The Rosy Crucifixion: Sexus, Plexus, Nexus. By Henry Miller. First American Editions, First Printings. Grove Press. New York, 1965.

$260.00

Henry Miller is rarely grouped with his contemporaries from the twentieth century. A perpetual noncomformist, Miller applied postmodern conventions with a candid delivery, especially where his work dealt with sexual and explicit content. In turn, he was one of the most banned authors from the era. His semi-autobiographical novels, from Tropic of Cancer to The Rosy Crucifixion, did not see full edition publications in the United States until the 1960s, after the Supreme Court overruled bans based on accusations of obscenity. This is why the first American editions of The Rosy Crucifixion series did not appear until 1965, whereas French and British editions had appeared several years earlier. It also makes this scarce complete set particularly notable. It took a challenge in the Supreme Court to get it published in the U.S.

These first American editions, first printings are in about-fine condition. Three volumes. In the original black cloth boards, all near fine with only minor rubbing. Text blocks fine, only former owner’s signature to front pastedown. In the original dust jackets, near fine with only minor dampstaining to foot of spines and very minor rubbing and spots to spine edges. With the original publisher’s slipcase, very good with only rubbing and closed tears to edges.

A scarcely complete set of Henry Miller’s The Rosy Crucifixion.

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The Rosy Crucifixion: Sexus, Plexus, Nexus. By Henry Miller. First American Editions, First Printings. Grove Press. New York, 1965.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in