29 June 2005
MILLER, Henry (1891-1980). Tropic of Capricorn. Paris: Obelisk Press, .
8o. Yellow errata slip tipped in. Original red and white printed wrappers; red morocco slipcase. Provenance: Dr. J. O'Roark (inscription to him in an unknown [Miller's?] hand on half-title); John K. Martin (library label on inside of rear cover); Richard Manney (bookplate; his sale Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1991, lot 230).
FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MANNEY COPY, INSCRIBED BY MILLER on the front free endpaper: "George and Elanor on the eve of my alliance with Lepska. Henry Miller. Wash. D.C. 12/9/44."
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
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