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    Henry Miller. The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder. [New York: 1958]. New edition, association copy, inscribed to June.

    More Information: Henry Miller. The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder. [New York]: New Directions, [1958]. New edition, association copy, inscribed by the author to June Mansfield (Miller, née Smerth), the author's second wife, on the front free endpaper: "To June from Henry 3/30/60."  Octavo (7.25 x 4.875 inches; 183 x 125 mm.). [6, blank], [2, half-title (verso blank)], [2, title-leaf], 48, [1], [5, blank] pages (note: pastedowns and free endpapers are part of the text-block); in-text illustrations. Publisher's plain paper-covered boards. Covers tanned, particularly at the backstrip and along the upper edge, and very lightly rubbed; minor soiling to rear board; spine very slightly askew; upper edge of front board softly bumped with a very small divot, bottom edge with a tiny paper flaw. Near fine.

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