a shame he couldn't read the letter version...
You don't have the lettered version, so the information about it doesn't apply to your copy. The pertinent information about it (Copy Y of this lettered issue was examined and found to have an additional line typed on the colophon page
) is still here.
what is sold are stapled copies of a version and not this hardcover version...
There are hardcover versions of almost all of the New Year's Greetings books.
we can't find any sell for this version even when there must be maybe 226 (see colophon) going around of this one, its not sold as I research it.
None of them were sold, they were all given away by the publisher. If you can't find any auction records or completed eBay auctions it's probably because one from 1986 hasn't sold lately. They aren't typically in the big Bukowski auctions at places like PBA because frankly, they're not that important, and they are usually inexpensive items.
The colophon page tells you everything you need to know about the book. The only unusual thing is the typing, which was probably
done for the lettered copies, but spilled over onto the first few numbered copies, which is what you have. I think the price estimates given earlier are close to what you can get out of it. You have something unusual
, but not, I'm afraid, terribly rare or valuable.