London: Black Spring Press, 1988. First Edition, first printing. SIGNED and dated by Cave just after the title page: "Nick Cave / 1990."
Author, songwriter, screenwriter, and actor Cave's first book, which went into multiple printings. A collection of early lyrics from his recordings with The Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds (up to and including the Bad Seeds' record, "Your Funeral, My Trial"), short stories and short plays. Cave's dark vision, coupled with his strong connections to primitive folk and blues music, and murder ballads in particular, has yielded an artist whose music rivals the intensity and integrity of Tom Waits and Johnny Cash.
Tiny bit of wear at one corner (only visible on close inspection), else Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.