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. This copy is signed by Bukowski. Creasing to the front cover and a small corner chip to the rear cover. A near fine copy. Five copies have appeared at auction over the past 50 years, and none has been signed; it is quite possibly the scarcest of Al Fogel's "Top 20 Bukowski Rarities." [#034855] SOLD
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