Item #52777 TROPIC OF CANCER. Henry Miller.


New York: Medusa, 1940. First U.S. edition -- albeit an unauthorized one -- of Miller's first and most famous book. One of only 1000 copies in the first-issue binding of light green linen boards with gilt spine lettering. According to Shifreen & Jackson, an overrun of 200 to 500 unbound sheets were printed for later distribution, accounting for the nine variants that followed this one. Spine lettering rubbed but readable, spine and board edges toned to tan, green topstain faded, endpapers poorly glued and/or re-glued. Altogether good or perhaps better. Issued without a dust jacket.
Item #52777

Price: $500.00

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