TROPIC OF CANCER AND TROPIC OF CAPRICORN [TWO VOLUMES]
by Miller, Henry
Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1948/1954. Early Printings. Softcover. Octavos, 2 volumes; Fair; bound in original green and orange paper wraps, white lettering to spine; moderate shelfwear and rubbing, including cracking and cocking to spine, folds to covers, chipping; Wraps to Tropic of Cancer coming loose; From colophon: Tropic of Cancer 20 Juin 1948, Tropic of Capricorn 30 Novembre 195; post-war editions, with brittle war-paper; The back covers of both state: "Must not be imported into England or U. S. A."; JC consignment; shelved case 2. Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller that has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature". It was first published in 1934 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States. Its publication in 1961 in the U.S. by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography in the early 1960s. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book non-obscene. Tropic of Capricorn is a semi-autobiographical novel by Henry Miller, first published by Obelisk Press in Paris in 1939. A prequel of sorts to Miller's first published novel, 1934's Tropic of Cancer, it was banned in the United States until a 1961 Justice Department ruling declared that its contents were not obscene. [wikipedia]. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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