Photography] Quiet Days In Clichy: BRASSAI] MILLER, Henry (1891-1980) Photography] Quiet Days In Clichy: BRASSAI] MILLER, Henry (1891-1980) Photography] Quiet Days In Clichy: BRASSAI] MILLER, Henry (1891-1980)

Photography] Quiet Days In Clichy

BRASSAI] MILLER, Henry (1891-1980)

Published by The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris, 1956
Condition: Fine- Soft cover
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First Impression ("First and original edition" on title page), First State, with Brassai's photographs printed on glossy stock (the only printing in which the plates were so produced). Small 8vo: 171,[1]pp, with 29 full-page photogravures (recto and verso, of which one verso only and one double-page photomontage of Paris after dark) by Brassai (pseudonym of Gyula Halász). Original stiff wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, printed in grey, yellow and black; grey end papers; custom clamshell box covered with canary-yellow vintage cloth, with printed paper spine label. About Fine copy (slight color loss to spine folds and crown) of this small, fragile volume, which has become scarce in collectible condition. Shifreen & Jackson A100b. Kearney (Olympia Press) 20. Auer 364. A short novel, celebrating love, art, and the Bohemian life, along with a second story, "Mara-Marignan," both dating from the same period as Tropic of Cancer, when Miller was an obscure, penniless young writer in Paris. A few months after Miller returned to New York, in 1940, flat-broke, a quick moneymaking opportunity arose writing pornography for an Oklahoma erotica collector, named Roy M. Johnson. Early drafts of "Mara-Marignan" and "Quiet Days in Clichy" were the result. Johnson was not impressed; he found Miller's stories to be "too poetic," and the manuscripts went missing-"lost for over ten years," Miller wrote in 1956-then "turned up miraculously." Miller rewrote both stories, in Big Sur, in May of that year. This first edition was published in Paris, in June 1956, with photographs of 1930s Paris (street-scenes of prostitutes; sailors fondling women in cafes, young people flirting, kissing, dancing, and drinking) by Brassai. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1062

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Title: Photography] Quiet Days In Clichy

Publisher: The Olympia Press, 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Original Printed Wrappers

Book Condition:Fine-

Edition: First Edition.

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