[Item #6113] Gliding Into the Everglades and Other Essays. Henry Miller.
Gliding Into the Everglades and Other Essays
Gliding Into the Everglades and Other Essays
Gliding Into the Everglades and Other Essays

Gliding Into the Everglades and Other Essays

ISBN: 0915270021
Lake Oswego, OR: Lost Pleiade Press, 1977. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Henry Miller. "Then began the supreme struggle for work, for a crust of bread and a flop for the night, for a change of linen and a chance to wash one's face and shave. It is the struggle that is waged continually and relentlessly by countless thousands all over this great country, but to us who had led a more or less sheltered existence in a big city it assumed terrible proportions. To make matters worse we very soon discovered that there was a widespread and unconcealed antagonism to the Northerner, not only in a vague social way, but primarily because he represented an aggressive competitor, a carefree contender, a shifting, restless element." ("Gliding Into the Everglades," pgs. 23-24) A volume of six essays by Henry Miller (1891-1980), the great American author & artist whose earlier works were influential precedents for the Beat Generation. Spanning from the late 1920s through the 1970s, the topics range from the early above-quoted title essay's travelogue of a journey to Florida during 1927-1928 (the first & lengthiest piece, taking up more than half the volume) to an homage to Pablo Picasso upon the canonical artist's 90th birthday, to Miller's enthusiastic critique of actor Jack Nicholson's film performances. With a Foreword by Robert Durand. Smaller-format hardcover in boards with cloth spine to which paper title/author label is affixed, without dust jacket as issued, one of an edition of 250 copies hand-numbered & signed in bold black ink by Miller at colophon. This is copy No. 111/250. Shifreen & Jackson, A207(a), pg. 458. A beautiful production; a highly desirable & rewarding late Miller collectible in its very rarest contemporary form, greatly enriched by his signature. In very fine condition with only slight rubbing to blank back cover board; a hint of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #6113]

Price: $100.00