Paris: Booster Publications, (1938). First edition. INSCRIBED TO THE PAINTER HILAIRE HILER, "To Hilaire Hiler -- monetary expert. Henry 10/38. Hiler, a fellow expatriate in Paris in the 1920s, tutored Miller in art. (He and Miller, together with William Saroyan, authored a 1945 book on the subject called WHY ABSTRACT?) Page gatherings apparently over-glued at spine and roughly opening (by Miller for the inscription?) causing the spine to fall away when opened and taking a few tiny pieces of the page with it. Hiler has evidently read his copy, perhaps even in the bath, as it is a little rumpled and shows light damp staining to first several leaves. Otherwise very good and a wonderful association regardless of any condition idiosyncrasies.