THE EARTH ROSE 1. Charles Bukowski, Steve Richmond, contributor.

THE EARTH ROSE 1

Santa Monica: Privately Printed by Steve Richmond, [1966]. First Edition. Attractive copy of this tabloid-style broadside, reprinting Bukowski's poems "Freedom" and "True Story," which first appeared in the pages of Ole, together with contributions by Richmond and John Buckner. The front wrapper's message proved to be somewhat inflamatory, resulting in police raiding Richmond's Santa Monica store shortly after publication, arresting him on obscenity charges, and seizing his stock, which included a number of Bukowski's books. Dorbin E32. Item #5253

Bifolium (43cm); single sheet of white stock (22" x 17") offset printed in black, folded once vertically to create a [4]pp tabloid; illus. Horizontal fold smoothed-out at center, light wear to extremities, with a few tiny nicks, tears, and faint scattered soil to same; Very Good.

Price: $250.00