TROPIC OF CAPRICORN - INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION
Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Obelisk Press
Date Published: 1939
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 1366
First Issue, with price of 60 FRS on spine and publisher's errata slip tipped in before title page - one of 1,000 copies. Octavo; illustrated wrappers printed in red and black; 367pp, . Inscribed by Miller on the front endpaper within three months of publication: "To Miola and Annie from Henry Miller / with best of greetings / Paris 5/25/39." Touch of rubbing and creasing to spine ends and extremities, a trifle dust soil to folds and rear panel, with a faint stain along rear flap fold; Very Good+ to Near Fine, a bright, attractive example housed in a custom clamshell box made by Fagnola.
Miller's semi-autobiographical follow-up to his 1934 novel 'Tropic of Cancer.' Attractive copies are uncommon, and while Miller signed liberally, his early books with contemporary inscriptions are scarce. Shifreen & Jackson A21.a.