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Miller, Henry
[FIVE WORKS]
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238
Miller, Henry
[FIVE WORKS]
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 USD
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Miller, Henry
[FIVE WORKS]
TROPIC OF CANCER. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1935. Second printing, stiff paper wrappers, pictorial dust-jacket printed in blue; repairs to spine headpiece, chips to foot of spinepanel, toning to jacket — ALLER RETOUR NEW YORK. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1935. Number 24 of 150 copies SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Printed red paper wrappers, housed in a red clamshell box, lettered in black. Spine slightly faded, occasional minor wear, minor soiling to wrappers — BLACK SPRING. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1936. FIRST EDITION. Pictorial wrappers printed in red; slightly soiled with some dampstaining — MAX AND THE WHITE PHAGOCYTES. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1938. Wrappers printed in blue and black, with publisher's belly band, worn with review copy ephemera; overall toning. — TROPIC OF CAPRICORN. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939. Pictorial wrappers printed in red and black, errata slip. Slight wear and foxing to wrappers. FIRST EDITION.
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Catalogue Note

A COLLECTION OF PARIS EDITIONS OF MILLER'S EARLY TITLES. Following a difficult period in his personal life, including two unsuccessful marriages, Miller traveled to Paris, intending to fulfil his dream of being a writer. He spent the next 10 years (1930-40) producing some of his most important works. He was financially supported at that time by Anais Nin, with whom he allegedly had an affair. Famously, many of Miller's works were banned in the U.S. The publication Tropic of Cancer in 1961 led to a series of obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography.

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