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"SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER" Edward Albee. "SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER".
[Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, circa 1997]. First edition. Previously unissued broadside print by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. A drawing of a mustachioed figure, from chest up, hoisting a barbell with "Spanish gigilo [sic] as weightlifter" written beside it. SIGNED by Albee and "framed" in black and yellow. 11 x 7.75". Fine. One of only 19 copies, of a planned 20.

[Book #46155]       Price: $150.00
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FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock. John Ashbery. FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1984. First edition. The only edition of this set of 22 broadside poems, printed in red and black, with each broadside SIGNED by the poet. Reportedly one of only 50 unnumbered copies. Issued as a tribute to the founder and president of the Academy of American Poets, Marie Bullock. Each broadside measures about 9 x 14"; laid in a marbled paper portfolio with printed label on front cover. Fine.

[Book #53650]       Price: $2,500.00
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THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE. James Broughton. THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE.
(San Francisco): Centaur Press, 1949. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Broughton's play illustrated by Daniel Harris in his first appearance as "Zev." The first book from the press founded by Broughton and Kermit Sheet. SIGNED BY BROUGHTON on half-title page and INSCRIBED WITH A LARGE DRAWING BY ZEV on front endpaper, "For Herbert and Zelda & Co. With Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!" The drawing depicts a father returning home to his wife and two children with what appears to be an airplane in his hands. Paperclip impression and touch of rust to front flap and opposing endpaper, otherwise near fine in a good or better dust jacket. Laid in is a 1954 CHRISTMAS GREETING WITH POEM by Broughton and drawing by Zev (of mermaid queen arriving at a castle or cathedral) which, according to OCLC was produced for the use of Broughton, Sheets, and Dan "Zev" Harris and his wife Gertrude. Only 3 copies are located in libraries worldwide. This one INSCRIBED IN FRENCH BY ZEV "with best wishes," and signed by him with his wife's name followed by "Zev," over which he adds a jeweled crown. A 12 x 7.75" broadside, folded to make a card. Minor creasing and one small stain, otherwise near fine.

[Book #53548]       Price: $200.00
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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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A MOOD APART. Robert Frost. A MOOD APART.
[Durham, NC]: Duke University, 1945. First edition. First appearance of poem later collected in STEEPLE BUSH (1947). Approximately 7 x 10" broadside poem illustrated with photograph of Frost in the Rare Book Room of the Duke University Library. Flattened creases where previously folded to quarters, archival tape repair on verso where creases intersect, otherwise very good to near fine. Together with "Library Notes," a bulletin issued for the "Friends of Duke University Library" detailing Frost's visit and publication of the broadside. (Single sheet folded to make 4 pages; similarly creased where previously folded.) Rare. UNRECORDED BROADSIDE.

[Book #49100]       Price: $300.00
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JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008. Jim Harrison, Gregg Orr, Beef Torrey. JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008.
(Chatham, Russell). Lincoln: University of Nebraska, (2009). First edition, the "Collector's Edition," one of only 100 copies bound in full leather, each SIGNED BY HARRISON and the editors, Orr and Torrey, and with a SIGNED PRINT of "Late Afternoon"--the illustration BY RUSSELL CHATHAM used for the dust jacket of the trade edition--housed in envelope pasted inside the rear cover. An extensive, "real" bibliography, i.e., it covers all of Harrison's work, tells one how to identify first printings, and provides printing quantities (when available). 331pages, including index. Illustrated with pictures of the book jackets, covers, broadsides, etc., and with a frontis portrait of Harrison by Barry Moser. Foreword by Harrison, and introduction by Robert DeMott. Fine.

[Book #47326]       Price: $250.00
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SKETCH FOR A JOB APPLICATION BLANK. Jim Harrison. SKETCH FOR A JOB APPLICATION BLANK.
no pl. Okeanos Press, 1992. First separate edition of a short essay from his nonfiction collection, JUST BEFORE DARK. Three small drawings on top. SIGNED by Harrison, although not called for. About 9 x 13 inches in gold metal frame. Fine.

[Book #52780]       Price: $150.00
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"PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers. Norman. Larry Rivers Mailer. "PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers.
Rivers, Larry. Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A limited edition print of a Rivers' drawing of Mailer commissioned by Time magazine for its cover but never used because Newsweek ran a cover story on Mailer the previous week. Mailer standing barechested, hands on hips with a rose in his mouth in front of and part of a collage-style drawing of himself. Issued in three states: 50 numbered copies signed by Mailer and Rivers (this copy); 50 copies signed by Rivers only and 50 signed by Mailer only. In addition, there were 20 hors commerce copies of the first state, all designated P/P (printer's proof). This copy signed by both. 10x12" with white border. With a colophon page "Portrait of Norman Mailer." Both laid in a red folder. Fine to new.

[Book #37176]       Price: $100.00
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"TEXAS IS RICH IN UNREDEEMED DREAMS." Larry McMurtry. "TEXAS IS RICH IN UNREDEEMED DREAMS."
Austin, Tex. Texas Lib. Assoc. /Encino Press, [1971]. First edition and only edition. A large (25 x 19) poster/broadside printed by William Wittliff at The Encino Press. Featuring a two-sentence excerpt from "In a Narrow Grave" and illustrated with a photograph of a group of cowboys on a roundup or drive. Fine.

