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An association copy of Henry Miller’s autobiographical book on books. The book contains chapters on his boyhood in Brooklyn and the New York Theater of the early 1900’s. In an appendix, Miller lists the top 100 books that influenced his life and work. INSCRIBED to the photo-montage artist Val. Telberg, who worked closely with Anias Nin and illustrated her 1961 paperback edition of House of Incest. Miller makes reference to China where Telberg spent the greater part of his childhood and adolescence. During the 1940’s he began studies at the Art Students League, working with Morris Kantor, Julian Levy, and George Grosz. It was here that he began to develop his own photographic voice, combining photography with dream imagery and the subconscious. He was heavily influenced by Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, Dali and other early surrealists. Val. Telberg shared a similar world view with Anias Nin, and together they would collaborate on several projects.

Description: Hard bound first printing with dust jacket. Limited edition 1/1500 printed copies. 323 pp. INSCRIBED BY HENRY MILLER to the photomontage artist Val Telberg ” For Vladimir Telberg – from the old country ( China ) With all good wishes and the hope we will meet again Henry Miller Big Sur 6/7/54″. Telberg worked closely with Anian Nin. His photographs were used in the 1961 Swallow paperback edition of Nin’s House of Incest. Minor wear to corners and edges of cloth boards. Dust jacket shows minor edgewear, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 16970

The Books in My Life
Miller, Henry


Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: 1952
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Author
Edition: First Edition










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