Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978.
291pp. Advance reading copy of the first edition. One of only 25 copies thus. (Krumhansl 63a.) Perfect bound in stiff brown wraps with white review slip mounted on front cover. Light biopredation to base of spine, else an excellent and Fine copy; lacking the acetate wrapper. One of Bukowski's most popular novels in a rare advance format preceding the first edition, distributed to book reviewers and friends of Black Sparrow Press. Item #140939588