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University of Iowa BIOPSY (2 issues, 1966 and 1967)

By University of Iowa College of Medicine Medical Students

University of Iowa College of Medicine Medical Students, 1966 Two issues of a medical student satirical publication from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Stapled wraps, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, unpaginated (1966 issue), 15 pp. (1967 issue). Good (1966 issue). Very good (1967 issue). Front cover of the 1966 issue: "Archives of Infernal Medicine / American Medical Assassination Publication". Rare indeed. (1722RO120). Soft cover. Good.

$190.00

Smokestack El Ropo's Bedside Reader

By Smokestack El Ropo

Straight Arrow Books, San Francisco, 1972 First edition/first printing. Soft cover, 9 1/4 x 6 inches, 120 pp. Very good. Contains excerpts from Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman). "Now, contrary to our usual custom, we've decided to look back on what's come up and what's gone down. I've gathered together all the spatial tales that appeared in the first hundred issues of Rolling Stone, run them around in a strainer, picked out all the hopeful rumors of changes in the laws, the ephemeral busts of famous musicians, the no-longer-timely reports on market conditions --- taken what remained and compacted it down to a handy size --- and added a few little tidbits that have never appeared before --- to make my idea of a Bedside Reader." (1722RO005). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

Paranoids

By Ralph Steadman

Harrap, London, 1986 A very nice copy, very near fine. First British edition. Glossy color illustrated stiff wraps, 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, 128 pp. Near fine (slight edgewear and rubbing; pages clean and binding tight; no reading crease, spine). (1722RO005). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$65.00

Dogs Bodies

By Ralph Steadman

Abelard-Schuman, London, 1970 First edition (preceeding the 1977 Paddington Press edition), boldly inscribed and SIGNED by Steadman on the title page (in the year of publication). Printed/illustrated stapled wraps (including a young Steadman on the rear cover), 9 x 6 3/4 inches, unpaginated. Near fine (slight soiling, covers; pages clean and binding tight; staples not rusted). Scarce signed. (1722RO006). Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$120.00

Playboy May 1988; Scar Strangled Banger: The Twisted Vision of Ralph Steadman

By Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson (contributions by)

Playboy Enterprises, 1988 Near fine (bump to upper spine corner). "Ralph and I met at the Kentucky Derby in 1970, and it took me about 14 seconds to spot the Jekyll-and-Hyde quality in him. He looked straight, but I knew he wasn't. I don't think I'd even seen his work---maybe he sketched a little---but I recognized the fiend in him immediately --- that dark whistling sound that come with the shock of recognition. Here was this kinky fucking Welshman, first time in the United States, and I could tell just from talking with him that the way he saw things was unique, original, hopelessly twisted. He didn't know a fucking thing about the Derby. I'm from Louisville, so I knew all about that shit, and his perceptions convinced me right away that I had found a true monster, a man who would gnaw the ears off children. We understood each other---" (1722RO005). Soft cover. Good.

$10.00

Dogs Bodies

By Ralph Steadman

Paddington Press, New York & London, 1977 First edition thus (preceeded by the 1970 Abelard-Schuman edition). Printed/illustrated stapled wraps, 9 x 6 3/4 inches, unpaginated. Near fine. (1722RO006). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$25.00

Dogs Bodies

By Ralph Steadman

Paddington Press, New York & London, 1977 First edition thus (preceeded by the 1970 Abelard-Schuman edition). Printed/illustrated stapled wraps, 9 x 6 3/4 inches, unpaginated. Very good (crease, lower spine corner; mild age toning, covers, as typical for this title). (1722RO006). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

America

By Steadman, Ralph; Thompson, Hunter S. (introduction by)

Straight Arrow Books; San Francisco, California, 1974 First edition/first printing. Hardcover with dustjacket. Black cloth-covered boards, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, unpaginated, b/w illustrations. Book very good plus--near fine (modest bump to upper edge of rear board). Dustcover very good plus (not price clipped; mild rubbing and edge wear; three short closed tears, the longest 7/8 inch). One of Steadman's best books. From the Introduction by Hunter S. Thompson: "There's a wild theme in Steadman's drawings: decadence, corruption, immorality. Obscenity in its broadest sense is another hallmark of the things that shock him. I think he sees all of America as a mockery of what it should be. He probably thinks it was doomed from the start. He has that King-George-III notion of America. A bunch of crude upstarts --- couldn't make it work. He works best when you put him in a situation where he's bordering on flipping out. During one of the intermissions [at the Watergate hearings], Ralph leaped up with a beer in his hand and knocked [Senator] Sam Ervin off his feet. When he comes over here and gets involved in these horrible scenes, Steadman has a way of becoming part of the story." (1722RO007). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$75.00

