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Miller, Henry and Bezalel Schatz
Into the Night Life
Berkeley, Calif., 1947. [Full title page begins: The one and only life is the night life ...] Unpaginated [ca. 73 pp.] artists' book featuring texts by Miller and graphic art by Schatz, per the colophon: "The book is entirely a serigraph, or silk screen creation. Conceived at Big Sur, California ... With the exception of the text, which is originally from Henry Miller's Black Spring, and which was written in his own hand, this book is the creation of Bezalel Schatz, a Palestinian artist." Small folio. No. 167 of ca. 200 copies of the work originally bound in 1947, signed by both Miller and Schatz on the last free end paper; personally inscribed by Miller for "Dr. E.O. Smith, a rare soul who has brought me joy and illumination," in 1956. Mint. Decorated linen boards, original cloth cassette. [204]A pristine example of the rare first issue, original binding, executed by Eda Kavin of Berkeley, California. This example presented by Miller to Dr. E.O. Smith, with holograph letter typed by Eve Miller laid in.
Bookseller: Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare [United States]
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