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    One of Only Two Lettered Copies of the First Edition of a Suite of Twelve Photographs of Charles Bukowski

    [Charles Bukowski]. Michael Montfort. Carlton Way Suite. Twelve Photographs of Charles Bukowski. Los Angeles: Privately Produced By the Photographer, 1982. First edition. Copy B of only two copies produced in the first edition (three more were produced later with slightly different production qualities, constituting a second edition). With twelve different original gallery-quality black & white photographs taken by legendary Bukowski photographer, Michael Montfort. Each photograph measures 16" x 20" and is signed by both Bukowski and Montfort. Also each photograph is lettered "B" (one with a small drawing by Bukowski of a man with a bottle). The photographs are enclosed in the protective black plastic bag as issued and housed within a black string-tied portfolio case with the original printed / inked label on green card stock on the front cover. In the twelve different photographs, Bukowski is shown in different settings in Los Angeles and San Pedro, including: pumping gas in his VW bug, driving with a cigarette in hand, and a few at his home (petting a cat, throwing clothes around in his room, at the typewriter eating, carrying laundry), two at graveyard (one in which he is lying down, and another in front of a headstone reading "Beers"), and more. Cover label states that this is Copy "B" of a limited edition of 26 copies, but in fact only two were originally produced of this first edition due to the very high production costs. A very scarce and important Bukowski item. Fine condition.

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    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
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