THE CAPTAIN IS OUT TO LUNCH AND THE SAILORS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE SHIP - DELUXE ISSUE (THE BINDER'S COPY), SIGNED
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Graphic Arts, 1997. First Edition. A series of Bukowski's journal entries from 1991-1993, illustrated throughout with Crumb's trademark illustrations. Black Sparrow published the book in octavo format the following year, with Crumb's illustrations appearing in black and white only. The smallest available limitation of this title. Krumhansl 154b. Item #6602
Deluxe Issue, one of a handful of copies (after 12 copies lettered A-L) specially bound and designated for the artist, publisher, and a few key individuals involved in the production of the book, this one marked "Binder's Copy" and signed by Crumb on the colophon. Folio (36.5cm); off-white silkscreened cloth-covered boards; publisher's dark red cloth slipcase, with title label inset on upper front cover; 120,pp; with black and white illustrations and five full-page illustrations silkscreened in color, each signed by Crumb in pencil at lower right corner. Within a special compartment in the slipcase for the deluxe issue is housed a color layout by Crumb (signed in plate) laid into a pre-cut mat; while Krumhansl calls for only one, this copy has two different layouts housed within the mat. Faint foxing to covers and endpapers, else Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, with a few faint streaks to the cloth on the front cover. Some very faint foxing to the layouts, else Near Fine.