Lot 94: Farmer A FEAST UNKNOWN: 2 copies (Signed HC + SC)
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Farmer, Philip Jose. A FEAST UNKNOWN Volume IX of The Memoirs of Lord Grandrith edited by Philip Jose Farmer. 2 copies (signed hardcover + unsigned softcover). The Fokker Press, D-LXIX, A Subsidiary of Acme Zeppelin Company, (1975). ++ Hardcover is signed by Philip Jose Farmer and signed by the illustrator, Richard Corben, on title page, and Corbens signature is numbered 75. Hardcover issue of the 2nd edition, or 1st hardcover edition, described by Currey (p184) as follows: 1000 copies printed. Two binding states, no priority: (A) Boards. Note: No limitation notice appears in these copies. In a letter to the compiler, undated but circa 6 June, 1977, the publisher states: Two hundred of these were bound in hard covers and signed by the author and artist [Richard Corben] (with the exception of those which were received by the same). First Hardcover edition. (B) Wrappers. 800 copies. No statement of printing on copyright page. Hardcover is red faux leather in dj. Near fine. ++ The softcover was also issued without a limitation statement. Sometimes occurs with red, sometimes black lettering on front wrap. This has black lettering on front wrap. On the title page, the lettering is printed close to the upper and lower edge. 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. 1.8 Lb.