Post Office - Inscribed - Charles Bukowski 1990 - Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa - Twenty-third printing The third instalment if Bukowski’s autobiography, following on from ‘Factotum’, he now spends a decade in the post office to support a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks...

With a wonderful provenance, being inscribed by long time Bukowski girlfriend, sculptor, playwright, and poet Linda King, on the title page, along with a drawing of a horse head: "
One of Your Old Nags! Linda King." Laid in is a black and white portrait postcard of Bukowski, also inscribed by King: "Mr. & Mrs. Bukowski / Good by -Linda King".

Their relationship is detailed mostly in Bukowski’s fourth autobiography ‘
Women’, including the legendary break-up in 1975, when one night an intoxicated King (Lydia Vance in the book) threw Bukowski's typewriter and books onto the street, angry at his infidelities. She also taught him to perform oral sex... to quote Henry Chinaski ‘When I was drunk and Lydia was insane we were nearly an equal match’.

Still, I kept thinking about Lydia. The good parts of our relationship felt like a rat walking around and gnawing at the inside of my stomach.’
  First published in 1971.

Thin octavo (book size 16.1x23.5cm), pp. 115 [1]. In publisher’s illustrated pale blue paper covered boards over dark blue cloth spine, upper board with lettering in red with illustration of torn envelope addressed to Bukowski, pale blue paper spine label lettered in dark blue, red endpapers. Enclosed in publisher’s clear acetate cover.
  Condition: Near fine, usual toning to top and bottom edges of paper boards, some foxing to edges of text block.   Ref: 111307   Price: HK$ 6,000