New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1961. First American Edition of this long-banned novel. Boards. 8vo, half dark green boards with gilt lettering on spine over striated lighter green boards with author's signature in gilt; archival polyester-protected golden dust jacket (unclipped) with circular white panel and title in black; publisher's green topstain; [i-viii], 9-348 pages. Fine / Very Good +. Item #6140
Tropic of Capricorn was first published in Paris by Obelisk Press in 1936; the first English edition was in 1939, whereupon--like Tropic of Cancer--for its explicit sexual content, it, too, was immediately banned throughout the English-speaking world.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American writer. He created semi-autobiographical works that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism. Among his more noteworthy works are the trilogy: Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), and Tropic of Capricorn (1939).
Grove Press was an American publisher founded in 1947. It gained notoriety for publishing censored, often French, and sexually explicit works.
Fine/VG+ Condition! Tight, clean and bright copy with sharp corners. Slight wear to the margins and head & foot of the unclipped dust jacket, which has a few traces of soil. No previous owner or remainder marks.