Date Published: 1944-1970
Mini-collection includes three items; A signed Book, a Type Signed Letter (TSL) and a signed post card.
• “Insomnia or The Devil at Large” book, 8-1/2 x 12 inches. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Loujon Press, 1970. One of 385 copies, Edition G. Signed by Miller on May 1st, 1970. Facsimile reproduction of Miller’s handwritten notes. It is bound in tan cloth, but the outer part of the cover is decorated with blue flowers on a green, yellow, and gold abstract background. Unpaginated, and with untrimmed pages. Lacking the wooden box and suit of 12 colour prints, 3 of which were signed.
This work by Henry Miller, one of the great storytellers of all time, is the true story of how he fell passionately in love at the age of 75 with a lovely and talented 25 year old singer, Hoki Tokuda, from Japan. From his pursuit of her for a year and the frustration of his sleepless night, he has fashioned a deeply moving, revealing romantic story. • TLS to Mr. Cornell, n.d. [post-1945?], re signing a petition about Louis-Ferdinand Céline, says that Will Rogers, Jr. is interested in Céline, and that he’ll be in Hollywood in the next while.
• Signed postcard to Violla Ruffer, post-marked 3 November 1944, re his leaving the city and being gone a week or ten days, he won’t look for a place to stay since he will be returning to Big Sur, will call her when he returns from his trip.
This mini-collection is on consignment with LDRB.