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Tropic of Cancer

by Miller, Henry; Anais Nin [Preface]

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Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1934. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing of this literary high spot. One of 1,000 copies, in publisher's original printed wrappers with price of 50 fr. intact, Front wrapper printed with Maurice J. Kahane's striking crab and globe design. Near Fine with browning and light soiling to wraps, light edge wear, top corner lightly bumped and light creasing to wraps. Contents tanned. Housed in a custom chemise slipcase. The scarce first appearance of Miller's scandalously erotic novel, which would eventually test the boundaries of free speech in America and become a landmark of 20th century literature, rare in the original wrappers. Since so many copies of the first edition were seized by authorities in England and the U.S., The Obelisk Press discarded the printed wrappers in favor of less conspicuous plain ones for the second and subsequent editions. Shifreen & Jackson A9a.
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Tropic of Cancer

by Henry Miller

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Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller A signed and inscribed first printing. Publisher and Year: Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1934. - Edition: First edition, first printing ("First Published September 1934"). Signed and inscribed on the flyleaf to American artist Beatrice Heide Thomas (1913-2002) in 1938, a friend of Henry Miller during his time in Paris: "To Beatrice Heide, Henry Miller, Paris, 6/38." The book is also accompanied by a signed letter written by Miller to Beatrice in 1971, in which he expresses gratitude that she lent him $100 when he "was desperate." Only 1000 copies of the first printing were produced, many of which were destroyed by authorities in countries where the book was banned. Shifreen & Jackson A9a. - Condition and Description: Contemporary quarter leather rebinding, with the front wrap featuring the iconic Maurice Kahane art and the rear flap bound in. Signed and inscribed on the front flyleaf in June of 1938. Clean pages without any writing or underlining. Tropic of Cancer is not… Read More
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Tropic of Cancer

by MILLER, Henry

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Used - Inch in diameter stain to bottom edge of front cover of Tropic of Cancer, covers somewhat soiled, otherwise a good copy, without
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An extraordinary copy, in effect the dedication copy. First Amer
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New York: Medvsa, 1940. An extraordinary copy, in effect the dedication copy. First American edition, designated by Shifreen & Jackson as the "Eighth Edition/First American Edition/Medvsa Edition. 1000 copies printed, with an overrun of 200-500. "Before printing, Gershon Legman added the colophon "Imprenta de México, 1940" "for fun" and to direct attention from the 25th Street New York place of publication since the book was banned from the United States at the time." Shifreen & Jackson A9j. Miller's dear friend Emil Schnellock's copy, with a full-page inscription by Miller to Schnellock on the front free endpaper: "Fredericksburg, VA, Dear Emil, I don't remember the original dedication but this will do - like Shakespeare's horse you talk about - "for all time". To my friend Emil who standing on a street corner pushed me into that world I always wanted to see and finally saw. Hallelujah! Henry, 12/1/44." There are pencil notes in the text, but they appear to us to be in Schnellock's hand. Miller and… Read More
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TROPIC OF CANCER

by MILLER HENRY

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Paris: Obelisk, 1934. First Edition. (Paris: Obelisk Press 1934). First Edition. Rebound in near contemporary red cloth (with no lettering to indicate the title of the book). Ownership name in ink to both the front and rear end-papers. Original printed front and rear wrappers (featuring a giant crab holding a naked woman in its pincers, designed by Maurice J. Kahan) bound in, wrappers torn and relaid with the inner flaps pasted down. The original spine of the book is missing. Now hailed as an American classic, the author's masterpiece was banned as obscene in the United States for 27 years. One of only a 1,000 copies and genuinely rare. This is the true First Edition of this title with First Published September 1934 on the copyright page
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Tropic of Cancer

by Miller, Henry; Karl Shapiro [Introduction]

