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    R. Crumb Sketch Book Group (German Editions) Volume #'s 1-6 (Herstellung Dieter Kohler & Bernd Leberfinger, 1966-1993) Average Condition: NM. This incredible lot contains all six of these exquisite slipcased volumes, including the rare edition that did not receive U. S. distribution. Also included are the pamphlets which provide translations into German which are often missing when these Sketchbooks surface for sale. At over 300 pages each, these books are chock full of hundreds of illustrations by the father of the underground comix movement. Some examples of the illustrations contained here are sketches of some of his well- known characters (including: Mr. Natural, Fritz the Cat, Snarf, Devil Girl, Eggs Ackley, and the Vulture Demoness), drawing studies of hands and feet, a sketch of tin toy robots, a gorgeous Patti Labelle portrait, numerous drawings of his wife "Honey Bunch" Kominsky, racist caricatures in his unique style, self-portraits, a portrait of Hitler, a nice portrait of Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth, and of course, hundreds (if not thousands) of sketches depicting beautiful women. Additionally, there are hundreds of sketches of people from every day life in every day settings, a few strips, and much, much, much more! A few of the volumes even have pages with color added. In particular the '66-'67 volume has quite a number of full color sketches including a rendition of Crumb's famous "Keep on Truckin" poster. This lot will take you deep into the mind of Crumb, maybe deeper than you want to go! Hours of titillation, fun, amusement, shock, horror, and intrigue await the winner of this awesome lot. The books themselves are in outstanding unread condition, and the slipcovers are quite nice too. This may be your only chance to obtain the rare edition which did was not distributed in the U.S.

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    July, 2003
    15th-20th Tuesday-Sunday
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