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Ham on Rye by  Charles Bukowski - Signed First Edition - 1982 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937450)

Ham on Rye

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Ham on Rye

by Bukowski, Charles

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1982. Signed Limited First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Number 333 of a limited 350 copies signed by Charles Bukowski. Near Fine with light shelf wear, in a lightly rubbed unprinted acetate jacket with a 2-inch split at a flap fold. One of the hard-drinking Los Angeles poet/novelist's best known work, a semi-autobiographical novel about growing up during the great depression.


Ham on Rye is a 1982 semi-autobiographical novel by American author and poet Charles Bukowski. Written in the first person, the novel follows Henry Chinaski, Bukowski’s thinly veiled alter ego, during his early years. Written in Bukowski’s characteristic crude, straightforward prose, the novel tells of his coming-of-age in Los Angeles during the Great Depression.


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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
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Ham on Rye
Bukowski, Charles
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Signed Limited First Edition
Black Sparrow Press
Place of Publication
Santa Barbara
Date Published
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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.


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First Edition
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shelf wear
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