First edition of Henry Miller's Journey Into an Antique Land; inscribed by him to his second wife and muse June Mansfield
Journey Into an Antique Land.
Item Number: 95358
Big Sur: Ben Ben Press, 1970.
First edition of Miller’s short illustrated work on a visit to St. Remy in the South of France. 12mo, original wrappers as issued, illustrated. One of only 2000 copies. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front panel to his second wife, June Mansfield, “For June, All the best! Henry 1/16/67.” In fine condition. Miller’s second wife, June, convinced him to commit to writing full time and became the inspirations for most of his best known works including Tropic of Cancer. After they divorced in 1934, they remained close friends and Miller continued to send his new works to her for many decades to come. With the original transmittal envelope addressed to Mrs. June E. Corbett in Miller’s hand. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A significant association, most rare and desirable.
American writer and artist Henry Miller became renowned for developing his own type of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, stream of consciousness, surrealist free association, and mysticism. In addition to his large body of literature, he also wrote several travel memoirs and painted watercolors.