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Bukowski, Charles

Published by Black Sparrow Press, Los Angeles, Cal. (1974)

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From: Scrivener's Books and Bookbinding (Derbyshire, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Black Sparrow Press, Los Angeles, Cal., 1974. Soft Cover. Condition: Good. First Ed, 4th Printing. Grey illustrated soft-cover with image of torn envelope and titles in red on front, pink epps, 115pp, b&w photograph of Bukowski to rear. Front cover is water stained at the top, darkened along the edge, corner slightly curled, mark of removed sticker to bottom of inside front cover, edges are soiled, water stain to edge of page between pp33 and 64, this does not go over the text, which is clear and bright, book distributer sticker to rear epp. Name of previous owner in blue pen to back of front cover A slightly scruffy but readable copy of this scarce early edition Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 002541

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Charles Bukowski

Published by Black Sparrow Press (1971)

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From: Books From California (Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Black Sparrow Press, 1971. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. First trade paperback, limited printing, one of only 2000 copies. Scarce. Tanning to spine, slight tanning/shelf wear to covers. Light foxing to back cover only. Covers lay flat, NO folds. Pages clean, NO foxing or markings. Binding tight. Protected in removable archival plastic sleeve. Seller Inventory # mon0002049088

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Bukowski, Charles

Published by Black Sparrow Press, Los Angeles (1971)

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From: Captain Ahab's Rare Books (Stephenson, VA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Black Sparrow Press, Los Angeles, 1971. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 50 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, each with an original pastel painting bound in (this being copy no.31). Octavo (24cm); illustrated paper-covered boards and American flag-patterned cloth backstrip, with title label mounted to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; [8],9-115,[5]pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some trivial loss at crown. Sharp copy of Bukowski's first novel, an autobiographical work based on his years spent as a postal clerk and mail carrier in Los Angeles. He left his job there when publisher John Martin offered him $100 a week for life if he wrote for his fledgling Black Sparrow Press. A cornerstone title for any serious Bukowski collection, and scarce in the deluxe issue. Krumhansl 38c. Seller Inventory # 3407

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