Charles Bukowski: Books and Chapbooks

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SECTION A:
This index includes books, chapbooks, booklets and bound offprints

1. FLOWER, FIST AND BESTIAL WAIL
buk_flowerEureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition of the author’s first book, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 28 pages, (200 copies), offset printed, cover illustration by Ben Tibbs, edited by E.V. Griffith. Published as Hearse Chapbooks 5. (Dorbin A1, Krumhansl 3)

2. A SIGNATURE OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
mags_targets04Albuquerque: Targets, 1960
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, (6 copies), offset printed. An offprint from issue 4 of Targets magazine. (Dorbin B2, Krumhansl 4)


3. BUKOWSKI SIGNATURE 2
buk_sig2_xAlbuquerque: Targets, 1961
First edition, saddle-stapled leaves, 7″ x 8.5″, (6 copies), offset printed. An offprint from issue 7 of Targets magazine. (Dorbin B3, Krumhansl 5)



4. A CHARLES BUKOWSKI ALBUM
New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1961
First edition, side-stapled wrappers, 6″ x 9″, (10 copies), offset printed, offprint from The Outsider 1. (Krumhansl 6)

5. LONGSHOT POMES FOR BROKE PLAYERS
buk_longshotNew York: 7 Poets Press, (1962)
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 9.25″, 44 pages, (200 copies), offset printed, illustrations by Bukowski, edited by Carl Larsen. (Dorbin A3, Krumhansl 8)


6. RUN WITH THE HUNTED
buk_runChicago: Midwest Poetry Chapbooks, 1962
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 6.25″, 32 pages, (300 copies), offset printed, dedicated to William Corrington, edited by R.R. Cuscaden. Published as Midwest Poetry Chapbooks 1. (Dorbin A4, Krumhansl 9)

7. POEMS AND DRAWINGS
buk_poemsCrescent City: Epos, 1962
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 9.25″, 28 pages, (500 copies), letterpress printed, illustrations by Bukowski, edited by Will Tullos and Evelyn Thorne. Published as Epos Extra Issue. (Dorbin A2, Krumhansl 7)

8. IT CATCHES MY HEART IN ITS HANDS
New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1963
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers with dust jacket, 7.5″ x 10″, 98 pages, 777 copies, letterpress printed, introduction by William Corrington, illustrations by Frank Salantrie, dedicated to Gypsy Lou Webb, edited by Gypsy Lou and Jon Webb. Published as Gypsy Lou Series 1. (Dorbin A5, Krumhansl 12)

9. GRIP THE WALLS
mags_wormwood16Storrs: Wormwood Review, 1964
First edition, saddle stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, 600 copies, offset printed. Published as a detachable booklet in Wormwood Review 16. (Dorbin B5, Krumhansl 13)


10. CRUCIFIX IN A DEATHHAND
New York: Lyle Stuart, 1965
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated french-fold wrappers, 8.25″ x 12.25″, 102 pages, 3100 copies, letterpress printed, Dedicated to Marina Louise Bukowski, illustrations by Noel Rockmore, edited by Gypsy Lou and Jon Webb. Published as Gypsy Lou Series 2. (Dorbin A6, Krumhansl 15)

11. COLD DOGS IN THE COURTYARD
buk_colddogsChicago: Literary Times and Cyfoeth Publications, 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 24 pages, 500 copies, letterpress printed, “Foreward” by Bukowski, cover illustration by Betsy Millam, dedicated to Frances Bukowski, edited by Bukowski. (Dorbin A7, Krumhansl 16)

12. CONFESSIONS OF A MAN INSANE ENOUGH TO LIVE WITH BEASTS
buk_confessionsBensenville: Mimeo Press, 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, 500 copies, text mimeograph printed, wrappers offset printed, introductory note by Steve Richmond, cover illustration by Anna Purcell, edited by Douglas Blazek. (Dorbin A8, Krumhansl 17)

13. THE GENIUS OF THE CROWD
buk_geniusCleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 6″, 22 pages, 103 copies, letterpress printed, block prints by Paula Marie Savarino, edited by d.a. levy. (Dorbin A9, Krumhansl 21)

14. ALL THE ASSHOLES IN THE WORLD AND MINE
buk_alltheBensenville: Open Skull Press, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 28 pages, 400 copies, text mimeograph printed, wrappers offset printed, illustrated by author, dedicated to William Wantling, edited by Douglas Blazek. (Dorbin A10, Krumhansl 23)

15. NIGHT’S WORK (INCLUDING BUFFALO BILL)
mags_wormwood24Storrs: Wormwood Review, 1966
First edition, saddle stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 12 pages, 600 copies, offset printed. Published as a detachable booklet in Wormwood Review 24. (Dorbin B11)


16. 2 POEMS
buk_2poemsLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1967
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, 111 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B12, Krumhansl 25)

111 copies were published 7 April 1967, of which 99 were signed, the remaining 12 copies are unsigned, numbered 1-12, and marked “Review Copy” in holograph red ink.

