Post Your Bukowski Collection (2 Viewers)

My husband passed away a few years ago from lung cancer. He was a big Buk fan. He left me
hot water music
ham on rye
mockingbird wish me luck
the roominghouse madrigals
the captain is out to lunch and the sailors have taken over the ship
play the piano like a percussion instrument until the fingers
begin to bleed a bit
love is a dog from hell
post office
living onluck
septuagenarian stew
burning in water drowning in flame
dangling in the tournefortia
south of no north,
the most beautiful woman in town
I read everything
then my son and I bought
the flash of lightning behind the mountain
sifting through the madness for the word the line the way
you get so alone at times that it just makes sense
what matters most is how well you walk through the fire
slouching toward nirvana
the last night of the earth poems
screams from the balcony
bone palace ballet
betting on the muse
run with the hunted
tales of ordinary madness

A university professor asked my son how could he give his mother 4 of Bukowski books for her birthday. He replied that we love the man at home and asked the professor if he wanted to borrow one of his books. Buk blew him away with the captain is out to lunch...

Always looking for more
my collection thus far (only a couple are black sparrow editions :()

The Days Run Away...
Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Post Office
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
Most Beautiful Woman in Town
Tales of Ordinary Madness
South of No North
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
Love is a Dog from Hell
Play the Piano Drunk
Dangling in the Tournefortia
Ham on Rye
Hot Water Music
War All the Time
You Get So Alone...
Septuagenarian Stew
The Last Night of the Earth poems
Screams from the Balcony
Betting on the Muse
Bone Palace Ballet
The Captain is Out
What Matters Most...
Open All Night
Sifting through the Madness for the word...
The Flash of Lightening
Slouching Toward Nirvana
Come on In
Run with the Hunted

i'm holding out for a black sparrow Roominghouse
A list of some of my better books of Bukowski

Crucifix In A Deathhand with intact wrap around band, In the Shadow of the Rose, Hot Water Music, You get So Alone..., Dangling in the Tournefortia, Pulp all hardback editions, 1st printing paperbacks of The days run away..., the roominghouse madrigals, Love is a dog from hell, an old copy of Brning in water drowing... along with many other secornd editions, Also a poetry magazine called Quahogg from 1960 with a poem called riot. Also was wondering if anybody knows if these books will increase in value I might be getting rid of some of them if anyone is interesrted. Thnks- JR
Most of my copies are just normal trade copies, unfortunately. Maybe one day I'll have the money to be a real collector...

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills
Post Office
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
South Of No North
Burning In Water Drowning In Flame
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument...
Shakespeare Never Did This (City Lights - signed)
Dangling In The Tournefortia
Ham On Rye
Bring Me Your Love
Hot Water Music
The Bukowski/Purdy Letters
The Most Beautiful Woman In Town And Other Stories
Tales Of Ordinary Madness
There's No Business
War All The Time
You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense
The Movie: "Barfly"
The Roominghouse Madrigals
Septuagenarian Stew
The Last Night Of The Earth Poems
Screams From The Balcony
Shakespeare Never Did This (Black Sparrow)
Living On Luck
Betting On The Muse
Bone Palace Ballet
The Captain Is Out To Lunch...
Reach For The Sun
What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire
Open All Night
Beerspit Night And Cursing
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps
Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook

Against the American Dream: Essays on Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski: Laughing with the Gods
439 Gedichte (Carl Weissner's translations)
Bukowski: A Life
Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life
Bukowski in Pictures
Drinking with Bukowski: Recollections of the Poet Laureate of Skid Row
Spinning Off Bukowski
The Buk Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski - Elmes Lesters exhibition catalogue (and poster)

Bukowski - Born Into This
Charles Bukowski - Bukowski at Bellevue
The Last Straw
There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here
The Bukowski Tapes
70 mins in Hell
Poems and Insults
Down Terror Street and Agony way
Solid Citizen
King of Poets
Bukowksi (BBC TV documentary)
Bukowski Uncensored
Run with the Hunted

various lit magazines incl. Gargoyle, Some/Thing, Beat.

