Bensenville, Ill. Open Skull Press, 1966. First edition. Publisher's illustrated saddle-stitched wrappers, 12 unpaginated leaves, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. One of about 400 copies. This copy in Fine condition with a touch of red at the top of the front wrapper, otherwise clean. Inscribed to the publisher and owner of the press: "For Doug Blazek - As if a man don't have just enough fucking pain just looking out a window - but, no, there are always the little extras, one of which occurs in this story - the poor asshole: Charles Bukowski Oct. 26, 1966."
Blazek, a prolific poet in his own right, was an important figure in the underground poetry scene and was one of the first publishers who understood the raw power in Bukowski's early poetry. He was the publisher of "Ole" and the owner of "Open Skull Press." A fantastic association between the author and one of his first champions to the public. Fine (Item #639)