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Open City 2:1 and Nitty Gritty #1: shameless promotion! (1 Viewer)


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Open City 2:1 and Nitty Gritty #1: shameless self-promotion!

yes, I know, they seem to be pricey, but they're kind of scarce items, especially the Open City one. You don't see that one on eBay frequently. Fogel suggests $65 for each, but I suggest differently ;)

Anyway, thanks for looking.

Open City 2:1

Nitty Gritty #1 (with the broadside):
Sound & Passion: Shameless self-promotion :eek:

Rare. Only published in Adam mag.


Send me a PM if you're interested.


This is what Tinux, another buknet member wrote:

my first post here....

The Sound & Passion booklet was published in 2003 by my small, small publishing house (Bandini) that I run with two friends here in Amsterdam.

Indeed, the story is from Adam magazine. I have quite a large Bukowski collection myself, including magazines, and once I found out that Sound & Passion was not reprinted in any later book, we decided to print it ourselves, as I recall (that contact was laid by one of my Bandini-friends) with permission from John Martin.

It is a bilangual edition: a Dutch version of the story, translated by Susan Janssen who translated most of Bukowski's Dutch editions; the original version; and a translated interview from Hustler magazine with Bukowski (1977).

The cover illustration is done by Peter Pontiac, a well known Dutch (underground) illustrator. He draws Crumb-like, as Bukfan noted. I chose him and designed the edition so, including the size of the book, that it would be family with the BSP "Bring me..." and "There's No..." books. As a hommage...

The book originally sold for, lemme think, 12,50 (euro's). That covered the costs, since Bandini is a foundation, and we are not looking to make a profit. Funny to see that it sells now for 45 euro's.

Martin Bril is a well known Dutch writer and a Buk fan. On our request, he wrote a poem on Bukowski that I handprinted on Rives paper on my little Adana hand press (letterpress). It was laid in the edition, and he signed 26 of them for the lettered copies.

Unfortunaly for you guys, the edition (376) sold out. I have only two copies left myself. And there will be no reprint. But I do have some (15?) copies of the seperate poem by Martin Bril left, in Dutch, and am willing to send a copy gratis to anyone who is interested... let me know.

The next project Bandini is working on is "Trivia" by Philadelphian Logan Pearsall Smith. But that will be only in Dutch...

I have not been working on my Buk collection for some years (because of the taxman ;( ) but since I stumbled upon this website, I feel it itching again...


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