Lot 239 of 455:
Bukowski's Terror Street inscribed to John Thomas  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,200
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
At Terror Street and Agony Way - inscribed to John Thomas
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
Black Sparrow Press
Date:
1968
Description:

[vi], 89, [2] pp. (8vo) red wrappers printed in black, printed cover label. One of 800 copies in wrappers. First Edition, second state in wrappers.

Inscribed by Bukowski  in green ink (or paint?) to poet and close friend John Thomas on the first blank page: "For John Thomas who has trained most of the tigers in his soul and has made them into useful tigers, unlike mine. This is sensible. I am in the cage with mine and they are winning. The only nobility in any man's death is what the living lend it. And most of the living are hardly very noble. Charles Bukowski, June 1st, 1968. P.S. Hello, Rosie!" There is a chop stamp at the top corner of the page, likely belonging to Thomas. Nice association copy of this scarce Bukowski volume.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to wrappers with a tear to top rear corner, some soiling/scuffing to cover label; small red dampstain at top edge of final page; else near fine.
 
Item number:
310341
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