Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1932. First edition of Anaïs Nin's first book, one of 550 copies, "the first book about D.H. Lawrence by a woman." The young Nin's sympathetic reading of Lawrence would inform her own sensational diaries and fiction: "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." The year this study appeared in Paris, Nin met the American writer Henry Miller, who became an enthusiastic early reader: "Henry says I write like a man." A near-fine copy, much nicer than usually found. Octavo, original black buckram lettered in gilt, original green typographic dust jacket lettered in black and red. Title page printed in black and red, two facsimile pages from Lawrence's manuscript introduction to Lady Chatterley's Lover reprinted at 76-77. Dust jacket toned, as always, front and back panels still green.
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