Could anyone with a Krumhansl tell me about this limitation? I think that there was artwork involved, which this one lacks. Thanks!
What you show appears to be an authentic patron copy of GRIP THE WALLS. No artwork involved (although Bukowski added artwork to many of the later Wormwood patron issues). Also, I've had questions about the authenticity of Bukowski's signature on that issue. He signed it in what I believe to be India ink, atypical of his later penned autographs. Any of the patron issues of WR that come from me are guaranteed original and authentic. I do not know of any bonafide copies of issue #16 that were limited to the Bukowski contents only.Could anyone with a Krumhansl tell me about this limitation? I think that there was artwork involved, which this one lacks. Thanks!
That's it, right?Contents: The Dogs-Poetess-The Literary Life-When You Wait for the Dawn to Crawl through the Screen like a Burglar to Take Your Life Away-Sleeping Woman-The New Place
Wait, wait. While Bill is right about checking all those things for authenticity (thanks, Bill!), your issue is very plausible. I just checked the 3 remaining patron (signed) copies of #16, and they are 295, 300, and 301. Sorry, but my dad messed up. Keep in mind that WR #15 was the first issue to have patron copies (only 4), so issue #16 was the first issue to have a fair amount of copies signed. Actually, I made the same mistake when I was sending issue #143 to Gerry Locklin after my father died. I didn't send the first numbered issues. I'm keeping notecards with aberrations on issue condition and such, and I hope to put together the list within the next few months.So upon closer inspection:
1. No trimming of edges
2. Book is in fine condition, no damage of any kind.
3. Runfola's Grip that sold at PBA in 2011 was signed on the same page in 1966.
4. However, as Bill sagely suggested, the staples seem to have been removed and then replaced.
I checked this against another copy of Grip and a couple other Wormies, and this issue was definitely
fucked with. When it happened, why or who I guess will remain a mystery. Jeff Maser acquired it from
an "important" Bukowski collector and was sold to an "insignificant" collector (me) who should check
his purchases more closely.