TROPIC OF CANCER: Miller, Henry TROPIC OF CANCER: Miller, Henry TROPIC OF CANCER: Miller, Henry

TROPIC OF CANCER

Miller, Henry

Published by Obelisk Press, Paris, 1935
Used / Stiff Card Wrappers / Quantity Available: 1
From Black Swan Books (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 950.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: TROPIC OF CANCER

Publisher: Obelisk Press, Paris

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Stiff Card Wrappers

Book Condition: Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Good Minus

Signed: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Edition: Second Edition.

Book Type: Consignment

Description:

Second edition,"Reprinted September 1935" on verso of half-title page, in an edition of 500 copies of the author's ground-breaking first published book. This edition switched from a printed to a plain grey stiff wrapper with removeable dustjacket due to the first printing being confiscated by British & U.S. custom authorities. Disposing of the dustjacket (stating title & author) left one with an anonymous looking book to sail through Customs. Discarding this dustjack en masse renders this dustjacket extremely scarce. This copy is partially unopened (pages 185 to 322 are unopened). Iron grey wrappers are tight, clean with a slight verticle crease down length of spine. Contents tight, clean without names nor marks. Pale green dustjacket designed by Maurice Kahan bears illustratration of a naked woman being lifted by a giant crab. Unclipped price states 50 Frs. The dustjacket's spine is heavily sunned with a 2" piece off top taking off 6 of the title letters. Dustjacket is chipped, with darkening at creases & top edge, with slight foxing. This scarce jacket is 95% complete with flaps in good condition. Professional archival conservation should improve the jacket's appearance, now in mylar. Shifreen & Jackson A9b. On front of jacket Ezra Pound's view is printed "At last an unprintable book that is fit to read." Laid into this book on a plain cream-colored sheet, the author has inscribed " For my good old friend - ein lieber Kerl - Fred Kann. Tue le bon Dieu le benisse ! Henry Miller , Big Sur, 1/24/55. Notre ami Perles ("Alf") est chez nous a present. Schone Grusse !" Artist Fred Kann was friend and benefactor to Henry Miller when he was down & out in Paris in the early1930's before his publication of his first book, Tropic of Cancer. Writer Alfred Perles also met Miller in his early Paris days and remained a very close friend throughout their lives. Miller fashioned the Tropic character "Carl" after Perles. Photo scans available. Please check on this book's availability before ordering. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 2498

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Black Swan Books
Address: Oakland, CA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: May 20, 1999
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

Payment by Visa/Mastercard, cashier's check, money order or personal check with a 5 business day hold for clearance. Books are returnable within 10 days of receipt if not as described.



Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Store Description: Black Swan Books is an independent bookstore now operating 26 years at its original location. We believe seller to buyer relationships and service are a vital part of our operation. Books are carefully described, however you are guaranteed to be satisfied with your purchase or your money refunded. We request that you contact us before ordering books to ascertain the availability status.