Black Sparrow Press, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Used - Like New. Item #610369
A superb presentation copy, signed and inscribed inside front cover by author James ('Jimmy') Pitts, an important friend of Bukowski's in this era: 'For Jimmy Pitts - Who is a student of literature and of life and of love. Strength + all best best to you. Your Friend, Charles Bukowski 5-20-70.' Copy #245 of 250 copies issued. A near fine copy of this scarce early Black Sparrow in original wraps with pictorial cover label (slight superficial creasing to wraps). 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. The work takes the form of a small folded broadside bound into printed covers, with colophon inside front cover. Notes: 'Published for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press in an edition of 250 copies.' Description: cover-title, 1 folded leave 14 x 9 cm. Krumhansl #35.