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TONY HILLERMAN: From the Blessing Way to Talking God. A Bibliography #18/20

Hieb, Louis A. Small 4to. This copy is one of only 20, being #18. The same brick rust colored cloth as the one of 1000 copies, but this copy, on the limitation page, states #18/20 and is signed by Hieb there, as well as the opposite title page. 88pp, being the first bibliography on the writings of Anthony Grove "Tony" Hillerman, 1925-2008, an American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. Several of his works have been adapted as theatrical and television movies. Hillerman won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1974 for his book ‘Dance Hall of the Dead’. In 1987 he won the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere International, also for ‘Dance Hall of the Dead’, as well as the Spur Award for his Western Novel, ‘Skinwalkers’, In 1988 he won the Anthony Award for Best Novel, for ‘Skinwalkers’. In 1989 he won the Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Novel, for ‘Thief of Time’. In 1990 he won the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence, in 1991 he won the Nero Award for his book ‘Coyote Waits’, also in 1991 he won the Edgar Grand Master Award. In 1992 he won the Macavity Awards for Best Critical/Biography for his book, ‘Talking Mysteries’, in 1995 he won the Anthony Award for Best Anthology/Short Stories for his book, The Mysterious West, in 2001 he won the Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction for ‘Seldom Disappointed’, in 2002 he won two more awards, the Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction for his book ‘Seldom Disappointed, and also he won the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, and finally, in 2007, He won the Spur Award for Best Western Short Novel for ‘The Shape Shifter’. A fine copy, issued without dust jacket


Crumb, Robert & Michael "Aitch" Price Robert Crumb and Mike Price joined forces during the 1980s to produce a stage play, R. CRUMB COMIX: THE PLAY, with stage director Johnny Simons at Texas’ Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth. This archive contains related original correspondence from R Crumb to Mike Price in the form of 17 ALS’s, 8 Postcards written and signed by R; Crumb, some 11,000 words, plus related production materials and ephemera, all housed in glassine sleeves in a 4-inch pin binder. The archive was assembled by Mike Price, a long time Fort Worth journalist, author, movie historian, comic book writer, and musician. Price was the musical director for the play COMIX under the auspices of his Cremo Studios. Most of the correspondence, in R. Crumb’s unmistakable hand, is postmarked from his Winters, CA address (a few from France) along with related production materials including; the original soundtrack for the play, on two CD’s, 9 Crumb unused postcards (circa 1980), 6 color slides from the play (some of R. Crumb), a prop from the play (a full-page negative of ‘Uncle Bob’), a color photograph of Robert and Mike Price making music at the theatre, newspaper articles relating to the play, to ‘Keep on Truckin’, articles about Crumb’s career, etc. Mike Price’s musical knowledge and musicianship, his understanding of the whole cartoon landscape and history, old-time blues music, old time cartoons and what came before, his musical roots, all of these traits drew in Robert and made him part of THE PLAY. Most importantly it was the respect Crumb and Price had for each other that help illustrate the enthusiasm each had for creating their own brand of art. Also included in the correspondence are topics like: the documentary by Terry Zwigoff, and a screenplay written by both Crumb and Zwigoff while awaiting financing for the documentary, called "SALLY" patterned after BIG FOOT which Robert has a long time obssession with (focusing on his AMAZON woman character), also photographs advertising the documentary, some of Crumb’s ‘Blues Cards", and many other gems. An amazing archive that provide a wealth of insights into Crumb’s creative process. All items in very good to near fine condition