On the new ecco editions, the list of Buk's books has been reduced, but includes "You Kissed Lilly" (1978). According to the book this is available from ecco, but I can't find it. What is it and is it available?
I'm guessing that's a mistake. It's a small short story chapbook that came out as a BSP hardcover in a dust jacket. I don't think there was a paperback version. I doubt Ecco would mess with something that small, and the story is likely collected elsewhere. It would be cool to buy a copy even as an Ecco reissue.
Facsimile editions of the old chapbooks would be great. Ecco would never do it, but I'll bet as a limited edition project someone could get permission to do it.Ecco should release a line of Bukowski's early chapbooks with the same general size and format and art as the originals, just the publisher and date different.
I'm not sure if the regular copies had an acetate jacket. Mine does, but it's light-weight compared to BSPs usual heavy acetate. Probably homemade by a previous owner.
Yep, I put the site together. If you have anything you can contribute let me know. I'm a little behind on updating it but hoping to get caught up soon.
I've only seen and held one copy of YOU KISSED LILLY. A friend who was a huge Buk collector (and out of control gambler -- he met Hank at the track a few times) had it. I recall a Bukowski drawing on the cover, maybe silkscreened? Anyway, small and colorful.
My cover coloring is substantially different from the version you have up on your site. The one you have has extensive coloring in the picture, but very little in the title letters. On the other hand, my copy has extensive coloring in the title letters, and modest coloring in the picture.