Hot Water Music (Signed with artwork)

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983.

Number 18 of 100 signed with artwork

(Item #6026) Hot Water Music (Signed with artwork). Charles Bukowski.

Hot Water Music (Signed with artwork)

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First edition. Number 18 of 100 [125] copies signed by the author on the limitation page, with an original oil painting from Charles Bukowski bound in after the title page. A Fine copy in Near Fine publisher's acetate. Tan boards with multicolored cloth backstrip maintaining paper title to spine. Publisher's acetate with expected scuffing and a deeper scratch on rear panel. The interior appears virtually unread with a tissue guard sheet and painting by Bukowski tipped in after the title page.

A collection of short stories filled with scenes of drinking, gambling, fornication, and survival all recounted with Bukowski's unabashed prose; some of the vignettes also feature Henry Chinaski (Bukowski's alter ego). A frenetic abstract painting bound at the front of the books captures the unapologetic emotional core of Bukowski's stories.

Krumhansl 80.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #6026)

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Hot Water Music (Signed with artwork)

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