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1 CRUMB, R Comics - The Story of My Life - People...Ya Gotta Love'em - I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!
Santa Rosa Black Sparrow Press 1990 
First Edition. This is Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin's own personal copy inscribed to him on the colophon page: “TO JOHN MARTIN -- R. CRUMB - PUBLISHER'S COPY.” This copy until recently was in the personal collection of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin, who retained this copy since publication. Fine clean copy in a fine slipcase with minute bit of wear. Superb association copy. Black Sparrow Press was founded in 1966 by John Martin in Los Angeles, California to publish the works of avant-garde authors. Martin published Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Paul Bowles, and dozens of other writers. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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2 CRUMB, R Comics - The Story of My Life - People...Ya Gotta Love'em - I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!
Santa Rosa Black Sparrow Press 1990 
First Edition. This is copy “A” of 26 lettered copies signed by Robert Crumb and lettered by him in his hand on the colophon page. This copy until recently was in the personal collection of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin, who retained this copy since publication. Fine clean copy in a fine slipcase. Black Sparrow Press was founded in 1966 by John Martin in Los Angeles, California to publish the works of avant-garde authors. Martin published Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Paul Bowles, and dozens of other writers. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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3 GOODSPEED, BERNICE I Mexican Tales. A Compilation of Mexican Stories and Legends
Mexico American Book & Printing Co. 1943 
Second edition. Signed presentation copy, inscribed: “ To: My very dear and old friend, Hal Clovis, with best wishes wishes and the hope that you'll enjoy my new stories - get homesick for Mexico and come down very soon. Most sincerely, Bernice. 16 de Oct. 1944. ‘Happy Birthday', Hal and many of them. B.I.G. With love.” A collection of stories which reveal the grand archaeology, history, and mythology of Mexico. Illustrated throughout with wonderful color woodcuts by Carl Pappe. Includes a travel directory and a fold-out map. Laid in are two promotional pamhlets from the publisher: one for Mexican Tales and the other for Bernice Goodspeed's play, The Untamed Woman. Paperbound. Spine slightly sunned, else near fine without dust jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 KANE, BOB Batman & Me
Forestville Eclipse Books 1989 
First Edition. Copy number 144 of 1000 numbered copies signed by Bob Kane with an original ink drawing of Batman by Kane. The autobiography of the artist who created the immortal comic book character Batman in 1939. Extensively illustrated. Fine in slipcase. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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5 WILLIAMS, JONATHAN Kinnikinnick Brand Kickapoo Joy-Juice. Poems by Jonathan Williams. Drawings by John Furnival
Isla Vista, CA Turkey Press 2004 
First Edition. One of an edition of 145 numbered copies signed by the author Jonathan Williams and by the illustrator John Furnival. This is copy # 92. Tall book, 4 by 10 1/2 inches. Very fine as new copy. A beautifully designed book of four-word-per-line poems or ‘Meat-Fours' by Jonathan Williams and is illustrated with drawings of Kilpeck Church (aka the Parish Church of St .Mary and St. David in Kilpeck) which was built in about 1140 and remains unaltered and intact. It is located in Herefordshire near the Welsh border, and is home to what many consider to be the finest collection of Romanesque sculpture in England. The book is hand bound in sewn-boards covered with white and terracotta paper handmade from raw flax cooked in lime at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, Oakdale Campus Paper Facility. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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