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Max & the White Phagocytes
Paris The Obelisk Press. First Edition, First Impression, September 1938. Publisher's original tan wrappers printed in green with black titles to front panel and spine, with a price of 75 francs on the front flap, 324pp. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author: 'To Audrey Beecham with greetings from the red blood corpuscles. Henry Miller, Paris 4/11/39'. The bottom edges of the covers, which have yapped edges, are somewhat turned in with four associated tiny closed tears to each. There is a 2cm split running up from the bottom of the upper joint, and one of 1cm, with loss, at the top of the same. There is a little creasing to the spine which is also slightly toned. There is very light general age soiling but, over all, the wrappers are at least very good. Internally, other than the author's inscription, there is no other name or writing and the pages are very clean. The half title and title pages are unopened at the top edge. The binding is very firm and square. A very good copy of this collection of 12 essays and short stories, now protected in a rigid plastic cover (not shown in the images). Provenance: Audrey Beecham (21 July 1915 – 31 January 1989) was a poet and teacher, great granddaughter of Thomas Beecham the creator of Beecham's Pills, and niece of composer Sir Thomas Beecham. Her poetry appeared in many periodicals and anthologies and two of her books of poems were published: The Coast of Barbary (1957) & Different Weather (1980). Subsequent to completing her degree at Oxford she went to live in Paris and was part of the wider circle of Henry Miller and became a close … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rainford & Parris Books - PBFA [Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom]
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