Dogs Bodies

By Ralph Steadman

Abelard-Schuman, London, 1970 First edition (preceeding the 1977 Paddington Press edition). Printed/illustrated stapled wraps (including a young Steadman on the rear cover), 9 x 6 3/4 inches, unpaginated. Very near fine. (1722RO006x2). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$30.00

British Cartoonists Album No. 2

By Ian J. Scott (edited by); Ralph Steadman (contributions by)

Panther Books, London, 1965 Prepared under the auspices of the British Cartoonists Club. First published in Great Britain by Anthony Gibbs $ Phillips Limited 1963 as British Cartoonists Year Book 1964. This is the Panther edition published March 1965. Softcover, 8 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches, 127 pp. Good minus (moderate wear, covers; mild ruffling, top fore-edge; uniform browning of pages due to the inherent quality of the paper used, but not brittle). Contains early Ralph Steadman. (1722RO006). Soft cover. Good.

$12.00

Playboy May 1988; Scar Strangled Banger: The Twisted Vision of Ralph Steadman

By Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson (contributions by)

Playboy Enterprises, 1988 Good (some damp waviness, upper rear). "Ralph and I met at the Kentucky Derby in 1970, and it took me about 14 seconds to spot the Jekyll-and-Hyde quality in him. He looked straight, but I knew he wasn't. I don't think I'd even seen his work---maybe he sketched a little---but I recognized the fiend in him immediately --- that dark whistling sound that come with the shock of recognition. Here was this kinky fucking Welshman, first time in the United States, and I could tell just from talking with him that the way he saw things was unique, original, hopelessly twisted. He didn't know a fucking thing about the Derby. I'm from Louisville, so I knew all about that shit, and his perceptions convinced me right away that I had found a true monster, a man who would gnaw the ears off children. We understood each other---" (1722RO005). Soft cover. Good.

$6.00

A Leg in the Wind (and other Canine Curses)

By Ralph Steadman

Arrow Books, London, 1982 First edition. Illustrated wraps, 7 5/8 x 5 inches, unpaginated. Includes Ralph Steadman's pedigree on the inside of the rear cover. Very good plus-near fine. (1722RO002). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$19.00

Pick of Punch (1962)

By Bernard Hollowood (edited by), Ralph Steadman (contributions by)

Arthur Barker, London, 1962 A very nice copy of the first edition, near fine (small bump to upper front corner). Black fabrikoid-covered boards, gilt spine lettering (bright), 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 192 pp., index. Six pages with very early Steadman illustrations. No dustjacket. (1722RO005). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$25.00

Near the Bone

By Ralph Steadman

Arrow Books, London, 1990 A very nice copy of the first edition, very near fine. Soft cover, glossy illustrated wraps, 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches, unpaginated. More great dog humor --- cartoons and caricatures from Ralph Steadman, including a letter from the post office about a nipping incident, Ralph's reply, and a letter from a doggy psychiatrist concerning Ralph's behavior, addressed to Ralph's wife, Anna. "Steadman on the Couch --- A letter from a leading dog psychiatrist to Ralph's owner Anna Steadman. Re: Ralph, British Bulldog X Welsh mongrel, male --- While Ralph is now more mellow than when you found him on the streets of south-west London, his aggressive defence of acquired advantage on high vantage points, such as on the sofa, demands that you maintain your height over him at all times. Never give up your advantage by meeting him a eye level and never bend over him, especially when he is working. This may be seen as a challenge and he may growl to warn you away." (1722RO005x2). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$25.00

The Pruning Knife; Being a Prospectus of the American Appendicitis Corporation (Unlimited)

By Thomas J. Barrett

Barrett Incorporated, Chicago, 1923 Satirical treatment of American medicine/surgery presented as a prospectus for investors. Entertaining text and illustrations. Quite scarce. Tan paper-covered boards, printed/illustrated front board, 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 107 pp., illustrations. Very good (some chipping at spine ends; slight spine slant; previous owner's name, front free endpaper (with "D.C." following the name - Doctor of Chiropractic); otherwise, pages clean and binding tight). (1722RO090). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$75.00

