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The First Five Black Sparrow Press Broadsides - rare Bukowski  

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The First Five Black Sparrow Press Broadsides

Bukowski, Charles

Los Angeles

Black Sparrow Press



5 poetry broadsides. Each  37x25 cm. (14½x10"). Each is one of 27 numbered copies, from a run of 30 copies. Printed by Philip Klein; housed together in a custom grey cloth chemise and clamshell box with morocco cover and spine labels lettered in gilt.

All broadsides signed by Bukowski. Broadsides include: To Kiss The Worms Goodnight (no. 7 of 27 copies), The Girls [&] For the Mercy-Mongers (No. 9 of 27 copies),  The Flower Lover [&] I Met a Genius (no. 9 of 27 copies), On Going Out to Get the Mail (no. 7 of 27 copies), True Story (no.  5 of 27 copies). Rare complete set of the Bukowski broadsides printed by Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press in 1966, being 5 of the first 6 publications of the press, all in fine condition. Krumhansl 18-22.

Lot Amendments

A few minor scuffs to outer box; contents fine.

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