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SOUTH OF NO NORTH - PRESENTATION COPY by  Charles Bukowski - First Edition - 1973 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 1796)

SOUTH OF NO NORTH - PRESENTATION COPY

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SOUTH OF NO NORTH - PRESENTATION COPY

by Bukowski, Charles

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Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. First Edition. Attractive copy of Bukowski's first collection of short fiction. This copy lengthily inscribed to William (Bill) J. Whitaker, who from ca.1970 until the press closed down in 2002 represented Black Sparrow as a traveling salesman on the eastern seaboard, going from bookstore to bookstore each season selling the latest titles from the press. While copies of the signed limited will periodically show up for sale, copies with contemporary inscriptions - particularly to someone with a close, long-standing connection to the press - are genuinely rare. Krumhansl 45b. Limited Issue, one of 300 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.54. Octavo; 3/4 powder gray paper, printed in 3 colors over black and red patterned cloth, with title label applied to spine; original acetate overlay; 189pp, [3]. Presentation copy, inscribed on the dedication page just three days after publication: "For Bill Whitaker / These stories were all paid for, long ago or sooner. I hope besides the blood this stuff puts in your coffee, you get some cream and laughter. O.K. / Charles Bukowski / 12-26-73;" small drawing of a smoking man beneath the inscription. Subtle forward lean, with a gentle tap to upper board edges and small stain to upper edge of text; "Compliments of the Publisher" slip laid in; Near Fine in a VG+ acetate overlay, with some shallow chipping to base of spine and a few small tears.

Synopsis

Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994).

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book dealer
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1796
Title
SOUTH OF NO NORTH - PRESENTATION COPY
Author
Bukowski, Charles
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Black Sparrow Press
Place of Publication
Los Angeles
Date Published
1973

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