Crucifix in a deathhand; new poems 1963-65: A Loujon Press Award Book . . . with etchings by Noel Rockmore.

New York: Lyle Stuart, 1965. Folio. 101 pp. FIRST EDITION. Leaves are different colors of hand-made deckled paper by the Loujon Press. With 3 etchings and original illustrated and printed wrappers by Noel Rockmore; without the “belly band.” Signed by Bukowski (upside down) and dated 3-21-65. Item #17361

First edition, one of 3100 copies signed by the author. This is Bukowski’s second published collection of poems. He is so well-known for writing about the ordinary lives of poor Americans, about alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work, and this collection does not in any manner disappoint.

Price: $550.00

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