MILLER, HENRY. Tropic of Cancer. New York: Medusa, 1940. 8vo, original yellowish green cloth; non-original plain brown protective dust jacket added; midnight green morocco slipcase. First American Edition (unauthorized), hardbound issue: a pirated edition, printed in Mexico and illegally distributed in the United States SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "Henry Miller Chicago 3/6/41." A fine copy.
[With:] Typescript SIGNED BY MILLER of a long quotation from Tropic of Cancer dealing with New York. One page, 4to, double-spaced, signed at bottom: "...When I think of this city where I was born and raised, this Manhattan that Whitman sang of, a blind, white rage licks my guts. New York! The white prisons, the sidewalks swarming with maggots, the breadlines, the opium joints that are built like palaces...the lepers, the thugs, and above all, the ennui, the monotony of faces, streets, legs, houses, skyscrapers, meals, posters, jobs, crimes, loves... A whole city erected over a hollow pit of nothingness..." (2)