Originally published in 1936, House of Incest is Anais Nin's first work of fiction. The novel is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell." In the documentary Anais Observed, Nin says ...
Originally published in 1936, House of Incest is Anais Nin's first work of fiction. The novel is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell." In the documentary Anais Observed, Nin says House of Incest was based on dreams she'd had for more than a year.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Lg softbound, edge rubbed, price sticker removed Price sticker removed top front corner. SIGNED BY VAL TELBERG on front cover in red ink.; SC, octavo; 72 pgs pages; INSCRIBED "To Rae & Ed--Wonderful Meeting you in Pittsburgh & Hope we'll see you both again. Best Lelia and Val Telberg". This appears to be in Lelia's hand, with Val signing the front cover, dated 1979. As is the inscription inside.; Signed by Photographer.
Very Good. 0804001480 Signed by the author in Montreal, March 1973 (signature is located on page 34). Copyrighted 1958 though ISBN indicates that it is a later reprint. B/W photograph of a woman and clouds on front cover. Relevant newspaper clippings from 1973 placed loosely inside. B/W photographs by Val Telberg throughout. Textblock is clean.
Illustrated by Val Telberg; Photomontages. Very Good. 8-7/16" x 5-3/8"; 72,  pages An attractive association copy with additional materials signed and inscribed by Ana´s Nin to John Lee Weldon, author of Naked Heart, his gay semi-autobiographical work published in 1953. Lightly tanned in Very Good condition, signed and inscribed "John Lee Weldon; Continue in your; sincere quest for truth". Laid in are the (1) promotional card stock cover, folded and used as a mailer to Weldon with added order information and (2) signed postcard, with an added, handwritten invitation by Nin, "I'm reading at the Irving Theater October 19 at 8: 30pm.....Please come, we are showing all of Jan Hugo's films. Come and say hello. Ana´s"; Originally published in 1936 by Siana Editions in Paris, the House of Incest is Ana´s Nin's first work of fiction.
Good+ in Good dust jacket. Wraps age-toned, mildly soiled and edgeworn, some loss to wraps at spine, usual yellowing to pages. Previous owner's embossed stamp on front free endpaper. This stamp indicates that book once belonged to Bernie J. Taupin. This is the name of Elton John's longtime lyricist. Taupin is a well-known book collector and his mother was a student of French literature. Therefore it is possible that this book once belonged to him; Signed by author. In printed paper wraps on card covers. 89 pp. Limited edition (No. 182 of 249 copies) of Nin's first novel. Photos available on request; 4to 11"-13" tall; 89 pages; Signed by Author.
Good. #62 of only 249 copies. Lower portion of spine split, with darkening to this area and the immediate areas around it on the front and rear panels. First and last leaves show tape shadows and some spotting. Main text block, printed on high quality paper, is nice and clean. The true first edition of Nin's second and most important book, self-published in Paris in 1936. The limitation page indicates that copies were numbered and signed by the author, but, in our experience, Nin seems to have signed only a certain number of these. This copy is inscribed (dated Paris 1936) by Nin: "To Dorothy and Annie who have traversed all these regions with me. With Love, Anais." A lovely and contemporary inscription from the author to help make up for the condition issues.
Ian Hugo. 4to, pp. 89. Stain to the end papers, and blanks opposit the frontispiece by Ian Hugo and in the rear; printed wraps, some shelf wear and browning, front hinge stregnthened, A nice untrimmed copy in a cloth slipcase. One of only 249 copies of the first edition printed in Belgium, numbered and signed by Nin. (#33) Franklin A2a. Written as a dream allegory about her sexual awakening, fostered by her relationship with Henry and June Miller in Paris, this is considered by many to be her best work of fiction. Her second book. "What is it allotted me to say? Only the truth disguised in a fairy tale"
Very good( ) 89p., 4to, printed wrappers; unopened. Paris: Siana Editions, n.d. (1936). Limited First Edition. One of 249 copies of Nin's second book, self published in Paris. Near fine, with slight erosion at the extremes of the spine. The original glassine dust wrapper is present, although considerably torn. Copy number 34, unsigned on the limitation page, but with a signed presentation including a 6 line poem.
Significant chip to the spine heel, smaller one at the crown, light creasing, tanning, and overall wear, close to very good copy in partially unopened original wrappers. First Edition. One of 249 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered and unsigned), but a remarkable association copy, INSCRIBED by Nin to her close friend, writer/photographer Dorothy Norman: "For Dorothy / with whom I have spent / the most human and the / most poetic moments of / my life in America / with love / Anais / New York 1940". Nin's second book, inspired by her obsessive relationship with June Mansfield. Nin was part of the large circle of cultural heroes, artists, and literati assembled by and around Alfred Stieglitz at An American Place.
Good. First Edition, SIGNED Twice, with Inscription to her cousin Eduardo Sanchez. "For Edward/ I give you here dreams/ you already know/ Anais" Limited Edition, Number Two of 249 copies. An important association copy, as Eduardo and Anais were very close and were life long confidants, as caputured in her volumous diary. Bound in original paper wraps, In Good Condition only with significant wear to the spine and some soiling and toning to the covers. Internally clean and fresh. Protected in a custom cloth chemise and marbled paper slipcase.; Woodblocks; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 89 pages; Signed by Author.
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