNGE AND THE IRELAND OF HIS TIME; with a Note Concerning a Walk Through Connemara with him by Jack Butler Yeats. William Butler Yeats. SYNGE AND THE IRELAND OF HIS TIME; with a Note Concerning a Walk Through Connemara with him by Jack Butler Yeats
Churchtown, Dundrum [Ireland]: The Cuala Press, 1911. First edition. One of 350 copies. This copy SIGNED BY YEATS on title page where he has crossed out his printed name in ink and signed beneath. John Millington Synge (1871- 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, collector of folklore, and one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play "The Playboy of the Western World," which caused riots during its opening run at the Abbey. "He was a drifting silent man full of hidden passion, and loved wild islands, because there, set out in the light of day, he saw what lay hidden in himself."--Yeats on Synge, Linen spine over paper boards. Faint damp stain to base of spine extending slightly to covers, otherwise very good to near fine. SIGNED BY YEATS, THOUGH NOT CALLED FOR.

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