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STEADMAN, Ralph.

Rare books and original prints by Ralph Steadman, including first editions, limited editions, and signed copies.

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  1. Friendship: 12 masterpieces of short fiction.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) Friendship: 12 masterpieces of short fiction.

    [N.p : n.d.]

    Maquette for the cover design for the book which was published in 1990 to raise fund for The Friends of John McCarthy. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 104388

  2. Ralph Steadman's Jelly Book.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Ralph Steadman's Jelly Book.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134556

  3. The Little Red Computer.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. The Little Red Computer.

    London : 1969

    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page, and dated 2012. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 135202

  4. Still Life with Raspberry or The Bumper Book of Steadman.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Still Life with Raspberry or The Bumper Book of Steadman.

    London : 1969

    First edition, first impression. A unique and stunning copy, with the jacket customised by Steadman, who was clearly not an admirer of the typography on the original jacket. Steadman has rebacked the jacket with cream card, removed the lower and upper portion of the front panel to redesign title and his signature, and added his trademark ink splashes... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 103814

  5. A Silly Thing To Do.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) DEVERSON, Jane. A Silly Thing To Do.

    [London] : 1970

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 44 of 50 copies numbered and signed by the author. It was designed by Ralph Steadman and specially printed on Flake Parchment. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 103963

  6. Dogs Bodies.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Dogs Bodies.

    London : 1970

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 103762

  7. Born Under a Bad Sign.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) PALMER, Tony. Born Under a Bad Sign.

    London : 1970

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Steadman on the frontispiece in orange and red ink, "Give chance some peace - for God's sake! Ralph Steadman." It is scrawled over an image of John Lennon's "Give peace a chance!" letter to Tony Palmer and his readers. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 103736

  8. Born Under a Bad Sign.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) PALMER, Tony. Born Under a Bad Sign.

    London : 1970

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the illustrator on the title page: "Ralph Steadman, Owl Farm, Woody Creek. HST Memorial Blast-Off. 20th August 2005." Steadman was attending the private funeral of his long-time collaborator Hunter S. Thompson, at which Thompson's ashes were packed into firework casings and blasted from a cannon mounted... Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 93836

  9. Ralph Steadman's Bumper to Bumper Book for Children.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Ralph Steadman's Bumper to Bumper Book for Children.

    No Place : 1972

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper and dated 2013. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 135196

  10. Zwei Esel und eine Brücke.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Zwei Esel und eine Brücke.

    Mönchaltorf : 1972

    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page and with his signature sad-face original drawing. One of Ralph Steadman's early children's books, a timely fable subsequently published in Great Britain as Two Donkeys and a Bridge (1983). Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 134545

  11. Blumen für den Mond.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Blumen für den Mond.

    Mönchaltorf & Hamburg : 1974

    First edition, first printing, signed by Steadman on the front pastedown and with an original drawing of the red box character. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 135451

  12. Steam Press Portfolio 2.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) SILLITOE, Alan, Lawrence Durrell, Lyman Andrews, Asa Benveniste, Sylvia Plath, & Ruth Fainlight. Steam Press Portfolio 2.

    London : 1974

    First edition, number 48 of only 50 numbered copies, with each broadside numbered and signed by Steadman, and all the poems signed by their respective authors, except Plath's for obvious reasons. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 100028

  13. The Poor Mouth (An Béal Bacht). A bad story about the hard life.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) [O'NOLAN, Brian.] Flann O'Brien. The Poor Mouth (An Béal Bacht). A bad story about the hard life.

    London : 1975

    First edition in English, number 109 of 130 copies signed in pencil by the artist at the head of the title page.
    "This celebrated satirical work, An Béal Bocht, first published in Gaelic in 1941, is here translated for the first time under the title of The Poor Mouth O'Brien comments mercilessly on Irish life The key-words in this work are surely... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135872

  14. Emergency Mouse.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) STONE, Bernard. Emergency Mouse.

    London : 1978

    First edition, first impression, inscribed "For Bernard's Joan, from Bernard Stone", and " with love from Ralph Steadman" on the title page, with an original drawing in black biro and red felt-tip pen by Steadman: a portrait captioned "I'm a critic actually..." on the verso of the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 135197

  15. Cherrywood Cannon.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Cherrywood Cannon.

    New York and London : 1978

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 103819

  16. Cherrywood Cannon.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Cherrywood Cannon.

    New York and London : 1978

    Signed on the half-title by Ralph Steadman. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 19896

  17. Israel. Poems on a Hebrew Theme.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) SILLITOE, Alan. Israel. Poems on a Hebrew Theme.