[Book #42082]       Price: $500.00
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NORTHERN LIGHTS. James Merrill, Merwin Hecht, Strand and Updike, William Stafford, Nemerov, Moss. NORTHERN LIGHTS.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1983. First edition and only edition. 15 BROADSIDE POEMS printed on 9 x 14" heavy, artists' paper; printed in red and black; and SIGNED BY THE POETS. Number 55 of 55 numbered sets; there were an additional 20 lettered sets reserved for the poets and publisher. Includes PHILIP BOOTH, JOHN CIARDI, DONALD DAVIE, ANTHONY HECHT, JAMES MERRILL, W. S. MERWIN, HOWARD MOSS, HOWARD NEMEROV, KARL SHAPIRO, LOUIS SIMPSON, W. D. SNODGRASS, RADCLIFFE SQUIRES, WILLIAM STAFFORD, MARK STRAND and JOHN UPDIKE. Housed together in a quarter-cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt-lettered morocco spine label; ribbon ties. Fine. FIFTEEN BROADSIDE POEMS, EACH ONE SIGNED.

[Book #53649]       Price: $1,750.00
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"SNOWFALL." Joyce Carol Oates. "SNOWFALL."
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1978. First edition. One of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by Oates and the artist, Tom Killion. Broadside measuring 15 x 22 inches. White, heavy artist's paper, deckled edges. Suitable for framing. Some light creasing to upper edge, otherwise fine.

[Book #29413]       Price: $125.00
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THAT GREAT ACCORDION PLAYER ---. E. Annie Proulx. THAT GREAT ACCORDION PLAYER ---
[St. Paul]: Hungry Mind, 1996. First separate edition of this piece from her book, ACCORDION CRIMES. Number 23 of 100 SIGNED numbered copies printed on the occasion of her reading at the Hungry Mind Bookstore. Noted as number five in their "Hungry Midnight" series. Approximately 11 x 15 inches, nicely framed in a light-colored, metal frame. Fine.

[Book #52782]       Price: $125.00
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SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem). Charles Simic. SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem).
(No-place): William B. Ewert, 1999. First edition. One of 250 copies for private distribution of which 50 were on special paper and signed by Simic and the illustrator/calligrapher, R.P. Hale. This copy presumed to be one of the 200 regular copies (though the paper appears special enough). INSCRIBED BY SIMIC TO AWARD-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife Helen and signed "Much love, Charlie & Helen." Cream colored paper with lower edge deckled (others trimmed), printed in red and black, illustrated with a picture of a street lamp decorated for the winter holidays. Horizontal crease where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. HOLIDAY GREETING, AN ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54268]       Price: $250.00
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"BUB": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. "BUB": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1994. First edition. One of 50 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's impression of Kentucky artist Joe Petro's parrot "Bub"--clearly a side of "Bub" that only Steadman could capture. Hand printed on White Folio paper (22" x 30") in ten vibrant colors: scarlet red, green, cobalt blue, light yellow, lemon yellow, chrome yellow, light orange, orange, light gray and graphite. Fine.

[Book #9474]       Price: $1,100.00
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THE DOGS BODIES PORTFOLIO: 1970 - 2000. Ralph Steadman. THE DOGS BODIES PORTFOLIO: 1970 - 2000.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics, 1970 / 2000). First edition. Portfolio containing an original copy of the soft cover book "DOGS BODIES," published by Abelard-Schuman, London 1970, and SIGNED in brown ink by Steadman. Together with an original two-color silkscreen, "INK HOUND," signed and numbered in pencil by Steadman. The silkscreen measures 8 1/2" x 9 7/8". Both are housed in a handsome portfolio which measures 9 1/4" x 10 7/8". Produced in an edition of 70. Hand printed at Petro III Graphics. The 1970 paperback book was stored in a shed from 1970 until this package was put together in 2000 and the book is fine but the two staples are rusted. The print and portfolio are fine. ONE OF ONLY 70 COPIES, SIGNED BY STEADMAN.

[Book #24450]       Price: $400.00
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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.

[Book #53100]       Price: $200.00
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KARL, SADIE AND BICKER: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. KARL, SADIE AND BICKER: 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 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53102]       Price: $175.00
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POOPSIE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. POOPSIE: 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 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53101]       Price: $200.00
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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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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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THE KING: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Elvis Presley. THE KING: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1999. First edition. Five-color silkscreen. Edition Size: 43. Paper Size: 22" x 30". Signed and numbered in pencil by Steadman. Hand printed at Petro III Graphics. Fine.

[Book #24449]       Price: $950.00
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LONO'S MARLIN MASK: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. LONO'S MARLIN MASK: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2000. First edition. Four-color silkscreen. Edition Size: 77. Paper Size: 22" x 30". Signed and numbered in pencil by Steadman. Hand printed at Petro III Graphics. Fine.

[Book #24451]       Price: $3,000.00
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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.

[Book #53095]       Price: $300.00
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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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THE BRAIN OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. THE BRAIN OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2010. First edition. One of 800 SIGNED, numbered copies. Steadman's splatter-brained image of Thompson with bolts in his neck. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. Fine.

[Book #53074]       Price: $175.00
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