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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Sale 517: Beats, Counterculture & Avant Garde
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Previews: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 9am - 5pm Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 9am - 5pm Thursday, October 10th, 2013 9am - 11am

Sale 517: Beats, Counterculture & Avant Garde

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


502 lots | 500 with images

October 10, 2013

Live Auction

133 Kearny Street 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA, 94108 USA

Phone: (415) 989-2665

Fax: (415) 989-1664

Email: pba@pbagalleries.com

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Avant Garde, Complete run of the magazine Numbers 1-14

Lot 1: Avant Garde, Complete run of the magazine Numbers 1-14

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Description: The full run of 14 volumes. Nos. 1-14. Each 28.5x27.5 cm (11¼x10¾") and in original color illustrated wrappers. Each with colorful contents, photographs, serigraphs, etc.

Condition Report: Only faint traces of wear to wrapper extremities; near fine.

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Lot 2: Five paperback works about the Beats

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Description: Includes:Churchill, Allen. The Improper Bohemians. Ace Books, [1959].Feldman, Gene and Max Gartenberg, editors. The Beat Generation and the Angry Young Men. First Dell Printing. Dell Book, [1959]. Thin dampstain at top edge of first 50 pages.Mandel, George. Beatville U.S.A. Avon Book, [1961].Schuyler, John. Beatnik Party. Initial Edition. Bedside Books Inc., 1959.Bodenheim, Maxwell. My Life and Loves in Greenwich Village. Complete and Uncensored. Belmont Books, [1961].

Condition Report: Mostly mild general wear from reading/handling; very good.

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Six volumes about Counterculture, the Beats, and bohemia

Lot 3: Six volumes about Counterculture, the Beats, and bohemia

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Description: Includes:Rigney, Francis J. and L. Douglas Smith. The Real Bohemia. Cloth, dust jacket (price-clipped). First Edition. Basic Books, [1961].Sanders, Ed. Tales of Beatnik Glory. Cloth, dust jacket (jacket flap folds pasted down, with front and rear pastedowns covering them). First Printing. Stonehill Publishing, [1975].Saroyan, Aram. Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation. Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. First Edition. William Morrow, 1979. With rubberstamp name & address of Lewis Ellingham of SF, CA on the front free endpaper.Turner, Steve. Angelheaded Hipster: A Life of Jack Kerouac. Cloth, dust jacket. Viking, [1996].Gold, Herbert. Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet. Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. Simon & Schuster, [1993].Hahn, Emily. Romantic Rebels: An Informal History of Bohemianism in America. Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket (price-clipped). First Printing. Houghton Mifflin, 1967.

Condition Report: Light wear to edges of a few jackets; largely near fine or fine.

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Two books on the Beats, signed by their author

Lot 4: Two books on the Beats, signed by their author

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Description: Includes:Kerouac, Jack and Joyce Johnson. Door Wide Open. A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958. Cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. Viking, [2000]. Signed by Joyce Johnson on the title page.Miles, Barry. The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963. Cloth, dust jacket. Grove Press, [2000]. Signed by Barry Miles on the title page.

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Sonnets

Lot 5: The Sonnets

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Description: 72 pp. (8vo) original paper wrappers. First Edition.

Condition Report: Previous owner's name on half title; near fine.

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Program for the Second Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival, June 27-28, 1987 in Seaside, California - signed by several musicians

Lot 6: Program for the Second Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival, June 27-28, 1987 in Seaside, California - signed by several musicians

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Description: 27x21 cm (10¾x8¼") white wrappers lettered in blue.

Condition Report: A bit of creasing and soiling to wrappers; last signature detached; very good.

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Collected Stories, 1939-1976

Lot 7: Collected Stories, 1939-1976

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Description: Introduction by Gore Vidal. Purple cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, acetate cover. No. 88 of 300 numbered copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: A touch of wear to bottom edge; near fine.

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A Confederate General from Big Sur

Lot 8: A Confederate General from Big Sur

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Description: Blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, pictorial jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket price clipped and lightly rubbed; fine in a very good jacket.

