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Miller, Tropic of Capricorn, 1939, inscribed

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Miller, Tropic of Capricorn, 1939, inscribed

Miller, Tropic of Capricorn, 1939, inscribed

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,250

GBP

From the Collection of the Late E.F. Knight


MILLER, HENRY

Tropic of Capricorn. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939


8vo, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("To | E.F. Knight | with best of greetings! | Henry Miller | Paris | 5/4/39") on preliminary blank, original printed wrappers, minor split to front joint, very slightly frayed at head and foot of spine


Inscribed before the publication date of 10 May 1939. Pearson notes that publication was originally scheduled for February 1939, "but delayed for three months, as a result of which few copies were sold before the beginning of the war, the death of Kahane and the shutting down of the Obelisk Press..." This present copy, inscribed in April 1939 is, presumably, sufficiently early that it does not include the printed errata slip.


LITERATURE:

Pearson A-60(a)


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