Crucifix in a Deathhand.
New Poems 1963–65. A Loujon Press Award book. With etchings by Noel Rockmore.
Limited edition of 3100 copies. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to American poet, activist and co-founder of City Lights Lawrence Ferlinghetti in silver and red felt pens, facing the limitation page: “For the Lawrence Ferlinghetti, I have just finished listening to Mahler’s 6th and now my 8 month old girlchild grabs for my hand as I try to write something to you. What can I do? There are poems here written at various other times of incompletion. I hope – for you -that some of them work. Charles Bukowski, 5-2-65”.
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Quarto. Original pictorial card wrappers, handset in various types on “Linweave Spectra paper in shades of ivory, white, peacock, gobelin, bayberry, bittersweet & saffron”. 4 engraved plates with tissue-guards. Extremities lightly rubbed, backstrip faintly toned, tiny speck to fore margin of one page. An excellent copy.