RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends March 10th
Sports Auction Preview
Begins Mar 11
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2021 Auction Calendar
Jan 13
Jan 21
Feb 10
Feb 18
Mar 10
Mar 25
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 739 - Monty Python Catalog 578 (Mar 2020)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $3,032.50 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Super desirable signed book: The Brand New Monty Python Bok. London: Methuen Publishing, 1973. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.75 x 11.25. Signed and inscribed on the front pastedown and first free end page in ink or felt tip by the six members of Monty Python: "Dear John, Hope you have a lot more fun pulling your focus, love, Eric Idle," "John, Many thanks to the finest smoke-focusser it has ever been my pleasure to get ratty with. Sorry—and thanks, love, John Cleese (Tim the some one)," "John—well pulled, with love & thanks, Michael Palin, PS. Has your jackdaw got my room key?," "No, I have, Graham Chapman," "John, you are a wonderful person—Love, Terry J., I mean it," and "Thanks John, Terry G.," who adds a humorous sketch of the recipient carrying a large bird; the Gilliam sketch and signature is below the mock 'Ferndean School Library' book card. In fine condition, with some wear to the dust jacket, including a missing upper right corner, and creasing to the faux library slip on the first free end page.

Accompanied by a full letter of provenance from John Wellard, a former cameraman for Monty Python, which reads: "I worked as part of the camera crew on 'The Grail.' After filming finished we were presented with this book containing personalized messages from the Pythons. The cartoon by Terry Gilliam refers to my receiving a young jackdaw during the shooting of the sequence where the historian is dispatched by the mounted knight. The bird flourished and with the help of Graham Chapman and Terry Jones I was able to smuggle it onto the Edinburgh to Heathrow shuttle flight home." Also included are two images of Wellard behind the camera on the set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a dinner menu from the film's production, and a copy of the Faversham Eye newspaper containing an article that details Wellard's unfounded and bizarre arrest in March 2015.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

Images


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.