Lot 26: Richard Brautigan Galilee Hitch-Hiker 1st Edition

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Lot 26

Author: Brautigan, Richard
Title: The Galilee Hitch-Hiker
Place Published: [San Francisco]
Publisher:[White Rabbit Press]
Date Published: [1958]

[16] pp. (8vo) 21.5x16.5 cm. (8½x6½"), original parchment outer wrapper, inner stiff red wrapper, hand stitched. One of about 200 copies. First Edition.

The author's second book, printed by Brautigan's friend Joe Dunn of the White Rabbit Press using the printing equipment at the Greyhound Bus Company in San Francisco, where Dunn worked. Cover illustration by Kenn Davis. Rare. Barber 7. Provenance: Anna Savoca. Brautigan met and dated Anna Savoca, then a photographer and a student at San Francisco State University, in 1963. He courted her with poetry, and eight unpublished poems survive. After Savoca ended the relationship, Brautigan cut his wrists superficially, smearing his blood on the walls of her apartment. (Hjortsberg,198-199, 201-202)

Condition: Light wear and darkening to outer parchment wrapper with some small chips to edges, a miniscule chip near head of spine; light creasing to corners, light wear to interior with a small spot of foxing to a few leaves; very good.

Estimate: $1500-2000

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