Item Detail

Item Number 9351
Title Kesey's Garage Sale Signed twice by author + by Paul Krassner, Ken Babbs, Hugh Romney & Stewart Brand
Author Kesey, Ken
Condition NF/F
Publisher Viking
Place Published New York
Date Published 1973
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes Package of both the 1st editions/1st printings of the hardback in dustjacket and soft-bound book; they were published simultaneously by Viking in 1973. The paperback is unread and in Fine condition. It has the same wraps design as the hardback's dustjacket, and the same text content. The Near Fine hardback first edition book is bound in blue cloth over boards with a blue paper spine panel, and the binding has white spine printing and a white design on the lower front board. The paper portion on the spine has light sunning to the edges and a couple of tiny scratches to the spine printing. The hardback's dustjacket has 1 very short completely closed, with no material loss, edge tear - still Fine condition - crisp, clean, unfaded, price intact. It (the hardback) is SIGNED twice on the half title page by Ken Kesey - first in a bold orange ink signed and inscribed "For Rick: Wot a long strange trip it still is, Ken Kesey 1984," and again in gold ink with just his signature, dated 1991. The hardback is also signed by 3 others important in Kesey's life on the half title page - Paul Krassner (co-founder in 1968 of the Yippies, Merry Prankster), Ken Babbs, dated 1994 (Ken Kesey's close friend and right-hand man - they were inseparable, Merry Prankster), and Hugh Romney (with maze-like doodle; he is the founder of the commune The Hog Farm, commonly known as Wavy Gravy). It is also signed on the next page by Stewart Brand, dated 15 Oct 90 (Merry Prankster, developer of the Whole Earth Catalog, old friend of Ken Kesey, and a futurist). The book contains "Who Flew Over What?," an essay about Kesey writing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, with Kesey's drawings of its characters, plus "Over the Border," a screenplay for the mind written in collaboration with Kesey's Merry Prankster friends in 1965-66, plus miscellaneous uncollected writings and interviews. Contributors include Arthur Miller (Introduction), Paul Foster, Kathi Wagner, Ken Babbs, Paul Krassner (twice), Ron Bevirt and the Whole Earth Catalog crew, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Hugh Romney, and Laurence Gonzales. Both books have 238 pages. The soft-bound copy is 10-7/8" x 8-3/8", slightly smaller than the hardback's 11-1/8" x 8-7/8". What a great collection of signatures of people prominent during the hippie era! (Note that the soft-bound book has a different SBN: 670003468.) ; 11-1/8" x 8-7/8"; 238 pages; Signed by Author
LoC or ISBN 670412686
Keyword(s) Signed twice by author,Signed By Paul Krassner,Signed By Ken Babbs,Signed By Hugh Romney,Signed By Stewart Brand,Hardback and Paperback 1st editions
Category(ies) 1st & Limited Editions - Signed,General Fiction 1sts,Misc. Collectible Fiction,Paperback Original 1sts
Price $1800.00