New York & New Orleans: Lyle Stuart Inc. & Loujon Press, 1965. First Edition. Attractive copy of this early collection, the second of Bukowski's books printed by John and Louise Webbs Loujon Press. Many of the poems were written, variously, while Bukowski visited with the Webbs at their New Orleans home and at several bars in the French Quarter. Dorbin A6; Krumhansl 15. Item #6442
One of 3,100 copies. Quarto (31.5cm); original white card wrappers printed in black, glued to illustrated dustjacket, printed in black on white paper; four etchings by Noel Rockmore reproduced within the text, printed on variously colored paper with all tissue leaves present; original printed wraparound band; 102,pp. Signed on the page facing the colophon: "Charles Bukowski, 3-15-65." Hint of sunning and some trivial wear to flap folds, tiny ink initials to one inner flap, else a fresh, very Near Fine copy. Wraparound band gently sunned on left side, with two small tears at the folds; Near Fine.