The Genius of the Crowd
[Cleveland], (7 Flowers Press), (1966). A Bukowski rarity, published by D.A. Levy and Jim Lowell in an edition of 103 copies, and then mostly seized by the Cleveland police during the raid on Lowell's Asphodel Bookshop under the charge of possessing and selling obscene materials. Only about 40 copies were thought to have survived, and about half that number now exist in institutional libraries. A small chapbook with linoleum cut illustrations by Paula Marie Savarino. Stapled pages (some double leaves as some pages were made from trimmed envelopes), bound into green wrappers. Blended dampstaining to the covers, with some bleeding onto the margins of the first and final pages: inner pages and text unscathed. A very good copy. Only two copies of this title have appeared at auction going back at least to 1975; it is quite possibly the scarcest of Al Fogel's "Top 20 Bukowski Rarities." This is the first copy we have handled in 35 years of issuing catalogs of modern first editions. [#031660] SOLD

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