San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1977. Attractive copy of this short story collection, gathering works which first appeared in the pages of Open City, NOLA Express, The Berkeley Barb, and Evergreen Review, et al. A distinctive copy, signed and inscribed by four individuals with deep, personal connections to the author. Chief among these is poet and sculptor Linda King, to whom the book was dedicated and with whom Bukowski shared a prolonged and tumultuous relationship. Krumhansl 40. Item #2638
Fifth Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); photo-illustrated wrappers; [viii],478,pp. Signed on the title page by City Lights editor Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet A.D. Winans, and inscribed by Bukowski's friend and biographer Neeli Cherkovski, who writes "Who lived some of these stories." Additionally inscribed by Linda King, beneath Bukowski's printed dedication to her: "Bukowski said, "This proves I really love you. Nobody dedicates two books to one person." Linda King." Mild wear to extremities, a few faint creases to spine and rear wrapper, with a bit of dust/hand-soil to rear wrapper; clean throughout; Very Good+.