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Hearse 8 -- Signed Twice By Charles Bukowski -- One Uncollected, All First Appearances

Hearse 8 -- Signed Twice By Charles Bukowski -- One Uncollected, All First Appearances

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Published in 1961, Hearse 8 featured three Charles Bukowski poems, one of which remains uncollected.

Bukowski personalized this copy for someone, signing it twice, initialing once, and adding some come comments and illustrations.

This issue also includes an advertisement for Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail.

This copy is in Very Good + condition with some damp staining to the covers (quite possible by Bukowski based on one comment), some stains to the covers, and a crease on the bottom right that travels through the issue. 

The Bukowski poems include:

A Literary Romance
An Argument Over Marshall Foch

Transition has yet to be published again, while A Literary Romance would first be collected in Run With the Hunted (1962) and An Argument O).ver Marshall Foch woud first be collected in Fire Station (1970

E.V. Griffith published Bukowski’s first book (Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail) in 1960 and his first stand-alone poem/broadside, His Wife, The Painter.

Bukowski also appeared in several early issues of Hearse, beginning in 1958. The magazine went on hiatus for a few years until Griffith came across a Bukowski poem submitted years before, which inspired him to start publishing Hearse again. That poem was the legendary The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills.

A Very Good ++ copy for someone who understands the signigance.

Overall, a nice copy by an important early supporter of Bukowski’s work.

Case 9

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