Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)

San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1979.

First edition signed by the author and photographer

(Item #6009) Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition). Charles Bukowski, Michael Montfort, photographer.

Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)

San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1979. First edition. First edition, hardcover trade issue. Signed by author and photographer on title page. Fine with near fine dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on spine. Dust jacket with $14.95 price and photographs of Bukowski on front and rear panels, one small tear at top right corner. Interior bright and clean.

Shakespeare Never Did This follows Bukowski as he travels through Europe on a literary tour, including a visit to his hometown of Andernach, Germany. The trip was documented by photographer Michael Montfort, who captures the author with all of his humor and humanity. Bukowski notoriously hated having his photograph taken, but was charmed by Montfort. The photographer described their first meeting: "It was a 1977 cover story for a German literary magazine named Rogners....I was scared shitless to meet the guy because of his image. I thought I'd never get out alive. So I brought a case of beer or wine, and that impressed him for the next 20 years." (Montfort for Salon, 2000)

Krumhansl 69.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #6009)

Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)
Shakespeare Never Did This (Signed first edition)

"He was a very bold little fellow, that German cat."