New York: 7 Poets Press, . First Edition. Early chapbook, with the subjects covered by these poems being those closest to the author's heart: women, the race track, and classical music. A charming inscription to author and long-time friend Seamus Cooney, who in addition to editing five volumes of Bukowski's selected letters co-authored A Bibliography of the Black Sparrow Press, 1966-1978. While signed copies of this chapbook are uncommon, inscribed copies of any significance are nearly unobtainable. Krumhansl 8; Dorbin A3. Item #2866
One of ca.200 copies printed. Slim octavo (23.25cm); stiff beige illustrated wrappers, stapled; [44pp]; illus. With a full-page inscription and original artwork on verso of front wrapper: "To Seamus Cooney - All god's children got Bukowski. They is lucky. Charles Bukowski." Beneath the inscription, Bukowski has added large drawings of a smoking man, a dog, a sun, and a large flower. Some pinpoint wear to both ends of spine-fold, else Fine.