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Henry Miller
Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer - 1st 1st - SIGNED / Important Association Copy
1961. Miller, Henry & Shapiro, Karl (Introduction) - Tropic of Cancer - Grove Press: New York, 1961 - First American Edition / First Printing / First Issue Dust Jacket - "First Printing" stated on the copyright page as required in order to denote the first printing of the first American edition. Correct first issue dust jacket with no Roman numerals. The book has rubbing to the spine ends and tips along with general shelf wear. The spine has the slightest of roll but is not serious. The dust jacket has a linear blue stain from a very old brodart (which has obviously since then been removed and replaced), light scattered staining and shelf wear with rubbing and some closed tears. This is a still bright and attractive example of the correct first printing dust jacket with no publisher's Roman numerals which appear in the later printings. This copy has a Henry Miller signature which has been tipped onto the title page. Also on the title page, Karl Shapiro has signed this copy with an incredible inscription reading: "Michael Hargraves: The / introduction is one of my / proudest writings. / Karl Shapiro / 12/8/81". Michael Hargraves has signed, dated, and located this, his personal copy, with great flourish on the front end page. This is the part of the description that gets the most interesting. Michael Hargraves, who owned this copy, and to whom it was inscribed by Shapiro, was an author, Hollywood screen writer, and most importantly (to this cataloguer) a bibliographer. Among his many bibliographies were studies on Robert Grover, Harry Crews, and most importantly Henry Miller … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Under The Jacket (underthejacketbooks) [Greenwood, South Carolina, US]
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