...as long as the book is numbered in red on the colophon page at the back. this book was published very shortly after Buk's death. the signed sheets were tipped (glued) into the edition. There are no copies of this book signed on the title page, for example. Can you send a photo of the colophon page and we can say that it is 100% sure. If there is no colophon page then there could be a huge problem (as that would mean that this was a later printing...)
Here's a pic of the colophon page. I did some homework before making the purchasing i.e. consulted my copy of "A Descriptive Bibliography of the Primary Publications of Charles Bukowski." I just wanted to get some opinions from other Buk fans. Thank you.
Here is one that I just passed on because it was not on the colophon and it looked a little odd to me. There was also no provenance or anything about what signing he signed it at. I can't discuss what book it is really because someone's birthday is coming up. What do you guys think of this signature though? It wasn't right on the money for me.