King Turd (Ubi Roi). ALfred Jarry, George Legman.
King Turd (Ubi Roi)

King Turd (Ubi Roi)

New York: Boar's Head Books, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #22027

189pp. Brown cloth, gilt spine title. With Jarry's original illustrations. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is not clipped; it is reinforced at the spine tip from within with what appears to be archival tape. It appears to be fine and is striking in black and yellow.


A translation of Ubu Roi, which opened in Paris in 1896. This volume includes the entire Ubu cycle for the first time in English: King Turd; King Turd Enslaved; Turd Cuckolded/ The translation is by Beverley Keith and George Legman.


Laid-in are two letters from Legman to bookseller M. J. Royer of Los Angeles, one of them attaching a carbon of the then proposed dustwrapper notice, and the other a proof sheet of page 43 with portions of 42 and 44, Also laid in is a letter from Royer to writer Theodore Reeves suggesting he meet Legman, whom e he describes as a character, 'but I think, brilliant and worth knowing."

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Price: $250.00

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