Only 500 were printed and there was no signed edition. Although most-likely signed a bit later, this is a nice period signature.
This copy with in Very Good ++ condition with a few minor issues. There faint sunning to the spine and faint wear to the covers. There is a light crease to the back cover that is mainly visible from the interior side. The staples are slightly skewed, so the pages extend from the cover ever so slightly.
Still a very nice signed copy. This chapbook brings together 13 poems that first appeared in separate issues of 11 small press journals. This is the only book in which Bukowski chose his own poems. Although they eventually were published in magazines prior to the book, in his intro Bukowski claims the poems were all rejected prior to being published hence the name, Cold Dogs in the Courtyard. He actually goes on to list the editors who rejected them all publishers of his previous books.What Seems To Be The Trouble, Gentlemen? To A Lady Who Believes Me Dead - pg. Thank God For Alleys - pg. The Death Of A Roach - pg. It's Nothing To Laugh About - pg. Face While Shaving - pg. I Have Lived In England - pg.
2 Outside, As Bones Break In My Kitchen - pg. I specialize in Charles Bukowski books only. Please see my other auctions and feel free to contact me to help you pick that perfect Bukowski present. I can also help you independently verify any of the items I sell so there will be no disappointments.
The item "SIGNED, EARLY (1965) First Edition Charles Bukowski Book" is in sale since Sunday, October 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "sanfrancisco_mike" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.