[Item #5691] Ridin' With Ray and The Old Game. Jon A. Jackson, Raymond Carver.
Ridin' With Ray and The Old Game
Ridin' With Ray and The Old Game
Ridin' With Ray and The Old Game
Ridin' With Ray and The Old Game

Ridin' With Ray and The Old Game

Santa Barbara, CA: Neville Books, 1995. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Jon A. Jackson. "I'm glad to write about Ray, who was without a doubt the most career oriented writer I've known, but who was also a splendid pal. He was the ur-writer. He practically had no sense of himself outside of that identification. Chekhov was a doctor, others might think of themselves as teachers, or public figures, but Ray was more like Nabokov: without writing he had no reason to be. It's a good thing in these times. Let's have a few of these literary heroes." (from Foreword, pg. 8) A short memoir & story by Jon A(nthony) Jackson (b. 1938), an acclaimed Michigan-born author who was a friend & contemporary of Raymond Carver (1938-1988, b. Raymond Clevie Carver Jr.), the canonical American short story writer & poet considered by some critics to be among the ever-most important, & whose works are now enshrined in the Library of America series. Jackson relates his experiences with & impressions of his "splendid pal" Carver in "Ridin' With Ray," followed by the short story "The Old Game." With a foreword (quoted above) by Jackson; illustrated at title page & throughout by Barnaby Conrad (we believe the swashbuckling American artist & bullfighter, 1922-2013). Hardcover without dust jacket as issued, one of 300 copies hand-numbered & signed in bold black ink by Jackson at colophon (from a total edition of 326 copies). A beautiful hand-crafted production, this is copy No. 112/300, a most collectible Carver-related Jackson/Conrad rarity. In very fine condition with only tiny bumps, creases at upper outer cover corners; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #5691]

Price: $90.00