ARCHIVE OF MILLER CORRESPONDENCE TO L.A. ARTIST
13 Autograph Letters Signed,10 Autograph Postcards Signed, and 2 Typed Letters Signed ("Henry" and "Henry Miller"), 27 pp, 4to, 8vo, and 12mo, Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades, November 8, 1966 to March 4, 1978, to Cleopatra Usher, many with original autograph transmittal envelopes; together with printed ephemera regarding Miller exhibitions, one inscribed. With two later books, sgd. Condition good overall.
A warm collection of letters and postcards from Miller to Los Angeles artist and poet Cleopatra Usher, many with personal content. From November 12, 1974: "I got your magnificent letter the other day and was deeply moved. That's Love with a capital L. Don't drive him away by showing too much emotion and affection. Play it cool, if you can. What a great, great thing it is if one can feel so deeply. I congratulate you. You remind me a little of the little known woman writer (late 19th century) Marie Corelli. Did you ever read her'The Master Christian'. 'The Sorrows of Satan', 'Lilith', and 'The Vendetta?'"