NY: Flammarion/ Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 1997. 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First American edition. Studies the effect of photography on Picasso's work and his use of it in his work. Fine. Item #SKB-16618
n.p.: n.p., ca. 1959. Cardboard box printed with charming drawings of beatniks and beatnik phrases. The box contains 24 folding illustrated notecards. They feature 3 different beatnik-themed drawings, with 8 cards of each design. There are also 8 sheets of red stickers printing beatnik phrases to embellish the 24 envelopes... Item #SKB-16652
BERMAN, Wallace & MELTZER, David.
LA: Black Sparrow, 1973. Hardbound in acetate dust jacket. First edition. Cover art by Wallace Berman. One of 9 specially bound copies (same binding as the 26 lettered copies) signed by Meltzer with an original drawing by him bound-in. This copy is designated "Author's Copy" on the colophon page, and... Item #SKB-16624
n.p.:n.p., . Mimeo mag from NYC edited by Diane di Prima and LeRoi Jones. Cover by Wallace Berman of four variant hands holding transistor radios. Contributions by Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, Diane di Prima, Lenore Kandel, LeRoi Jones, et al. Small crease and tiny stain to the corner, very near... Item #SKB-1289
Berkeley: Privately published, 1979. Features an illustration of one of his verifaxes. Two words underlined in red ink on verso, imperceptible pin hole to two corners, else fine. Item #SKB-3052
Untitled offset poster (a.k.a. CMN/Thumb Poster) featuring four variant images of a hand holding a transistor radio with nonsense text at the bottom.
n.p.: Privately published, 1965. Printed in black on yellow stock. (Wallace Berman: American Aleph, p. 86.) Fine (21" x 17"). Item #SKB-10767
BOWLES, Paul & ZEEFDRUK, Erik.
Silk-screen poster printing a lovely multi-color portrait of Paul Bowles smoking a Moroccan pipe by Erik Zeefdruk.
n.p.: Privately published, 1982. Beneath the portrait is printed: "Black Sparrow Press Poetry Project Paul Bowles." One of only 20 numbered copies signed by the artist, this copy is also inscribed to Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin and his wife Barbara. Fine ( 25.5" x 17.75"). Item #SKB-16647
n.p.:n.p., . A nicely rendered, detailed drawing of a house in the country with trees behind it and in front a snow-covered yard with a fence---a very pleasing example of Brainard's work. Signed and dated by him in 1974. Handsomely matted and framed under plexi. Fine (8.25" x 6" framed... Item #SKB-16674
[London]: Victoria and Albert Museum, . 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition thus. Published on the occasion of an exhibition. Owner's inscription, else fine in price-clipped dust jacket with barely perceptible yellowing to edges. Item #SKB-16115
Honolulu: Hogarth Press, . Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition of the first book on Duke Kahanamoku, legendary surfer, Olympic medal-winning swimming champion, movie actor, and sheriff! Illustrated with photographs and includes a substantive glossary of surfing terms. Published as part of Hawaii's Cultural Heritage Series. Some foxing to covers... Item #SKB-16601
BUKOWSKI, Chalres & ALBERTS, Ulvis.
Albuquerque: Mother Road Publications, ca. 1996. Bukowski is shown standing in front of his refrigerator, belly partially exposed, with a bottle of beer in his hand, looking rather intoxicated. Below the photo is printed: "Charles Bukowski Poet and Novelist 1920-1994." Limited to 450 numbered copies signed by the photographer Ulvis... Item #SKB-16643
BUKOWSKI, Charles & CHILDISH, Billy.
SF: X-Ray Book Co., 2017. Pamphlet. First separate printing. Limited to 75 numbered copies. A single 2-page poem (originally published in Big Scream) hand-printed letterpress and string-bound into printed covers featuring a portrait of Bukowski by Billy Childish. As new in publisher's mylar bag. Over-subscribed upon publication. Item #SKB-16597
BUKOWSKI, Charles & MALANGA, Gerard.
