New York: Grove, 1961. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Green half cloth. Green stained top edge. Dust jacket. 348 pp.
Scuffs to jacket edges 1/2" closed tear at top of rear flap crease. Tape residue where flaps were once taped inside covers. Many stamps from "Trio Shop" in Chicago in front matter and end matter.
This is a stated first printing of Miller's prequel to Tropic of Cancer. Originally published by the French Obelisk Press in 1939, this book was banned in America for obscenity until 1961. This printing marks the controversial classic's first legal publication in America. Good. Item #1576