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 44 of 305 copies signed by the author

(Item #6031) 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 44 of 305 copies signed on the limitation page. Very nearly Fine in nearly Fine publisher's acetate. Bound in mustard boards with black and white piano imagery and textured red fabric backstrip maintaining brown paper title to spine. Publisher's acetate with expected scuffing. Spot of discoloration to bottom closed text block and dutiness to the top-edge, very slight toning at gutter from glue on the blue pastedowns and fly leaves; rest of the interior appears clean and unread.

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. 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.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #6031)

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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)