Bensenville, IL: Mimeo Press, 1965. First Edition. This "long short story" marks an important debut, as it introduced readers to Bukowski's alter-ego and recurring character Henry Chinaski. An uncommonly well-preserved copy of this early title, one that is seldom found inscribed. Krumhansl 17; Dorbin A8. Item #3053
First Printing, limited to no more than 500 copies. Slim octavo (21.5cm); variously-colored mimeographed sheets, stapled into pink and black illustrated card wrappers; [52pp]. With a full-page inscription and associated doodling on verso of front wrapper: "To the world or the world of the person who gets there - Some laughs for your noon's-midnight muscle-ache. Charles Bukowski / 1-26-66." Gentle sunning along spine-fold, else very Near Fine.