Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bumming a Greeting from James Stevenson

One of the late James Stevenson's stock characters, an unshaven tramp, offers a friendly wave of greeting in a presentation copy of Let's Boogie! The New Yorker cartoonist's collection was signed and inscribed to Bob Hemminger with the original drawing in 1982, the year of publication. Today this copy is available from History for Sale in the $450-$500 range. What an irony, though, that a couple of the artist's original published New Yorker cartoons have sold for considerably less than this book's asking price, as we've noted here in the days since Mr. Stevenson's passing.

Inscribed "For Bob Hemminger—
Best wishes—
Jim Stevenson

James Stevenson, Let's Boogie!, 1982

James Stevenson, Title page, Let's Boogie!, 1982

History for Sale Listing as of February 28, 2017

Note:  To continue to celebrate the life and work of the late James Stevenson, I would like to hear from readers with original book drawings like this one, or other artwork and memorabilia.

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