Lot 22 of 343:
Bukowski / Purdy Letters w/orig pastel 1/26  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$5,400
Estimate:
$7,000 - $10,000

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

Author:
Bukowski, Charles

Place:
Sutton West & Santa Barbara

Publisher:
The Paget Press

Date:
[1983]

Description:
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 “N” of 26 lettered copies designed by Eildon Graphica, hand-bound by Earle Gray. First Edition. Signed by Bukowski and Purdy, both in blue ink on blank leaf following title leaf. Includes an original inked poem by Purdy “Winter at Robbins Lake – Seeing the sky darken & the fields turn brown & the lake lead-grey as some enormous scrap of shut metal & wind grabs the world around the equator I am most thankful then for knowing about the little gold hairs on your belly, Al Purdy” in green ink, 6¼x9¼ with hand-colored lines around edges, folded and placed inside mounted envelope (as issued) on blank leaf before Bukowski’s original artwork. Includes original 4-page prospectus and Paget Press Spring 1984 catalogue with price list, laid in. Krumhansl 81.d. From the Thomas Groff collection.

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Condition:
Fine.


 
Item number:
217485
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