Item No: #361572 Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]. Stephen King, Herb Yellin, introduction.
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]
Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]

With Letters Signed by Jim Harrison, James Crumley, and Faye Kesey

Lord John Signatures [1 of 150 Copies]

Notes: Lord John Signatures was a rather strange concept for a book. It is a series of portraits of authors, signed by them, followed by pictures of other famous people with facsimiles of their signatures. The book is bound with blank leaves for the owners of the books to collect autographs on. With an introductory essay by Stephen King about autographs, signed by King at the end of his essay.

The book was published in an edition of 576 copies, with various limitations, plus a few extras, all of which are signed by some 40 writers, including Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris, Gerald Ford, Jim Harrison, Harry Crews, Tony Hillerman, Ursula Le Guin, Elmore Leonard, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Tyler, John Updike, Eudora Welty, Donald E. Westlake, etc.

Pagination: xii [2 blank leaves] 3–16, 15a, 16a, 17–38 [blank leaf] [4] 41–75 [blank] [3] [blank leaf]. 10-3/4 by 7-3/4 inches (oblong).

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a lightly scuffed, but near fine slipcase plus a custom-made clamshell box commissioned by the former owner. This is copy 10 of 150. Accompanying this copy are some letters from the files of the publisher, Herb Yellin, including:

1) A short typed letter and a short autograph noted from Jim Harrison, signed "Jim";

2) Five short letters and notes from James Crumley, signed "Jim" or "JC";

3) A black-and-white photograph (the one used in the book), inscribed "For Herb, James Crumley.";

4) A check to James Crumley, endorsed by him on the back.

5) An autograph letter unrelated to this book, signed by Faye Kesey (Mrs. Ken Kesey; later Mrs. Larry McMurtry). The letter, dated in 2000, declines to have Ken Kesey participate in an unnamed Lord John Press project, "To start with, he can't sign books—His stroke left this an impos[s]ibility."

Publication: Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1991.

Item No: #361572

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