[Chicago]: Literary Times / Cyfoeth Publications, 1965. Milam, Betsy (illustrator); 1 b/w Illustration (upper wrapper); 1 b/w Photograph (portrait; Lower wrapper). First Edition. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. Item #L070338
Almost as new copy of this scarce fragile early Bukowski. Slight rubbing and browning to wrappers; slight internal browning to edges; tiny spine title hand-lettered (almost invisibly). 23 pages. Contains 13 poems in all, plus Bukowski's "foreward" (sic) and acknowledgments. Krumhansl #16; one of approximately 500 copies, published in the summer of 1965 (and lacking the later emendation to the "author's edition" making this the true first issue). Provenance: From the library and with the small neat ink signature at head of title page of noted Los Angeles poet and editor (of ONTHEBUS, etc.) Marcus (Jack) Grapes, a long-time correspondent and publisher of Charles Bukowski, who was also a fellow Loujon Press author (see OUTSIDER 4 / 5 in which they both appear). Some of the work in this rare collection was drawn from OUTSIDER, making this a particularly nice association copy.