Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. First Edition. Attractive presentation copy of Bukowski's first collection of short fiction, gathering 27 stories. A significant collection, bearing an elaborate contemporary inscription. Krumhansl 45a. Item #3218
First Printing, wrappered issue (4,100 copies). Octavo (23.5cm); printed wrappers; ,189,pp. Contemporary ink inscription on the dedication page to publisher and Lord John Press founder Herb Yellin ("For Herb Yellin"), beneath which Bukowski has composed a large drawing of a flower, a smoking man, and a dog beneath a sun, boldly signed along the lower margin. Hint of sunning to spine, else very Near Fine.