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THE COSMOLOGICAL EYE. Henry Miller. THE COSMOLOGICAL EYE.
Norfolk: New Directions, (1939). First edition, first issue, with eye on front cover of book. This collection contains a number of Henry Miller's most important shorter prose writings. They are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the White Phagocytes (1938) and were for the most part, written at about the same time as Tropic of Capricorn--the period of Miller's and Durrell's life in the famous Villa Seurat in Paris. These critical and philosophical essays, prose poems, surrealist fantasies, travel sketches, and scenarios, show Miller's passion for fiction, for telling the endless stories of his life. In fine condition with pastedowns a little darkened and the photograph on the front cover a touch rubbed. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51815]       Price: $100.00
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INSOMNIA: Or, The Devil at Large. Henry Miller. INSOMNIA: Or, The Devil at Large.
Albuquerque, NM: Loujon Press, 1970. First edition, limited issue, this one being number 10 of "99" copies in "Edition F" (there were actually 65 at most, see below) with twelve loose watercolor prints, THREE of which are SIGNED AND DATED 10/15/70 BY MILLER, as called for [Shifreen & Jackson A175f]. The three prints SIGNED BY MILLER are "Insomnia No. 1" (8/3/66); "Insomnia No. 2" (8/22/66); and "2nd Insomnia Series, No. 1" (5/8/67). Large, elaborate production; housed in decorative wooden box measuring approximately 24 x 19 x 1.5" with sliding wood cover (actually wood paneling, smooth side up) illustrated with photograph of Miller and wife "Hoki" beneath which is affixed an antiqued copper plate engraved "Ed. F." Each of the TWELVE COLOR PRINTS is printed on heavy artist's paper and measures approximately 22.5 x 17.5". Also includes a large, heavy card stock title sheet and the book itself -- another elaborate production of plain, comb-bound boards with foil paper dust jacket (made from wall paper?); in facsimile manuscript and illustrated with photographs throughout. "Edition F" was initially planned for 192 copies and later reduced to 99, Shifreen & Jackson estimate that NO MORE THAN 65 COPIES WERE ACTUALLY PRODUCED and that ONLY 300 WOODEN BOXES WERE EVER CONSTRUCTED for the total edition (note to Shifreen & Jackson A175a, p.408). The book and prints are best described by Miller's daughter, Valentine, on her tribute website: "In the mid 60s Dad became infatuated by a cabaret singer from Japan named Hoki Tokuda. He would spend hours at the piano bar in the Imperial Gardens Restaurant in Hollywood, listening to Hoki sing. He eventually wooed and married her. In 1965-6 he got insomnia worrying about the relationship and wrote a small book called Insomnia or the Devil at Large and during those sleepless nights painted a dozen watercolors, the Insomnia series." Light finger smudges to half-title sheet, otherwise book, prints, and box are all fine.

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NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks. Henry Miller. NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. First edition. One of 276 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies: pale gray illustrated paper boards; red cloth spine with printed label. Edited by Seamus Cooney. Fine in original acetate, as issued.

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OPUS PISTORUM. Henry Miller. OPUS PISTORUM.
New York: Grove, (1983). First edition. His pornographic writings done for a Los Angeles bookseller in the 1940's for $1 a page. Page edges faintly foxed otherwise fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

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TROPIC OF CANCER. Henry Miller. TROPIC OF CANCER.
New York: MEDVSA, 1940. First U.S. edition of the author's first and most famous book. The publisher, Jacob Brussel, eventually went to prison for publishing pornography. One of 1000 copies in the first issue of light green boards with gilt spine lettering. An overrun of 200 to 500 unbound sheets were printed for later distribution, accounting for the nine variants which followed this first issue. [Shifreen & Jackson A9j]. Spine lettering rubbed but readable, spine and board edges toned, green top stain fading, hinges cracked. Altogether good or better.

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TROPIC OF CANCER. Henry Miller. TROPIC OF CANCER.
Paris: Obelisk Press, 1934. First edition. One of only 1,000 copies printed. Miller's autobiographical novel -- banned in the U.S. and UK for decades after its publication -- has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature." The 1961 U.S. publication by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography before it was finally declared "non-obscene" in 1964. Written between 1930 and 1934 during his "nomadic life" in Paris, Miller's TROPIC OF CANCER was titled as such because, by his own account, ". . . to me cancer symbolizes the disease of civilization, the endpoint of the wrong path, the necessity to change course radically, to start completely over from scratch." On many best-of lists, including Time Magazine's 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005 and The Modern Library's list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, where it is ranked 50th. A near fine copy with light soiling and minute fraying to top of spine but remarkably with the yapped (over-hanging) covers barely frayed at all. Very scarce in this nice condition. Shifreen & Jackson A9a. THE NOW CLASSIC BOOK ONCE CONDEMNED AS OBSCENE.

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TROPIC OF CAPRICORN. Henry Miller. TROPIC OF CAPRICORN.
Tokyo: Keimeisha, no-date [1953]. Tenth edition and first Japanese edition, with Japanese language colophon priced 1,200 Yen tipped to verso of rear endpaper (versus p.[357] as noted in Shifreen & Jackson). Red cloth boards lettered in yellow on front and spine; stylized elephant blind-stamped on rear board; colophon slip measuring 2 1/8 x 2 5/8"; text in english. Barest fading to red cloth at spine, otherwise crisp and fine. [Shifreen & Jackson A21L].

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"UNTITLED 17/68" -- BEING MILLER'S 17th PAINTING DONE IN 1968: Large painting, inscribed and signed twice. Henry Miller. "UNTITLED 17/68" -- BEING MILLER'S 17th PAINTING DONE IN 1968: Large painting, inscribed and signed twice.
(No-place: 1968). First edition. Or only edition, actually, as this is an original watercolor painting by Miller SIGNED "HENRY MILLER 17/68" and INSCRIBED TO HIS PACIFIC PALISADES SECRETARY, Connie Perry: "For/ Connie and Mike/ Happy Anniversary/ Henry." "Untitled 17/68," i.e., Miller's 17th painting produced in 1968. Image measures approximately 23 x 30" and depicts in bright primary colors a palm tree, flowers and woman against the backdrop of a colorful village. Matted and framed in white on white with overall dimensions of approximately 32 x 40". Inscription beginning to fade, few inconspicuous pinpricks to edges, otherwise fine. featured on page 87 of THE PAINTINGS OF HENRY MILLER: PAINT AS YOU LIKE AND DIE HAPPY [San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1982)]. INSCRIBED TO HIS PACIFIC PALISADES SECRETARY.

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. Jason Miller. THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON.
New York: Atheneum, 1972. First edition. New York Drama Critics' Award, Best Play 1972 and the Pulitzer Prize. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Walter McGinn, Charles Durning, Michael McGuire, Paul Sorvino and Richard Dysart. Very good or better with small sticker residue on front pastedown and cloth edges lightly sunned; in a price-clipped, slightly soiled dust jacket with one short closed tear.

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SONGS OF THE SIERRAS. Joaquin Miller. SONGS OF THE SIERRAS.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871, First Edition. Second state of binding. Good with soiling and rubbing on cover and wear on spine ends.

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AN ERNIE PYLE ALBUM: Indiana to Ie Shima. Lee G. Miller. AN ERNIE PYLE ALBUM: Indiana to Ie Shima.
New York: William Sloane Associates, (1946). First edition. Near fine with lightly bumped spine ends. In a near fine dust jacket that is lightly soiled and shows a few rub marks, several closed tears along the top and two tiny chips to the top of the spine.

[Book #51597]       Price: $60.00
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MICHAEL AND MARY. A. A. Milne. MICHAEL AND MARY.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. First edition of this play, a tale of an unlikely marriage. Near fine in dust jacket fading on the spine.

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TOAD OF TOAD HALL: A Play from Kenneth Grahame's Book 'The Wind in the Willows'. A. A. Milne, Kenneth Grahame. TOAD OF TOAD HALL: A Play from Kenneth Grahame's Book 'The Wind in the Willows'.
London: Methuen & Co. (1929). First edition. Offset near hinges on endpapers (from the binding), otherwise near fine with top edge gilt; in very good or better dust jacket, slightly tanned at spine with small chips on corners and spine ends and light rubbing to folds. Housed in specially made plain cloth slipcase. FUN WITH TOAD, ALFRED, MR BADGER, CHIEF WEASE AND THE MOLE.

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THE WITNESS OF POETRY. Czeslaw Milosz. THE WITNESS OF POETRY.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1983). First edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in green paperwraps.

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin. John Milton. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin.
London: J. J. Chidley, 1844. First of this edition. Includes PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED, Sonnets, Odes, et al. Engraved frontis portrait of Milton. In unsigned binding of three-quarter black leather over blue pebbled cloth boards with six gilt-ruled spine panels, one with gilt-lettered blue-leather label ("Milton"); marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Few spots of foxing to prelims and fading inscription to head of title page but otherwise text pages are clean and bright. Four engravings with tissue guards; and two engravings lacking tissues that have cast shadows on opposing text pages, otherwise very good to fine.

