Lot 234 of 455:
Bukowski's First Published Appearance 1946  

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Portfolio III [With: 20 Tanks from Kasseldown]

Bukowski, Charles, et al

[Washington, D.C.]

Black Sun Press

Spring, 1946


With all 31 broadsides for Portfolio III by Black Sun Press, numbered one to twenty-eight, twenty-nine ["Book Reviews" by Selden Rodman] unnumbered (as issued), plus "Cover Leaf" and "Foreleaf." Broadsides in various sizes all loose in the original 17x12¼" yellow paper covers (front lettered in red). First Edition, one of about 1000 copies.

Includes Bukowski’s first separately published work, "20 Tanks from Kasseldown". His first book was not published until 1960, nearly fifteen years later. Edited by Caresse Crosby. Other broadside authors include: Henry Miller, Kay Boyle, Jean Genet, Harry Crosby, Hans Richter, etc. Krumhansl 1; Fogel 1.

Lot Amendments

Light edgewear to outer folder; broadsides with occasional bit of light wear, a few corner tears; Bukowski broadside fine; overall near fine.

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