Hi David. Actually, here's a link to lot 73 in the PBA Modern Lit Auction on December 14th. It's a first edition of ASK THE DUST with a jacket.
nymark: Gorgeous! Thanks a million. That's the same design as used in the film (I think it's near the beginning), but they altered it in the movie -- removed Fante's name so it would be consistent with the character being named Bandini, if I'm remembering this accurately. I assume they did that digitally or using a color photocopy, and didn't mess up an original jacket. Nice also to see the back cover, although you can't quite read it in that photo. A great cover for a masterpiece novel. I reread ASK THE DUST recently and it was as good as I remembering it being when I first read it in 1980, when the Black Sparrow Press edition came out with Bukowski's intro. Very cool. Thanks again for the link.