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Auction: Sale 334: Fine Modern Literature
was auctioned on: 22 June 2006
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Two autograph limericks, and one autograph quatrain by Miller, with two books on limericks

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Estimate: US$500 - US$800
Price realised:  US$300
Lot number 314, Views: 21

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. Lot Amendments Condition: Wrappers a little darkened with light wear, else all very good or better. Item number: 175105

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 334: Fine Modern Literature
Date of the auction: 22 Jun 2006
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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