IN THE SHADOW OF THE ROSE - COPY #1, SIGNED WITH A LARGE ORIGINAL DRAWING
Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
Date Published: 1991
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 1770
One of 750 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.1. Quarto (27cm); decorative paper and black cloth-covered boards, with printed title label applied to spine; unprinted turqouise dustjacket; 85, pp. Signed on the colophon beneath a large original drawing of a smoking man next to a bottle. Fine in a Fine dustjacket.
Late collection of poems, uncharacteristically issued by Black Sparrow in a single edition of 750 numbered and signed copies, with an additional 26 lettered copies. Notable for containing the poem "Dinosauria, we," which inspired the title for John Dullaghan's 2003 documentary "Bukowski: Born Into This." About the best copy one could hope for - the type that separates the good from the great. Krumhansl 122a.