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First American Edition, Signed Limited Issue
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New York: Grove Press, 1961. First American Edition, Signed Limited Issue. Near Fine. First American edition, signed limited issue. One of only 100 unnumbered hors commerce copies specially bound and signed by Henry Miller. Bound in original marbled boards over brown spine cloth, titled in gilt. Near Fine with rubbing to edges heaviest at corners, former owner rubber stamp to front paste down. The famous novel with a multiple decades-long journey through the courts in different countries. This Grove first American edition triggered a landmark obscenity case that ended in 1964 with it being officially declared "not obscene.
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Banned Books Series; Ulysses; Tropic of Cancer; Lolita
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Banned Books Series; Ulysses; Tropic of Cancer; Lolita

by Joyce, James; Miller, Henry; Nabokov, Vladimir

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Limited Edition
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Shelton, CT: The First Edition Library, 1983. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine. Complete set of the First Edition Library's "Published in Paris" Banned Books series, including Ulysses by James Joyce, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.. [Three volumes]. High quality facsimiles, with almost identical weight, size, fonts, art, wrappers, and texture to the true first editions. Lolita printed in two volumes with green paper wraps. Tropic of Cancer in illustrated paper wraps, with facsimile "For Subscription Only" band around middle of book. Ulysses in blue paper wraps with title in black on front cover. All with a touch of wear to corners of wraps, a fine set. This set was available to subscribers only, and includes the publisher's pamphlet with information on each book's creation, initial publication, and reception from audiences worldwide. Housed in matching cloth clamshells, titles listed in gilt on green morocco labels affixed to spines. Due to varying degrees of graphic… Read More
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Tropic of Cancer

by Miller, Henry

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Paris, France: Obelisk Press, 1934. first. hardcover. good. First edition. Preface by Anais Nin. Book is rebound. Book good, copyright page is missing, wear, bookplate attached to front paste-down, front and rear gutter have black tape, verso of front free end paper has previous owner's name and date, parts of pages 321-323 were repaired, verso of title page has a number stamp. Housed in custom-made slipcase.
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Tropic of Cancer

by Henry Miller

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First Edition; First Printing
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E-261: Medusa Press. Fair. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Medusa Press, Inc, New York (Mexico). 1940. 323 pgs. First Pirated American edition that was printed in Mexico in 1940. Signed and inscribed by Henry Miller on the FFEP. Bound in cloth with heavile faded titles present to the spine. Boards have wear present to the extremities of the boards (spine is barely attached and chipped). Light foxing present to the edges of the text block. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Shocking banned and the subject of obscenity trials Henry Millers first novel Tropic of Cancer is one of the most scandalous and influential books of the twentieth century. Tropic of Cancer redefined the novel Set in Paris in the 1930s it features a starving American writer who lives a bohemian life among prostitutes pimps and artists Banned in the US and the UK for more than thirty years because it was considered pornographic Tropic of… Read More
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TROPIC OF CANCER

by MILLER HENRY

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Paris: Obelisk, 1935. This is the Reprint from September 1935 (the book was first published in September 1934). A softcover issued in plain wrappers (without a D/W). A VG+ copy. Second Printing of Miller's first and most famous novel. This printing consisted of 500 copies; with most of the first printing confiscated by the censors. Precedes all American first editions. Shifreen & Jackson A9B. Uncommon
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Tropic of Cancer

by HENRY MILLER

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Used - First American edition of this modern classic published after the ban was lifted, first published in Paris in 1934. Lawrence Dur
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First American edition of this modern classic published after the ban was lifted, first published in Paris in 1934. Lawrence Durrell wrote that this title stands beside Moby Dick and that American literature today begins and ends with what he [Miller] has done. Basis for the 1970 film starring Rip Torn. A virtually Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. A lovely copy of this classic.
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Tropic of Cancer

by MILLER, HENRY & NIN, ANAIS (Preface)

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Obelisk Press 1935. Scarce in this condition, first reprint of first edition (most of which was destroyed), only 500 copies made, as issued in blank covers, Octavo, blank light card covers, 323pp, VG (moderately heavy browning to covers, light tanning to page edges, light creasing to spine extrems and cover edges)
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Tropic of Cancer.

by MILLER, Henry.