Original photograph by Malanga (vintage print) of Charles Bukowski and his publisher John Martin outside Bukowski's apartment in LA, 1972.
A superb spontaneous portrait of these two friends whose author/publisher partnership is one of the most famous in literary history. They are shown standing looking directly into the camera---Buk has his arms folded and is laughing and John, right behind him, is smiling. Signed and dated by Malanga in ink... Item #SKB-16651
BUKOWSKI, Charles & MONTFORT, Michael.
Hollywood: Michael Montfort, 1983. A humorous staged photo of Bukowski laying down in an empty planting bed in a garden with his wife, Linda kneeling beside him creating the effect of Bukowski in a grave. Montfort's stamp to the verso with the handwritten date 1983. A huge print measuring 12.5"... Item #SKB-16678
BUKOWSKI, Charles & MONTFORT, Michael.
Hollywood: Michael Montfort, ca. 1980. Shows Bukowski and a group of men in suits standing at the edge of a lake with trees in the distance. Likely from "Shakespeare Never Did This," Montfort's book documenting Buk's trip to Germany. A huge print measuring 12" x 18.5" on larger paper. Small... Item #SKB-16677
BUKOWSKI, Charles & ZEEFDRUK, Erik.
Silk-screen poster printing a lovely multi-color portrait of Bukowski drinking a bottle of beer by Erik Zeefdruk.
n.p.: Privately published, 1982. Beneath the portrait is printed: "Black Sparrow Press Poetry Project Charles Bukowski." One of only 20 numbered copies signed by the artist, this copy is also inscribed to Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin and his wife Barbara. Fine ( 25.5" x 17.75"). Item #SKB-16644
BUKOWSKI, Charles, & BREWTON, Johnny.
Ventura: X-Ray Book Co., 2003. Tall broadside poem measuring 24" x 5." First edition. Published as part of X-Ray Photoproject No. 1, but is here offered separately. Printed by the Verdant Press. Fine. Item #SKB-16638
Dover, DE: Bottle of Smoke Press, . 8vo. Broadside poem. First edition. Limited to 26 copies for the friends of John Martin. Nicely printed in black and olive on white textured stock. As new. Item #SKB-16657
Dover, DE: Bottle of Smoke Press, . 8vo. Broadside poem. First edition. The edition was limited to 26 copies on white stock, however this special copy is printed in black on thick brown card stock as a gift for John Martin. As new. Item #SKB-16658
n.p.: Blackrose Editions, 1983. Broadside poem, folded as issued, printed on four sides. First separate printing of Bukowski's first appearance in print originally published in Story magazine. One of 150 numbered copies signed by Bukowski (of a total edition of 176). Handsomely printed by the Grenfell Press. Very fine. Item #SKB-666
Leesburg, VA: Bottle of Smoke Press, . 8vo. Small broadside poem tipped into a brown printed folder with a cover illustration by Bukowski. First separate printing. One of 100 numbered copies (from a total edition of 126). Fine. Item #SKB-16659
Leesburg, VA: Bottle of Smoke Press, . 8vo. Small broadside poem tipped into a maroon printed folder with a cover illustration by Bukowski. First separate printing. One of 26 lettered copies, this being copy "A" (from a total edition of 126). Fine. Item #SKB-16660
Ventura, CA: X-Ray Book Co, 2002. 32mo. Small broadside with a cover illustration by Bukowski. First edition. Issued folded in thirds, however this copy has been scored but never folded. Designed by Johnny Brewton for inclusion in X-Ray Spare Parts No. 1, but here offered separately. The first appearance of... Item #SKB-10798
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow, 1991. Broadside poem. First edition. Published for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press on the occasion of the San Francisco Bay Area Book Festival. As new. Item #SKB-691
n.p.: Ecco, 2006. Folding birthday card from Ecco press celebrating what would have been Buk's 85th birthday. Inside is printed the poem "No Leaders, Please" opposite a photo of Bukowski by Linda Bukowski. Fine. Item #SKB-16684