The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story About the Hard Life. Translated by Patrick C. Power and Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. London: Bernard Jacobson, Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1973. 4to. Burlap-covered boards with cover lettering by Ralph Steadman. Light shelf-wear to covers, light browning to margins of endpapers, otherwise contents pages bright & clean. Housed in custom-made solander box.
One of 130 numbered copies signed by Steadman with a numbered and signed print by him laid in (the print depicts two hobos reclining outside a farmhouse).
The first English language edition of Flann O’Brien’s celebrated satirical novel 'An Béal Bocht' (published in 1941). A trade edition was published in the same year as this limited issue, also featuring Steadman's stunning illustrations. A highly collectable edition in the Flann O'Brien literary canon, enhanced by the collorabation of renowned artist & book illustrator, Ralph Steadman, best known for his collaborations with Hunter S Thompson which led to the birth of Gonzo journalism.