Sir Pogue, I think what you are musing upon are the logos that Buk came up with for BSP. From page 134 of abel's book:
"While Bukowski never had a hand in the design of his Black Sparrow Press productions, he did send Martin several sparrow drawings to be used as the company logotype, but they were eventually discarded. Martin finally settled on the one conceived by his wife Barbara: “The first [sparrow] version was round and plump. The second was thinner. And the final version was jet-airplane-sleek…Barbara who designed the vast majority of BSP books is solely responsible for their ‘look’” (J. Martin, “Hello!”)."
No, don't wait, buy it now.
Every time I checked the price of a book I had recently bought at TBD, the price had gone down. So, if you (or anyone else, for that matter) buy The King today it will get cheaper for the rest of us tomorrow. ;))
My God, drink at home a couple of nights this week, save the money and buy the book. You can't be that fucking desperate. If you are, sell your sister's dirty panties for $5 a piece on eBay and you'll be there in no time. And if that doesn't work, get off your ass and rob a liquor store -- it doesn't require much talent.
When it was over $100 I could empathize with you. But now you'really just being cheap or stupid.
Besides, people here mostly make their alcohol at home (Eat your heart out, European Union!), so there's not many liquor stores I can rob. Even if I do rob a liquor store, it won't take forces of the law too long to put me in jail, since everyone knows everyone else very well in a little town I live in and someone is bound to recognize me (even if I, fashionably, put a Richard Nixon mask on in order to commit a robbery).
Then again, maybe they have King of the Underground in the local prison library... Hmmm....
Thou shalt suffer no longer, honorable inhabitants of the Old World!
I'm going to ask the publisher for delivering my bukstore with it at a reasonable rate. If they agree, the European based cats may order through me. Shipping inside of the EU for this one book from my shop should be covered at 3,- EUR (that is, the real prize makes 3,45 EUR for sendings under 500g, but I don't even take the full amount of my shipping-cost back from my customers, ever).