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Missing In Action

"Missing in Action" by Kurt  Vonnegut

Signed Book, Limited Edition  of 100

This hand-made signed limited edition book is the May 29, 1945 letter written home by PFC Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., concerning the events of the death-defying months after he was taken prisoner of war on December 19, 1944. Vonnegut's searing and wry recounting of that experience laid the foundation for his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five.  An edition of 100 numbered copies, signed and dated in ink by Kurt Vonnegut on May 29, 2004. This edition includes a bound-in, hand-pulled silkscreen of "Kilgore Trout", titled and signed in pencil by Kurt Vonnegut. Published by Joe Petro III, May 29, 2004 — 49 years to the day he originally wrote the letter. Text was hand-set in Joseph Blumenthal's Emerson type and printed by Larkspur Press, on a hand-fed C&P letterpress on heavy warm white Rising Stonehenge cotton deckled paper. Half-bound and corners in brown Nigerian goatskin, hand-made marble papered boards, slipcased in Record Basalt cloth and spine gold gilding. Book dimensions: 9 x 1/2 x 11 inches.

Price: $1,000.


"Free at Last" Portfolio

"Free At Last" Freedom Portfolio by Kurt Vonnegut

Signed Portfolio, Limited Edition of 15

This hand-made signed limited edition portfolio contains 15 hand-pulled silkscreen prints by the author.

The portfolio contains: one cover print, one colophon sheet, one foreword print, ten "Bird Cage" prints, all signed and numbered in pencil by Kurt Vonnegut, one "Kilgore Trout" print, signed and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut, and one "Free At Last" print, signed and numbered with a self-portrait drawing in pencil by Vonnegut.

This portfolio edition of 15 numbered copies is hand-printed on heavy warm white Rising Stonehenge cotton deckled paper, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, and is loose-bound in a hand-printed cover wrap and housed in a hand-made clam-shell box, 6 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches, covered in a dark blue Asahi Japanese cloth, lined with hand-made marbled paper with a brown Nigerian goatskin label titled in gold gilding.

Published by Kurt Vonnegut and Joe Petro III in 2004.

Price: $4,500.



Vonnegut/Steadman Portfolio



This portfolio contains an original copy of the catalogue Modern Fiction and Art: Prints by Contemporary Authors published by the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Ky., 1999.

The catalogue has been signed in ink by Ralph Steadman, Kurt Vonnegut, Joe Petro lll, printmaker, and Rachael Sadinsky, Curator of the University of Kentucky Art Museum. Catalogue is embossed with printers chop mark and numbered in ink 1/50 through 50/50.

The portfolio contains two original color silkscreens.

Messenger by Kurt Vonnegut: 
Hand printed by at Petro III Graphics, 2000.
In five colors on Coventry cotton paper 12 x 16 3/4", signed and numbered in pencil.

Red Shark by Ralph Steadman: 
Hand printed by at Petro III Graphics, 2000.
In two colors on Coventry cotton paper 12 x 16 3/4", signed and numbered in pencil.

The portfolio has been published in an edition of 50 by Petro III Graphics, Lexington, Kentucky, 2001. Signed and numbered by Ralph Steadman and Kurt Vonnegut 1/50 through 50/50.

Eight Artist Proofs were made for the artists' personal use.

Price: $1500.00



Kurt Vonnegut's Enchanted I.O.U.'s

IOUs 1

IOUs 2

IOUs 3

The "Enchanted I.O.U.'s" Portfolio contains 10 hand-pulled silkscreen prints by the author Kurt Vonnegut in a signed and numbered limited edition of 20. The portfolio also includes an Introduction by Ralph Steadman.

The portfolio contains a cover sheet, colophon sheet, introduction sheet by Ralph Steadman (signed in pencil by Steadman), foreword sheet (signed in pencil with a self-portrait by Kurt Vonnegut), "Howdy, Stranger", "Nolo Contondere", "Only Kidding", "Ecce Homo", "Perhaps", "Innocent Because Insane", "Guinevere", "Launcelot" and the epilogue "Ting-a-ling". All ten silkscreen prints are signed and numbered in pencil by Kurt Vonnegut in an edition of 20. These silkscreens were hand-printed on heavy white Coventry cotton paper, 15 x 22 inches, at Petro III Graphics in 2002. The silkscreens are loose-bound in a hand-printed cover folder and housed in a hand-made portfolio box covered in black Asahi slub Japanese linen and lined with hand-made marbled paper. Published by Kurt Vonnegut and Joe Petro III in 2002.

Price: US $5,000.



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