1961 TROPIC OF CANCER Henry Miller First Edition Hardcover Mylar Dust Jacket
This is a first edition 1961 hardcover edition of Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller Third Printing. It was published by Grove Press in New York with an introduction by Karl Shapiro. The dust jacket has light wear and has been placed in a Mylar jacket. The interior pages are structurally sound and do not show signs of inscriptions, notes, or dog-eared pages.
The frank sexuality of Henry Miller's musings published in 1934 and the following thirty years of legal action made Tropic of Cancer an incredibly famous book. After all, who would not be curious about a book described by a Pennsylvania judge as an open sewer, a pit of putrefaction, a slimy gathering of all that is rotten in the debris of human depravity? If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you will want to add to your library.