Lot 314 of 484:
  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Two autograph limericks, and one autograph quatrain by Miller, with two books on limericks

Author:
Miller, Henry

Place:
Various places

Publisher:

Date:
Various dates

Description:
Includes: One of the limericks and the quatrain are on half-sheets of Millers Pacific Palisades letterhead (5½x8½"), the other limerick on plain sheet of paper, 4x6". The volumes are: Douglas, Norman. Some Limericks... Wrappers. 1/1000 printed at the Brownbent Press, Boston. 1942. * The Limerick: 1700 Examples, with Notes, Variants and Index. Inscribed to Henry [Miller], with a limerick, from Rupert in 1974. Wrappers with glassine. Paris: 1953. The autograph limericks by Miller are suitable bawdy, the first beginning: "There was a man from Bel Air/ who was screwing his wife on the stairs..." and the second: "There was a young maid of Chin Chin/ whose supreme delight was to commit a sin..." The quatrain is from the other side of the spectrum: "The flower is loveliest when/ drenched in the morning's dew..." From the personal library of Henry Miller.

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Condition:
Wrappers a little darkened with light wear, else all very good or better.


 
Item number:
175105
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