Maus. A Survivor's Tale / RAW Magazine - Signed - Art Spiegelman 1980-86 - Raw Magazine, New York - First Editions The true first appearance in print in RAW magazine of Art Spiegelman’s groundbreaking and Pulitzer winning ‘Maus. A Survivor's Tale’, the first chapter inserted into issue two is signed and dated by Spiegelman. Housed in two bespoke black cloth clamshell cases with red morocco labels lettered and ruled in gilt.

American cartoonist Art Spiegelman’s graphic retelling of his parents’ experience as Jews in Hitler’s Europe as well as an exploration of his own relationship with his father and his experience as the son of a survivor.

Maus won the cartoonist a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 – the first time the award had been given to a graphic novel, which was initially serialised as a little insert in RAW Magazine as presented here. Spiegelman depicted the Nazis as cats and the Jews as mice and was considered “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” by the Wall Street Journal.

Consisting of seven large folio issues of
RAW Magazine, 1980-1986, containing the first edition, first appearance of the first seven chapters, in seven issues (volume 1, nos. 2-8) of RAW magazine (Maus is produced as a separate small publication tipped into RAW, as issued (volume 1, no. 1 of RAW is not present as it did not contain Maus).

Together with: Three thick quarto issues of
RAW Magazine, 1989-1991, containing chapters eight, nine, and ten of Maus, in three issues (volume 2, nos. 1-3), volume 2 issue 4, which presumably would have the last chapter of Maus, was never published.
  Included are two copies of Read Yourself RAW (1987), the anthology collecting material from the original run of volume I of RAW.

Provenance: From the library of the great book collector Lawrence Solomon with his bookplate loose in the first clamshell case.

First clamshell case (38.6x28.9cm) contains seven folio magazines (36x26.5cm), pp. [4] 5-33 [3]; [4] 5-49 [3]; [6] 7-41 [3]; [6] 38 [12]; [3] 4-74 [2]; [4] 5-49 [3]; [4] 5-77 [3]; [10] 11-89 [3]; [10] 11-89 [3]. The first seven issues each with a chapter of with
Maus as an insert (size 17.8x13.3cm), pp. [1] [3] 15 [1]; [1] 18-32; [1] [3] 35-61 [1]; [2] 65-83 [1]; [3] 88-119 [1]; [1] 122-151 [1]; [3] [2] 154-179 [1].

Second clamshell case (25x18.5cm) contains three thick quarto magazines (15.5x22.4cm; 15.5x22.4cm; 16.5x22.9cm), pp. [4] 5-201 [3]; [4] 5-190 [2]; [3] 4-226 [2].
  Condition: Fine, light glue residue to rear pages of the first few issues of RAW where the Maus insert was initially placed. In fine clamshell cases.   Ref: 111839   Price: HK$ 18,000