A Handwritten latter dated January 1998 to a recipient named Bryan and a presentation copy of Tales from the Texas Woods
A Handwritten latter dated January 1998 to a recipient named Bryan and a presentation copy of Tales from the Texas Woods A Handwritten latter dated January 1998 to a recipient named Bryan and a presentation copy of Tales from the Texas Woods A Handwritten latter dated January 1998 to a recipient named Bryan and a presentation copy of Tales from the Texas Woods A Handwritten latter dated January 1998 to a recipient named Bryan and a presentation copy of Tales from the Texas Woods
£375.00
30th Jan '98.

Single sheet letter on tissue paper. A letter written in Moorcock's anarchic manner with short notes and illustrations. The main greeting reads: "Dear Bryan - Paying a few dues and having fun. Thanks for all the great stuff. Sincerely M.M." The letter also contains a coloured pen and ink sketch of a cat-like creature sitting contemplating a townscape with a hot air balloon in the sky below a frame with the words: "A King and City by Michael Moorcock". This book, the sequel to his acclaimed and visionary "Mother London", was published in 2000. This drawing therefore pre-dates publication by two years and is therefore perhaps an early version - the author's own vision - of a potential cover. Below the cat is a sketch of Count Zodiac, a recurring Moorcock character. As a P.S. to Moorcock's note to Bryan, he writes "This is my current book".

The current book is "Tales from the Texas Woods" which is also offered here. It is in immaculate condition with a fine illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed: "To Bryan - A little light yodelling from your Texas [pad?]. Mike. [Bastings?] Jan 30th '98. It is also signed by Moorcock on the title page.