The Pump House Gang

By Wolfe, Tom

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1968 First edition, first printing. Patterned paper-covered boards, red cloth-covered boards, gilt spine lettering (bright), 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, 309 pp., illustrations by the author. Book and dustcover very good (mild damp staining, top edge). (1722RO122). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$12.00

The Screw Reader

By Goldstein, Al; Buckley, Jim

Lyle Stuart, New York, 1971 First edition (no additional printings indicated). Black cloth-covered boards, 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 178 pp., extensively illustrated. Book very good. Dustcover good (moderate edgewear and rubbing; a few small chips; not price-clipped). Dedication page: "To our Mothers who spread their legs and made it all possible." (1722RO123). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$40.00

1601, A Tudor Fireside Conversation

By Twain, Mark; Odle, Alan (illustrated by)

Land's End Press, 1969 First edition thus. An exceptional copy, book and dustcover fine. Red fabrikoid-covered boards, gilt spine and front board lettering (bright), 11 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches, unpaginated, b/w illustrations. "Written as an extract from the diary of one of Queen Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting, the pamphlet purports to record a conversation between Elizabeth and several famous writers of the day. The topics discussed are entirely scatological, notably flatulence and sex. 1601 was, according to Edward Wagenknecht, "the most famous piece of pornography in American literature." However, it was more ribaldry than pornography; its content was more in the nature of irreverent and vulgar comedic shock than obscenity for sexual arousal. Prior to the court decisions in the United States in 1959-1966 that legalized the publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tropic of Cancer, and Fanny Hill, the piece continued to be considered unprintable, and was circulated clandestinely in privately printed limited editions. The diarist describes a conversation in the presence of the queen between various famous Elizabethans during which one of the company farts: In ye heat of ye talk it befel yt one did breake wind, yielding an exceding mightie and distresfull stink, whereat all did laugh full sore. The Queen inquires as to the source, and receives various replies. "Lady Alice" and "Lady Margery" both deny farting, the first saying: "Good your grace, an' I had room for such a thundergust within mine ancient bowels, 'tis not in reason I coulde discharge ye same and live to thank God for yt He did choose handmaid so humble whereby to shew his power. Nay, 'tis not I yt have broughte forth this rich o'ermastering fog, this fragrant gloom, so pray you seeke ye further." Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare (referred to as 'Shaxpur') also deny having farted, though they have different opinions about the merits of the fart. Bacon considers it a "great performance" beyond his abilities, and Shakespeare is astounded by its "firmament-clogging rottenness". Walter Raleigh admits to it, but confesses that it was not up to his usual standards, demonstrating his abilities by letting out an even louder one. From there, the talk proceeds to manners and customs. Shakespeare tells a story about a prince with an enormous sexual appetite, taking ten "maidenheddes" a night followed by copious masturbation. Raleigh describes an American tribe, members of which have sex only once every seven years. The queen speaks to a young lady-in-waiting who comments on the growth of her pubic hair, on which Francis Beaumont compliments her. The queen says that Francois Rabelais had once told her about a man who had a "double pair" of bollocks, which leads to a discussion on the correct spelling of the word. Shakespeare then reads from his works Henry IV and Venus and Adonis, which the diarist says she finds tedious. She then comments on the sexual misadventures of the people present, remarking that "when pricks were stiff and cunts not loathe to take ye stiffness out of them, who of this company was sinless". Alice and Margery were "whores from ye cradle", but now they are old they spout religion. The characters then discuss the work of Cervantes and an up-and-coming young painter called Rubens. The "diary" ends with a story told by Raleigh about a woman who avoided being raped by an "olde archbishoppe" by asking him to urinate in front of her, which rendered him impotent.". Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

100 Ways For Romance For Under $10.00

By Macy, Devereaux Rene

Devereaux & Company, Houston, 1990 Stapled wraps, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, unpaginated. Very good. (1722RO122). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

$5.00

Private Eye's Romantic England

By Booker, Christopher; Ingrams, Richard; Rushton, William

Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1963 First edition. Glossy boards, 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches, 160 pp. Extensively illustrated, including contributions by Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe. Very good. (1722RO071). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$16.00

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