Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Books, 1975. First Edition. One-Quarter Cloth. Near Fine. Item #072402
Signed by the author at the colophon and numbered 4 of 5 (presentation copies in the limited first edition), this book contains a bound-in original oil painting by Charles Bukowski, still protected with the original tissue guard; laid in is Black Sparrow Press Broadside/Flyer No. 7, itself signed by Bukowski and numbered 8/100. Crisp, bright pages; green boards show gentle sunning along the head edges, and spine plate is also mildly sunned, but red cloth spine is fresh; even the original acetate outer cover is near fine, with a touch of finish wear.