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Bukowski / Purdy Letters signed w/orig pastel 1/26  

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The Bukowski / Purdy Letters: 1964-1974, A Decade of Dialogue

Bukowski, Charles and Al Purdy

Sutton West & Santa Barbara

The Paget Press



Edited by Seamus Cooney. With an original pastel drawing by Bukowski, signed “Buk” in blue pastel, tipped-in on blank leaf before half-title, with laid-in tissue-guard. (8vo), silver-foil coated cloth-backed decorative boards, cover titled in silver, paper spine label, acetate cover. Copy “O” of 26 lettered copies designed by Eildon Graphica, hand-bound by Earle Gray. First Edition.

Signed by Bukowski and Purdy in blue and black ink on blank leaf following title leaf. Includes an original holograph poem by Purdy “Attempt - Man's sole gesture of defiance at a hostile or indifferent universe is standing outside at night after the requisite number of beers and with a graceful enormous parabola trying to piss on the stars and failing magnificently - Al Purdy" in black ink, 6¼x9¼ with hand-colored lines around edges, folded and placed inside mounted envelope (as issued) on blank leaf before Bukowski’s original artwork. Krumhansl 81.d. 

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