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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

SIGNED. 311 pp. Octavo [22 cm]; black leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and gilt stamped decorative patterns on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Moire endsheets. Very mild rubbing and bumping to corners. With publisher's certificate of authenticity laid in. Signed in bright colors by Ken Kesey on the page before the half title page. Kesey attended the University of Oregon and received a degree in Speech and Communications. He was also awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to enroll in the Creative Writing program at Stanford. His classmates in the program included Robert Stone, Larry McMurty, Ken Babbs, and Wendell Berry, all of whom would become noted writers and lifelong friends of Kesey. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was his writing project at Stanford. Kesey published this work in 1962. The novel was an immediate success. Dale Wasserman adapted it into a stage play, and Milos Forman directed a screen adaptation in 1975.
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Steamer, Solano Port, Costa, CAL

[Maritime] [San Francisco Bay] Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe) Photograph [6 1/2 x 4 1/4"] C. R. Savage backstamp. "Port Costa, CA 1870" in pencil on the reverse. Light rubbing to corners of mount. Small abraded area to reverse. Pioneer Mormon photographer Charles Roscoe Savage was a prolific Mormon photographer who photographed throughout Utah and the western United States. He is noted for taking the first photographs of what would later become Zion National Park and he recorded the construction of the Mormon Temple and Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. An exhibit of Savage's photography was displayed at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892 where he was awarded a diploma and medal. "Of all the photographers who photographed the Salt Lake temple, Savage was by far the most prolific and influential. His inspiration spread far beyond the confines of his work. He was, after all, mentor to most of the temple's photographers- the majority of whom at one time or another worked under his watchful eye in the Art Bazar either as teenage helpers or adult darkroom assistants. Unfortunately, the fire in 1883 destroyed the bulk of the negatives of his historic work up to that time. The negatives he produced after that have also been lost primarily because his descendants did nothing to preserve them. On the other hand, literally thousands of his original prints, either the earlier albumen or later Solio variety have been preserved in various archives or in private collections. "Because he was a fine pictorial photographer, as well as a meticulous darkroom technician, the majority of his surviving prints have fading only minimally. They today command high prices from collectors and secure him a permanent place in Mormon and Utah history and the history of western photography." - from Set in Stone, Fixed in Glass by Nelson B. Wadsworth (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1992, pp. 124-125).
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