THE MONTY PYTHON BOOKS

Monty Python's Big Red Book
by (in a rather silly order as in the book) Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese and the Illustrated Terry Gilliam

(Monty Python's first book contains a random assortment of silly compositions, including Terry Gilliam's art work and references to many of the popular sketches such as the Lumberjack Song, the Whizzo Chocolate Assortment, Silly Walks, the Poems of Ewan McTeagle, and the Piranha Brothers; edited by Eric Idle; actually has a blue cover; paperback version says "Special New Hardback Edition")

  • Methuen, 1971, 1972(U.K.) SBN 416-66890-9 (hardcover)
  • Warner Books, 1975 (U.S.) ISBN 0-446-87077-3 (***)
  • Methuen, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-29520-6 (paperback)
  • Mandarin Paperbacks, 1991, 1993 (U.K.) 0-7439-1173-8 (paperback)

The Brand New Monty Python Bok
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(the hardcover version has a plain white dust jacket with the correct title on it while the actual front cover is an explicit photograph of three nude women and is titled "Tits 'n Bums: A Weekly Look at Church Architecture;" the book is a collection of random artwork, sketches, and photographs; includes material from some of the popular sketches such as Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days, the Fairy Tale, Rat Recipes, Travel Agent sketch; edited by Eric Idle)

  • Methuen, 1973, 1974 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-30130-3 (hardcover)
  • Henry Regnery Co., 1976 (U.S.) ISBN 0-8092-8046-9 (hardcover)

The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok
by Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam

(contents are identical to the hardcover edition except there is no "Tits and Bums" cover; around the time of the release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the book included an attached banner that said "warning: this is not the book of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and goes on to say what other films this book has nothing to do with)

  • Methuen, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-31970-9 (paperback)
  • Warner Books, 1976 (U.S.) ISBN 0-446-87-078-1 (paperback)
  • Mandarin, 1991, 1992 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7493-1170-3 (paperback) (entitled "Monty Python's Papperbok")
  • Methuen Publishing Ltd., 2000 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-74140-0 (paperback)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Book)
has also been cited as Monty Python's Second Film: A First Draft and Mønti Pythøn ik den Hølie Gräilen (Bøk)
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(contains the first draft, final draft, production notes, sketches, and both production and candid photos, and is packaged to look like an actual script)

  • Eyre Methuen Ltd., 1977 (reprinted in 1979 and 1981) (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-38520-5 (paperback) (in this edition, the film's financial summary is actually a folded four-page document that can be pulled out)
  • Methuen Inc., 1977 (U.S.) ISBN 0-416-00341-9 (***)
  • Methuen Publications, 1977 (Canada) ISBN 0-458-92970-0 (paperback) (features a plain black die-cut cover)
  • Mandarin Paperbacks/Michelin House, 1992, 1993 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7493-1142-8 (paperback)
  • TV Books Inc., 1996 (U.K.) ISBN 1575000156 (paperback)


Monty Python The Life of Brian / Montypythonscrapbook
has also been cited as Monty Python's The Life of Brian (of Nazareth) and Montypythonscrapbookofbrianofnazareth
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(this is really two books in one; one half of the book contains the final script of the film, illustrated with photos from the movie; the other half is a scrapbook, printed upside-down, which contains a random assortment of Python material, some of it related to the film; includes lyrics to the Philosopher's song)

  • Methuen, 1979 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-46550-0 (oversized trade paperback)
  • Fred Jordan Books/Grosset & Dunlap, 1979 (U.S.) ISBN 0-448-16568-6 (also cited as ISBN 0-4418-568-6) (oversized trade paperback)
  • Mandarin, 1992, 1993, 1994 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7493-0997-0 (oversized trade paperback)


Monty Python's Life of Brian
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(small paperback version of the script originally printed in the oversized edition, including all of the photographs, but without any of the scrapbook material)

  • Ace Books, 1979 (U.S.) ISBN 0-441-48240-6 (paperback)

 


The Contractual Obligation Songbook
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

  • EMI Music Academy, 1980 (U.K.) ISBN ********** (***)

