Essex House, 1969. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Used - Good. Item #610359
The book is inscribed on first page to James ('Jimmy') Pitts, an important friend of Bukowski's in this era: 'To Jimmy Pitts - my friend down to the last photo finish. Charles Bukowski 8-19-70.' A good copy of this Bukowski classic with a priceless inscription (spine creased, wear and some spotting to spine and covers. Fellow writer Jimmy Pitts was an important early correspondent of Bukowski's. Bukowski's letters to Pitts, long missing, have recently resurfaced, and provide important new light on Bukowski's low and high points at the moment where his writing career and life went from struggle to success. His association with Pitts was significant. 255 pages. First publication of excerpts from Buk's weekly columns in 'Open City', 1964-69. Krumhansl #29a (with the indicated misprints on pages 208 and 221, uncorrected). Rubberstamp on lower edges is dated March 17, 1969 (book was published January 24, 1969); previous owner's date is 'April 1969'.