Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. First Edition. Attractive copy of one of Bukowski's most substantial collections from the 1980's. While we have handled many of the author's typescript poems, we've handled precious few that were chosen to title major collections. Provenance: From the collection of photographer Michael Montfort. Krumhansl 100e. Item #2775
Deluxe Issue, one of seven copies specially designated by the publisher on the colophon, this being marked "Photographer's Copy," signed by the author above a small self-portrait. Octavo (23.5cm); photo-illustrated paper-covered boards and multi-colored patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 313,pp, with an signed silkscreen print tipped in. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Offered together with the original typescript draft of the title poem, "you get so alone at times that it just makes sense," with the author's holograph corrections and revisions. Signed and dated (1-9-86) roughly seven months prior to publication. Faint horizontal bend at center, else Fine.