The Complete Works Of Shakespeare and Monty Python: Volume One - Monty Python
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(British compilation of "Big Red Book" and "Brand New Monty Python Bok"; cover shows bookshelf of several very worn volumes, presumably Shakespeare, and the two Monty Python books)

  • Book Club Associates, 1981 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-49450-0 (hardcover)

Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(script of the film, complete with color illustrations and many photographs from the film; includes segments removed from the final print of the film such as "The Adventures of Martin Luther;" also includes many photographs from the Terry Gilliam short film "The Crimson Permanent Assurance")

  • Methuen, 1983 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-53380-8 (paperback)
  • Grove Press, 1983 (U.S.) ISBN 0-394-62474-2 (***)
  • Mandarin, 1991 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7493-1223-8 (paperback)

The Golden Skits Of Wing Commander Muriel Volestrangler FRHS & BAR (1984)

(includes text to a number of Monty Python sketches; see John Cleese)


The Monty Python Gift Boks
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(repackaging of the "Monty Python's Big Red Book" and "The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok" paperbacks, with an additional poster of the cast in costume on the set of Meaning of Life, the poster also serves as a wrap-around cover with "Gift Boks" artwork on the other side)

  • Methuen, 1986, 1988, ISBN 0-413-14520-4 (paperback)


Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just the Words, Volume One
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(complete scripts of the Flying Circus television series, volume one includes episodes 1 through 23; includes an index and a listing of production and airing dates)

  • Methuen, 1989 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-62540-0 (hardcover)
  • Pantheon, 1989 (U.S.) ISBN 0-679-72647-0 (paperback) (U.S. version entitled The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All The Words, Volume One)
  • Haffmans Verlag AG Zürich, 1993 (Germany) ISBN 3-453-09235-X (paperback) (German version titled "Monty Python's Flying Circus: Sämtliche Worte, Band Eins"; entirely in German)
  • Argos, 1999 (Czechoslovakia) ISBN 80-7203-194-5 (hardcover) (Czech version, entitled Monty Python´s Flying Circus - Nic než slova 1; entirely in Czech)


Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just the Words, Volume Two
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(complete scripts of the Flying Circus television series, volume two includes episodes 24 through 45; includes an index and a listing of production and airing dates)

  • Methuen, 1989 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-62550-8 (hardcover)
  • Pantheon, 1989 (U.S.) ISBN 0-679-72648-9 (paperback) (U.S. version titled "The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All The Words, Volume Two")
  • Haffmans Verlag AG Zürich, 1993 (Germany) ISBN ********** (paperback) (German version entitled Monty Python's Flying Circus: Sämtliche Worte, Band Zwei; entirely in German)
  • Argos, 1999 (Czechoslovakia) ISBN 80-7203-246-1 (hardcover) (Czech version, entitled Monty Python´s Flying Circus - Nic než slova 2; entirely in Czech)


Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just The Words
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(the complete Flying Circus scripts - volumes one and two bundled together; includes both hardcover books with a simple paper sleeve covering both volumes; the sleeve is made to look like snake-skin)

  • Methuen, 1989 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-62850-7 (hardcover)

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Just The Words
has also been cited as The Complete Monty Python
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(volumes one and two combined together into one regular size paperback; volume two is printed upside-down; includes two sections of photographs from the television series)

  • Methuen/Mandarin, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7493-0226-7 (paperback)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / Galaxy Song

(sheet music; for medium voice and piano; includes chord progressions; 9 pages)

  • Alfred Publishing, 1992(?) (U.K.) V1034 (sheet music)
  • Virgin Music Publishers, 1992 (U.K.) Order Ref. 80770 (sheet music)

 


Monty Python Das Leben Brians
aus dem Englischen von Michael Bodmer

(script text of Monty Python's Life of Brian film entirely in German; includes text for omitted scenes and black and white photos from the film)

  • Haffmans Verlag AG Zürich, 1992 (Germany) ISBN 3-251-30036-9 (harcover)
  • Haffmans Verlag AG Zürich, 1992 (Germany) ISBN 3-251-01109-X (***)