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First US edition, eighth edition overall.
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NY: Medusa,, 1940.. First US edition, eighth edition overall.. 322 pp. Near fine in full green cloth, sunned to the spine and extrems. No dust jacket, possibly as issued (one not seen by bibliographer). SIGNED by Miller on the front free endpaper. Shifreen & Jackson A9j.
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TROPIC OF CANCER

by Miller Henry

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New York: Grove Press, 1961. First authorized and first trade edition issued in America. With a long introduction by Karl Shapiro and a preface by Anais Nin. 8vo., publisher's original cloth backed boards in dustjacket. xxxiii, 318 pp. A handsome, clean and pleasing copy, some light evidence of age or shelving to the dustjacket, the book very fine. FIRST AUTHORIZED AND FIRST TRADE EDITION ISSUED IN AMERICA. Of the book, John Ciardi said, [it] "is a substantial work of art. The violence of Miller's attack on orthodoxy and falseness is indispensable to his human vision of things. In [the book] the test is ferocity, a ferocious and yet naive sincerity that castigates all sham. It cannot fail to be moral finally, because the ferocity is radically moral. And because the author is an artist--a very good one, as the continued 'underground life' of the book attests." Ours is a very nice copy of this classic.
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Tropic of Cancer

by Miller, Henry

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1st Edition 1st Printing
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New York: Grove Press, 1961. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near-fine with slight shelf wear and a touch of spotting to dark blue topstain, otherwise bright and clean inside and out. In a near-fine dust jacket ($7.50 price intact) with very slight rubbing at the corners and a tiny smudge next to the price. A beautiful copy of this famous novel.
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Tropic of Cancer. [First UK Edition.] FIRST UK EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

by MILLER Henry

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John Calder,, [1963]. 8vo., First Edition thus; handsomely bound in full dark red crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, ribbon marker, custom-made slip-case, an elegant copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Elegant copy of the first UK edition of Miller's infamous if pioneering novel. It was first published by Obelisk Press in Paris in 1934, and in the US in 1961 where it became the subject of a series of obscenity trials.
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Tropic Of Cancer

by Miller, Henry

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First American edition
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New York: Medusa, 1940. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Octavo in original pale green cloth. The first American edition, privately printed in this pirated edition of 1000 copies by Jacob Brussel (the imprint "Medusa" is assumed ficticious). 323 pp. A tight, internally bright example, spine strip somewhat embrowned and with some modest rubbing to the spine lettering. Precedes the authorized (Grove Press) American edition by more than two decades. (Shifreen & Jackson A9).
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TROPIC OF CANCER

by Miller, Henry

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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.
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Tropic of Cancer - First Edition Library - Banned Book Series - Facsimile in Clam Shell Box

by Henry Miller

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First Edition. paperback. Like New. 0x0x0. Brand new in clam shell and publisher's shrink wrap. Please email for photos.
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Tropic of Cancer

by Miller, Henry

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This notable pirated first American edition, limited to 1000 copies by Jacob Brussel under the pseudonym 'New York / Medusa,' is a remarkable piece of literary history. Bound in purple paper wraps with a plain spine that has faded to beige, it exhibits uneven sun-fading on the covers and some wrinkling on the spine. This rare first paperback edition, printed in Mexico, significantly predates the authorized Grove Press American edition by over two decades. Despite its condition showing signs of age, this edition is a collector's gem, offering a unique glimpse into the controversial early circulation of this seminal work.
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Tropic of Cancer

by MILLER, Henry (1891-1980)

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London: John Calder, 1963. [Modern Literature] SIGNED FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.[6] 318. SIGNED by the author in black ink to title page; possibly a secretarial hand. Publisher's grey cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the blue dust-jacket, priced at 25s. Large blue ink ownership to fly-leaf. Toning and spotting to edges and endpapers. Boards slightly bowed, with some toning to spine and wear to edges. Jacket heavily worn to edges, with creases, closed tears, and heavy chipping. Good. A classic account of an American writer's life in Paris, first published there in 1934, but not officially published in the US and the UK until 1961 and 1963 due to censorship.
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