BUKOWSKI, CHARLES. 1920-1994.
Lot 3367¤
BUKOWSKI, CHARLES. 1920-1994.
Sold for US$ 1,125 inc. premium
Lot Details
BUKOWSKI, CHARLES. 1920-1994.
5 Typed Letters Signed and 3 Typed Notes Signed, ("Buk"), with a few holograph annotations and including 3 letters with marginal ink sketches (one with color), 8 pp, 8vo, Los Angeles, [December?, 1970]-June 6, 1975, to Don Schenker, envelopes (one with signed holograph note), two letters unevenly toned, faint spotting to one other, pinholes at corners, folding creases. With 2 black & white portrait photographs of Bukowski, 5 x 7 inches.
Provenance: Serendipity Books.

Bukowski is crass, direct, thoughtful, and generous in commenting on the writing and drinking life, giving advice on publishing, and assessing Schenker's work, among other subjects. On finding a publisher: "I don't know shit." On persistence in writing: "take a few drinks when you feel low and look over at ye old typer knowing that almost everything is possible from it." On Schenker's work: "I like the natural way you work a line into a man without making him feel like he's being screwed or clipped or cheated.... [But] you need more ROUGHAGE, reality, piss dirt." On the back of one envelope he has written, "I wrote this drunk last night, and sealed it. I don't know what's inside. Buk." The margins of 3 letters have been filled out by Bukowski with whimsical sketches.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
¤ Without reserve
Contacts
  1. Christina Geiger
    Specialist - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 644 9094
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007