Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978. First Edition. Attractive copy of Bukowski's third and most ambitious novel. "Written in an episodic manner reminiscent of Post Office and Factotum, the book begins with a typically Bukowskian complaint: "I was 50 years old and hadn't been to bed with a woman for four years." It was the kind of honesty that people had come to expect from Henry Chinaski/Charles Bukowski" (Cherkovski, p.262). Among the most desirable of the author's books. Krumhansl 63d. Item #4407
Limited Issue, one of 300 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.53. Octavo (23.5cm); printed paper-covered boards, and light blue vertically-ribbed cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; ,7-290,pp. Hint of sunning to spine ends, else Fine in a lightly rubbed dustjacket.