1966 · Tucson, AZ
Written in 1937–38 in Paris . . . gifted as a long intimate book letter to the painter Hans Reichel": Miller's gathering of letters and sketches sent to his dear friend Reichel, here with an introduction by Lawrence Durrell, in a beautifully designed, award-winning production including => text printed in black, blue, and red; facsimile reproductions of manuscript portions; two loose preliminary textured leaves, one with printed design; and a glossy photographic portrait of the author.
This is => one of 99 "Blue Oasis" copies signed by Miller (out of a total of 1524 printed); signature towards the back of the volume with a laid-in Loujon Press leaf noting that fact. Publisher's quarter teal morocco and cream cloth–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title, in original dust jacket (printed on both sides) and printed cork–covered slipcase; slipcase with corners a little rubbed, jacket with spine and extremities chipped, volume's spine a tiny bit rubbed and sunned at extremities; the volume itself in all, fresh and lovely. => A nice copy of this remarkable first edition. (Inventory #: 35851)