FIRE STATION - INSCRIBED TO CARL WEISSNER

Bukowski, Charles

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Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher: Capricorn Press
Date Published: 1970
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 2885

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First Printing, wrappered issue, one of 1,000 copies. Octavo (22.5cm); stiff red wrappers, with titling and a fireman's pole stamped in black and gilt on spine and front cover; [36]pp; illus. Inscribed by the author on the first blank page: "For Carl Weissner - my buddy in the Fatherland. Charles Bukowski. July First / 1970." A Fine copy.

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A major association copy of this collection of early verse, inscribed just a few months following publication. Carl Weissner (1940-2012) was German author, publisher, translator, and counterculture figure, noted for his translations of William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, J.G. Ballard, Harold Norse, and others. He enjoyed a long-time friendship with Bukowski, acting as his major translator in Germany, and helping to cement his literary legacy in his native country. Krumhansl 34a.


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