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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #34844, Black Spring Paris, Obelisk Press, (1936). Miller's second regularly published book, one of 1000 copies printed by the Obelisk Press, which had published Tropic of Cancer. This title consists of ten autobiographical stories and, again like Tropic of Cancer, its publication was suppressed in the U.S. for many years after its original publication in France. Bump to spine base, with a trifle of cover creasing: Obelisk Press publications were produced using a soft, pulpy paper that wears easily, but this is a near fine copy in self-wrappers, in a custom folding chemise and slipcase. A very nice copy. [#034844] $1,000
click for a larger image of item #33645, Autograph Letter Signed 1958. An autograph letter signed from Miller to editor and publisher Pascal (Pat) Covici, regarding R.K. Narayan's book The Guide. A full page, plus one margin, of Miller's writing in pencil, praising Narayan's book and asking about others. Two passages are bracketed in red, presumably by Covici, and marked "excerpt." In the second of these, Miller writes, "I was amazed that a man of his world could exhibit such a modern technique. To boot, he's a born story teller. With a fine sense of the tragi-comic." Dated in Big Sur, 6/13/58. Another hand has added, "File H. Miller." Browned, else fine. Good literary content. [#033645] $500
On Sale: $325
click for a larger image of item #34846, Henry Miller - Between Heaven and Hell - A Symposium Big Sur, Emil White, 1961. A compendium of opinions pertaining to the censorship of Miller's works, edited by Emil White, and including two pieces -- letters -- by Miller. This copy is inscribed by Miller, "for Sydney from Henry" in 1972. This is the trade edition; near fine in wrappers. Publisher's prospectus laid in. [#034846] $300
click for a larger image of item #34845, Quiet Days in Clichy Paris, Olympia Press, 1958. Second printing of this novel first published in 1956. This book was a reworking of two stories Miller originally wrote on commission in 1940 for a collector of pornography (who reportedly found them "too poetic"). Illustrated with numerous photographs by Brassai. Softcover: fine in a very good dust jacket with moderate rubbing to the spine. [#034845] $300
click for a larger image of item #17158, Hamlet (Puerto Rico), Carrefour, (1939). Letters between Michael Fraenkel and Henry Miller. This is the trade edition: one of 475 copies. A fine copy in wrappers. A beautiful copy of this book published by one of the most important avant garde presses of the 20th century, which was founded by Fraenkel and American poet Walter Lowenfels, who introduced Fraenkel to Miller. Miller, Fraenkel and Lowenfels formed what has come to be known as the "Triumvirate of Death," because so much of their writing -- and that published by Carrefour -- focused on the theme of the spiritual death of Western Man. [#017158] $225
click for a larger image of item #17152, What Are You Going To Do About Alf? (London), Turret Books, (1971). The limited issue of the fourth edition, first British edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Miller and Alfred Perles, who provides an epilogue. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with announcement of publication laid in. [#017152] $225
On Sale: $146
click for a larger image of item #27323, Art & Outrage London/NY, Putnam/Dutton, 1959/1961. A review copy of the American edition, consisting of the true first (British) edition, copyedited on the title page and front flap to reflect changes to be made in the American edition, with a pencil note on the front flyleaf about the projected change in size. With review slip laid in. Correspondence about Miller between Lawrence Durrell and Alfred Perles, with interjections by Miller. Miller met both Durrell and Perles in Paris in the Thirties. Dusty top edge; fine in a very near fine dust jacket. Together with a copy of the American edition, as issued. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#027323] $115
click for a larger image of item #17180, Tropico de Capricornio Buenos Aires, Santiago Rueda, (1960). The first Argentine edition of Tropic of Capricorn. A very good copy in self-wrappers, inexpertly tape-repaired at the hinges and folds. [#017180] $40
click for a larger image of item #17169, Maurizius Forever Michigan City, Fridtjof-Karla, (1959). The third edition. Fine in wrappers, laid into a fine dust jacket. With the forged signature "Your friend, Henry Miller" that the bibliographer notes has turned up on all copies examined. [#017169] $30
Waco, Motive, 1946. The second edition, printed the same month as the limited edition. Stapled wrappers, fine, laid into a spine-sunned, else fine dust wrapper. [#017168] $25
NY, Ballantine, (1973). First Ballantine printing. Preface by Miller. From the library of author Peter Matthiessen, who has marked several passages in Miller's preface. Near fine in wrappers. [#031988] $20
Santa Barbara, CA, Capra Press, 1976. Very Good in a Very Good (rubbed) DJ. Boards slightly warped. [#706755] $20
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