    London : 1981

    Signed limited edition, number 12 of 98 copies signed by the author and the illustrator. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 100030

  18. 138576comp
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) STOW, Randolph. Midnite.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, signed by Ralph Steadman on the half-title. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 138576

  19. Quasimodo Mouse.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) STONE, Bernard. Quasimodo Mouse.

    London : 1984

    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the front free endpaper, and featuring his signature sad-face drawing, dated 2007. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 135198

  20. Between the Eyes.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Between the Eyes.

    London : 1984

    Proof copy. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 103798

  21. Midnite.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) STOW, Randolph. Midnite.

    London : 1984

    Reissue of the book first published in 1967. Learn More
    £45.00

    Stock Code: 103787

  22. Treasure Island.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    London : 1985

    First Steadman edition, first impression, signed by Steadman in gold ink on the endpapers. The book was originally published in 1883. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 134563

  23. The Complete Alice & The Hunting of the Snark.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) CARROLL, Lewis. The Complete Alice & The Hunting of the Snark.

    London : 1986

    First edition, first impression, signed and dated 2009 by Steadman on the half-title and with his signature sad-face drawing. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 135453

  24. Scar-Strangled Banner.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Scar-Strangled Banner.

    Massachusetts : 1988

    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by Steadman on the title page in golden ink, "For Ian, from Ralph Steadman 4.11.88." with the capital "I" for "Ian" being his signature sad face drawing. The book was originally published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 134565

  25. The Big I Am.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. The Big I Am.

    London : 1988

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 103772

  26. The Plague and the Moonflower Libretto.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. The Plague and the Moonflower Libretto.

    Maidstone : 1989

    First edition, first impression of this oratorio with a libretto by Ralph Steadman, commissioned by Richard Gregson-Williams in 1989 for the Exeter Festival. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 104095

  27. Red Alert.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Red Alert.

    London : 1990

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Steadman on the copyright page. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 103715

  28. The Grapes of Ralph.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. The Grapes of Ralph.

    London : 1992

    First edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the half-title, dated 30 October 1992, the year of publication, together with a drawing of a sprig of holly. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 136853

  29. Teddy Where are You?
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Teddy Where are You?

    London : 1994

    First edition, first impression, signed by Ralph Steadman on the dedication page, and with an original drawing by him of a teddy bear. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 135199

  30. Road Dog Ale.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Road Dog Ale.

    Colorado : [c.1995]

    Steadman's revised promotional material for the Road Dog Ale, following a charge of profanity. He began creating original art for Flying Dog's labels in 1995, and initially designed the labels with the slogan "Good Beer, No Shit." However, this was deemed obscene by the Colorado Liquor Board, who removed all Road Dog beer from the market. The slogan... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 104243

  31. Jones of Colorado.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Jones of Colorado.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Steadman on the title page, "For Gary, from Ralph Steadman, 27 Nov. 97." Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 103785

  32. Gonzo: The Art.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Gonzo: The Art.

    London : 1998

    First edition, first impression, inscribed upside down on the last printed page "For Kelly, Love and go for it NOW! from Ralph Steadman 5. Aug. 98." in red, black, and blue biro, and with a full page original drawing of his staple sad face. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134618

  33. The Mildenhall Treasure.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) DAHL, Roald. The Mildenhall Treasure.

    London : 1999

    First Steadman edition, first impression. It was first published in book form in the 1977 collection The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 103965

  34. Little.com — mouse mat.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com — mouse mat.

    [London] : 2000

    A charming piece of Steadman ephemera. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 104244

  35. Little.com — galley proof.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com — galley proof.

    1996

    Galley proofs for the book published in 2000 by Anderson Press, with annotations in the author's hand. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 104085

  36. Little.com.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com.

    London : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 103700

  37. Little.com.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com.

    London : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 262 of 400 specially bound copies signed by the artist on the half-title, of which 300 were numbered for sale and 100 were reserved for the artist. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 98043

  38. Little.com.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com.

    London : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the half-title. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 85882

  39. Little.com.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com.

    London : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper with a drawing of a face. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 85881

  40. The Tonsils. Original 12-inch LP record inscribed.
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) The Tonsils. The Tonsils. Original 12-inch LP record inscribed.

    [No place] : 2002

    A maquette of The Tonsils first album, inscribed by Steadman across the wraparound band and sleeve, "Ralph Steadman, 23 Oct. 2002." The Tonsils was formed in the summer of 2001 by Sam Cave and Dave Walsh (also in The Explosion, another Tarantula Records band); their first album was completed in May 2002, and they commissioned Ralph Steadman to design... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 103951

  41. Gonzo Guernica.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. (THOMPSON, Hunter S.) Gonzo Guernica.

    Lexington, KT : 2012

    Edition of 59. Signed in pencil lower right by Ralph Steadman on the left sheet, titled on the right sheet and numbered on the middle sheet. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 88453

  42. Ralph Steadman: Proud Too Be Weirrd.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Ralph Steadman: Proud Too Be Weirrd.

    [No place] : 2013

    First edition, signed by Steadman, limited edition, this copy numbered 333 of 1,000. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 134538

  43. Fear and Loathing.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Fear and Loathing.

    Lexington, KT : 2016

    Edition of 150. Signed and numbered lower left in red paint by Steadman. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 132776

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