London: Black Spring Press, 1988. First Edition. SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by Cave on the title page. Laid in are the original pair of tickets for the show at which the book was signed (the National Ballroom in London, July 14, 1988).
Author, songwriter, screenwriter, and actor Cave's first book, which collects 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.
Near Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Small bump to the upper front board. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with a small bruise and a triangular crease at the bottom front panel.