Lot 15: Bukowski Burning in Water Drowning Flame w/painting
Author: Bukowski, Charles; Title: Burning in Water Drowning Flame; Place Published: Los Angeles; Publisher: Black Sparrow Press; Date Published: 1974; Description: With an original abstract painting by Charles Bukowski, signed "BUK" in large letters, tipped-in following title leaf, with tissue-guard. (8vo), decoratively patterned multi-colored linen-backed orange boards, paper spine label, acetate cover. No. 37 of 50 hand-bound copies with an original painting, printed by Noel Young & Edwards Brothers, designed by Barbara Martin & bound by Earle Gray. First Edition.Signed by Bukowski in red ink in the colophon. Collects in one volume, "It Catches My Heart in Its Hands," "Crucifix in a Deathhand," and "At Terror Street & Agony Way," plus new poems. Arguably his strongest poetry collected in a single volume. Krumhansl 46.d; Morrow & Cooney 181.d; Fogel 45.; Condition: Light wear to acetate; fine.
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