Monty Python Der Sinn Des Lebens
aus dem Englischen von Bernd Eilert

(complete script of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, but entirely in German; includes text for all of the songs in the film in English)

  • Haffmans Verlag AG Zürich, 1993 (Germany) ISBN 3-251-30024-5 (harcover)

 


Monty Python: Der Heilige Gral has also been cited as Monty Python 'Die Ritter der Kokosnuß'

(complete script of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but entirely in German)

  • Haffmans Verlag AG Zürich, 1994 (Germany) ISBN 3-251-30048-2 (harcover)

 

 


The Farily Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(includes lyrics and voice scores to virtually all of the Monty Python songs, such as the Lumberjack Song (including the Holzfaeller version from the German episodes), the Spam Song, the Philosopher's Song, and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life; it is illustrated with Terry Gilliam's artwork and a collection of photographs from the television series and movies)

  • Methuen London, Ltd., 1994 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-69000-8 (hardcover) (comes with free CD single which includes the Spam Song and the Lumberjack Song)
  • Harper Perennial, 1995 (U.S.) ISBN 0-06-095116-8 (paperback)


Fremdsprachentexte: Monty Python's Flying Circus: Selected Sketches
Herausgegeben von Reinhard Gratzke

(small German textbook for learning English as a foreign language; uses Monty Python sketches to teach English terms and phrases; includes complete text for Flying Circus Series 1, Episode 1; Series 2, Episode 8; Series 3, Episode 11; as well as selected sketches including Nudge, Nudge (na!, na!), Dead Parrot, and Argument Clinic)

  • Philipp Reclam jun. GmbH & Co., 1995 (Germany) ISBN 3-15-009023-7 (paperback)

Monty Python: Nackte Tatsachen
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(a very small book in the Heyne Mini series, titled "Monty Python; Full Frontal Nudity" (series 1, episode 8); features all of the sketches from episode eight of Monty Python's Flying Circus in German)

  • Wilhelm Heyne Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1995 (Germany) ISBN 3-453-08366-0 (paperback)


Monty Python: Die Nackte Ameise
Deutsch von Christian Storms

(a very small book in the Heyne Mini series, titled "Monty Python; The Naked Ant;" features all of the sketches from episode twelve of Monty Python's Flying Circus in German; these small booklets are purchased ten at a time)

  • Wilhelm Heyne Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1996 (Germany) ISBN 3-453-09510-3 (paperback)

Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus: Sämtliche Deutschen Shows
by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(all of the words to both of the German Fliegender Zirkus shows, which aired on Germany's Bavarian television in 1971 and 1972; includes photos of the shows as well as discussions with the two German producers responsible for bringing Monty Python to Germany, Alfred Biolek and Thomas Woitkewitsch)

  • Haffmans Verlag AG Zürich, 1998 (Germany) ISBN 3-251-00414-X (harcover)

Le Grand Livre des Monty Python
by Les Monty Python

(this is a collection of material from Monty Python's Big Red Book and the Brand New Monty Python Bok as well as sketch material from the shows all translated into French)

  • Le Cherche-midi Editeur, 1999 (France) ISBN 2-86274-685-1 (paperback)

 


A Pocketful of Python Picked by Terry Jones
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(Terry Jones's favorite material picked from the books, albums, films, and Flying Circus television series all nicely collected in a small format book; included in the many bits are The Lumberjack Song, the SPAM sketch, Every Sperm is Sacred, and the 'What have the Romans ever done for us' scene from Life of Brian; includes a preface written by Terry Gilliam)

  • Methuen, 1999 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-73290-8 (hardcover)

A Pocketful of Python Picked by John Cleese
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(John's favorite material picked from the books, albums, films, and Flying Circus television series all nicely collected in a small format book; included in the many bits are the Eric Half a Bee song, Ann Elke's Theory, Word Association Football, the 'We're All Individuals' scene from Life of Brian, and the Last Supper sketch; includes a preface written by Michael Palin)

  • Methuen, 1999 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-74160-5 (hardcover)

