The Earth Rose 1: Fuck Hate
Santa Monica: Earth Rose, 1966. 4 pages on a single folded sheet, 17" x 11". Signed by Steve Richmond and Charles Bukowski to the front panel. Includes Bukowski's poems "Freedom" and "True Story" as well as contributions by Steve Richmond and John Buckner. The first and only issue of The Earth Rose, of which 10,000 copies were distributed from Richmond's Earth Books bookstore in Santa Monica. Over the next few weeks 10 people were arrested for distributing the pamphlet and Richmond's bookstore was raided, leading to his arrest on obscenity charges and the seizure of around two dozen books, including Bukowski titles, for obscenity. About near fine, with some toning, light foxing and a few short closed tears around the edges. Scarce with both signatures.
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