Item #7097 BROADSIDE: THE FLOWER LOVER / I MET A GENIUS - SIGNED. Charles Bukowski.

BROADSIDE: THE FLOWER LOVER / I MET A GENIUS - SIGNED

Los Angeles: Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press, 1966. First, Limited Edition. Item #7097

One of 27 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.15. Broadside, with text, ornaments, and rule border letterpress printed in black and red on stiff cream wove paper (watermarked "Hamilton Carousel"), measuring 25.25cm x 37cm (10" x 14.5"). A Fine copy of this Bukowski rarity – one of five broadsides ("True Story," "On Going Out To Get The Mail," "To Kiss the Worms Goodnight," and "The Girls," being the others) that comprised the earliest productions of the nascent Black Sparrow Press. A stopper for collectors of Bukowski and the Black Sparrow Press, with OCLC showing 12 holdings (roughly half the entire edition), and a single copy found in the auction record (PBA, 2007). Krumhansl 24; Dorbin B10; Morrow & Cooney 6.

Price: $3,500.00

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