A Feast Unknown



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This is the scarce Richard Corben illustrated edition of this underground classic by Philip Jose Farmer parodying two pulp heroes Tarzan and Doc Savage. Wraparound cover and 8 plates (6 in color) by Richard Corben. The print run was limited to 200 hardcover and 800 softcover copies.

From www.pjfarmer.com:

Not for the squeamish but a great, great book. Two of Farmer's all time favorite characters, Tarzan and Doc Savage (called Caliban here), do their best to kill each other. There is one problem though, they are being manipulated by a secret group called The Nine and every act of violence results in an erection and to kill results in an orgasm. Farmer does have an explanation for this and has a lot of fun with history in the process. This book has everything that Farmer does well, a must read.

A Feast Unknown was originally published as a paperback original by Essex press in 1969. It was reprinted 1975 in the UK (as a MMPB) and US (in the edition offered here).


Richard Corben
Philip Jose Farmer

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (light wear to the lower front corner and the top rear corner, covers only slightly rubbed, edges sharp, very flat, tight, clean)
Print run of 800 copies


Philip Jose

Publishing Information

[Kansas City]
The Fokker D-LXIX Press

Physical Description

8.3 inches
5.25 inches
286 pages
wraparound color cover, 6 color plates, and 2 black & white plates
color wraps