From the colophon: “Printed April, 1967 in Los Angeles by Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press. This edition is limited to ninety-nine copies; three copies lettered a, b and c, which are not for sale, and ninety-six numbered copies, for sale, all signed by the poet.”

17. THE CURTAINS ARE WAVING
buk_curtainsLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1967
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.25″ x 6.25″, 12 pages, 125 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B14, Krumhansl 26)

From the colophon: “Designed and printed September, 1967 in San Francisco by Graham Mackintosh for the Black Sparrow Press. The edition is limited to one hundred and twenty five copies; three copies lettered a, b, c which are not for sale and one hundred and twenty two numbered copies, for sale, all signed by the poet.”

18. AT TERROR STREET AND AGONY WAY
buk_atterrorLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968

a,b. First edition, perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 89 pages, 747 copies
Note: Front cover of this edition was misprinted “Sreet” for “Street”. According to John Martin 18 copies exist thus, without the white label which was affixed to the second state (pictured).

c. First edition, hardcover, numbered and signed with original artwork tipped in, 6″ x 9″, 89 pages, 90 copies

letterpress printed, introductory note by Bukowski, dedicated to John Thomas, John Martin, and John the Baptist, edited by John Martin, printed prospectus issued. (Dorbin A11, Krumhansl 27)

From the colophon: “Designed and printed April, 1968 in San Francisco by Graham Mackintosh for the Black Sparrow Press. The edition is limited to 800 copies in wrappers and 75 hardbound, signed copies each with an original illustration by the poet.”

19. POEMS WRITTEN BEFORE JUMPING OUT OF AN 8 STORY WINDOW
buk_poemswrittenGlendale: Poetry X/Change, 1968
First edition, stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.25″, 32 pages, (400 copies), offset printed, introductory note by Bukowski, cover illustration by P. David Horton, center-fold illustration by Bukowski, dedicated to Douglas Blazek. (Dorbin A12, Krumhansl 28)

20. NOTES OF A DIRTY OLD MAN
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969
First edition, prefect bound illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 6.5″, 256 pages, (28,000 copes), offset printed, introductory note by Bukowski, cover illustration by Larry Gaynor. (Dorbin A13, Krumhansl 29)

Note: City Lights reprinted this  title, circa 5000 copies were published October 1973, note on verso of title page: “First City Lights Edition published: October, 1973”

21. A BUKOWSKI SAMPLER
buk_samplerMadison: Quixote Press, 1969
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 7″ x 9.25″, 80 pages, 400 copies, offset printed, introduction by Douglas Blazek, illustrations by Bukowski, printed prospectus issued. (Dorbin A14, Krumhansl 30)

22. IF WE TAKE
buk_ifweLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969

a. First edition, hand-sewn with green thread, printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 5.5″, 16 pages, 350 copies

b. First edition, hand-sewn with red thread, printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 5.5″, 16 pages, 101 copies signed, 100 numbered, and one marked “File Copy”

Letterpress printed. (Krumhansl 31)

From the colophon: “Design by Barbara Martin. Printed by Noel Young. Published as a New Year’s Greeting to the friends of the Black Sparrow Press in an edition of 400 copies, 100 of which are numbered and signed by the author.”

Note: 350 unsigned copies issued, not 300 as stated in the colophon.

23. THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE WILD HORSES OVER THE HILLS
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969

a. First edition, perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 160 pages, 1243 copies

b. First edition, hardcover, numbered and signed, 6.5″ x 9.75″, 160 pages, 250 copies

c. First edition, hardcover, numbered and signed with original artwork tipped in, 6.5″ x 9.75″, 160 pages, 63 copies

letterpress printed, printed prospectus issued (Krumhansl 32)

From the colophon: “Printed December 1969 in Santa Barbara by Noel Young for the Black Sparrow Press. Design by Barbara Martin. This edition is limited to 1250 copies in paper wrappers; 250 hardcover copies numbered & signed by the poet; & 50 numbered copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray, signed & with an original illustration by the poet.”

24. FIRE STATION
Santa Barbara: Capricorn Press, 1970

a. First edition, perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 6.25″ x 9″, 24 pages, 1000 copies

b. First edition, hardcover, numbered and signed, 6.25″ x 9.5″, 24 pages, 100 copies

letterpress printed, printed prospectus issued (Krumhansl 34)