Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. First Edition. Attractive copy of Bukowski's first collection of short fiction, gathering 27 stories, several of which first appeared in the pages of the L.A. Free Press and NOLA Express. Krumhansl 45c; Morrow & Cooney 165c. Item #5540
Deluxe Issue, one of five specially designated copies set aside for the author, publisher, printer, binder, and the publisher's files, this being the "Binder's Copy" and signed by Bukowski on the colophon. Octavo (24.25cm); printed paper-covered boards and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; ,11-189,pp, with an original gouache illustration tipped-in following the copyright page. Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket.