San Francisco, California: City Lights Books, 1972. FIRST EDITION. Paperback. First printing. One of about only 5000 copies published in April of 1972. Edited by Gail Chiarrello. All first edition points -- $3.95 to back cover, "4-72" to last page of ads. Just a wee bit of sunning to card covers, and mild spotting to top and bottom edges, read creases to spine. A clean, tight copy of one of Buk's scarcest -- especially in the first edition - and certainly the book containing his most savage and savagely funny writings. (Krumhansl 40). Very Good Plus. Item #71661
This collection contains the notorious and hilarious tale entitled "Six Inches" -- Buk's very own fabulous (literally!) contribution to the Fairy Tale genre. as well as 64 other pieces. One of Bukowski's most sought-after --and elusive titles. Black and white cover photo of the man with Acne Vulgaris by Brad Darby.
"...Bukowski is a legend in his time...a madman, a recluse, a lover...tender, vicious...never the same...these are exceptional stories that come pounding out of his violent and depraved life...horrible and holy...you cannot read them and ever come away the same again..."
(from back cover notes, probably G.C. -Editor).