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IT CATCHES MY HEART IN ITS HANDS: NEW & SELECTED POEMS 1955-1963

Bukowski, Charles

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Place Published: New Orleans
Publisher: Loujon Press
Date Published: 1963
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 2308

Description

One of 777 copies. Small quarto (25.5cm); multi-colored letterpressed sheets, gathered, stapled, and bound into thick white card covers, with titling and decorations stamped in purple on front cover; simulated parchment wrapper and wrap-around dustjacket, with partial photo of the author printed on right flap - this copy a variant we have not previously seen or handled - with the front cover title and skeleton design letterpress printed on cork with turquoise inlay, first in red, then over-printed in black; 102, [2]pp; illus. Evidently an early copy off the press, signed by Bukowski in silver ink on the front endpaper, dated 5-23-63 (colophon states copies were assembled between June-September, 1963). Mild toning to lower cover edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket with mild wear to base of spine, joints, and along right flap fold; small tear to upper edge of inner parchment wrapper; bright and Near Fine.

Comments

An attractive copy of Bukowski's first full-length collection of poems, and the first book produced by Jon and Louise Webb's New Orleans-based Loujon Press. Dorbin A5; Krumhansl 12.


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