Very Good. Item #000522
Norfolk: New Directions, 1939. First Edition. Octavo; 363pp. Coarse oatmeal cloth with sepia photo montage of surreal eye in clouds on front board; brown rules and lettering on spine. Binding soiled overall; chewed at upper edges and slightly on spine. Glue browning on endpapers front and back. Textblock tanned throughout, but clean and unmarked. Lower corner of p. 5 torn off, about 1/2".
Miller's first publication in the U.S. is a collection of short pieces. Laughlin's opening "Word from the Publisher" justifies the publication despite the scandal of Miller's earlier banned novels: "Welcome, Henry MIller, to your native land . . . You help us to believe that we have not been doomed to live in an age of pygmies."
[Harrison, Newth, and Candido p. 3].