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Lot #14: Jim Morrison Signed First Printing of His Personally Owned Poetry Book, ''An American Prayer'' -- Given by Morrison to a Journalist in 1970 While Imprisoned in Dade County Jail -- With Epperson COA


Jim Morrison signed first edition, first printing of his personal copy of ''An American Prayer'', Morrison's third and final collection of poetry. Privately printed for Morrison by Western Lithographers, 1970; limited to 500 first printing copies. This was Morrison's personal copy, inscribed by him on the title page, ''To Jack / J Morrison''. in black felt-tip. The recipient, Jack F. Moore, Jr. was a news reporter at WCKT (now WSVN) Channel 7 in Miami who visited Morrison at the Dade County Jail after he was arrested for lewd behavior in 1970. The young charismatic reporter instantly formed a connection with Morrison, who gave Moore his own copy of the book after the interview. Bound in original burgundy boards with gilt lettering to front cover. Book measures 4'' x 4.875'', unpaginated. Backstrip missing, light shelf wear, foxing to endpapers and minor smudge to signature. Overall in very good condition. With both a COA from Roger Epperson and LOA from the recipient's son, Jack F. Moore, III.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$10,000
Minimum Bid:$8,000
Number of Bids:1