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Four volumes by Richard Brautigan

Lot 9: Four volumes by Richard Brautigan

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Description: Includes:Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt. Wrappers. Laurel Book, [1970].Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970. Wrappers. Touchstone Book / Simon & Schuster, [1971].Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery. Wrappers. Touchstone Books / Simon & Schuster, [1975].Sombrero Fallout. Cloth, dust jacket (price-clipped). Simon & Schuster, New York, 1976.

Condition Report: Light wear from handling; near fine.

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In Watermelon Sugar

Lot 10: In Watermelon Sugar

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Description: Original cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, clear acetate jacket. No. 35 of 50 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Tokyo-Montana Express

Lot 11: The Tokyo-Montana Express

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Description: (8vo) original gray cloth, spine lettered in gilt, glassine jacket. One of 350 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine

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Trout Fishing in America

Lot 12: Trout Fishing in America

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Description: Original pictorial boards, dust jacket. First English Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear to jacket edges; fine in a near fine jacket.

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The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have taken Over the Ship

Lot 13: The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have taken Over the Ship

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Description: With color serigraph print portrait of Bukowski by Robert Crumb; plus other black and white drawings by Crumb. 8vo. Red cloth-backed decorative cream-tan boards, paper spine label, acetate cover. No. 171 of 426 copies bound by Earle Gray and with an original signed serigraph. First Edition.

Condition Report: Slight lean to spine; else fine.

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Beerspit Night and Cursing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski and Sheri Martinelli, 1960-1967

Lot 14: Beerspit Night and Cursing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski and Sheri Martinelli, 1960-1967

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Description: 380, [2] pp. Patterned cloth-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label, clear acetate jacket. No. 426 of 526 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: A touch of wear, pages slightly rippled at bottom; very good.

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A Bukowski Sampler

Lot 15: A Bukowski Sampler

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Description: Illustrated purple wrappers. Second Edition.

Condition Report: Small nick to head of spine; near fine.

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A collection of Bukowski magazine appearances, ephemera, etc.

Lot 16: A collection of Bukowski magazine appearances, ephemera, etc.

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Description: Includes:The Day it Snowed in L.A. Wrappers. [1986]Book of matches from the wedding of Hank and Linda Lee. August 18, 1985."Warm Light" bookmark. [1990]Book of matches advertising a German edition of a work by Bukowski. Fogel, Al. Charles Bukowski: A Comprehensive Price Guide and Check List. Wrappers. 2000.Sherman, Jory. Bukowski: Friendship, Fame & Bestial Myth. Wrappers. [1981].Vagabond. Vol. 1, No. 2. Wrappers. 1966.London Magazine. Stories 9. Cloth, dj.[1974].All's Normal Here: A Bukowski Primer. Wrappers. [1985].Bring Me Your Love. Cloth-backed boards. 12th printing. 1998.There's No Business. Wrappers. [1984].Caffeine. Issue Seven. 1994.Film Comment. August, 1987.Half Truth. Jan.-Feb. 1994.The Moment. Spring, 1989.High Times. March, 1983.Arete. July/August, 1989.Together 17 items.

Condition Report: Light wear; very good and better.

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A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski

Lot 17: A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski

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Description: With the tipped-in facsimile frontispiece of Bukowski's rare broadside "His Wife, The Painter." (8vo) linen-backed boards, paper spine label, acetate jacket. No. 28 of 350 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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A Descriptive Bibliography of the Primary Publications of Charles Bukowski

Lot 18: A Descriptive Bibliography of the Primary Publications of Charles Bukowski

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Description: Cloth-backed boards, acetate jacket. One of 750 copies. First Trade Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Two issues of Second Coming with contributions by Charles Bukowski

Lot 19: Two issues of Second Coming with contributions by Charles Bukowski

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Description: Includes:Vol. II, No. III. Special Bukowski Issue. 1974.Vol. V., No. 1. Two volumes, original pictorial wrappers.

Condition Report: Both with some pencil notations; one with paste residue from removed bookplate; very good.

