Bensenville, IL: Open Skull Press, 1966. First Edition. One of "no more than" 400 copies. Published by Douglas Blazek's Open Skull Press, and INSCRIBED by Bukowski to Blazek in the year of publication on the inside front wrapper: "For Doug Blazek / As if a man don't have just enough pain just looking out a window / But no, there are always the little extras, one of which occurs in this story / The poor asshole: Charles Bukowski / Oct. 26, 1966."
Blazek, a prolific poet in his own right, was an important figure in the underground poetry scene and was one of the first publishers who understood the raw power in Bukowski's early poetry. He was the publisher of "Ole" and the owner of Open Skull Press. A fantastic association between the author and one of his first champions to the public.
Publisher's tan saddle-stitched wrappers. Fine.