This is Television.London: Frederick Muller, 1967 Stock Code: 143838
NotesFirst edition, third impression, with a postcard laid-in from Steadman, "To whom..... sic This is Television, 1958. I haven't seen this book for over 40 years - 1958. It was a commission I got by accident. I had a small studio space in London, when I worked for Kemsley Newspapers. The office belonged to Alex Harrison, a literary agent. One of his authors was Richard Carrington, a TV producer. he asked me if I could have a shot at illuminating his breathless prose. I managed to get some humour into it, but as can be seen, I was still an amateur, and a student of London College of Printing & Graphic Arts. I can't remember what I was paid for the job - maybe 5 or 10. I was happy just to try. This is by way of not singing the book, since it doesn't seem like my book work any mote. It is an oddity. OK, Ralph Steadman. 26. Nov. 2001." The postcard features a drawing by Steadman from the book Poor Mouth by Flann O'Brien. This is Television was first published in 1958.
Small quarto. Original blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.
Illustrations by Ralph Steadman.
Tips a little bumped and rubbed, illustrations partly coloured in crayon. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket, with lightly nicked and rubbed extremities.
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