A COMPLETE SET OF BUKOWSKI'S NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS PUBLISHED BY THE BLACK SPARROW PRESS. Charles Bukowski.

A COMPLETE SET OF BUKOWSKI'S NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS PUBLISHED BY THE BLACK SPARROW PRESS

Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1970-2002. First Editions. Complete set of Bukowski's "New Year's Greeting" chapbooks published by the Black Sparrow Press. Founded by John Martin in 1966, who the following year began the tradition of sending out an annual New Year's Greeting to friends of the press. The first of these was a broadside of Robert Duncan's "Christmas Present, Christmas Presence!" (1967), and from 1968 onward, the New Year's Greeting was issued as a chapbook - a tradition Martin continued until his retirement in 2002. Bukowski's work was published in all but nine of the New Year's Greetings. Item #4579

1. If We Take. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.80. Slim 12mo. (14cm); letterpress printed sheets, handsewn into decorative card wrappers; [12]pp. Fine in the publisher's original envelope, lightly edgeworn, else Near Fine. Housed in a custom leather slipcase and chemise. Krumhansl 31b.

2. The Last Poem & Tough Company. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1976. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 100 numbered copies signed by Bukowski and co-author Diane Wakoski, this being copy no.62. Octavo (20.5cm); decorative paper-covered boards and orange cloth backstrip; publisher's unprinted white paper jacket; [12]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 53b.

3. Art. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, [1976]. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, this being copy 'F'. 16mo (10.75cm); blue-green paper-covered boards, with with hand-lettered label applied to front cover; magenta endpapers; publisher's original slipcase; pp. [4] blank, [16], [4] blank. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, with some light wear to extremities, and a small, stray ink mark along rear edge. Krumhansl 57d.

4. A Love Poem. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy 'D'. Small octavo (21cm); decorative paper-covered boards and silver cloth backstrip; publisher's original unprinted olive green paper dustjacket; [8]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 67c.

5. The Last Generation. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1982. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 150 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.1. Additionally, Bukowski has added a crude drawing of a pair of breasts and pubic hair on the title page, signed "Buk". Slim octavo (20.5cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's unprinted beige paper dustjacket; [12]pp. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, with some trivial wear and dustiness to extremities. Krumhansl 72b.

6. Sparks. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, this being copy 'T'. Slim octavo (21.75cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's unprinted black paper dustjacket; [12]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 77c.

7. One For The Old Boy. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1984. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, this being copy 'P'. 12mo (16.5cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's unprinted white paper dustjacket; [12]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 86c.

8. Alone In A Time Of Armies. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1985. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies specially-bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.167. Octavo (17cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's original unprinted blue paper dustjacket; [8]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 94b.

9. Gold In Your Eye. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.145. Octavo (16cm); decorative paper-covered boards; [8]pp. A Fine copy. Krumhansl 98b.

10. Luck. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1987. First Edition, Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.4. 16mo. (10.75cm); decorative paper-covered boards and black leather backstrip; [16]pp. Trivial wear to extremities, else Near Fine. Krumhansl 102b.

11. The Movie Critics. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1988. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy 'O'. Octavo (18cm); decorative paper-covered boards; [12]pp. A Fine copy. Krumhansl 106c.

12. If You Let Them Kill You, They Will. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1989. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.79. Octavo (18.5cm); illustrated paper and red satin backstrip; publisher's original white unprinted dustjacket; [12]pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some light wear and dustiness to extremities. Krumhansl 111b.

13. We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1990. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.32. Small octavo (18.5cm); illustrated paper-covered boards; [16]pp. Gentle sunning to spine, trivial wear to upper right corner of front board, else Near Fine. Krumhansl 113b.

14. In The Morning And At Night And In Between. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1991. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, this being copy 'K'. Small octavo (18.5cm); lavender paper over black, purple, blue, and gold patterned cloth backstrip; unprinted white paper dustjacket; [12pp]. Two small nicks to cloth on rear joint, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some sunning to spine and extremities. Krumhansl 120c.

15. Now. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1992. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.167. Small octavo (18.5cm); illustrated paper-covered boards; [8]pp. Gentle sunning to spine, else very Near Fine. Krumhansl 128b.

16. Those Marvelous Lunches. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1993. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.171. Small octavo (18.5cm); illustrated paper-covered boards; [12]pp. Hint of sunning to spine, else very Near Fine. Krumhansl 133b.

17. Between the Earthquake, the Volcano and the Leopard. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1994. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'D'. Slim octavo (21cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's unprinted white paper dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 138c.

18. Confession of a Coward. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1995. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'R'. Slim octavo (22.5cm); illustrated paper-covered boards; unprinted white paper dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 142c.

19. The Laughing Heart. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1996. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'B'. Slim octavo (22.5cm); illustrated paper-covered boards; unprinted white paper dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 149c.

20. A New War. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1997. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'L'. Slim octavo (22cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's white unprinted dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 152c.

21. To Lean Back Into It. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1998. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'P'. Slim octavo (22.25cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's white unprinted dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 155c.

22. The Singer. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1999. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'Z'. Slim octavo (21.75cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's white unprinted dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Krumhansl 158c.

23. Popcorn in the Dark. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2000. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'E'. Slim octavo (21.75cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's white unprinted dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket.

24. Pink Silks. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2001. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound in boards, this being copy 'P'. Slim octavo (19cm); decorative paper-covered boards; publisher's white unprinted dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket.

25. The Simple Truth. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2002. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies, this being copy 'X'. Slim octavo (18cm); illustrated paper-covered boards; unprinted white paper dustjacket; [16]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket.

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