Lot 96: 3 books: Philip Jose Farmer. 1 inscribed, 2 firsts
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Farmer, Philip Jose. 3 Titles. ++ A FEAST UNKNOWN Volume IX of the Memoirs of Lord Grandrith Illustrated by Richard Corben, postscript by Theodore Sturgeon. The Fokker Press, D-LXIX, A Subsidiary of the Acme Zeppelin Company, (1975). 2nd edition, the first being in 1969. Currey notes the existence of 2 binding states for the 1975 second edition: A hardcover issue of unknown size (of which ca. 200 were signed by the author and artist); and a softcover issue limited to 800. This one is softcover. No limitation statement, but signed and inscribed To Phil Petras/ from/ Philip Jose Farmer/ My best Tarzanic wishes. Red lettering on front wrap. On the title page, the type is well below the upper and right edges. 8vo. Near fine in original mailer with Farmers return address label. Currey p184. ++ DAYWORLD REBEL. NY: G. P. Putnams Sons, (1987). Boards, in dj. Near fine. ++ DARK IS THE SUN. Ballantine Books, (1979). 1st edition. ¼ blue cloth and green boards, in dj. Near fine. Provenance: Phil Petras Collection of Tarzan Memorabilia. Tarzan expert Phil Petras began collecting in 1972, and his material, including books, original artwork and autographs, reflects the ongoing popularity and changing portrayals of the fictional hero created in 1912 by author Edgar Rice Burroughs. 4.0 Lb.