A Pocketful of Python Picked by Michael Palin
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(Michael Palin's favorite material picked from the books, albums, films, and Flying Circus television series all nicely collected in a small format book; included in the many bits are the Piranha Brothers sketch, the Cheese Shop sketch, the Isn't it Awfully Nice to Have a Penis song, and the 'Knights Who Say "Ni"' scene from Holy Grail; includes a preface written by John Cleese)

  • Methuen, 2000 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-75000-0 (hardcover)

A Pocketful of Python Picked by Terry Gilliam
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(Terry Gilliam's favorite material picked from the books, albums, films, and Flying Circus television series all nicely collected in a small format book; included in the many bits are The Meaning of Life song, the 'Stan's Right to Have Babies' scene from Life of Brian, and the I'm So Worried song; includes a preface written by Eric Idle)

  • Methuen, 2000 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-75010-8 (hardcover)

A Pocketful of Python Picked by Terry Gilliam
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(Eric Idle's favorite material picked from the books, albums, films, and Flying Circus television series all nicely collected in a small format book; included in the many bits are the Spamelot song, the Bruce's Philosopher song, the 'Mr. Cheeky' scene from Life of Brian, and Chaos Theory Made Easy (a bit specially written for Pythonline.com); includes a preface written by Terry Jones)

  • Methuen, 2002 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-76010-3 (hardcover)

Monty Python's Life of Brian (Of Nazareth) has also been cited as The Life of Brian Screenplay
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

(screenplay of the film, published as a small paperback)

  • Methuen, 2002 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-74130-3 (paperback)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail has also been cited as Monty Python and the Holy Grail Screenplay and Monty Python and the Holy Grail the Screenplay
by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

(screenplay of the film, published as a small paperback; includes several black and white photos throughout the book)

  • Methuen, 2002 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-74120-6 (paperback)
  • Methuen, 2003 (U.K.) ISBN 0-413-77394-9 (paperback) (this promotional edition came bundled as part of the Collector's Edition of the DVD of the Holy Grail film)

Textes, Pensées et Dialogues de Sourd
by Les Monty Python, translation by Arnaud Hofmarcher

(bits from the Monty Python sketches, books, albums, and articles; translated entirely in French)

  • Le Cherche-midi Editeur, 2003 (France) ISBN 2-74910-080-1 (paperback)

 


The Pythons: Autobiography by the Pythons
by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, edited by Bob McCabe

(this immense book contains a freshly told oral history provided by all six members of Monty Python, with reminisces about childhood, university days, early successes, and rich details about the landmark television series and subsequent films; the book also features over 1,000 photographs and illustrations dug up from the personal libraries of the Pythons, Graham Chapman's Estate, and the official Python (Monty) Pictures archives)

  • Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2003 (U.S.) ISBN 0-312-31144-3 (hardcover)
  • Orion Publishing, 2003 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7528-5293-0 (hardcover)
  • St. Martin's Press, 2004 (U.S.) ISBN 0-312-33911-9 (hardcover)
  • Orion Publishing, 2004 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7528-5242-6(hardcover)
  • Hannibal Verlag, 2004 (Germany) ISBN ISBN: 3-85445-244-6 (hardcover) (German translated version entitled Python über Python: Die Autobiografie von Monty Python)
  • St. Martin's Press, 2005 (U.S.) ISBN 0-312-31145-1 (paperback)
  • Phoenix Mass Market, 2005 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7538-1797-7 (paperback)
  • Orion Publishing, 2005 (U.K.) ISBN 0-7528-6425-4 (paperback)

Monty Python's Spamalot
by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

(vocal selections from the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot with lyrics by members of Monty Python, most notably by Eric Idle; includes lyrics, vocal, piano and guitar chords for songs such as: All for One, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Brave Sir Robin, Come with Me, Find Your Grail, Fisch Schlapping Dance, He Is Not Dead Yet, His Name Is Lancelot, I'm All Alone, King Arthur's Song, Knights of the Round Table, Laker Girls Cheer, Monks Chant, Run Away!, The Song That Goes Like This, Whatever Happened to My Part?, Where Are You?, and You Won't Succeed on Broadway; includes five pages of color photos)

  • Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005 (U.S.) ISBN 1-4234-0004-6 (paperback)