Lot 269 of 455:
Bukowski It Catches My Heart in its Hands 1/777  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
It Catches My Heart in its Hands: New & Selected Poems 1955-1963
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Place:
[New Orleans]
Publisher:
Loujon Press
Date:
1963
Description:

97 pp. Introduction by John William Corrington. With preliminary leaves of various colors and differing widths. 26x18.5 cm (10x7"), hand-bound in stiff pictorial wrappers with cork-lined front cover, attached jacket with tissue sheet tipped-on (as issued), and pictorial flap over fore-edge around from rear. One of 777 copies on different colored and sized hand-printed paper. First Edition.

Signed by Charles Bukowski in silver ink, dated 6-2-63, on the front free endpaper. Considered by many to be Bukowski's most beautifully produced book and the crowning achievement of Loujon Press. Dorbin A5; Krumhansl 12.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear and a bit of toning to wrapper edges; faint foxing to tissue flap; near fine.
 
Item number:
310281
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