Holograph letter signed and dated May 14, 1945 on his Big Sur stationery with his photographc portrait as part of the letterhead. HENRY MILLER.

Holograph letter signed and dated May 14, 1945 on his Big Sur stationery with his photographc portrait as part of the letterhead.

Publisher: Big, Sur, California, May 14, 1945.
Condition: In fine condition.
Book ID: 27874

Description

Single sheet, 28 x 21.5 cm, written on the recto only in green ink, approximately 175 words. Stamped envelope present.

Comments

Henry Miller responds to an inquiry from a young collector, Jack Aldridge, who is serving in the Army, and in the course of his letter makes an interesting confession: "Dear Lieutenant Jack! I wish I were good enough to make the sort of water colors you ask for! I’m not. I can only do what happens, so to speak. I am no draughtsman at all. And nudes are especially hard for me. In fact, there's no relation whatever, in subject mater, between my writings and my painting – which is as it should be, I think. . . . Incidentally, Porter is bringing out a water color folio of mine that will give you an idea of what I do. I’m not very literal. I’ll send you something one day on a chance. You don’t need to buy it! Right now I’m busy writing. Good luck to you. Henry Miller."

Price: $400.00

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