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The Outsider, Nos. 1-5, complete

Lot 20: The Outsider, Nos. 1-5, complete

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Description: 5 volumes bound in 4, complete run. Nos. 1-3 in original pictorial wrappers; and Nos. 4-5: Embracing…homage to Patchen, bound together in pictorial boards. Illustrated from drawings, photographs, etc., including of and by most of the contributing authors. First and only printings, each in a small limitation. Numbers 1-3 each housed in a custom folding case.

Condition Report: Light wear; final leaf detached in No. 1; near fine.

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Penguin Modern Poets 13

Lot 21: Penguin Modern Poets 13

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Description: Dark gray boards, dust jacket. First Edition. 

Condition Report: Jacket lightly worn, front flap clipped; about fine.

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Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip [in] Story: The Magazine of the Short Story - Vol. XXIV, No. 106 - Marvin Malone's Copy

Lot 22: Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip [in] Story: The Magazine of the Short Story - Vol. XXIV, No. 106 - Marvin Malone's Copy

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Description: 6-page article within the magazine (which is 104 pp.). 23.5x17.3 cm. (9¼x6¾"), original red and white wrappers, printed in black and red.

Condition Report: Spine faded, light wear; very good, better than typically encountered.

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Barfly

Lot 23: Barfly

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Description: Red cloth-backed black boards, paper spine label, acetate cover. No. 11 of 200 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear to jacket; volume fine

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Betting on the Muse, Poems & Stories

Lot 24: Betting on the Muse, Poems & Stories

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Description: Original gray cloth-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label, acetate dust wrapper. First Trade Hardcover Edition.

Condition Report: Spine leaning; pencil notes on front endpaper and a few spots within; very good.

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The Bluebird

Lot 25: The Bluebird

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Description: Broadside. 31x22.5 cm (13x9"). First Edition.

Condition Report: A few small spots of soiling; near fine.

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Bone Palace Ballet: New Poems

Lot 26: Bone Palace Ballet: New Poems

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Description: (8vo) cloth-backed boards, acetate jacket. One of 750 copies. First Trade Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear to jacket; slight lean to spine, penciled notes on endpaper and a few spots within; very good.

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The Bukowski / Purdy Letters: 1964-1974

Lot 27: The Bukowski / Purdy Letters: 1964-1974

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Description: Edited by Seamus Cooney. (8vo), dark blue cloth-backed decorative light blue boards, paper spine label, acetate jacket. First Hardcover Trade Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Chilled Green

Lot 28: Chilled Green

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Description: Postcard. 16.5x 10 cm (6½x4"). Partially marbled.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Dangling in the Tournefortia

Lot 29: Dangling in the Tournefortia

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Description: 8vo. Red cloth-backed decorative boards, paper spine label, acetate cover. No. 21 of 350 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Penciled notes on title list at front and a few small spots within; near fine.

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Darkness & Ice

Lot 30: Darkness & Ice

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Description: (4to), in original blue paper-covered boards, paper cover and spine labels, acetate jacket. No. 38 of 50 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness

Lot 31: Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness

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Description: [6], 478 + [2] ad pp. 8x5¼, pictorial wrappers. First Edition.

Condition Report: Some vertical creasing to spine, light wear to wrapper edges; pencil notes on leaf at front and few spots within; very good.

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Fire Station

Lot 32: Fire Station

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Description: Title page printed on red paper label, which is over a printed drawing by Bukowski, as issued. 8vo. Black boards, red paper spine and cover labels lettered in black, front label with embossed gold "fire pole," original red-orange tissue dust jacket. One of 100 copies designed, printed & bound by Noel Young and Graham Mackintosh. First Edition.

Condition Report: A touch of wear to tissue jacket; fine.

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Five little magazines with contributions by Charles Bukowski

Lot 33: Five little magazines with contributions by Charles Bukowski

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Description: Includes:Ante No. 4. 1965.Coastlines 12. 1959.Coastlines. No's 21-22. 1959Laugh, Literary, and Man the Humping Guns. Signed on first page. Vol. 1, No. 2. 1969.Harbor Review. Spring 1980.Together 4 volumes.