I have all the Black Sparrow Fante's, too.
I keep thinking about posting mine and keep forgetting to list everything I've got... Outside of my copies of Crucifix and Terror Street, I don't have much else impressive...

My Fante collection is also lacking. Nothing signed yet, but I do own a copy of the mass market published Ask the Dust and a nice true first of Brotherhood of the Grape... Oh and a copy of The American Mercury where his first short story was published... got that one for $10 a year or so back from someone who clearly didn't know the value. Awesome.
Better hardbound:


More common hardbound:


New Year's Greetings, Wormwood Reviews, various pamphlets, etc (Relentless Like the Tarantula and All the Assholes... are buried in there, among other stuff, with some reading copies acting as a bookend (hmmm... a first PB of Women acting as part of a bookend. I need to get my shit together and re-arrange):


Reading copies:


Some mags and A Bukowski Sampler:


Another Academy underneath a double bass bridge:


The good wife and I just finished moving a few weeks back, and it's been "get shit up on shelves" mode for a while. I really need to get this better organized.

But it's all gently-placed and the better smaller items are all in bags or poly sleeves. And this is a walk-in closet out of the sun's rays, so no chance of spine fading. And we have dogs and a security system, if you were wondering.
Very nice collection, PS! You've got a good selection of hard covers.
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(Many here should be canonised for there diligence and dedication to a cause. It's magnificent to see people caring so much about something. Seriously.)

Here is my humble list (in order of purchase, if memory allows):

1: What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
2: Ham on Rye.
3: The last night of the earth poems. (bought in L.A. pasadena.)
4: The days run away like wild horses over the hills.
5: Post Office.
6: Tales of Ordinary Madness.
7: Factotum.
8: Sifting through the madness for the word, the line
9:Bukowski in pictures.
10:Photocopy of - 'Rimbaud be damned'.
11: The roominghouse Madrigals
12: Hot Water Music.

A modest little number. But some of the best. I believe.
Nice collection, PS. And if you think smaller images will stop me from drooling over the Fante item (or two maybe?) that I see... you're wrong.
here's a few photos of my bookcase...

a near complete run of black sparrow hc 1sts or better, etc...

wormwoods, full run of outsider, some review copies, various mags and littles...

a near complete run of black sparrow hc 1sts or better, etc...
Only near complete?! Bah! You call that a collection?!

Okay, it's a lot better than my torn up ghetto copy shelves.

Is that a Terror Street HC way over on the left or a Bill Roberts clam (or something else)?
that would be mr. bill roberts' beautiful clamshell.

and yep, only near complete. the major missing pieces are the black sparrow 1sts of post office and factotum, but i do have the british 1sts as placeholders for the time being...

thanks mdr and 1fsh2fsh!
Now if I had a photo of all the cool Buk stuff I've sold over the years, I could wow you all. Great collections, James and PS.
fantastic collections!
I fuckin' envy you guys!

unfortunately, I can't afford being a collector.

But luckily being the current head of the Buk-Society, I can post you some other nice things that, even if they don't belong to me, are causing a very nice feeling holding them in my hands:

(as always: click to Enlarge)

roni, I've never seen a pic of the bottle of wine. what do you know about it? god I'd love to have one of those. probably the only bottle I'd be able not to open and drink.....
White wine does not usually age well, so it may be very fine vinegar now. roni has the most distinctive nose. It's no wonder someone used him in a painting.
[...] the bottle of wine. what do you know about it?

I only know what it says on the label.
I guess he had these made for the birthday-party.

This particular bottle was on the shelfes of MM.
Daisy was so nice to lend us several things of her father for our the upcoming museum we plan to build in Hanks house of birth. These were some of them.
I'm enjoying looking at these pics of collections waaaay better than mine.

a boy can dream.
... I hope the Buk museum comes through!

Yeah, this will be a fine thing.
The next time I try to get people into the project will be a public address in Andernach during our symposium in August. The owner of the house will be there as well as a representative of the city. I hope many people (esp potential sponsors) will come.
Best of luck with the museum plans later this month, Roni! Please keep us informed on any developments...
Indeed, that's one of the larger collections of broadsides I've seen. I'm sure folks some here have collections like this, I just haven't seen them. That's an impressive sight.

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