Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979.

Number 39 of 100 copies signed with artwork and original silkscreened image by the author

(Item #6030) Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition). Charles Bukowski.

Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. First edition. Number 39 of 100 [c.120] copies signed by the author with a doodle on the limitation page and with an original silkscreened image also signed by the author bound in after the title page. Fine in nearly Fine publisher's acetate. Bound in mustard boards with black and white piano imagery and red fabric backstrip (with black and pink details) maintaining brown paper title to spine. Publisher's acetate with expected scuffing. Slight toning at gutter from glue on the blue pastedowns and fly leaves; rest of the interior appears clean and unread. The most limited of this edition.

Even the title of this collection, featuring Bukowski's poetry from the 1970s, reads like one of his lyrics—poignant, graphic, drunken, visceral, and clever. An entertaining offering in the poet's established authorial voice, with the added desirability of a sketch and original illustration to accompany the text. A great example of a Black Sparrow Press book—run by John Martin the avant-garde press was responsible for supporting and publishing Bukowski's work throughout his prolific career.

Krumhansl 68.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #6030)

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Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (Signed limited edition)