Lot 248 of 455:
Bukowski's The Curtains are Waving w/original drawing 1/15  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,680
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The Curtains are Waving and People Walking Through the Afternoon Here and in Berlin and in New York City and in Mexico - with original drawing

Bukowski, Charles

Los Angeles

Black Sparrow Press



[9] pp. 15.5x15cm (6x6"), original saddle-sewn tan-brown wrappers, front lettered in black and blue-gray. No. 84 of 125 copies (3 of which were not for sale), and one of about 15 copies with an original drawing by Bukowski. Designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh. First Edition.

Signed by Bukowski with a drawing of four human figures in the colophon. According to the publisher, "Bukowski added a drawing to his signature every tenth copy or so." Scarce early and sought after Bukowski title, particularly rare with the original drawing.  Krumhansl 26.

Lot Amendments

Light rippling to bottom edge as is common; else fine.

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