ORDER AND CHAOS CHEZ HANS REICHEL - INSCRIBED TO JUNE MILLER

Miller, Henry (text); Durrell, Lawrence (introduction)

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Place Published: New Orleans
Publisher: Loujon Press
Date Published: 1966
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 3135

Description

Cork Issue, one of 1,399 copies. Square quarto (25.25cm); white card-stock boards, with white gauze title sheet lettered in blue glued to front cover; large silver-gelatin photograph of Miller mounted to front pastedown, covered by a thin white gauze sheet, and followed by a stiff sheet of dark brown stained cork; black, gray, and mauve dustjacket illustrated by Reichel's painting "homme dans la lune"; publisher's floral-patterned paper-covered slipcase; [iv],87,[15]pp; illus. Inscribed on the terminal leaf: "This copy for June / who knew all the celebrities long before I did! Cheers! Henry / 2/15/67." Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, showing a few tiny nicks and short tears; slipcase with some wear to points, lower joint, and around opening; Very Good+.

Comments

The first of Miller's two exquisitely produced volumes by Jon and Gypsy Lou Webb's Loujon Press. The text of Order and Chaos was originally written in Paris in 1937-38, a book "penned without carbon & gifted as a long intimate book letter to the painter Hans Reichel who died in 1958 (from rear jacket panel). A warm and charming inscription, penned to his second wife, June Miller. Shifreen & Jackson A157c.


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