Crucifix in a Deathhand
NY, Lyle Stuart/Loujon Press, (1965). Designed and elaborately printed and bound in an edition of 3100 copies by Loujon Press: multi-colored, deckle-edge pages, in stiff pictorial wrappers. This copy is inscribed by Bukowski to Karl Shapiro: "For Karl Shapiro -- Kid, it's a hell of a hard game -- living, dying/ reading, bleeding, singing -- What the fuck -- it's hang and hold -- Hello,/ Charles Bukowski." With one of Bukowski's characteristic illustrations (self-caricature, bird, sun). Very slight spine-sunning and rubbing to the folds; else fine. An early publication by Bukowski and although not an especially uncommon title, an extremely uncommon item to find with a literary association such as this. [#034854] SOLD
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