Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 138

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Nin, Anaïs (1903-1977)
The House of Incest.

Paris: Siana Editions, 1936.

First, limited edition, copy number sixty-seven of 249 printed and signed by Nin on the limitation page, additionally signed and inscribed to Rebecca West and her husband Henry Maxwell Andrews in 1936 on ffep; folio, in original limp wrappers and glassine jacket (slightly chipped), generally very good, unopened, 11 1/8 x 7 3/4 in.

Rebecca West (1892-1983), British travel writer, literary critic, author, and journalist is often quoted describing Nin as "a beautiful woman, the only real genius I have known in my life," in a 1946 letter to George Orwell. A Cafe in Space: the Anaïs Nin Literary Journal, volume 1, April 21, 2020 issue, contains an essay by Lynette Felber concerning the contentious friendship between West and Nin.