Insomnia or the Devil at Large. Henry MILLER.
Insomnia or the Devil at Large
Insomnia or the Devil at Large
Insomnia or the Devil at Large
Insomnia or the Devil at Large
Insomnia or the Devil at Large
Insomnia or the Devil at Large
Insomnia or the Devil at Large

Insomnia or the Devil at Large

Albuquerque, NM: Loujon Press, 1970. Complete suite: printed book in original comb binding and decorative paper wrapper, in sunken panel of wooden box with 12 color prints reproducing Miller's calligraphic watercolors (17 x 22 inches). Original subscriber's brass name plaque on sliding box cover. A fine copy, the original subscriber's copy and virtually untouched since publication, a few areas of trivial wear to box, a few of the prints with some soft handling creases, not affecting image. Item #404886

One of 385 copies of "Edition G", signed by Miller on the colophon in the text volume. Loujon press issued 7 deluxe editions of the suite, and note that "Unfortunately, because of the extra spur-of-the-moment costly format changes in the production's not-from-a-blueprint progressive creation, plus press breakdowns, a ceiling collapse that tattered stacks of printed pages & a mountain of wind gust that blew in windows next day sprinkling glass particles *everywhere* just prior to insurance coverage, source exhaustion of short term loans at high interest plus a 20 percent of gross, and inability to hire skilled help, imprisoned the entire production-design, editing, book printing & page collation, the handcrafting in entirety of portfolio boxes from raw uncut wood to what is seen here in completion, very few of them exact duplicates even in any one edition's labeled individual classification–inside the confines of 18-hour workdays 7 a week by only two workers, Louise (Gypsy Lou) & Jon Webb, the editors, necessitating (see the beginning this sentence) instead of 999 copies a reduction in total publication of the 7 editions to 699 books & 699 portfolios, with quantity changes in 5 of the 7 editions."

Price: $1,750.00

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