Condition Report: Some light wear; overall very good.

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Four issues of The Wormwood Review with contributions by Charles Bukowski, three of them signed by him

Lot 34: Four issues of The Wormwood Review with contributions by Charles Bukowski, three of them signed by him

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Description: Includes:Issue 53. Signed on front cover. 1974.Issue 71. 1978.Issue 95. Signed on front cover. 1984.Issue 110/111. Signed on front cover. 1988.Four issues, original wrappers.

Condition Report: A few pencil notes; else fine.

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Ham on Rye

Lot 35: Ham on Rye

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Description: Cloth-backed decorative boards, paper spine label, original acetate cover. One of 750 copies. First Trade Edition. Not Signed.

Condition Report: Light wear to acetate; slight lean to spine, pencil note on front endpaper; near fine.

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Hollywood

Lot 36: Hollywood

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Description: White linen-backed illustrated boards, paper spine label. First Trade Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Hot Water Music

Lot 37: Hot Water Music

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Description: Dark blue-purple corduroy-backed boards, paper spine label, acetate. No. 293 of 400 special hardcover copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Slight lean to spine; else fine.

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In the Shadow of the Rose

Lot 38: In the Shadow of the Rose

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Description: 85, [2] pp. (4to) black cloth-backed boards, plain turquoise paper jacket. No. 50 of 750 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: A touch of wear to jacket edges; fine.

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It Catches My Heart in its Hands: New & Selected Poems 1955-1963

Lot 39: It Catches My Heart in its Hands: New & Selected Poems 1955-1963

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Description: 97 pp. Introduction by John William Corrington. With preliminary leaves of various colors and differing widths. 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.

Condition Report: Some light wear to wrappers; near fine.

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The Last Night of the Earth Poems

Lot 40: The Last Night of the Earth Poems

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Description: 405, [4] pp. (8vo) red cloth-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label. Copy "I" of 26 lettered copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear to acetate jacket; penciled notes on list of titles at front and a few spots within; very good.

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Life and Death in the Charity Ward

Lot 41: Life and Death in the Charity Ward

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Description: Original pictorial glossy boards, matching jacket. First Hardcover Edition & First British Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket price clipped, spine faded; light wear; book and jacket near fine.

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Love is a Dog from Hell, Poems 1974-1977

Lot 42: Love is a Dog from Hell, Poems 1974-1977

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Description: Orange corduroy backed decorative tan-cream boards, paper spine label, acetate jacket. One of 750 copies. First Trade Edition.

Condition Report: Pencil notes on front endpaper and a few small spots within, bookplate; very good.

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The Movie:

Lot 43: The Movie: "Barfly"

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Description: Illustrated from photos. 8vo. Decorative black cloth (with white patterns)-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label, acetate jacket. Copy 307 of 400 numbered copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps: New Poems

Lot 44: The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps: New Poems

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Description: (8vo), blue decorative cloth-backed blue boards, acetate dust jacket. No. 344 of 500 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Pencil notes on front endpaper and a few spots within; near fine.

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Lot 45: Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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Description: Original wrappers. First City Lights Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear to wrappers; pencil notes on leaf at front and several spots within, bookplate; very good.

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Original drawing by Charles Bukowski

Lot 46: Original drawing by Charles Bukowski

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Description: Ink drawing of two human-ish figures. 11x8½". Signed "Buk" at the lower right.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

Lot 47: Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

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Description: Red linen-backed pictorial boards, paper spine label, acetate cover. No. 118 of 300 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window

Lot 48: Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window

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Description: [31] pp. Stiff pictorial wrappers, custom folding case. One of about 400 copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Wrappers lightly soiled; near fine.

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Program from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, signed by Charles Bukowski

Lot 49: Program from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, signed by Charles Bukowski

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Description: Race program for Monday, Sept. 5, 1988. 

Condition Report: Light wear, creased; very good.

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Pulp

Lot 50: Pulp

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Description: Black cloth-backed illustrated boards, paper spine label, acetate jacket. First Trade Hardback Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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