"IF A SINGLE WORD COULD SAY IT ALL WE WOULDN'T GO ON WRITING ALL THESE BOOKS"
BUKOWSKI, Charles. War All the Time. Santa Barbara, 1984.
Signed limited first edition, one of 16 copies marked "presentation copy" and signed by Bukowski on the limitation page, with an original signed oil painting by Bukowski bound in, this copy additionally inscribed, "For Werner and Diane—If a single word could say it then we wouldn't go on writing all these books. But too often all the words hardly say it. A trick to keep us going? Fair enough. Charles Bukowski," with a self-portrait in ink of himself holding a flask. Laid into this copy are two additional items—a program and a limited edition broadside—both of which are also signed by Bukowski. $9000.