Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1991. First Edition. Handsome edition of the authoritative biography on Bukowski, written by long-time friend, fellow poet, and collaborator Neeli Cherkovski. Using sheets from the Random House edition, the entirety of the Black Sparrow Press edition consisted of 226 signed copies, with a small number bound and issued for presentation. Item #3099
Deluxe Issue, one of a small number of copies marked "Presentation Copy", signed by Cherkovski and Bukowski. Octavo (23.5cm); printed paper-covered boards and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; [i-viii],ix-xiii,338pp; illus. Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket. Laid into this copy is an example of the publisher's prospectus, printed in black on light blue paper; old folds, else Near Fine.