The Hawkline Monster, A Gothic Western - with - Willard and His Bowling Trophies, A Perverse Mystery - Richard Brautigan 1974 1975 - Simon and Schuster, New York - First Editions Two of Brautigan’s Gothic thrillers, containing, as always, an amazing tapestry of characters, bursts of poetic brilliance, and the sadness that at the age of 49 Brautigan silenced by self-inflicted gunshot-wound.

All of us have a place in history. Mine is in clouds

‘There is a real plot and a thread of continuity that runs through chunky, one-page chapters containing passages that run the gamut of style from Edgar Allan Poe to Zane Grey, from Ian Fleming to George V. This is certainly Brautigan’s most simultaneously unified and eclectic work.’ -
Playboy on The Hawkline Monster.
  Two octavo volumes. pp. 216; 167 [1]. Hawkline Monster in publisher’s light brown cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and front board, beige endpapers, dust jacket priced $5.95 to lower corner of front flap. Willard and His Bowling Trophies in publisher’s dark brown cloth, spine lettered in bronze, orange-brown endpapers, dust jacket price-clipped to lower corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in fine dust jackets, with price-clipping to Willard, poor chap.   Ref: 108541   Price: HK$ 1,800