Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969. First Edition. Bukowski's first full-length book of poetry published by Black Sparrow Press, an important collection, and something of a retrospective of his work to date. Many of these poems dealt with his grief over the death of Jane Cooney Baker, his first wife, to whom he was married briefly in 1952. An attractive copy, offered with the scarce two-sided prospectus. Krumhansl 32a. Item #3277
First Printing, wrappered issue, one of 1,243 copies. Octavo (23.5cm); beige card wrappers, with titles printed in green blue, orange and red; 153,pp; publisher's errata slip laid in at p.19. Light wear to extremities, gentle sunning to spine, with a touch of hand-soil to wrappers; Very Good+ or better, with a Fine copy of the publisher's photo-illustrated prospectus laid in.