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OLD MR. FLOOD. Joseph Mitchell. OLD MR. FLOOD.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1948). First edition. His third book. Minor foxing to edges of rear free endpaper, otherwise bright and fine in equally bright, near fine dust jacket with only light foxing on rear panel and one small barely noticeable tear.

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GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND]. Margaret Mitchell. GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND].
Anton Piek. Haag: Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij(S. Holland Pub. Co), [1937]. Illustrated Dutch edition. A translation of Margaret Mitchell's classic GONE WITH THE WIND in three volumes: "Vuur Over Land [Land on Fire]"; "Als Een Vlam in de Storm [Like a Flame in a Storm]"; "Het Zaad Ontikiemt [The Seed Sprouts]." The first volume is designated a 30th printing on the title page and the other two are designated 28th printings. Must have been some really small printings as the books appear to be scarce. Translated by W. J. A. Roldanus Jr. Illustrated by renowned artist Anton Pieck with over 25 paintings and drawings. Each frontispieces matches the respective dust jacket illustration. Tan boards over green cloth stamped with red and black on spine; intricate emblem on front board in red and gilt. Volume one's dust jacket has a thin closed tear down the left edge of the spine and Volume two's has a tear along the bottom of the spine. All three have some minor damp staining to the base of the spine with only volume two's extending to some of the back pages. Otherwise in very good condition in heavy paper dust jackets with duplicates of color frontis pictures attached to front covers. As best we can determine the set is scarce but the original jackets are much scarcer, perhaps rare.

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BUSINESS CYCLES: The Problem and Its Setting. Wesley C. Mitchell. BUSINESS CYCLES: The Problem and Its Setting.
New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, (1959). Reprint of this work originally published in 1927. Number one in the "Studies in Business Cycles" series. There is a small black circular indentation to the lower right corner of the back board (some sort of book club edition?). Near fine with only a slight slope to the spine and a touch of rubbing to the corners. In a near fine dust jacket with a lightly faded spine, one small chip to the top right corner of the front panel and another to the lower right of the bottom of the spine, both of which are inconspicuously placed.

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THE GOOD FAIRY A Modern Comedy. Ferenc Molnar. THE GOOD FAIRY A Modern Comedy.
New York: Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1932. First U.S. edition. Translated by Jane Hinton. Helen Hayes starred in the New York production. Residue from bookplate removal on front pastedown (partially under flap) and light soiling, otherwise near fine in a slightly soiled price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #29046]       Price: $175.00
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STRANGERS AMONG US: Enlightened Beings from a World to Come. Ruth Montgomery. STRANGERS AMONG US: Enlightened Beings from a World to Come.
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1979). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. Fine in barely sunned dust jacket.

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CATHOLICS. Brian Moore. CATHOLICS.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1972). First edition. "Advance Proof Copy" in light gray paperwraps printed in red on front cover. SIGNED by author on title page. Sunned on spine and edges, small stain on first leaf, otherwise near fine.

[Book #29493]       Price: $125.00
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LIES OF SILENCE. Brian Moore. LIES OF SILENCE.
(Toronto): Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1990). First Canadian edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. Booker shortlisted novel. Fine in dust jacket.

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NO OTHER LIFE. Brian Moore. NO OTHER LIFE.
New York: Doubleday, (1993). First U.S. edition, an uncorrected proof. A novel about a Canadian missionary, the child he saves and conflict with the Catholic Church. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

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WOMEN OF THE WAR; Their Heroism and Self-sacrifice. Frank Moore. WOMEN OF THE WAR; Their Heroism and Self-sacrifice.
Hartford, Conn. S. S. Scranton & Company, 1866. First edition. Illustrated with steel engravings. The untold stories of over stories of over 40 Civil War heroines, each with a portrait of the subject. About bery good with slight foxing to a few pages, closed tear to green cloth on top spine edge, and front free endpaper splitting at hinge.

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ULICK & SORACHA. George Moore. ULICK & SORACHA.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First edition. One of 1,250 SIGNED numbered copies issued for subscribers only. The book is as new in dust jacket, but even more remarkable is that it is in the original cardboard shipping box with title, author and publisher printed on cover. Slightly soiled and worn on edges, but still very good. BONI & LIVERIGHT EPHEMERA.

[Book #32911]       Price: $150.00
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