Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1975. First Edition. Bukowski's second novel, following his alter-ego Henry Chinaski through post-WW2 America as he blows through a series of dead-end jobs. Basis for Bent Hammer's 2005 film adaptation, starring Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, and an appropriately sleazy Matt Dillon. Krumhansl 51c. Item #4422
Limited Issue, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.141. Octavo (23.75cm); decorative paper-covered boards and red cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 205,pp. Hint of sunning to upper board edges and right edge of front cover, else Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket.