Steadman, Ralph (Artist/Illustrator) & Dickens, Frank (Author). FLY AWAY PETER: THE NEW EDITION. London, England: Pavilion Children's Books, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New/As New.

New Edition of the children's classic. One of Ralph Steadman's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition, which appeared one year later. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. "Signed Copy" yellow round sticker pasted in front. The First Edition Thus is now scarce. A brilliant production by Ralph Steadman: Oversize-volume format. Yellow cloth boards with black titles on cover and spine, as issued. Art by Ralph Steadman. Text by Frank Dickens. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents, in a lovely collectible format, Ralph Steadman's and Frank Dickens' "Fly Away Peter". About two lonely animal-outsiders who bond together: Jeffrey, a giraffe with a short neck, and Peter, a bird who cannot fly. "Jeffrey, the giraffe with a short neck, and Peter, the bird who can't fly, quickly become friends because they are both a little different. When they decide to play together, they are surprised to find that a game of hide-and-seek will not only involve all the other animals, but also help solve their problems" (Publisher's blurb). One of the greatest artists of our time whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine, Ralph Steadman is best-known for his legendary collaboration with Hunter S. Thompson, the late great American journalist. Frank Dickens is beloved for his cartoons, including the popular characters Bristow, Albert Herbert Hawkins, and Boffo. He has won eight Cartoonist of The Year Awards. An absolute "must-have" title for Ralph Steadman and Frank Davis collectors. This Autographed Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the half-title page by Ralph Steadman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Edition Thus/First Printing (British) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The British Edition precedes the American by a full year. Copies available online command as much as $175. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Two of the finest artists of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 184365122X. $70.00

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